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
6 votes
39488 views
Crock Pot Italian Chicken

Crock Pot Italian Chicken

My daughter's favorite and so easy to make

Beth Roan
Apr 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
6127 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
25028 views
Blackened Mahi Mahi

Blackened Mahi Mahi

Chef Smith
Nov 2010
Professional
3 votes
18068 views
Easy Herb Chicken in Pastry

Easy Herb Chicken in Pastry

What a great company entree! Chicken breasts top an herb cream cheese base before being wrapped in puff pastry. While they bake, toss a green salad…

Robyn Savoie
Feb 2014
Advanced
1 vote
3492 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
8945 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
8857 views
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Artichoke, Lemon, and Goat Cheese

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Artichoke, Lemon, and Goat Cheese

I'm often tempted to order stuffed chicken breast when I go to a restaurant because it sounds so good...but I…

Nancy Miyasaki
Apr 2010
Intermediate
14 votes
2950 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
7692 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
6052 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
3126 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
2 votes
3013 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
6357 views
Garden Salmon Loaf

Garden Salmon Loaf

BearNakedBaker
Apr 2011
Professional
1 vote
3184 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
5346 views