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Mac and cheese, cream soups, enchiladas, pizza … these comfort food favorites often come with calorie and fat counts that are anything but comforting. That’s because they were created by cooks unconcerned about calories or fat, who probably figured that if 1 cup of shredded Cheddar tasted good, then 2 cups would taste better.
But you don’t need a whole stick of butter or half a pound of cheese to make these dishes rich and delicious. Read on for recipes that’ll tempt you away from full-fat favorites, plus the scoop on the secret ingredients that help make them so satisfying.