Photos: 50 Slimmed-Down Comfort Foods

By: Liz Gray
As the weather cools off, I'm craving comfort foods, from gooey mac and cheese to chewy brownies to hearty soups and stews. Luckily, Food Network Kitchens and our chefs lightened up 50 comforting recipes with less fat and more flavor.  Now, my only dilemma: which recipe to make first?
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