Comfort food doesn't need to be weighed down by unhealthy fats. In fact, these top-rated recipes are both satisfying and lower in fat. We've picked out top-rated comfort-food recipes featuring ingredients that are naturally low in fat -- particularly saturated fats. But we also understand that fat isn't all bad. For one thing, fat is satiating, so you feel full longer. With these low-fat recipes, you'll find fats that are mostly unsaturated, including heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats (found in olive oil).
You'll slow-cook skinless, boneless chicken breast halves slowly with marinara sauce, mushrooms, bell peppers, garlic, and Italian seasonings. "Fabulous," says Paul. "We need to make low carb dishes, so we did not make it with pasta, and it still worked great. Another favorite!"
"This recipe is a real find," says arrdub. "Very flavorful and low fat. It seems that you could almost double the quinoa and not sacrifice flavor. I served the dish with sweet corn and green beans -- will definitely make again!"
Here's a low-fat, low-calorie soup that's big on flavor. "The tarragon gives it a special taste," says RUBYJEWEL. "Tastes great the next day for leftovers! This makes a very thick soup, with a bite of something in every spoonful. If too thick, add more water or chicken broth."
True story, there's no meat in these meatballs, just mushrooms. The key to making them super-savory is to thoroughly brown the finely chopped mushrooms. "The garlic, cheese, and parsley do the rest," says Chef John. "What really blew me away was how close the texture was to actual meatballs." Samantha says, "Calorie wise these are on par with lean beef or turkey meatballs, but you can bet the unhealthy fat content is much less in these meatballs."
"I love this recipe," says Mommy of two. "It's very healthy, low-fat high protein and tasty. My family requests this weekly!" Darryl adds, "For extra flavor, I added a teaspoon of smoked paprika and two whole chipotle chiles with sauce."
You'll bake lightly breaded, skinless, boneless chicken breast halves until golden brown. "Simple to make, just dip and bake," says Carol. "Garlicky goodness in a breaded chicken dish. Yum!"
The quintessential American comfort food with thick egg noodles, carrots, peas, celery, and onion. "I doubled the amount of veggies," says Kokog. "Packing the soup with veggies and chicken made it awesome. It turned out extremely savory."
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