Popular Low Calorie Dinners Recipes

Jump-start your diet with our low-calorie dinners. From satisfying soups to perfect pastas, grilled veggies, roasted chicken, and more, our low-calorie dinners can help you lose weight.

Coconut Chicken Soup

This twist on chicken and rice soup relies on coconut milk, fish sauce and cilantro to transform it from classic American to Asian-inspired lunch option.

From Parents

Coconut Chicken Soup

Macaroni 'n' Cheese

A hit since 1949, this award-winning baked macaroni and cheese recipe is extra-creamy thanks to the cream of mushroom soup.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Macaroni 'n' Cheese

Better-For-You Baked Mac

No artificial cheese packets are required for this easy, cheesy macaroni casserole.

From Parents

Better-For-You Baked Mac

Roasted Mushroom Spinach and Ricotta Tart

A savory pie filling (ricotta, Parmesan and eggs) is hiding under the thick layer of mushrooms and spinach in this brunch tart.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Mushroom Spinach and Ricotta Tart

Swiss Chard and Asparagus "Pizza"

Brown rice, greens and eggs make up the crust for this tasty pizza. It's so colorful, kids will even be inspired to eat it!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Swiss Chard and Asparagus "Pizza"

Parmesan Chicken on Bruschetta Vegetables

Bruschetta typically tops toasts as an appetizer, but this nutritious chicken recipe transforms the Italian tomato mixture a meal.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Parmesan Chicken on Bruschetta Vegetables

Minted Squash Rotini with Chickpeas

From Family Circle

Minted Squash Rotini with Chickpeas

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

From Family Circle

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Polenta & Mushroom Sauce

From Family Circle

Polenta & Mushroom Sauce

Sausage & Peppers

From Family Circle

Sausage & Peppers

Farro Bean and Sweet Potato Braise

Farro is hearty enough that it maintains its satisfying, chewy texture even after a couple hours in the slow cooker.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Farro Bean and Sweet Potato Braise

Fall Vegetable Fajitas

Slice tough cuts of steak super-thin prior to grilling for the most tender beef you've ever tasted.

From Midwest Living

Fall Vegetable Fajitas

Penne with Tomato-Eggplant Sauce

The secret ingredient that makes this slow cooked pasta sauce taste just like an Italian grandma's recipe? A splash of red wine.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Penne with Tomato-Eggplant Sauce

Poached Salmon with Swiss Chard

For perfectly flaky fish, try poaching it in your slow cooker!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Poached Salmon with Swiss Chard

Orange Chicken Salad with Feta Crumbles

Goat cheese or even shaved Parmesan would taste scrumptious on this chicken salad if you're not a fan of feta.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Orange Chicken Salad with Feta Crumbles

Slow Cooker Moo Shu Chicken

Toasted sesame oil gives this slow cooker chicken dinner a slight nutty flavor.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow Cooker Moo Shu Chicken

Italian Baked Eggs

From Family Circle

Italian Baked Eggs

Three-Bean Chili 'n' Biscuits

Chopped bacon gives smoky flavor to this spicy budget-minded chili. Use the biscuits to soak up every last drop.

From Family Circle

Three-Bean Chili 'n' Biscuits

Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

Less than 30 minutes to prepare dinner? No problem. This chicken, asparagus, and summer squash main-dish recipe will satisfy your family's appetite.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

Kickin' Chicken Chili with Vegetables

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kickin' Chicken Chili with Vegetables

Salmon - Potato Cakes

Ready in under 30 minutes, irresistible salmon potato cakes bring a new flavor to an old favorite.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Salmon - Potato Cakes

Salmon - Potato Cakes

From Midwest Living

Salmon - Potato Cakes

Linguine Fra Diavolo

If you're looking for an easy seafood dish, try this pasta toss. The shrimp and imitation crab cook right in the tomato sauce.

From Family Circle

Linguine Fra Diavolo

Baked Sausage & Peppers

Choose sweet or hot turkey sausage to roast with the sweet peppers, onion, fennel, and tomato. Serve the delicious medley over spaghetti.

From Family Circle

Baked Sausage & Peppers

Picadillo with Rice

This ground beef recipe is a delightful mix of meat, tomatoes, olives, raisins, cinnamon and other spices. Here, it's served Cuban-style with rice.

From Family Circle

Picadillo with Rice

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