Our Best Low-Cholesterol Recipes

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

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.

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.

Light Colorado Quiche

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

Spaghetti Squash with Chili

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chunky Minestrone

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

Garlic-Herb Mushrooms

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

All-Wrapped-Up Salad

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

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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

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.

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.

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.

Easy Blueberry Tarts

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

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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