Share:

Makeover Recipes

Looking for recipe makeovers? Find recipe makeovers for a lighter side to your meals including appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and more recipe makeovers.

Recipe Spotlight

To trim the original recipe, our crew used reduced-fat graham cracker crumbs, less butter in the crust, reduced-fat cream cheese and fat-free milk in the filling.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Get Recipe

More Makeover Recipes

Sort:

Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

Stephanie Bell asked our test kitchen to lighten her family-favorite recipe. Even though this makeover recipe is slimmed down, it is still supreme. It has 560 fewer calories, 81% less fat and nearly 75% less sodium. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

This moist and tender pecan upside-down cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it has nearly a third fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the original! —Mae Johnson, De Ridder, Louisiana

Makeover Pineapple Nut Cake

Makeover Pineapple Nut Cake

Makeover Pineapple Nut Cake

This moist, chunky Makeover Pineapple Nut Cake from our Test Kitchen has even more tangy, tropical flavor than the original from Alice Hofmann, Sussex, Wisconsin. Now she can enjoy it even more often!
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Makeover Oatmeal Bars

Makeover Oatmeal Bars

Makeover Oatmeal Bars

These delicious bars are even more moist and chewier than the original recipe, but with all the old-fashioned oatmeal flavor and only half the fat! Clyde Williams - Chambersburg, PA

Makeover Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Makeover Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Makeover Cheese-Stuffed Shells

You'll love the great flavor in these shells. Our Test Kitchen made them over without using any reduced-fat ingredients, yet still saved a ton on fat and calories!

Makeover Frosty Lemon Squares

Makeover Frosty Lemon Squares

Makeover Frosty Lemon Squares

This dessert has a lemony filling sandwiched between two creamy layers and a crunchy crust. What's not to love? Simple changes in the original recipe subtracted a lot of the calories and saturated fat, but left a ton of great lemon flavor and a rich cream cheese layer. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Strawberry Cake

Makeover Strawberry Cake

Makeover Strawberry Cake

My family just loves this wonderful and easy cake that's as pretty as it is tasty! —Gail Long, Pelham, Alabama

Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole

Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole

Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole

“My daughter gave me this wonderful recipe, and I’ve since shared it with many of my friends.” This lightened-up version retains all its crunchy, creamy goodness. Venola Sharpe, Campbellsville, KY

Makeover Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Makeover Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Makeover Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

With its creamy consistency and two different cheeses, this entree captures the essence of comfort food. But here's the kicker-it's been slimmed down for you so you can enjoy it without over indulging. —Darcie Zerniak, Ontario, New York

Makeover Linguine with Ham & Swiss Cheese

Makeover Linguine with Ham & Swiss Cheese

Makeover Linguine with Ham & Swiss Cheese

This rich linguine casserole recipe eliminates nearly half the saturated fat from the original—but keeps the creamy texture and distinctive Swiss cheese flavor. —Mike Tchou, Pepper Pike, Ohio

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Every bit as rich and creamy as the original recipe, this magical makeover has crunchy pecans, loads of cheese and a touch of jalapeno. Destined to become a favorite! —Sharon Beshoar, Montrose, Colorado

Makeover Greek Spaghetti

Makeover Greek Spaghetti

Makeover Greek Spaghetti

“My hot dish recipe is delicious but not very healthy,” writes Melanie Dalbec of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. “I would love it if you could make it over.” This comforting version offers all of the goodness you’d expect from a casserole with nearly 60% less fat than Melanie's original recipe.

Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

My husband goes wild for my mini meat loaves, but this family-favorite recipe wasn’t very healthy when I first received it. The Taste of Home Test Kitchen experts slashed the calories and fat while keeping the original’s tender and delicious qualities. —Jodie Mitchell, Denver, Pennsylvania

Makeover Corn 'n' Green Bean Bake

Makeover Corn 'n' Green Bean Bake

Makeover Corn 'n' Green Bean Bake

The result of our makeover is a delicious, creamy, cheesy casserole perfect for any night of the year. While the original is so decadent that you might make it only for those really special occasions, the Makeover Corn 'n' Green Bean Bake is great year round, yet tasty enough for those festive times, too.
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT