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

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This remake of a recipe cuts the fat in half, reduced the calories and cholesterol by a third and reduce the sodium by a fifth. Yet there's still plenty of flavor in this dish to please your family's palate.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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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 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 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!
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Makeover Macaroon Cake

Makeover Macaroon Cake

Makeover Macaroon Cake

"This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes and now with it made over, he can really enjoy it, and even go back for seconds!" Gaye Andree — Rochester, New York

Makeover Hollandaise Sauce

Makeover Hollandaise Sauce

Makeover Hollandaise Sauce

Combining a simple milk mixture with a small amount of a basic Hollandaise sauce helped our Test Kitchen staff create a sauce with only half the calories, fat and cholesterol found in a typical Hollandaise.

Makeover Cream of Tomato Soup

Makeover Cream of Tomato Soup

Makeover Cream of Tomato Soup

Brooklyn, Michigan's Linda Parkhurst asked us to lighten up her classic soup, we were eager to help out. Velvety Makeover Cream of Tomato Soup is the heartwarming result. Not only is it table-ready in 30 minutes, but it’s a healthy way to warm up after a day of snowy fun.

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 Nacho Beef Bake

Makeover Nacho Beef Bake

Makeover Nacho Beef Bake

This lightened-up version of a classic comfort food wipes out almost 100 calories and half the fat from the original recipe. You'll love it! —Carla Weeks, Independence, Iowa

Makeover Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Makeover Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Makeover Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Crispy bacon, crunchy pickle, cheddar cheese and a creamy dressing are guaranteed to make this salad a family favorite.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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 Deviled Eggs

Makeover Deviled Eggs

Makeover Deviled Eggs

This updated version of a classic appetizer uses only half the egg yolks of the original recipe and calls for soft bread crumbs to help firm up the filling. We replaced the mayo with fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat sour cream. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Zucchini Supper

Makeover Zucchini Supper

Makeover Zucchini Supper

From East Moline, Illinois, Mandy Anderson's revised one-dish wonder boasts nearly 60% less saturated fat, 199 fewer calories and 46% less sodium per serving! But it's more colorful, nutritious and with all the cheesy, melt-in-your-mouth flavor her husband loves.

Makeover Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Makeover Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Makeover Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

This dish is very creamy and rich and one you'll be proud to serve to guests. It also comes together quickly, so it's bound to be a weeknight favorite. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

"I love Tater Tots, and this casserole is a delicious version, but I wish it was healthier.” The Healthy Cooking experts slashed the fat from this favorite dish while keeping all the tots! Scott Woodward - Elkhorn, WI
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