27 Light Comfort Food Recipes

Doubtful that you can enjoy comfort food on a diet? Don't be. These clever, light takes on classic fat-laden favorites will make you believer.

Part of: Healthy Your Way: Meal Makeovers

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Healthy Low Fat Lasagna

"This recipe is fabulous. It's a lovely change from normal beef lasagna, I think I actually prefer this!"

-anniesnomsblog

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Steak Salad with Creamy Horseradish Dressing

"This is one seriously amazing salad! I hoped to share this with my partner, but it's too delicious, so I may have to eat it all myself!"

-anniesnomsblog

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Oven-Baked Onion Rings

"Comfort food can be low fat, and this recipe is proof. We were happily amazed at the taste and texture of these onion rings."

-Chef PotPie

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Baked "Fried" Chicken

"The outside of this chicken is crunchy, and the inside is tender and moist. You will not miss the fried version after trying this recipe."

-Lainey6605

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Fish & Chips

"I was beyond pleased with this: the fish was so satisfyingly crunchy. The tartar sauce was really simple to make, too."

-pattikay in L.A.

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Award-Winning Chili

"This chili really lives up to its name. It's a delicious and warming meal for a cold winter night."

-PaulaG

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Delicious Low-Fat Pasta Dinner

"This pasta dish is amazing. All of the different flavors just melt into each other, and I loved how easy it was to put together."

-Lalaloula

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Mayonnaise Biscuits

"These biscuits are so easy to throw together, and you can't even tell that you're using mayonnaise instead of heavy Crisco."

-Marsha D.

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Turkey Meatballs

"Tender! I baked these in the oven and made open-faced meatball sandwiches with mozzarella cheese on top. They had a ton of flavor."

-Chattes

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Cheese Fries

"Holy cow, these are the best oven fries I have ever made. They were golden brown, crispy and perfect."

-Amy020

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Pita Pizza

"This pizza is easy, healthy and tasty. It is one of those perfect no-brainer meals."

-newspapergal

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Skinny Mashed Potatoes

"Using chicken broth instead of butter to mash the potatoes is a phenomenal idea. It is a delicious, healthy way to eat this dish."

-ColCadsMom

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Richie's Turkey Meatloaf

"This is a new winning recipe for my family. I was shocked at how moist this was, especially since it was made with ground turkey breast."

-SmoochTheCook

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Low-Calorie Chicken & Dumplings

"For being so low in fat, the dumplings taste amazing."

-Pink Kitchenaid Lover

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Turkey Burger Extraordinaire!

"These burgers were remarkable: moist, flavorful and great with or without a bun and cheddar."

-sugarpea

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Low-Fat Chicken Pot Pie

"If you're looking for a truly wonderful low-fat pot pie, this is it. It's packed with a fantastic combination of vegetables and seasonings."

-PaulaG

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Low-Fat Fettuccine Alfredo

"I'm impressed that this Alfredo tastes so close to the full-fat version. I will make this again before I ever buy a jar at the store."

-*Parsley*

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General Tso's Chicken

"This is awesome. I served it over brown rice with seasoned vegetables. It has just the right balance of spicy and sweet."

-MsSally

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Fajitas

"Easy and healthy—this is my kind of dish. I made it even easier by prepping everything the night before and tossing it in a freezer bag."

-megs_

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Baked Egg Rolls

"These will be the best egg rolls you'll ever eat. The oven makes them so crispy and good."

-Loves2Teach

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Pad Thai

"This pad Thai was incredibly easy and quick to make. It was a wonderful dish that everyone loved."

-yamakarasu

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Skinny Chimichangas

"These chimichangas may be lacking fat, but they do not lack flavor. We couldn't even tell it was ground turkey breast instead of beef."

-LifeIsGood

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Easy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

"This chicken is so fast, easy and tasty. Plus, I always have the ingredients on hand."

-Meredith .F

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Stir-Grilled Fish Tacos

"I really like that the fish is not fried. I wrapped the tortillas in foil and warmed them on the grill while the fish cooked."

-PaulaG

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Baked Honey-Lime Chicken Wings

"The lime has a refreshing, bright taste — it's a nice change from heavy, breaded chicken."

-Barbs Miller

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Low-Fat Macaroni & Cheese

"This is a delicious comfort food without the guilt. I served this mac with grilled pork chops, seasoned green beans and spiced apples."

-Recipe Raider

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Egg-White French Toast

"Absolutely delicious! I'll be making these next time I have a French toast craving."

-indigoblossom

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