Low-Cholesterol Main Dish Recipes

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Easy Pasta Fagioli

Rating: 4.47 stars
Typical Italian hearty winter fare done easy! Serve in bowls with a grating of Romano or Parmesan cheese, crusty bread and salad.

Fabulous Fajitas

Rating: 4.41 stars
My kids hate onions and peppers, but they LOVE these fajitas. Pita breads, where available, can be substituted for tortillas.

Grilled Cilantro Salmon

Rating: 4.17 stars
Summer is for salmon on the grill! This sensational salmon marinade combines honey, lime, garlic, and cilantro.

Porcini Mushroom Pasta

Rating: 4.15 stars
Tagliatelle pasta topped with a fragrant, colorful porcini mushroom sauce which includes carrot, red bell pepper, red wine and herbs. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Yakisoba Chicken

Rating: 4.32 stars
Japanese buckwheat flour noodles with chicken at their best! Noodles can be found in an Asian foods market.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.61 stars
Pork simmered in root beer makes all the difference. Topped with your favorite BBQ sauce, it's sure to bring rave reviews.

Gumbo Style Chicken Creole

Rating: 4.46 stars
Delicious chicken gumbo consistency with tomato base. Makes plenty to last for several days. Serve over hot cooked rice and sprinkle with filé powder, if desired.

Delicious Chickpea Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars
This recipe is very tasty and healthy. It's even better the next day.

Grilled Chicken Burgers

Rating: 4.48 stars
A nice break from typical hamburgers and much healthier for you. These chicken burgers are flavorful, fairly simple to make, and quite delicious. I serve these burgers on chive biscuits with tomato chutney. Eat to your heart's content!


Rating: 4.68 stars
My mother was one of the best cooks I ever knew. When she made stews we mostly found dumplings in them. We never ate things from packages or microwaves and you sure could taste what food was. That's the only way I cook today - I don't use any electronic gadgets to cook with except an electric stove.

Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Rating: 4.37 stars
A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.

Inspiration and Ideas

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Rating: Unrated
"The taste was wonderful, and it was about the easiest thing I've ever made!" – Carole M
One Pot Thai-Style Rice Noodles
Rating: Unrated
"Chicken, vegetables, and noodles prepared in a light tasting but full-flavored Asian-inspired sauce." – Kniterly

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Rating: 4.85 stars

Beautifully crusty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, just like a great baked potato should be! Serve them with your favorite topping, like sour cream, butter, or chives.