American dinner party main dish recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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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
12 votes
4099 views
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
3 votes
18428 views
Blackened Mahi Mahi

Blackened Mahi Mahi

Chef Smith
Nov 2010
Professional
3 votes
12475 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
5555 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
21353 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
3544 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
1 vote
3611 views
Grilled Cajun Steaks

Grilled Cajun Steaks

Grilled Cajun Steaks is an easy and quick 21 minute recipe that you'll want to consider for your outdoor grilling rotation. Beef strip steaks with a…

RecipeKing
Jun 2015
Intermediate
1 vote
311 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
4051 views
Award Winning Baby Back Ribs

Award Winning Baby Back Ribs

Recipe Source: http://www.recipekitchen.net/recipe/baby-back-ribs Baby Back Ribs Recipe - If You Don't Have A Grill Or Smoker, This Is A Great…

1st Place Recipes
Aug 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
5600 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
2597 views
Skinny Party Turkey Meatloaf

Skinny Party Turkey Meatloaf

I call this party meatloaf because it’s fancy enough to serve for company but you really don’t have to wait for company to make this yummy meatloaf.…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Apr 2013
Professional
1 vote
1877 views
Chicken Pot Pie Skinny-fied!

Chicken Pot Pie Skinny-fied!

Chicken pot pie is considered the ultimate comfort food. It’s a savory pie filled with a luxurious chicken stew. It’s been popular forever! When you…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Oct 2011
Professional
1 vote
991 views
Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

This is an award-winning recipe and a hot menu item (literally). This dish requires a bit of extra work, but with pre-packaged ingredients it goes…

Robyn Savoie
Jun 2013
Advanced
1 vote
1447 views
Easy Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken With Quick Slaw

Easy Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken With Quick Slaw

A new twist on an old favorite - chicken and coleslaw - from Delmarva Poultry Industries Inc. I tried it using…

Salad Foodie
May 2014
Professional
1 vote
1693 views