Low-Fat Main Dish Recipes

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Brick-Oven Pizza (Brooklyn Style)

Rating: 4.82 stars
This is a simple recipe for authentic brick-oven pizza made famous by several, well-known Brooklyn pizzerias. Best accompanied by ice-cold pilsner-style lager beer.

Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Rating: 4.07 stars
Delicious ground turkey meat recipe. Excellent sauce.

Grilled Tuna Teriyaki

Rating: 4.46 stars
Delicious right off the grill! Take care not to overcook the steaks, as tuna can quickly become quite dry.
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Elegant Pork Loin Roast

Rating: 4.45 stars
This recipe came from my mom. It takes little time since it requires basting, but the end result is worth it. Makes a truly elegant meal served with mashed red potatoes and a green vegetable.

Cajun Pasta Fresca

Rating: 4.42 stars
This is my absolute favorite dish! If you like food with just a little kick and you are a pasta fan...this recipe is for you!

Szechwan Shrimp

Rating: 4.43 stars
Don't let some of the ingredients fool you--this spicy shrimp makes a simple, impressive dish, which I usually make for company. For more or less heat, adjust amount of red pepper. Serve over hot steamed rice.

Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

Rating: 4.56 stars
This Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi is bursting with flavor and combines both sweet and sour taste sensations. The 30 minute prep time includes 20 minutes to marinate. This recipe is a snap and so delicious. You'll love it!

Mock Tuna Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a chickpea spread that tastes like tuna salad! No kidding! Great served in a sandwich.

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Rating: 4.55 stars
'If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed', ye shall make and enjoy this simple, tangy, delicious grilled chicken dish!

Red Lentil Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a rich and hearty lentil curry, great as a main meal rather than as a side dish like the more traditional Indian dhal. Don't let the ingredient list faze you, this really is an easy dish to make. This dish is great served with basmati rice.

Gnocchi I

Rating: 4.29 stars
This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations.


Rating: 4.69 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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

"These kabobs are tender, sweet, and delicious. They're easy to make and only require a few ingredients." – dailyn2003

Tangy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

"Just finished dinner with this as the star. It was delicious beyond description, and I am not kidding." – MOOSETRAX75

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Rating: 4.08 stars

A new and yummy twist to Gnocchi. Pair this up with butter or your favorite alfredo sauce. This recipe can be made with butternut squash instead of the sweet potatoes.