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
3 votes
19715 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
12 votes
4948 views
Blackened Mahi Mahi

Blackened Mahi Mahi

Chef Smith
Nov 2010
Professional
3 votes
12871 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
5911 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
21605 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
3952 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
4268 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
3694 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
5733 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
1831 views
Skinny Chicken Pot Pie

Skinny Chicken Pot Pie

It’s officially fall and it’s all about comfort foods. Chicken pot pie is considered the ultimate comfort food! It’s a savory pie filled with a…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Sep 2012
Professional
2 votes
3411 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
1491 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
353 views
Dungeness Crab Cakes with Herb Salad

Dungeness Crab Cakes with Herb Salad

With the price battle between crab captains and seafood wholesalers over, crab season is finally here! The…

Parties That Cook
Dec 2010
Advanced
1 vote
1846 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
2691 views