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Makeover Appetizer Recipes

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I asked the Taste of Home Test kitchen to help lighten up the Mini Bacon Quiches recipe my friends and family love—but not to touch the bacon! Calories, fat and sodium were slashed—but not one lick of real bacon flavor! —Julie Hieggelke, Grayslake, Illinois
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Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls

Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls

Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls

In her Prattville, Alabama kitchen, Amy Hornbuckle bakes these yummy spinach balls without an ounce of guilt. That's because this recipe cut 72% of the cholesterol and 44% of the calories from the original version.

Makeover Mexican Roll-Ups

Makeover Mexican Roll-Ups

Makeover Mexican Roll-Ups

It's surprising what a quick substitution or two will do. By simply switching from full-fat products to reduced- or low-fat, you can often save lots of fat and calories while keeping flavor and texture. In this recipe, chopped green chilies add the right amount of zip. —Leigh Thomas, Hahira, Georgia

Makeover Mini Bacon Quiches

Makeover Mini Bacon Quiches

Makeover Mini Bacon Quiches

I asked the Taste of Home Test kitchen to help lighten up the Mini Bacon Quiches recipe my friends and family love—but not to touch the bacon! Calories, fat and sodium were slashed—but not one lick of real bacon flavor! —Julie Hieggelke, Grayslake, Illinois
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Makeover Crab Appetizer Mold

Makeover Crab Appetizer Mold

Makeover Crab Appetizer Mold

The delicate flavors of crab and green onion come through in each bite of this elegant dish from Kathi Mulchin of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Makeover Green Olive Tapenade

Makeover Green Olive Tapenade

Makeover Green Olive Tapenade

This is a scrumptious, super-fast appetizer that looks and tastes so good, you'll never guess it's light. “This recipe offers an excellent way to create elegant and full-flavored appetizers,” writes Teresa Spencer from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Makeover Cheesy Bean Dip

Makeover Cheesy Bean Dip

Makeover Cheesy Bean Dip

This reworked version of a favorite Mexican party dip has all the beloved taste of the classic, but it uses lower-fat ingredients to advantage. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Stuffed Potato Appetizers

Makeover Stuffed Potato Appetizers

Makeover Stuffed Potato Appetizers

We barely noticed the difference in this lightened-up version of our favorite dish. We tried it with friends and loved it. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

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 Veggie Pizza Squares

Makeover Veggie Pizza Squares

Makeover Veggie Pizza Squares

This hearty, creamy and full-bodied veggie pizza, served as an appetizer, is sure to bring compliments from your guests. It's packed with good-for-you cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms and other vegetables. —Sandra Shafer, Mountain View, California

Makeover Creamy Artichoke Dip

Makeover Creamy Artichoke Dip

Makeover Creamy Artichoke Dip

Folks are sure to gather around this ooey-gooey, lightened-up dip whenever it's placed on any buffet table. With cheese, jalapenos and a hint of lemon, it's a treasured favorite. —Mary Spencer, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Makeover Hot Pizza Dip

Makeover Hot Pizza Dip

Makeover Hot Pizza Dip

This standout makeover has less than half the saturated fat and way fewer calories than the original recipe. Guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering! —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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