Low Fat Dinners

Planning a dinner for family or guests, and want to keep the fat low? From simple suppers to dinner parties and more, our healthy, low-fat recipes are sure to please everyone at your table.

How to Make Green Bean Casserole

Remember back when Sunday dinners and holidays just weren't complete without everyone's favorite green bean casserole on the table? We all loved those crunchy fried onions topping the creamy blend of mushroom soup and beans. Learning how to make green bean casserole was a new cook's rite of passage, and this recipe sat in almost everyone's recipe box.

How to Bake a Pork Loin

Pork may be known as "the other white meat," but it doesn't usually top the list when we think of lean protein. We can probably thank bacon for that, but not all pork is dripping in fat and packed with sodium. Pork loin, for instance, is actually quite lean, low in fat, carbs and calories. Learning how to bake a pork loin can add a nice punch of variety and flavor to your diet whether you're watching your weight, trying to eat more healthfully or just looking for interesting new options for your usual dinner rotation.

How to Make Spinach Dip

Learn how to make spinach dip, and you'll always have a simple yet pleasing party dish on hand.

How to Make Pizza Dough

No packaged or store-bought dough will give you the tender, crisp crust you'll get if you take the time to learn how to make pizza dough. Takeout pizza might become a thing of the past, once you get a taste of your own homemade pizza. Top the dough with veggies and low-fat cheese and you can turn pizza into a low-calorie, guilt-free treat.

How to Make Sweet Potato Fries

What tops the no-no list when you're watching your weight or trying to keep the fats in your diet to a minimum? French fries, right? Not anymore. You'll be delighted to know how to make sweet-potato fries that are totally fat free and have only 76 calories per serving. Plus, these fries are sprinkled with spices that give the potatoes an extra kick of flavor.

Polenta and Black Beans

Better Homes and Gardens

This meatless meal is very satisfying because of the high-protein, high-fiber ingredients.

Total: 20 mins

Cheesy Butternut Squash Cavatappi Bake

Better Homes and Gardens

Chili-Rubbed Drumsticks

Better Homes and Gardens

A spicy chili rubs seasons these turkey drumsticks prior to smoke cooking. Serve with your choice of bottled salsa or barbecue sauce.

Fettuccine Carbonara

Family Circle

Here' a low-fat recipe for the classic pasta dish made with cream, eggs, and bacon. With the aid of fat-free half-and-half, egg substitute, and turkey bacon, each serving has only 7 grams of fat. Enjoy!

Pork Chops with Barbecue Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

With no added salt, the sweet and tangy barbecue sauce is a low-sodium alternative to purchased sauces.

Turkey Steaks with Spinach, Pears, & Blue Cheese

Better Homes and Gardens

Treat yourself to this savory meal of turkey tenderloins seasoned with a sage rub and topped with grilled spinach. This quick dinner recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.

Total: 20 mins

Classic Schnitzel

Midwest Living

Coat pork cutlets with seasonings and then skillet-fry for this easy dinner. A creamy dill sauce is served on top.

Total: 35 mins

Bigger and Better Saucy Pork Chops

Midwest Living

Slow-cooked to perfection and topped with a sweet-tangy red sauce, this pork dish makes an impressive dinner entree.

How to Make Chicken Wings

Chicken wings were once an overlooked, often discarded, part of the bird. But as the popularity of Buffalo wings has surged, so has a whole host of ideas for how to make chicken wings. These days, casual restaurant menus often feature full sections devoted exclusively to chicken wings. You can get them flavored any number of ways including with barbecue, honey mustard or teriyaki sauces.

How to Make Lasagna

If you love Italian food, you must learn how to make lasagna. The familiar classic is one dish that's always worth the time and effort. Lasagna makes a great party food, because it can be assembled well ahead of time. Then all you have to do is pop it in the oven and you've got enough food to feed a crowd.

How to Make Tomato Soup

Knowing how to make tomato soup is one of those skills every home cook should have -- canned tomato soup don't hold a candle to the flavor and texture of homemade, and it's ridiculously simple to make. The reason this recipe is extra easy is because it uses canned tomatoes, so there's no fretting over what type of tomato to use, or whether the tomatoes are at peak ripeness (in fact, canned tomatoes often have better flavor than what you'll find in the produce section during much of the year).

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