American dinner party main dish recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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The Very Best Meatloaf

The Very Best Meatloaf

This my family's favorite meatloaf recipe, of all time--and has become my most viewed recipe on my blog! What makes this taste so good is a…

Foodiewife
Jul 2014
Advanced
4 votes
32741 views
Rich Sauce with White Eggplant & Herbs

Rich Sauce with White Eggplant & Herbs

Eggplant has nothing to do with eggs - unless you dip and bread them. This sauce is a knockout! We grow…

Amos Miller
Sep 2011
Professional
13 votes
7451 views
Blackened Mahi Mahi

Blackened Mahi Mahi

Chef Smith
Nov 2010
Professional
3 votes
16582 views
Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

An interesting and fun, yet still delicious way to barbecue a chicken. Have fun with this one!

Elena Jimenez
Jul 2008
Beginner
7 votes
24030 views
Honey Rosemary Chicken

Honey Rosemary Chicken

I really liked the marinade/glaze and its rosemary and balsamic flavors. If preferred, substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts and/or thighs or…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2013
Professional
3 votes
5507 views
Panko Crusted Baked Tilapia

Panko Crusted Baked Tilapia

So I didn't find a recipe I liked for this and had to bungle my way through it alone. But it turned out pretty darned good! Nice crispy crunch, and…

Salad Foodie
Sep 2012
Professional
3 votes
8044 views
Low-Fat Spice Rubbed Roast Turkey

Low-Fat Spice Rubbed Roast Turkey

Traditional turkeys are nearly flavorless when you skip the skin and gravy—and that’s where most of the fat and…

Robyn Savoie
Mar 2014
Advanced
2 votes
4094 views
Savory Meatloaf with Zucchini

Savory Meatloaf with Zucchini

In planning a birthday dinner for a mutual friend, a fellow-foodie and I devised this juicy meatloaf with prominent herb flavors. We started with 3…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2011
Professional
2 votes
5167 views
Lighten Up with this Easy Turkey and Apple Meatloaf



Lighten Up with this Easy Turkey and Apple Meatloaf



This is a light, flavorful twist on a classic meatloaf. To make it skinny, I’m using ground turkey and adding…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jun 2012
Professional
1 vote
2332 views
SALMON with TOMATO SALSA

SALMON with TOMATO SALSA

Either salsa is great with Salmon, but we had a killer frost this week. A lot of green tomatoes were picked from the garden, resulting in this…

BearNakedBaker
Nov 2010
Professional
2 votes
1451 views
Garden Salmon Loaf

Garden Salmon Loaf

BearNakedBaker
Apr 2011
Professional
1 vote
2598 views
Hearty Beef Stew with Mushrooms, Carrots and Potatoes

Hearty Beef Stew with Mushrooms, Carrots and Potatoes

ChefBlogDigest
Jan 2010
Professional
2 votes
2717 views
Beef Fajita Best Marinade

Beef Fajita Best Marinade

This is fast, simple and super delicious! You should have a very hot (very) cast iron griddle or pan to do this right. I preheat the griddle and…

Amos Miller
Dec 2013
Professional
3 votes
4914 views
Giggling Gourment's Slurpn'ly Good BBQ Sauce

Giggling Gourment's Slurpn'ly Good BBQ Sauce

Here's my version of a BBQ sauce for the summer season! It has a nice mild sweetness/smoked flavor to it when…

Giggling Gourmet
Mar 2012
Advanced
3 votes
1776 views
Giggling Gourmet's "Don Quixote's Boca de Fuego!" Hot Sauce

Giggling Gourmet's "Don Quixote's Boca de Fuego!" Hot Sauce

For those that like it hot: Here's a hot sauce personal favorite of my own design that I have been working on…

Giggling Gourmet
Apr 2012
Advanced
2 votes
2579 views