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    Kabobless Chicken and Vegetables

    As the primary caregiver for my grandma, I am trying to cook healthier for her. I am fascinated with Mediterranean cuisine. It is much easier to have chicken and vegetables off the kabob, which inspired this sheet-pan dinner. —Chelsea Madren, Fullerton, California

    Creamy Avocado Manicotti

    I am always looking for creative ways to make vegetarian dinners a little different. I grow my own basil,...


    Greek Asparagus Salad

    Asparagus is one of my favorite spring vegetables, but my family gets bored with it. So I developed a tasty...


    Spicy Beef Brisket

    My family fell in love with this brisket the first time I tried the recipe. The no-fuss preparation and long...


    Rutabaga Carrot Casserole

    This scoop-able side with its sweet, crunchy topping makes a delightful alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole. —Joan Hallford,...

    Walnut and Oat-Crusted Salmon

    I think this recipe gives you the most omega-3 fatty acid bang for your buck! —Cristen Dutcher, Marietta, Georgia


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    Sneaky Turkey Meatballs

    3 reviews

    Like most kids, mine refuse to eat certain veggies. In order to feed them healthy foods, I have to be...

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    Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

    11 reviews

    One of our favorite comfort-food dinners is spaghetti and meatballs. We're crazy about this lighter, healthier version that features so...


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    Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

    4 reviews

    We seem to eat for comfort during the holidays...but comfort foods aren't necessarily healthy. To make a classic comfort...


    Garden Frittata

    12 reviews

    I created this frittata recipe one day to use up some fresh yellow squash, zucchini and tomato. It's so easy...


    Enchilada Stuffed Shells

    18 reviews

    I served this entree to my husband, my sister and my brother-in-law, who is a hard-to-please eater. He said he...

    Meatless Lasagna

    2 reviews

    "This saucy lasagna is one of my specialties," says Sharon Allen of Allentown, Pennsylvania. "It's packed with fresh-tasting vegetables, such...


    Egg White Frittata

    2 reviews

    "This egg dish is very satisfying and nutritious, too," writes Linda LaPresle of Glendora, California. "Whether I serve it for...


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    Baked Butternut Squash

    9 reviews

    Take advantage of fabulous fall produce and roast this scrumptious side. Lightly seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, this...


    Orange-Glazed Pork with Sweet Potatoes

    6 reviews

    When it's chilly outside, I like to roast pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes, apples and an orange. The sweetness and...


    Loaded Chicken Carbonara Cups

    2 reviews

    Spaghetti cupcakes with a chicken carbonara twist make for a tasty, fun family dinner. Whole wheat pasta and reduced-fat ingredients...

    Southwest-Style Shepherd’s Pie

    3 reviews

    I was born in Montreal and lived in New England and the Southwest, so I’ve merged these influences into recipes...


    Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

    17 reviews

    Stephanie Bell asked our test kitchen to lighten her family-favorite recipe. Even though this makeover recipe is slimmed down, it...


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    Chili Mac Casserole

    32 reviews

    This cheesy casserole uses several of my family's favorite ingredients, including macaroni, kidney beans, tomatoes and cheese. Just add a...


    Butternut Squash Apple Bake

    11 reviews

    Even those who aren't fans of squash enjoy this side dish. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples...


    Ham Muffinwiches

    2 reviews

    I concocted this fun recipe when looking for something to pack for lunch. I had leftover ham but no bread,...


    Autumn Squash Bake

    The sweetness of pears and tangy flavor of cranberries really complement the squash. This dish has become a favorite at...


    Cheese Fries

    1 review

    I came up with this recipe after my daughter had cheese fries at a restaurant and couldn't stop talking about...


    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...

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    Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf

    1 review

    Ground turkey in this recipe lovers the fat while spinach gives the meat loaf even more nutritional value. The spinach...


    Healthy Meatloaf

    6 reviews

    Welcome your family in from the cold with this moist and delicious meat loaf with wonderful southwestern taco flavor. This...


    Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole

    4 reviews

    After I found this broccoli cauliflower casserole in an old church cookbook, I adjusted it to make it lower in...


    Herbed Chicken Lasagna

    23 reviews

    For a cooking class several years ago, I lightened up a classic lasagna and created this chicken version. It was...


    Breakfast Casserole

    5 reviews

    Mary Stoddard of Fountain Inn, South Carolina sent in the recipe for this healthy breakfast casserole that's perfect for a...


    Baked Ziti Casserole

    9 reviews

    With its rich Italian flavor and generous combination of cheeses, it's hard to believe this pasta entree is light. this...