Low-Fat Dinner Recipes

Keep your dinners heart-healthy and low-fat with our good-for-you takes on all your favorites. We've gathered meat loaf, grilled cheese, chili, and other main dish staples, all containing 8 grams of fat or less.


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Turkey and Black Bean Chimichangas
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Turkey and 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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Vegetable Lasagna

    Fat: 3 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Loads of veggies, fat-free cottage cheese, and a light sprinkling of low-fat mozzarella cheese make this dinner favorite a comforting addition to your low-fat menu.

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Classic American Pizza

    Fat: 7 g (3 g saturated fat)

    Why mess with the best? This heart-healthy version of pepperoni and mushroom pizza stays light on fat with fresh ingredients and easy homemade pizza dough.

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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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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Fat: 8 g (5 g saturated fat)

    You don't need much cheese if you use high-flavor Gouda or Colby in this classic, and less cheese means less fat. Add two thin tomato slices on top of whole wheat bread and you've got a quick-fix meal.

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Herbed-Port Pot Roast

    Fat: 4 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Beef chuck pot roast is a low-fat cut of beef that's the star of this juicy recipe. Add port wine, tomato sauce, spices, and Worcestershire for a praise-worthy main dish.

7/31
Red Beans and Rice Burgers

    Fat: 2 g (0 g saturated fat)

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

8/31
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!

9/31
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.

10/31
Chili Bean-Stuffed Peppers

    Fat: 3 g (1 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.

11/31
Lemon Pepper Tuna

    Fat: 7 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Set aside 20 minutes for this start-to-finish fish dish. Give tuna steaks some zip with lemon juice, soy sauce, and spices, then make a side dish of couscous and veggies to pair with it.

12/31
Sesame Turkey

    Fat: 3 g (1 g saturated fat)

    Create a low-fat feast for eight with this 10-ingredient slow cooker recipe. We bet you have most of the ingredients on hand, and you can pick up turkey breast tenderloins, fresh ginger, and toasted sesame seeds during your next grocery stop.

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Mushroom, Asparagus, and 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!

14/31
Heart-Healthy Meat Loaf

    Fat: 4 g (2 g saturated fat)

    Surprise! Turkey's the star of this low-fat meat loaf. We've added sweet pepper, onions, cilantro, and even rolled oats for flavor and texture; top it off with fresh salsa for kick.

15/31
Chicken and 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.

16/31
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.

17/31
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.

18/31
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.

19/31
Super-Bean Vegetarian Chili

    Fat: 1 g (0 g saturated fat)

    Beans are a great low-fat way to get your evening protein. This filling chili dish needs just one pot and 30 minutes to arrive at your dinner table.

20/31
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.

21/31
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.

22/31
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.

23/31
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.

24/31
Southwest Chicken Skillet

    Fat: 5 g (1 g saturated fat)

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

25/31
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.

26/31
Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

    Fat: 8 g (2 g saturated fat)

    Cuts of lean beef stew meat keep the fat under control in this rich, filling dinner. There's a surprise sweet taste, too, thanks to a touch of ground cinnamon.

27/31
Chipotle BabyBack Ribs

    Fat: 8 g (3 g saturated fat)

    Meaty pork loin ribs, tomato sauce, and some barbecue combine for a guy-approved dinner that won't break your fat budget.

28/31
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.

29/31
Grilled Pork and Pineapple

    Fat: 7 g (2 g saturated fat)

    Ever had pineapple fresh off the grill? You'll want to try this sweet-and-savory griller, featuring low-fat top loin pork chops and a sauce made from plain yogurt and orange marmalade.

30/31
Turkey Kabobs with Orange-Mustard Glaze

    Fat: 1 g (0 g saturated fat)

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

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