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Makeover Main Dish Recipes

Looking for makeover main dish recipes? Find makeover main dish recipes for a lighter version to your favorite recipes.

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My husband, Steve, loves beef, and he especially loves casseroles. He likes to eat the leftovers with tortilla chips. It's like a whole new dish the second time around. —Sherri Cox, Lucasville, Ohio
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Makeover Monterey Quiche

Makeover Monterey Quiche

Makeover Monterey Quiche

With its creamy goodness and Southwestern flair, this savory specialty is a definite hit with Pam Pressly's family in Beachwood, Ohio. Our home economists lightened the recipe to replicate the mouthwatering taste with fewer calories. It's perfect for special brunches or lunches with fresh fruit on the side.—Pam Pressly, Beachwood, Ohio

Pesto Sausage Pizza Makeover

Pesto Sausage Pizza Makeover

Pesto Sausage Pizza Makeover

This quick makeover took over an hour of prep time off the original, and the best part? It tastes even better now.

Makeover Creamy Halibut Enchiladas

Makeover Creamy Halibut Enchiladas

Makeover Creamy Halibut Enchiladas

If your head is swimming with the idea of setting this savory main dish in front of your hungry bunch, but you'd like a lighter version, try this version of the dish.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Makeover Traditional Lasagna

Makeover Traditional Lasagna

Makeover Traditional Lasagna

I’ve never been quick to pass along my special recipes, but this one is so good that it’s become our family’s Christmas Eve tradition! —MICHELLE BEHAN, LITTLETON, COLORADO

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

“Rich and creamy” perfectly describes Vonda Nixon’s scrumptious seafood pasta. “Topped with shrimp, a white sauce and cheese, this linguine dish is a fast, easy meal,” Vonda says from Anchorage, Alaska. This made-over version skims back on calories and fat, but it’s still a seafood delight sure to prove popular in your home.

Makeover Chicken A La King Casserole

Makeover Chicken A La King Casserole

Makeover Chicken A La King Casserole

Using reduced-fat soup, fat-free evaporated milk, reduced-fat process cheese, less butter and no added salt, this recipe is a great makeover to a classic. It is still deliciously creamy and it's a crowd-pleasure.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Mediterranean Chicken & Beans

Makeover Mediterranean Chicken & Beans

Makeover Mediterranean Chicken & Beans

This comforting casserole of chicken thighs, cannellini beans, tomato and cheese that's easy to prepare and healthy. Not only does this cooking method make really juicy chicken, it saves you time scrubbing an extra pan! —Marie Rizzio Interlochen, Michigan

Makeover Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Makeover Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Makeover Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

My husband knows he's in for a treat when I begin rolling the enchiladas. This is his favorite dish, and the makeover version is yummy! We think it's a home run. —Rynnetta Garner, Dallas, Texas

South Dakota Meat Loaf Makeover

South Dakota Meat Loaf Makeover

South Dakota Meat Loaf Makeover

Our Test Kitchen took Lauree Buus' large meat loaf and turned it into five mini-loaves. They relied on the microwave for some quick cooking. The result was fantastic! The Rapid City, South Dakota cook can whip up her recipe even faster!

Makeover Shrimp and Grits

Makeover Shrimp and Grits

Makeover Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is an iconic comfort dish in most parts of the South. These grits have a creamy richness that is so critical to the essence of good shrimp and grits. Lizabeth Elvington — Dillon, South Carolina

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
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