43 Low-Fat Cheese Recipes
A 1.5 ounce piece of hard cheddar cheese (the size of four stacked dice) contains more than 30% of your daily value of calcium, and only 171 calories.
These 43 low-fat cheese recipes, from breakfast to main dish to dessert, will make you "say cheese" more often!
Baked Two-Cheese Penne with Roasted Pepper Sauce
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Cheese and Olive-Stuffed Tomatoes
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Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Garlic
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If you're feeling frisky, add a cup of spinach for a great source of iron and folate.
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Mix up this classic pepperoni pizza recipe with sautéed mushrooms to add earthy flavor.
If you’re looking for a veggie-friendly pizza, try this Spicy Margharita Pizza.
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Garden Vegetable Crustless Quiche
It is a crowd-pleasing and healthy meal (only 230 calories) that can be assembled the night before and refrigerated.
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Arugula Pesto, Ricotta, and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza
For more arugula recipes, try this arugula soup.
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Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna
This vegetarian-friendly lasagna features vitamin C-packed tomatoes and fiber-rich eggplant, swimming in part-skim ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.
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Three Cheese and Sage Ravioli
Sage adds a sweet, yet savory flavor and is a source for vitamin K.
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Green Vegetable Risotto
Make it vegan by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
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Grilled Shrimp Pizza
Added to pizza, shrimp is a great way to increase nutrient intake to a popular comfort food.
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Red Pepper, Goat Cheese, and Fresh Mint Wraps
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Canadian Bacon-and-Cheese Quesadillas with Arugula Salad
For healthier options, choose turkey bacon and low-fat cheese to cut back on saturated fat. Use whole-wheat tortillas instead of flour tortillas for added fiber.
Related: Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas
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Panini with Sauteed Mushrooms and Gruyere
Enjoy the whole sandwich for just over 400 calories and 30% of your daily value of calcium.
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Calzones Two Ways
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Italian Potato Torta
Serve with a mixed green salad and balsamic vinaigrette dressing for a complete Italian meal.
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Warm Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches
Try a multigrain roll for a fiber boost.
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Blue Cheese Veal Chops
Each serving packs 25 grams of protein, half your daily recommendation of protein. Pair with whole-grain rice for heart-healthy fiber.
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Go a step further by choosing fat-free milk. For extra fiber, trade flour tortillas for whole-wheat tortillas, or add a healthy portion of spinach for iron and vitamins.
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Artichoke, Goat Cheese, and Potato Omelet
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Spicy Chicken with Poblano Peppers and Cheese
This recipe calls for a medley of various vegetables, each boasting their own nutritional value. Eat up and get your fill of vitamin C, fiber, and whole grains.
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Pasta with Peas, Ham, and Parmesan Cheese
Prosciutto, Pear, and Blue Cheese Sushi
Grilled Pimento Cheese
This recipe swaps in red bell peppers, providing vitamin C, and uses reduced-fat cheddar cheese and mayo. Use whole-grain bread for extra fiber.
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Savory Two-Cheese Biscotti
Enjoy two of these savory Biscotti's, made with cheddar cheese and Parmesan, for less than 200 calories.
Dip your biscotti into one of these soup recipes.
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French Onion Soup
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Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm
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Mozzarella and Nectarine Skewers with Pesto
Related: Marinated Feta and Olive Skewers
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Red Pepper-Cheese Dip
If you happen to lick the bowl clean, don't feel guiltythere’s 20 calories per serving and a mere 320 calories for the entire dip.
Try this recipe: Red Pepper-Cheese Dip
Bean, Bacon, and Blue Cheese
Serve as a low-carb snack or appetizer with pita wedges or celery sticks at your next sports get-together.
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Parmesan and Herb Cheese Straws
Blue Cheese-Stuffed Dates
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Baked Brie with Cran-Apple Chutney
Throw in some chopped walnuts for added protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
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Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
Pecan-Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
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Classic Apple and Blue Cheese Salad
Add diced, grilled chicken for extra protein. Walnuts and extra-virgin olive oil give you double the dose of heart disease fighting omega-3 fatty acids.
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Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
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Sweet Crisps with Ricotta and Berries
For an even healthier version of this recipe, use low-fat ricotta cheese.
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Chocolate Ricotta Muffins
You'll love these – they taste like dessert without all the fat and calories! These fluffy chocolate ricotta muffins are easy to make and are portable.
Trade semi-sweet chocolate chips for dark chocolate to add extra antioxidants.
Try this recipe: Chocolate Ricotta Muffins
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