Weight Watchers Recipes

All of Kitchen Parade's recipes, hand-sorted by Weight Watchers points and by course. Whether you follow Weight Watchers or not, start here for Kitchen Parade's most healthful recipes!
Kitchen Parade's Fresh, Seasonal Recipes ♥ for Weight Watchers and more

About This Recipe Collection

  • Kitchen Parade recipes are my personal recipe box, well-tested family recipes I make again and again.
  • For easy "apples to apples" comparisons, Kitchen Parade recipes use consistent serving sizes. A serving of soup is one cup, a pound of meat serves four, etc.
  • The recipes call for "real food", healthy proteins, seasonal vegetables and fruits, dairy products and staples easily available in a modern grocery store.
  • Kitchen Parade recipes are often "spice forward" to amplify flavors.
  • New Weight Watchers-friendly recipes are added regularly, so do come back often to discover new favorites for your own table! Better yet, sign up for a free e-mail subscription, you'll never miss a new recipe!
  • Disclosure About Kitchen Parade & Weight Watchers

The Famous Zero Points Soup Recipes

For good reason, people love all the Weight Watchers zero-point soups on A Veggie Venture, my food blog about vegetables.

Personalizing Your Weight Watchers Objectives

Old Points, PointsPlus & SmartPoints

  • These recipes are sorted by Weight Watchers Old Points, here's why. Sigh. There's no keeping up.
  • All recipes published (or updated) since 2010 include PointsPlus.
  • All recipes published (or updated) since 2015 also include SmartPoints.
  • All recipes published (or updated) since 2017 also include Freestyle points.
  • All recipes include the nutrition information to calculate points using whatever scheme Weight Watchers comes up with next.

Weight Loss Stories & Tips, No Matter How You Count Points

Weight Watchers SmartPoints Point System

How are SmartPoints working for you? In late 2017, I started counting SmartPoints and this is how it's working for me.

  • THE GOOD! The new methodology definitely reinforces healthy eating habits.
  • THE NOT-SO-GOOD At the same time, I find SmartPoints restrictive.

It's not the number of points allowed. In fact, most days, I have trouble hitting the point goals.

Instead, it's how the SmartPoints system effectively "prohibits" certain foods by assigning them such super-high point values.

Like many others, the big reason I choose Weight Watchers vs other programs is because it's easy to lose weight eating real food – and because no foods are off limits. No off-limit foods is what's special about Weight Watchers, compared to other programs. You can lose weight/maintain weight by eating what you want, just by managing portion size.

But SmartPoints are so high for desserts that it's hard to make room for those special-occasion indulgences. A piece of pie can eat up (ha!) a whole day's worth of points! I'm doing it, yes, but measuring out 1/8 of a slice feels like "cheating" versus just managing portion size.

So I'm questioning this part of SmartPoints, even as I'm working to adopt/adjust to the calculations.

For Those Who Follow Weight Watchers' 2010-Era PointsPlus Point System

Still Love Weight Watchers' 2002-Era Old Point System?

Weight Watchers 0 points

(please know, some of these no-point recipes are lessons in small portion size)

Breakfast & Brunch
Cold-Brewed Coffee

Blueberry Salsa
How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag
Mini Crab Bites
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon

Easy Apricot Jam with Rosemary
Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Favorite Zero-Point Appetizers from A Veggie Venture
Beet Pesto
Product Tip: Ajvar Red Pepper & Eggplant Spread on FinnCrisp

Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla
Thirst-Quenching, Low-Cal, Low-Alcohol Drinks

Side Dishes & Salads
Alice Waters' Coleslaw
Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs
Cucumber & Pepper Refrigerator Pickles
Marinated Brussels Sprouts
Buttermilk Balsamic Salad Dressing

Desserts & Baking
Sesame Candy

Little Extras That Make All the Difference
DIY Herb Blend for Homemade Herb Bread
Famous Mustard Sauce (Carolina BBQ Mustard Sauce)
Spiced Pickled Red Onions

Favorite Zero-Point Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Caponata – Sicilian Eggplant
How to Microwave Asparagus
Quick Pickled Asparagus
Weight Watchers Zero Point Garden Vegetable Soup
More zero-point recipes

Weight Watchers 1 point

Breakfast & Brunch
Broiled Grapefruit
Finn Crisp with Marmalade & Cheese
Five-Minute Fruit Salad
Mexican Fruit Salad
Oatmeal Expresso
Triple-Banana Oat Pancakes

Drinks & Smoothies
Mango Lassi with Mint
Mango & Beet Smoothies
Orange Julius Drinks
Sugar-Free Chai Tea

Bacon-Wrapped Dried Apricots
Cheese Puffs
Easy Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer
Easy Shrimp Bites
Deviled Eggs with Tomato-Herb Relish
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Herbed Goat Cheese
Herbed Saltines
How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Maple-Glazed Pecans
Red Pepper Crostini
Roasted Roma Tomatoes
Smoked Salmon Spread
Smoked Whitefish Spread on Cucumber
Spinach Puffs
Stuffed Mushrooms with Cauliflower & Smoked Gouda
Trio of Sandwich & Cracker Spreads Cranberry Orange Spread, Almond Cilantro Spread, Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Main Dishes
Easy Skinny Turkey Roll-ups with Fresh Veggies
Roasted Eggplant Salad with Tomato-Caper Salsa

Apple Yogurt Salad
Bloody Mary Salad
Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil
Green Bean Garden Salad
Holy Slaw!
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Mexican Fruit Salad
Orange & Cumin Vinaigrette
Power Food Broccoli Salad
Roasted Eggplant Salad with Tomato-Caper Salsa
Spinach Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette, Fresh Fruit & Maple-Glazed Pecans
Thai Cantaloupe Salad
Wild Rice Salad
Zucchini Spiral "Noodle" Salad

Side Dishes
Greek Baked Beans (Gigantes Plaki)
Savory Orange Slices
Summer Couscous with Mango & Tomato

Baked Cabbage Wedges
Beet Röesti with Rosemary
Caraway Cabbage
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Grilled Pepper Salad
Lemon Asparagus
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Mashed Rutabagas & Apples
Moroccan Onions
Red & Yellow Pepper Relish
Shredded Zucchini with Thyme

Master Recipe: How to Make Homemade Vegetable Soup

Laura's Healthy Carrot Soup
Homemade Lentil Soup
Low Fat Vegetable Soup
Quick Cauliflower Soup or Quick Broccoli Soup
Scandinavian Split-Pea Soup

Desserts & Baking

SWEET Desserts & Baking
Armenian Easter Bread
Bourbon Pralines
Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil
Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Cinnamon Apples
Citrus Slices with Orange Flower Water, Spices & Chocolate Shavings
Colored Roll-Out Sugar Cookies
Cranberry-Mac Morsels (Macadamia Nut-Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Fresh Nutmeg)
Easy Fruit Sorbet
Fresh Cranberry Bars
Frosty Christmas Trees
Gold Cookies
Homemade Chocolate Sauce In-a-Flash
How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag
Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Poppy Seeds
Low-Cal & Low-Carb Lemon Pudding Cake
Mango Lassi with Mint
Maple-Glazed Pecans
Mini Coffee Cookies
Molasses Cookies
Mom's Everyday Oatmeal Cookies
Orange-Kissed Marshmallows
Peach Uncobbler
Roasted Rhubarb
Slice 'n' Bake Coffee Cookies with Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans
Thai Cantaloupe Salad

Blueberry Jam with Cinnamon
Cranberry Orange Relish with Fresh Ginger
Fresh Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Apple
Garden Tzatziki Sauce
Green Mayonnaise
Homemade Finnish Mustard
Homemade Kabocha Squash "Pumpkin" Purée
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Sazón
Homemade Whole Cranberry Sauce for the Slow Cooker
Horseradish Whipped Cream for Beef
Maple-Glazed Pecans
Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions
Spicy Raisin Sauce for Ham
Turkey Gravy

Favorite One-Point Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Asian Slaw with Sugar Snap Peas & Almonds
Greens 'n' All Beet Soup
Old Liz's Old-Fashioned Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Summer Vegetable Stew
More one-point recipes

Weight Watchers 2 points

Breakfast & Brunch
Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Compote
Fried Bread
Gingerbread Muffins
Holiday Fruit Parfait with Yogurt, Cranberries, Applesauce, Pineapple & Kiwi
How to Poach a Perfect Egg
Microwave Creamy Oatmeal with Peanut Butter
Oven-Baked Oatmeal & Apples
Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs
Stovetop Oatmeal with Whipped Banana

Black Pepper Almonds
Cantaloupe-Tomato Gazpacho
Cucumber Dip with Feta
Estonian Deviled Eggs
Lavosh (Armenian Cracker Bread)
Olivada & Olivada Appetizers
Quick Crisp Flatbread
Strawberry Salsa with Sweet-Cinnamon Baked Tortilla Chips

High-Protein, Portable Snacks
DIY Power Balls
Easy Almond Crackers

Bloody Caesar (Canada's Bloody Mary)
Cantaloupe Smoothie
Glöggi (Hot Red Mulled Wine)
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Old-Fashioned Homemade Lemonade

Main Dishes
Homemade Spaghetti Meat Sauce
Mediterranean Eggplant
Mexican Chicken Salad
Squash & Carrot Stew

Side Dishes
Cranberry Chutney
Fried Bread
Oven-Baked Brown Rice
Oven-Baked Whole-Grain Pilaf with Quinoa, Barley, Kamut & Other Grains
Red Quinoa Salad Your Way
Red Rice with Tomatoes
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Garlic & Olive Oil)
Spring Stuffing
Winter Pesto (pesto only)

Confetti Potato Salad
Deep Mexico Fruit Salad
Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad
Garden Pasta Salad with Mint Vinaigrette
Greek Pasta Salad
Healthy Waldorf Salad
Ina Garten's Tabbouleh Salad
Nana's Cucumbers
New-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad
Tomato Soup Vegetable Salad
Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella for a Crowd

Grilled Vegetables in Foil
Honey Carrots
Mashed Potatoes & Carrots
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple
Roasted Cauliflower
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables)

Cantaloupe-Tomato Gazpacho
Chocolate Chili
Easy-to-Elegant Asparagus Soup
Fruity Gazpacho
Hamburger Soup
My Chicken Noodle Soup
Sausage & Kale Split Pea Soup
Spinach Soup with Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs (soup only)
Summer's Tomato Soup
Very Very Green Green-Pea Soup
Winter Tomato Soup

Desserts & Baking
Finnish Whole-Wheat Flatbread
Homemade Butterhorns (Thanksgiving Crescent Rolls)
Light & Fluffy Homemade Whole-Grain Bread & Buns
Our Daily Bread: My Easy Everyday Bread Recipe
Quick Crisp Flatbread
Simple Cast Iron Southern Corn Bread
Whole-wheat Soda Bread
Yorkshire Pudding

SWEET Desserts & Baking
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Butter Tart Bars
Chocolate-Almond Shortbread Cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies (Snickerdoodles)
Cut-Out Spice Cookies
Easy-Easy Pear Sauce
Family Shortbread
Fat Rascals
Fresh Cranberry Drop Cookies
Fruity Gazpacho
Gourmet Mocha Cookies
Graham Cracker Toffee
Holiday Fruit Parfait with Yogurt, Cranberries, Applesauce, Pineapple & Kiwi
Hot Cross Buns
Light 'n' Easy Chocolate Pudding
Mini Blueberry Tarts
Mocha Morsels
Mojito Strawberries
No-Chill Cutout Sugar Cookies
No-Roll Christmas Sugar Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pan de Muerto (Bread for Day of the Dead)
Peach-Pie Pudding
Raspberry-Red Wine Coulis (Reduction Sauce)
Rhubarb Muffins
Roasted Applesauce with Raspberries
Strawberry Ice Cream
Two-Bite Brownies
Winter Fruit Salad

Chimichurri (Argentinian Parsley Sauce)
DIY Power Balls
Homemade Buttermilk
No-Big-Deal Homemade Chicken Stock
Savory Rhubarb Chutney
Sugared Cranberries

Favorite Two-Point Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Feta-Stuffed Zucchini
Paleo Carrot Soup
Smoked Scallops with Zucchini Ribbons
More two-point recipes

Weight Watchers 3 points

Breakfast & Brunch
Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Five-Week Bran Muffins
French Scrambled Eggs
Homemade Granola with Almonds & Apricots
Irish Soda Bread Muffins
Mexican Gas House Eggs
Mom's Perfect Biscuits
My Mom's Pancake Recipe
Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
Potato Blintzes
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Rhubarb Muffins
Shakshuka (Eggs Nested in Summer Vegetables)
Sunshine Orange Muffins
Swiss Muesli

Creamy Ricotta with Tomato-Cucumber-Corn Salad
Grilled Flatbread
Party Nuts with Fresh Rosemary

Mulled Apple Cider
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Main Dishes
Quick Supper Beef Tacos with Avocado, Cucumber, Mango Salsa
Quick Supper Champion Chicken
Quick Supper Cold Shrimp in Creamy Dill Sauce with Capers
Quick Supper Easy Baked Fish with Red Pepper & Cucumber Salad
Quick Supper Easy-Easy Marinated Flank Steak
Quick Supper Fast Roast Chicken (without skin)
Quick Supper Herb-Coated Broiled Fish
Quick Supper Mexican Pizza (Oaxaca Tlayuda)
Quick Supper Pork Chops & Rice Oven Dinner
Quick Supper Ribs & Sauerkraut for Slow Cooker or Dutch Oven
Quick Supper Spiced Yogurt Chicken
Quick Supper Smoked Salmon Salad with Quick-Pickled Cucumbers & Roasted Peppers
Quick Supper Two-Way Lentil Skillet
Baked Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Berry Sauce (per rib, sorry, you decide how many you eat!)
Black Beans & Rice Skillet Casserole with Smoked Chicken
Cashew Chicken Curry
Christmas Chicken Salad
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Hearty Healthy Chicken Stew with Chickpeas & Kale
Kitchen Stir-Fry
Lemon Chive Chicken Salad
Mini Egg Salad Sandwiches with Rhodes Multi-Grain Rolls
Minnesota Sloppy Joes
Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef
Roast Turkey
Shrimp Salad Recipes
Slow Cooker Chicken, Chickpea & Kale Stew
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew
Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast
Twice-Smoked Ham

Side Dishes & Salads
Borscht Beets
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)
Microwave Green Chili Cheese Grits
Quinoa & Black Bean Salad
Sausage Stuffing
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits
Strawberry Pepper Salad
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle
Traditional Balsamic Dressing

Bodacious Brussels Sprouts
Fresh Creamed Corn
Potato Blintzes
Those Pink Potatoes
Turnip Puff or Rutabaga Puff

At Last! Black Bean Soup
Beef Barley Soup with Mushrooms
Cold & Creamy Cantaloupe Soup
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Finnish Summer Soup
Easy Turkey Chili
Ham & Beans
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Plant Sale Soup
Salmon Chowder
Turkey Orzo Soup with Lemon & Spinach
Turkey Sweet Potato Soup

Desserts & Baking
Homemade Yeast Rolls
Mom's Perfect Biscuits
No-Knead English Muffin Bread
Savory Cornbread Muffins
Skillet Cornbread
Swedish Rye Bread

SWEET Desserts & Baking
(Very Vanilla, Coffee Spice or Raspberry) Chameleon Ice Cream
Chocolate Cream Puffs Stuffed with Strawberries & Cream
Coffee Pots & Lemon Pots
Cranberry Pudding (cake only)
Easy-Easy Chocolate Coconut Pudding
Easy-Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake
Fat Rascals
Fruity Gazpacho
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Gum Drop Cookies
Healthy Trail Mix
Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn
Mexican Mango Trifle (Ante de Mango)
On-the-Run Breakfast Bars
Peacherry Blues (Peach, Cherry & Blueberry Sauce)
Perfect M&M Cookies
Raspberry & Red Wine Granita
Shhh Banana Bread
Spiced Banana Ice Cream
Snickerdoodle Bars
Snickers Cookies on Sticks (or NOT)
Upside-Down Rhubarb Cheesecake

Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto Without Cheese

Weight Watchers 4 points

Breakfast & Brunch
Banana Nutter Muffins
Banana Streusel Muffins
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Apples & Caramelized Onions
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Gashouse Eggs
Homemade Peach Syrup with Fresh Peaches
Lifetime Pancakes
Magical Breakfast Cream
Never-the-Same-Twice Vegetable Frittata
Ratatouille Omelettes
Savory Cornbread Muffins

Herbed Ricotta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Main Dishes
Quick Supper Baked Chicken with Fresh Peaches
Quick Supper Chickpea & Chicken Salad
Quick Supper Easy Beef Kabobs
Quick Supper Fish with Roasted Okra "Fries" & Tomato-Fennel Salad (whole meal)
Quick Supper Fish with Herb Butter
Quick Supper Greek Feta Chicken
Quick Supper Hoisin & Honey Pork Tenderloin
Quick Supper Honey Mustard Chicken
Quick Supper Mini Porcupine Meatballs
Quick Supper Parmesan Chicken
Quick Supper Perfect Thick Pork Chops
Quick Supper Poblano Steaks
Quick Supper Rainbow Chicken
Quick Supper Ratatouille Omelettes
Quick Supper Red Quinoa Salad Your Way
Quick Supper Seared Scallops with Chimichurri and Garlicky Polenta
Quick Supper Simple Grilled Salmon
Quick Supper Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
Quick Supper Sole with Mushrooms & Onions
Quick Supper Thick Chops with Mustard Crust (half portion for 'the ladies')
Quick Supper Turkey Salad Supper with Green Beans & Dried Cranberries
Celebration Salad (Maple-Roasted Carrots with Arugula, Dill, Cranberry Vinaigrette, Pomegranate and Glazed Pecans)
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cider Stew
Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin
Jerusalem Turkey Burgers with Zucchini
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Perfect Lamb Chops
Rock-Star Fried Chicken
Savory Cauliflower Cake

Side Dishes & Salads
Festive Holiday Salad
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Ontario Greens
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes)
Smashed Potatoes & Broccoli Casserole
Squash Puff

Easy Chicken or Turkey Tortilla Soup
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Oyster Stew
Sweet-Corn Soup with Shrimp

Desserts & Baking
Weeknight-Easy Rolls

SWEET Desserts & Baking
Apple Cider Indian Pudding
Banana Cream Pudding (Light)
Black Walnut Bread
(Quick) Brown Bread
Carrot & Zucchini Bread
Cheery Cherry Banana Bread
Christmas Banana Bread
Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Irish Spiced Fruitcake
Mini Tiramisu Cups with Pralines
My Favorite Graham Cracker Crust
Naturally Sweetened Apple Butter
Rhubarb Cake
Rhubarb Sorbet
Rustic Fruit Ice Cream
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Vanilla Brownies
Winter Fruit Salad

Homemade Mayonnaise

Weight Watchers 5 points

Breakfast & Brunch
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Walnuts
Easy Creamy Scrambled Eggs for a Crowd
Cornmeal Muffins with Peaches
Homemade Egg McMuffin

Chicken Nachos with Homemade Pickled JalapeƱo Rings
Savory Roasted Pecans

Main Dishes
Quick Supper Baked Chicken with Herb-Roasted Potatoes
Quick Supper Cast Iron Meatloaf
Quick Supper Cauliflower Risotto
Quick Supper Chicken Burgers with Fresh Spinach, Feta and Garden Tzatziki Sauce
Quick Supper Chicken Sybil
Quick Supper Chicken with Creamy Cider Gravy
Quick Supper Eggplant & Bean Thai Curry
Quick Supper Juicy Pork Chops
Quick Supper Mango Chicken Salad
Quick Supper Skillet Burgers with Tomato Gravy
Quick Supper Stir-Fried Shrimp with Asparagus or Other Summer Vegetables
Quick Supper Tin Foil Chicken & Veggies
Quick Supper Tropical Pork Tenderloin
Quick Supper Turkey Tetrazzini

Asparagus Custard Tart
Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bake
Balkan Summer Sausage Stew
Beef & Mushroom Stew
Buffalo Ragout
Elk Meatloaf (or Bison, Beef, Other Meatloaf)
Emerald Isle Stew
Ham Loaf with Sour-Cherry Sauce
Italian Lemon Chicken
Light Tomato Basil Quiche
Old-Fashioned Southern Brunswick Stew
Picadillo (Cuban Ground Beef Skillet Supper)
Pumpkin-Stuffed Lasagna Rolls
Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
Sweet 'n' Hot Chicken
Wine-Braised Pork Roast

Side Dishes & Salads
BLT Pasta Salad
Calico Beans aka "Alanna's Famous Cowboy Beans"
Cheese Gnocchi Pie
Roasted Pear Salad

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (or Turkey & Wild Rice Soup)
Meatball Soup with Broccoli Rabe
Mushroom Soup
Smoked Turkey Chowder
White Chicken Chili

Desserts & Baking
Best-Ever Oatmeal Bread

SWEET Desserts & Baking
Autumn Pumpkin Bread
Baked Apples
Best Shortcake Biscuits
Brown Sugar Lemon Curd
Canadian Flag Cake
Chocolate Malt Ice Cream
Cottage Cheese Pie
(Chocolate Mint & Coconut) Chameleon Ice Cream
Cranberry Linzer Tart
Dutch Apple Puff
Easy-Easy Jam Tart
Estonian Apple Cake
Fresh Apricot Bars
Homemade Frozen Yogurt with Blackberry Sauce
Lemon Pudding Cake with Raspberries
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Strawberry Fool
Sugar-Free Raspberry Bliss
Summer Berry Pie
Summer Corn Bread with Fresh Blueberries

Weight Watchers 6 points


Breakfast & Brunch
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries & Bananas
Ham & Eggs
Overnight Coffeecake
Simple French Eggs
Twice-Smoked Ham
Refried Bean Sauce with Eggs on Top

Main Dishes
Quick Supper Broccoli Rigatoni with Chickpeas & Lemon
Quick Supper Caper Chops with Curried Carrots
Quick Supper Chicken with Shallots
Quick Supper Easy Margarita Chicken
Quick Supper Greek Chicken Dagwood Sandwiches
Quick Supper Greens & Grits
Quick Supper Grilled Balsamic Chicken
Quick Supper Hamburger Casserole
Quick Supper Leek Sauce for Pasta
Quick Supper Lemon & Asparagus Pasta
Quick Supper Maple Glazed Salmon
Quick Supper Pepper Steak & Mushrooms
Quick Supper Pork & Poblano Skillet
Quick Supper Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce
Quick Supper Roasted Salmon & Asparagus
Quick Supper Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta
Quick Supper Summer Seafood Chowder
Quick Supper Thick Chops with Sauerkraut & Apples
Quick Supper Tropical Salad Supper
Quick Supper Twenty-Minute Beefy Black Bean Chili
Quick Supper Wedge Salad with Homemade Low-Cal & Low-Carb Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
Chicken Veggie Quesadillas
Coffee Chops
Easy Garlic-Herb Mediterranean Chicken ("Med Chicken")
Finnish Meatballs
Milk-Braised Pork Roast
Moroccan Chicken
One-Pot Chicken with Beans & Vegetables
Refried Bean Sauce with Eggs on Top
Spanish Stew with Roasted Pepper (Chilindron)
Spiced Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower Tagine
Tender Pork Tenderloin
Winter Stew

Side Dishes & Salads
Wedge Salad with Homemade Low-Cal & Low-Carb Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries

Karelian Borscht (Finnish - Russian Beet Borscht Soup)
Twenty-Minute Beefy Black Bean Chili

Desserts & Baking

SWEET Desserts & Baking
Apple Pudding Cake with Cinnamon Butter Sauce
Banana Cream Pudding
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Cranberry Pudding
Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
First-Prize Peach Pie
Fresh Cranberry Cake
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Peach Blueberry Cake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Raspberry Morning Cake
Spiced Honey Cake
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Crumble

Weight Watchers 7 points

Breakfast & Brunch
Asparagus Whole Wheat Bread Pudding
Easy Green Chile Egg Casserole

Main Dishes
Quick Supper Chicken à la King
Quick Supper Cornmeal Catfish with Warm Potato Salad (incl potato salad)
Quick Supper Crockpot Chicken Goulash
Quick Supper Green Chili Burgers
Quick Supper Mint Julep Pork Chops
Afghan Chicken & Rice Casserole (Kabeli Palau)
Caraway Corned Beef with Red Potatoes, Carrot Chunks, Cabbage Wedges & Cheese Sauce
Chicken Greek Salad
Dutch Apple Puff
Lamb Stew with Sweet Tomato Jam
Mom's Roast Chicken
Slow Cooker Braised Lamb Shanks
St. Louis Pork Steaks
Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

Desserts & Baking

SWEET Desserts & Baking
Banana Floats
Banana Nut Cake
Easy Elegant Fruit Tart
Homemade Poppy Seed Cake
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake
Peach Uncobbler
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Weight Watchers 8 points

Main Dishes
Quick Supper Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
Quick Supper Kung Pao Chicken
Quick Supper Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables
Quick Supper Steak & Tomatoes
Quick Supper Thick Chops with Mustard Crust
Asian Chicken Salad
Crockpot Chili with Spicy Sausage
Frozen Steaks
Fun Pretzel Roll Hot Dogs
Grilled Steak with Summer Tomato Salad
Real-Food Brisket
Slow-Cooked or Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Side Dishes & Salads
Winter Pesto with Pasta

Desserts & Baking

SWEET Desserts & Baking
Banana Nut Cake with Caramel Frosting
Blueberry Cake
Blueberry Galette
Buttered Pecan Ice Cream
Chocolate Cinnamon Whipped Cream Cake
Derby Pie
Dimply Plum Cake
Extra-Crispy Apple Crisp
Finnish Fruit Tart
Finnish Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake
Fresh Apricot Bars
Fresh Peach Pie

Weight Watchers Indulgences

Breakfast & Brunch
Eggnog French Toast with Apple Cranberry Compote

Main Dishes
Quick Supper Beef Stew with Cranberries
Quick Supper Date-Night Chicken
Quick Supper Italian Sausage with Grapes & Greens
Quick Supper Personal Pan Lasagna
Quick Supper Salmon with Pesto Zucchini Noodles & Warm Tomatoes
BATTLE Sandwiches
Beef Bourguignon
All Courses Lavender: An Easy Romantic Dinner
Lavender Steaks, Lavender Potatoes, Lavender Crème Brûlée
Lamb Roast with Lemon & Oregano

Desserts & Baking
American Apple Pie
Apple-Butter Pumpkin Pie
Best-Ever Caramel Cake
Blueberry Cheesecake Pie
Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
Chocolate Decadence Cake
Christmas Trifle
Coconut Cream Pie
Country Rhubarb Cobbler
Easy Margarita Pie
Gingerbread Pudding Cake
Last-Minute Pantry Pie
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Southern Belle Lemon Layer Cake

About This Page & Old Points

Please know, recipes on this page are sorted using the Weight Watchers "Old Points" system, that's the point system Weight Watchers used for 13 years between 1997 and 2010. I adopted what we now call "Old Points" in 2002 (back then, they were just called "points" of course) and fifteen years later, can still quote point values for my favorite foods!

Then in 2010 (sigh), Weight Watchers introduced a new way of calculating points called PointsPlus and then in 2015 (double sigh) still another way called SmartPoints.

Since 2010 and then 2015, all new Kitchen Parade and A Veggie Venture recipes include both and then all three sets of Weight Watchers points, including the Old Points, PointsPlus and SmartPoints. In addition, every month, I update several recipes with new photos and more, these too include Old Points, PointsPlus and Smartpoint information.

Most importantly? Each recipe also includes the nutrition information to calculate points in whatever (triple sigh) new scheme Weight Watchers comes up with next.

FYI, a rough guide is that nearly always, Old Points are one point lower than the "PointsPlus" system. Nearly always, Old Points are the same as SmartPoints for savory dishes, often several points lower than SmartPoints for sweet dishes.

SMALL RANT Weight loss is hard enough. Keeping up with Weight Watchers' new point-counting schemes is harder still. Manually re-calculating points (and manually updating the recipe pages to say nothing of manually rebuilding these special Recipe Box pages) for what are now 1600 recipes, every time Weight Watchers makes a change? Nigh-on impossible. Okay, I'm done, thanks for listening. :-)

About Kitchen Parade & Weight Watchers

Just before starting Kitchen Parade in 2002, I lost 30 pounds with Weight Watchers. Truly, in the course of several months, and especially since, Weight Watchers changed my whole understanding of the relationship between food and weight, of how my metabolism benefits from eating within a tight range of calories/points, of making food choices day in and week out. Yes, I'm a big fan of the Weight Watchers concepts! (And so are my sister, three of my cousins, several of my Size 4 friends and ...) To me, Weight Watchers is as much a "healthful eating plan" as a way to successfully lose weight. For this site, I use my own recipes, my own nutrition analysis software and calculate Weight Watchers points myself. What's shared here are my own opinions and perspectives. With any luck, Kitchen Parade and my food blog A Veggie Venture can serve as "buddies" for Weight Watchers followers, just as my friends who followed Weight Watchers offered tips and pointers when I was first losing weight.

So please know: This site is not affiliated with Weight Watchers International, Inc. WEIGHT WATCHERS and its point system are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers International, Inc. Weight Watchers has not reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability for its members. Information on this site (including the Weight Watchers point values associated with recipes) is based on my own opinions, perspectives and calculations. It is not endorsed by Weight Watchers. Complete information about Weight Watchers is available via the Weight Watchers' website and local Weight Watchers meetings. Readers are encouraged to join Weight Watchers to fully enjoy Weight Watchers many benefits.

Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.


  1. g ockert5/11/2009

    My husband and I are both on WW. The 0 point soups are great; but they make too much for two people. Can I freeze them for later use?

  2. Hi Jenny ~ I haven't frozen the Weight Watchers soups but they do last a good week, if that helps. Otherwise, maybe make half batches?

  3. Anonymous1/24/2010

    Alanna - just found Kitchen Parade & a Veggie Venture....where have you been my whole life?
    I'm excited to find some great recipes that are quick and easy!!
    Thanks - keep up the GREAT work!

  4. Great Stuff. The more sites like this, the better we are facing a obesity epidemic. Your range of recipes is great and info is vital. Weight Watchers should endorse you.

  5. I am so excited to start my WW's tomorrow. Your website has given me many recipes to help make my meal plan for the week. Thank you for doing this, it is very generous of you!

  6. Ginger J5/11/2010

    This site is AMAZING!!! I find my self cooking little servings of individual food that i can easily measure in points rather than actual recipes because of the difficulty some are to measure in points. I am SOOO glad to have found you. Weight watchers is the ONLY method that helps me guide myslef to weight loss. Thank you so much for being here, you are going to be a fantastic tool in my 'summer body journey'!! :)

  7. Anonymous3/10/2011

    I freeze the Weight Watchers zero point soups regularly, they are perfectly enjoyable upon defrost.

  8. Anonymous12/17/2011

    I'm a 60 year old man,who was over weight..I found your site,and started a points system with all your recipes. I have to say that ,by sticking to it ,and ,exercise (mostly cardio) That i can now fit back into my 32 inch waist...Thanks so much !!

  9. Anonymous2/23/2012

    I stumbled upon this site while searching for WW receipes and these are awesome. I lost 76 pounds on WW and am looking to lose about 5 more pounds. Thank you for posting these great receipes.

  10. Anonymous10/03/2012

    Thank you so much!!!! <3

  11. Anonymous1/25/2013

    MY HUSBAND ND I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY SOME OF THESE RECIPS,WE BOTH NEED O LOSE WEIGHT.I'M ONLY 4'11" and weigh about 170 some odd lbs.PLUS I have fibro,arthritis,bad knees and a very bad back.

  12. Anonymous5/25/2013

    There is no such thing as a stupid question, right? So... When measuring for WW, etc, does a cup of oatmeal mean a cup of uncooked oatmeal, or a cup after it is cooked?

  13. I found your site by accident. I was trying to get the Cook's recipe for
    Gumbo with oven roux, but was blocked. I am so glad I found your
    site. There are so many interesting things on it. Thanks for all your
    recipes and especially the tips.


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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. But I also love hearing your reactions, your curiosity, even your concerns! When you've made a recipe, I especially love to know how it turned out, what variations you made, what you'll do differently the next time. ~ Alanna