Yes, you could bake these, and they would be lower in fat. But I think you would be missing something. If you want to lower the fat amount, but still have the right taste, use a nonstick skillet and nonstick spray instead of butter or margarine. There's not really any "passive" cooking time, since while one is cooking, you're getting the next one ready, so the Prep time is my estimate for the whole amount of time. Makes 4 main dish servings.