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One of the most time-consuming parts of any holiday meal: making the dinner rolls. With the time it takes to prepare the dough, wait for it to rise, and bake, traditional dinner roll recipes can be an all-day affair! Making dinner rolls doesn't have to take all day, though. Whether you make them from scratch or start with a little extra help, you can make delicious dinner rolls in just one hour. So, make preparing your holiday dinner a little easier with these eight quick dinner roll recipes that are all ready in 60 minutes or less!

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Healthy Chilies, Soups and Stews

For a dinner that will warm you up -- without all the calories and fat -- try these healthy soup recipes. Loaded with whole grains, veggies, and lean protein these healthy soups will satisfy even the biggest hunger.


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    • Butternut Bisque with Spicy Pear Salsa

      Pureed butternut squash and carrots combined with chicken broth make a low-cal base for this silky soup. Stir in succulent crabmeat and top with a salsa of pears, onion, jalapeno, and bacon for spectacular soup with only 211 calories.

    • Spicy Brazilian Turkey Soup

      The enticing scent of this soup simmering on your stovetop will lure everyone to the table. A melange of tomatoes, lime, coconut milk, beer, and roasted peanuts produces a fresh and colorful soup you’ll make over and over again.

    • Cream of Fennel & Potato Soup

      You’d never guess a serving of this sausage-filled soup has only 254 calories! Potatoes, fennel, and skim milk blended until smooth give the soup a creamy texture without lots of fat.

    • Lentil-Toasted Barley Soup with Sausage

      This tasty, good-for-you soup is filled with healthful barley, veggies, lentils and decadent sausage links. Toasting the barley before cooking it brings out a rich nutty flavor to add new dimension to your soup.

    • Maple-Kissed Cream of Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon-Cheddar Crostini

      Greek yogurt and pureed veggies give this beautiful soup its smooth creaminess. A crostini of French bread topped with mayo, bacon, cheese, and green onion makes a stunning (and delicious) topper.

    • Roasted Mushroom Soup with Dill & Lemon Gremolata

      This side-dish soup gets amazing flavor from freshly roasted mushrooms. Topping with fresh lemon rind and dill gremolata adds a punch of freshness to balance the flavors.

    • Mediterranean Kale & Cannellini Stew with Farro

      Farro is one of the healthiest grains available. Check your local Italian or Middle Eastern market to purchase, or find it on

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    • Gingered Chicken Meatball Soup with Brown Rice & Basil

      Asian ingredients such as rice vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce add dynamic flavor to this satisfying soup. Brown rice, chicken, and veggies fuel you with three food groups for just 391 calories per serving.

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      Creamy Roasted Chicken, Potato & Noodle Soup

      This twist on classic chicken noodle soup adds potato and a bit of evaporated milk for fuller body and purchased roasted chicken for richer flavor and simple prep.

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      Slow-Cooked Minestrone

      Ground beef or turkey turns this vegetable soup into a satisfying meal. Fresh-grated Parmesan cheese makes the perfect topper.

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      Shrimp Soup with Chili Tortilla Strips

      This light, broth-based soup is loaded with shrimp, corn, beans, mild poblano pepper, and cooling avocado for a well-balanced bowl of comfort. Don’t mess with thawing shrimp, it can go straight into the soup from a frozen state.

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      Chipotle Pork Chili

      You don't have to wait for a warm, comforting meal to cook all day; whip this hearty pork chili together in less than 30 minutes. If you find your chili is too thick for your taste, thin it with low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth.

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      Sweet Potato Soup with Kale Chips

      Chipotle peppers give this sweet potato soup a sultry spice that builds as you make your way through the bowl. Looking for a little more flavor for your kale chips? Sprinkle with garlic salt or another favorite seasoning.

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      Mushroom Goulash

      This slow cooker version of goulash gets its hearty flavor from portobello mushrooms. Its simplicity makes it the perfect dish for a Meatless Monday meal.

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      French Lentil, Leek & Mushroom Soup

      Hearty and rustic French lentils, or lentilles du Puy, are smaller and darker than regular brown lentils and hold their shape better during cooking. Look for them at your local health market.

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      Good Greens Soup

      You won't feel a bit of guilt when eating this yummy soup. The vitamin-rich blend of kale, spinach, leeks, and zucchini is endlessly satisfying -- and only 90 calories per serving.

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      Indian Cauliflower Soup with Garam Masala

      Garam masala is a mixture of spices commonly used in Indian cooking that flashes a touch of curry heat without adding sodium. This soup has only 406 milligrams of sodium and 85 calories per serving.

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      Triple-Tomato Soup

      This chunky soup makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It combines pantry-ready tomatoes -- canned, dried, and paste -- with onions, celery, and parsley.

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      Ginger-Carrot Soup

      Caramelized onions and fresh ginger bring delicious flavor to this creamy carrot and sweet potato soup.

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      Italian Spinach Soup

      Fresh emerald spinach brings the brilliance of a spring day to this light and healthful soup. Its Italian accent comes from herbs, garlic, and shallots, plus a sprinkling of shaved Parmesan cheese at serving.

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      Barley-Beef Soup

      Garlic-seasoned beef adds filling protein to this healthy mix of veggies and quick-cooking barley. When buying the meat, look for lean cuts and trim any fat before cooking.

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      Chicken Chili

      Brimming with tender chicken and white kidney beans, this fiery slow cooker favorite owes its bold flavor to a zesty mix of cumin, oregano, garlic, and chile peppers.

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      Two-Pea Soup

      Mixing earthy green split peas, green peas, and fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley puts a vibrant spin on a comforting favorite. Simmer with smoked pork hocks if you're a traditionalist.

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      Edamame Soup with Feta Croutons

      Easy-to-make feta croutons and fresh thyme leaves top this veggie-filled soup.

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      Hearty Garlic & Snap Pea Soup

      A blend of fresh fennel, snap peas, potatoes, and garlic makes a hearty and tasty main-course soup. Stir in fat-free plain yogurt for extra creaminess.

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      Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

      Chocolate-flavor syrup adds an intriguing undertone to this Cajun-accented chili. Keep it healthy by using fat-free or reduced-fat sour cream and cheddar cheese for your topper.

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      20 Offbeat Chili Recipes

      We go from classic to creative with chili variations that showcase world flavors, spicy chile peppers, meat, and veggies.
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