37 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.

Healthy Low Fat Lasagna

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


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!"


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

Award-Winning Chili

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


Healthy Tuna Casserole

"This was so flavorful and creamy, yet not heavy."


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."


Low-Carb Chicken Casserole

"Great recipe! My family of five—out of which four are picky eaters—LOVED it!"


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."


Pad Thai

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


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."


Low-Calorie Chicken & Dumplings

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

-Pink Kitchenaid Lover

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."


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."


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."


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

Baked Beef Burritos

"These were really good! Used Rotel instead of the chopped tomatoes and that added a little extra heat. Quite yummy!"


Banana Bread

"I've never made any type of bread before and I was surprised how easy this was to make. So moist!"


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.

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."


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.

Healthy Quesadillas

"This is a tasty and easy quesadilla! I used salsa for the jalapeno and onions. Quick to put together and tastes great."


Cheese Fries

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


Pita Pizza

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


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."


Turkey Burger Extraordinaire!

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


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."


Baked Egg Rolls

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


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."


Easy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

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

-Meredith .F

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."


Baked Honey-Lime Chicken Wings

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

-Barbs Miller

Egg-White French Toast

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


Healthy Sesame Chicken

"Awesome! I made this with pork instead of chicken."


Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

"I thought these were delicious!! I didn't think they even tasted 'healthy.'"


Minestrone Soup

"Yummy soup. I didn't mind chopping everything since I was in the mood to spend the day in the kitchen."


Veggie-Packed Fried Rice

"We loved this. I added some chicken breast to make it more of a main course and used broccoli slaw instead of carrots and florets."


Healthy Meatballs

"I cooked these meatballs in my rice steamer tonight. They were very good and also easy to put together!"