Our Best Low-Cholesterol Recipes

Tasty and heart-healthy, these low-cholesterol main dishes, sides, and desserts are sure to please even the pickiest of palates.

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  • Beef and Barley Stew

    This power-packed beef stew brims with colorful, nutritious veggies (including carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, roma tomatoes, mushrooms, and peas) and comfort-food flavors.

  • Potato Wedges

    These healthful fries have no cholesterol and are a lower-fat (and tasty!) alternative to traditional fries.

  • Stuffed Pork Loin

    Herbs and a few sweets (dried cherries and apricot jam) combine in this delicious pork recipe.

    Tip: Plan to roast this tasty, low-cholesterol dish for just under two hours.

  • Beef Fajitas

    Garlic, lime juice, and cilantro provide mega-flavor to this spicy steak marinade.

  • Stuffed Peppers

    Sweet peppers make a tasty container for this heart-healthy version of Spanish rice. The rice also works as a yummy standalone side dish.

  • Healthy Caesar Salad

    Traditional Caesar dressing has about 160 calories and 16 grams of fat per serving. Our version keeps the zesty flavor but only has 17 calories, 3 mg of cholesterol, and virtually no fat!

  • Risotto Primavera

    Bright green peas and yellow squash add color to the creamy Arborio rice in this delicious lemon-scented side dish.

  • Taco Salad

    Whole wheat tortilla bowls and lean ground beef keep this yummy taco salad heart healthy.

  • Eggs and Canadian Bacon in Pita Pockets

    A delightful mixture of eggs, egg whites, and Canadian-style bacon tucked in pita bread makes a hearty breakfast sandwich, which is low in fat, calories, and cholesterol.

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    Mini Cherry Pies

    Frozen cherries make it possible to bake this tasty pie any time of year. You'll also find the recipe to make the whole wheat crust.

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    Light Colorado Quiche

    Fat-free milk and low-fat cheeses transform ordinary quiche into a heart-healthy family pleaser.

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    Spaghetti Squash with Chili

    Spaghetti squash serves as a low-calorie option to pasta in this delicious chili dish.

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    Herbed Seafood Bruschetta

    Bruschetta is toasted bread, traditionally rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil. We keep it heart-healthy by topping the slices with a lemony shrimp-and-crabmeat mix.

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    Mocha Pudding Cake

    Some simple modifications keep this dessert heart-healthy. Applesauce substitutes for the cake's butter, while cocoa powder keeps the pudding slim and trim.

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    Heart-Healthy Cheesy Potatoes

    Need a nutritious side dish? The reduced-fat soup and cheddar cheese as well as fat-free milk and light sour cream help keep this potato dish's fat in check.

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    Baked Penne Florentine

    Cashews, spinach, and beans give this pasta dish flavor without overwhelming your taste buds.

    Tip: Season the pasta with a bit of hot sauce for extra kick.

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    Chunky Minestrone

    Minestrone is Italian for "big soup," and this one-full of beans, zucchini, onion, carrot, and tomato-is big indeed.

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    Garlic-Herb Mushrooms

    Serve these heart-healthy mushrooms solo as an appetizer, toss them with cooked peas, or serve them with grilled fish.

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    All-Wrapped-Up Salad

    Using whole grain tortillas helps boost the fiber in this fresh-tasting wrap.

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    Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    These heart-healthy cookies taste just as good as old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies but have the health benefits of soy.

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    Chipotle Coleslaw

    Ground chipotle chile pepper gives this coleslaw a spicy kick. You'll love how light it is on sodium and calories, plus there's less than 2 mgs of cholesterol.

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    Curry Dip and Veggies

    Nibble guilt-free on these low-cholesterol appetizers. Yogurt, chutney, and curry powder pack a punch in this heart-healthy dip.

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    Artichoke-Feta Tortilla Wraps

    Three cheeses, roasted peppers, and artichokes mingle in these tortilla-wrapped treats. They're perfect appetizers for parties and casual get-togethers.

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    Easy Blueberry Tarts

    A little cayenne pepper gives these tarts a pleasant hint of spice and distinct Mexican flair. The dessert has no cholesterol.

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    Grilled Lemon Chicken

    This zesty chicken is super-flavorful -- and low in fat and cholesterol.

    Tip: Instead of using oil to keep chicken moist while cooking, use an oil-free marinade or spritz the food with broth, water, or juice.

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