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Lighter, healthier, but just as tasty: See how we made over these favorite dishes.

Recipe Makeover: Healthier Chicken Tetrazzini

Up the veg, cut the cream, and drop 234 calories with our light version.

Taking Back Tetrazzini
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower 

Taking Back Tetrazzini

Tetrazzini is one of those dishes that practical cooks love: It makes delicious use of leftover chicken or turkey and is bound to please your crowd. The traditional dish is a cozy casserole for sure, but with a rich cast of characters—cream, butter, cheese, pasta—that packs 670 calories and a day's worth of sat fat into just one helping. The New Year calls for a new casserole. How about the same comfort-filled yum for just 435 calories?

Classic:
669 calories 
19.9 grams saturated fat
1,088 milligrams sodium

Makeover:
435 calories
4.9 grams saturated fat
573 milligrams sodium

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