Low-Fat Dinner Recipes

Keep your meals heart-healthy with our low-fat dinner recipes. We've gathered some of your favorite main-dish staples, all containing 8 grams of fat or less.

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    Lentil-Toasted Barley Soup with Sausage

    Fat: 7 g (2 g saturated fat)

    One reader called this veggie-packed lentil soup the “perfect dinner on a chilly night.” We love that it's packed with fiber-rich barley, nutrient-loaded spinach, and the subtle heat of fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic, and cumin.

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    Greek-Seasoned Pork with Lemon Couscous

    Fat: 8 g (2 g saturated fat)

    Fresh lemon peel mingles with spinach and couscous, perfectly complementing the Greek seasoning on our pork chops. Create this low-fat feast for four in just 20 minutes.

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    Dijon Lentil & Sausage Casserole

    Fat: 5 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Low-fat doesn't have to mean bland. Our sophisticated take on a turkey and vegetable casserole gets its depth of flavor from a touch of Dijon, sprigs of parsley, and a little lemon zest.

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    Creamy Farro-Smothered Portobellos

    Fat: 6 g (4 g saturated fat)

    Fill portobello mushrooms with farro -- an ancient grain with a chewy, nutty texture -- as well as Swiss chard, dried tomatoes, and thyme to make a delicious low-fat vegetarian meal. You can find farro in the health section of most grocery stores.

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    Sesame-Ginger Turkey Wraps

    Fat: 5 g (1 g saturated fat)

    These turkey wraps are a healthy alternative to your sandwich staple. Lean turkey, shredded broccoli, and a sesame-ginger sauce offer big flavor without the added calories.

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    Cajun Chicken with Red Beans

    Fat: 6 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Taking just 20 minutes from start-to-finish, this spicy chicken dish is the perfect low-fat choice for any weeknight. Simmer okra and veggies with a little Cajun seasoning to round out this satisfying Southern-inspired meal.

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    Open-Face Shredded Beef Sandwiches

    Fat: 8 g (4 g saturated fat)

    This is one sandwich you’ll want to eat with a knife and fork. Start with thick Italian bread stacked with beef and peppers that have been slow-cooked in an unexpectedly tasty marinade of coffee and red wine. Top with provolone and broil until you’ve got a melty, delicious dinner sandwich.

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    Red Beans & Rice Burgers

    Fat: 2 g (0 g saturated fat)

    Try our vegetarian version of a burger patty -- it gets its low-fat protein from red kidney beans. Mashed together with onion, celery, bread crumbs, and spices, these burgers will make you forget the meat version.

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    Roasted Pork with Apples

    Fat: 6 g (1 g saturated fat)

    This flavorful low-fat cut of pork gains a tangy kick with baked apples, red onion, and fresh sage. Six ingredients, 35 minutes, and dinner's done!

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    Classic French Dips

    Fat: 7 g (2 g saturated fat)

    Fresh beef brisket dipped in Worcestershire sauce -- what could be better? This slow cooker classic requires just 20 minutes of prep time, then the slow cooker does the work.

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    Chili Bean-Stuffed Peppers

    Fat: 8 g (4 g saturated fat)

    This no-sacrifice vegetarian dish tastes as good as it looks. Tomato sauce dresses up the plate, while a delicious mixture of rice, chopped onion, and beans fills the bright sweet peppers.

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    Mushroom, Asparagus & Tofu Quiches

    Fat: 6 g (1 g saturated fat)

    This fresh-from-the-oven casserole will delight houseguests as a vegetarian finish to a long day. Inside each individual ramekin is a mixture made from tofu, egg, soy cheese, mushroom, and asparagus. Dig in!

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    Turkey Kabobs with Orange-Mustard Glaze

    Fat: 1 g (0 g saturated fat)

    One gram of fat -- you read that right. Low-fat turkey and fresh, healthful fruits and veggies highlight this zippy kabob dinner.

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    Chicken & Portobellos with Mustard Cream

    Fat: 7 g (2 g saturated fat)

    Top meaty chicken pieces with a cool sauce made from mustard and sour cream. You can make this dish in a slow cooker for an easy-fix dinner.

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    Mock Pork Sausage

    Fat: 8 g (2 g saturated fat)

    Lean ground turkey and ground pork combine in patties you can enjoy alone or on a bun. A few spices finish them off.

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    Tropical Shrimp Cocktail

    Fat: 8 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Seafood and citrus fruits make a tangy combination -- here, chopped kiwifruit, shredded lime peel, lemon juice, and mango unite with medium shrimp for a low-fat dinner.

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    Curried Chicken Salad

    Fat: 3 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Think chicken salad is off the menu when it comes to heart health? We've found a way to include it -- for just 3 grams of fat! Our five-ingredient quick-fix salad dressing is the secret.

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    Turkey & Black Bean Chimichangas

    Fat: 2 g (0 g saturated fat)

    Say ole! to a healthier take on a Mexican staple. The fake-fried tortilla tastes great stuffed with heart-healthy (and low-fat) black beans, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, salsa, and turkey breast.

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    Pan-Roasted Chicken with Shallots

    Fat: 5 g (1 g saturated fat)

    With six ingredients and 20 minutes, you can create a low-fat, low-calorie entree, complete with a zucchini side dish made in the same skillet.

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    Asparagus-Mushroom Primavera

    Fat: 8 g (2 g saturated fat)

    Twist multigrain linguine around cut asparagus and seasoned mushrooms for a filling low-fat dinner that will please even picky eaters.

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    Kiwi Chicken Tostadas

    Fat: 6 g (3 g saturated fat)

    Top a crispy tortilla with heart-healthy kiwifruit, chicken breast, and salsa for a savory-sweet dinner that shies away from the ordinary.

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    Sicilian Tuna with Capers

    Fat: 4 g (0 g saturated fat)

    Tuna steaks marinated in red wine vinegar, dill weed, and light spices have zero saturated fat and come together for about 150 calories.

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    Southwest Chicken Skillet

    Fat: 6 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Tangy sweet peppers, onions, zucchini, and black beans add flavor -- with little fat -- to this one-pan chicken dinner.

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    Chunky Minestrone

    Fat: 4 g (1 g saturated fat)

    This veggie-stuffed classic cooks in 50 minutes in a Dutch oven, letting you focus on family rather than dinner prep.

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    Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin

    Fat: 8 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Stuff a turkey breast tenderloin with our onion, pear, and thyme mixture for a knows-no-season low-fat dinner idea.

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    Beefy Italian Skillet

    Fat: 8 g (3 g saturated fat)

    Boneless beef round steak keeps this dish light in fat. Add fresh mushrooms, sweet pepper, canned tomatoes, celery, and spices for a memorable Italian take on dinner.

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    Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

    Looking for a low-carb appetizer or a healthy, light meal? Try a lettuce wrap! Lettuce wraps are like a handheld salad and packed with protein. Take a look at our best lettuce wrap ideas filled with flavors that you'll want to make for lunch tomorrow.
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