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Makeover Side Dish Recipes

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

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Her savory rice side dish has become a favorite with family and friends, writes Carolyn Keith from Evanston, Illinois.
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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 Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

People really do "eat with their eyes," and no one ever misses the fat and calories in this dish when they see how yummy and attractive the makeover version is. —Tamra Duncan, Lincoln, Arkansas

Makeover Cheddar Tot Casserole

Makeover Cheddar Tot Casserole

Makeover Cheddar Tot Casserole

This delicious dish is truly comfort food at its finest. Sour cream, butter and cream of chicken soup combine with Tater Tots to create a creamy, filling base. Then it's topped with crushed potato chips and cheddar cheese which complete this sinful supper.
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Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

With a buttery cracker topping and lots of cheese, this lightened up classic casserole from Lisa Eldridge of Topeka, Kansas makes a guilt-free side dish at any meal. "I got the original recipe from a friend," Lisa notes. "And it is excellent."

Makeover Creamed Corn

Makeover Creamed Corn

Makeover Creamed Corn

This scrumptious makeover has all the rich feel and flavor of the original, but only about half the calories and about a third of the saturated fat. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

"My family loves this dish—even my picky 5-year-old," says RuthAnn Clore of West Peoria, Illinois. Our Test Kitchen helped her slash the fat in her recipe for a sweet corn bake with fewer calories but all the flavor of the original.

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

The Thanksgiving table just isn’t complete without a steaming side of mashed potatoes. This makeover transformed high-fat Patrician Potatoes into a light side that still tastes decadent.

Makeover Au Gratin Hash Browns

Makeover Au Gratin Hash Browns

Makeover Au Gratin Hash Browns

This made over dish has nearly two-thirds less fat and saturated fat than the original recipe and 40% fewer calories! Cholesterol was reduced by more than half...and the sodium by more than a quarter.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

"Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same for my family without the buttery, pecan-topped sweet potato bake they've come to love with their turkey. Now with a third less cholesterol, 25 percent fewer calories and a whopping 43 percent less fat, this recipe is one any holiday cook who cares about her family's health can be thankful for!" Sonia Chimenti - Concord, California

Makeover Best Corn Bread Dressing

Makeover Best Corn Bread Dressing

Makeover Best Corn Bread Dressing

This cornbread truly has a full-flavored rustic feel that will be the perfect accompaniment to your delicious turkey dinner.

Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Nothing about this moist, pecan-topped stuffing says ‘lighter.’ Fabulous flavors! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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