28 Best Weight Watchers Recipes To Make At Home

When following a Weight Watchers plan, it can be difficult to find different interesting and delicious recipes to eat every day.

Keeping to your points total can often mean compromising on taste or eating the same few meals over and over again.

28 Best Weight Watchers Recipes To Make At Home

Thankfully, this is no longer the case as there are many delicious Weight Watchers recipes you can make at home.

In this article, we’ve listed the 28 best Weight Watchers recipes in alphabetical order. No matter what your tastes are, we hope there are several recipes that will appeal to you.

1. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 6

Although delicious, this pasta bake only requires a few ingredients. It’s best made with whole wheat, high-fiber pasta as this will keep your Weight Watchers points lower than some other types of pasta.

You will need to boil the pasta before cooking the bake but even including this, prep time shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes. The sauce of the bake is made from light cream cheese, light ranch dressing, hot sauce, and some shredded cheese. 

2. Buffalo Chicken And Quinoa Meatballs

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 1

Meatballs are always a hearty family favorite and they can be used as part of many different dishes. This recipe uses ground chicken but you can also use ground turkey or ground pork if you prefer.

The meat is mixed with cooked quinoa, in place of breadcrumbs, carrots, and celery to make healthy and tasty meatballs.

Although you can make your own buffalo sauce, the recipe suggests using a store-bought sauce.

3. Butternut Squash Soup

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 1

The ingredients used in this soup make it perfect for the fall season.

It’s a creamy and thick soup (see also ‘Creamy Soup Recipes: 33 Of The Best‘) that is full of healthy antioxidants and vegetables and it is sure to fill your stomach and keep you warm during the cooler evenings.

The main ingredient is butternut squash but the recipe also calls for carrots, apples, onions, and garlic. The stock is a mix of vegetable broth and coconut milk and the soup is seasoned with a variety of spices.

This recipe gives you three different variations on butternut squash soup so you can make whichever appeals to your tastes the most.

4. Chicken Cacciatore

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 0

This sauce can be made in your crockpot or slow cooker and is a remarkable zero points when made with chicken breasts. You can use chicken thighs if you wish, but that will increase the point count so be aware of this.

The chicken is cooked with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, herbs, and spices and the chicken should be easily pulled apart when cooked.

The chicken cacciatore is best served with pasta.

5. Chicken Fried Rice

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 3

Once your brown rice is cooked, this recipe only takes 25 minutes to prepare and cook. This recipe is a great source of protein as it includes both chicken and egg whites.

It also includes a variety of vegetables such as scallion, carrot, and frozen green peas. Three tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce add some extra flavor to the fried rice and this dish is sure to become a favorite.

6. Chicken Quesadillas

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 5

Mexican food is a staple in many kitchens and quesadillas are one of the more popular options. To keep the Weight Watchers point value as low as possible, look for tortillas that are lower in points and carbs.

As this recipe uses chicken, they’re high in protein and it’s best to use chicken breasts for this dish. You will also need some low-fat cheddar cheese and fajita seasoning to make these delicious quesadillas.

7. Chicken With Roasted Tomato And Red Onion

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 1

The mix of vegetables that are cooked with this chicken makes the dish look as good and colorful as it tastes. From prep to plate, this will only take you 20 minutes to make, too!

The mix of tomatoes, onions, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and black pepper will add lots of flavor to your chicken. As the chicken is so low in points, you can serve it with a side of salad or even rice if you want.

8. Chicken Teriyaki

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 3

Chicken teriyaki is a popular Japanese dish due to its strong flavors.

The teriyaki sauce is made by mixing soy sauce, ginger, honey, rice wine vinegar, garlic, and water together, and once mixed, you should allow the chicken to marinate in the sauce for an hour before you begin to grill the meat.

As the chicken is being grilled, pour the rest of your sauce to make the teriyaki flavor even stronger.

9. Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 0

Fire up the grill to make these delicious, low-calorie kebabs. The mix of cilantro, lime, cumin, and shrimp will make these kebabs a big hit with your family and friends.

The shrimp will need to be prepared before being grilled so make sure they’re peeled and deveined before grilling. The kebabs only need around five minutes on the grill.

10. Corn Chowder

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 6

Corn is a common summer ingredient and this corn chowder makes good use of the ingredient to make a rich and creamy dish that won’t ruin your Weight Watchers plan.

As well as corn, the recipe uses other vegetables such as carrots, yellow onion, and Yukon Gold potatoes to make a filling meal.

The sauce comes from vegetable broth and milk and you can use any kind of corn, whether it is fresh or frozen.

11. Crockpot Balsamic Pork Roast

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 5

Crockpots and slow cookers are ideal for cooking meat roasts in a healthy way with a minimum amount of fuss. This one is one of the satisfying Weight Watchers crock-pot recipes. Once cooked, your pork roast should fall apart and it will be a delicious base for any meal.

Choose a boneless shoulder roast or sirloin roast for the best results and the meat is seasoned with red pepper flakes, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and honey to give it a unique and tangy flavor.

It should take around six hours for the roast to cook in your crockpot.

12. Crockpot Carnitas

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 3

This recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare and can then be left in your crockpot or slow cooker to bake (see also ‘33 Best Vegan Crockpot Recipes‘). Carnitas literally means “little meats” and is a traditional Mexican dish.

You will need to season some pork and cook it in your slow cooker for six to eight hours. For cooking liquid, you can use either chicken broth or even light beer.

When the cooking time has finished, the carnitas can be used as a filling in a taco or with rice, salad, or tortilla chips. Keep your pork lean and remove any excess fat to keep the calorie count as low as possible.

13. Fudge Brownies

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 3

Even if you’re following a Weight Watchers plan and are strictly counting your points, you will crave something sweet occasionally and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t eat a nice treat with these fudge brownies.

Each one is worth three points so you can indulge yourself without feeling too guilty. The brownies are gooey and have a rich taste of fudge and chocolate that you’re bound to enjoy.

The key to making these is to try and find ingredients that are unsweetened and to use zero-point sweetener.

14. Lasagne

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 8

Lasagne is a popular dinner recipe in many households and this recipe makes a healthy lasagne.

It has a high vegetable content and includes carrots, onions, celery, and zucchini mixed in with beef to ensure that your appetite is fully sated.

It has less fat and calories than the average lasagne as it swaps regular cheese for non-fat cheese and skips ricotta cheese (see also ‘28 Ricotta Cheese Recipes You’re Guaranteed To Love‘). It’s less cheesy than most lasagnas but still has enough to get that traditional lasagna flavor.

15. Layered Chicken Enchilada Bake

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 5

This bake is like a lasagne as it is a dish that uses tortillas instead of pasta sheets to create each set of layers.

Between the tortillas are layers made from refried beans, black beans, and skinless chicken breast soaked in a red enchilada sauce. It also has shredded cheese both in the bake and spread on top to add that cheesy flavor.

This chicken enchilada base gives you a deliciously filling meal.

16. Mexican Casserole

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 6

Casseroles are perfect comfort foods during cold weather and this casserole matches the heartiness of a casserole with some Mexican spice.

It doesn’t require any additional salt either, so if you opt for low-sodium taco seasoning you can make this a low-salt dish, too.

The recipe uses lean ground beef (see also ‘26 Keto-Friendly Ground Beef Recipes‘) and black beans as its base and the spice comes from the taco seasoning mix and some jalapeno slices.

The casserole is layered with tortillas and sour cream and topped with cheese. Once assembled, you can freeze the casserole to be baked at a later date if you wish.

17. Minestrone Soup

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 2

Minestrone is one of the heartiest and most filling soups you can make and this version of the classic Italian soup will only cost you two Weight Watchers points.

It’s a suitable recipe for making in batches and freezing as it will keep for three months in the freezer.

Like most minestrone soups this recipe uses a combination of vegetables and pasta, but it also includes a can of white beans, too.

The recipe also gives you instructions for how to make the soup on a stovetop, in a slow cooker, and in an Instant Pot, so you can choose the easiest method for your circumstances.

18. Mushroom Pork Chops

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 5

Pork chops are a traditional favorite in many American homes because they’re tasty, low in fat, and can be served with a variety of sides.

For this recipe, center-cut loin chops are best as these are even lower in fat than other cuts of chops. If there is any lingering fat, make sure to trim this from the chops.

The chops are seasoned with salt and pepper and then cooked with mushrooms and a can of cream of mushroom soup. 

19. Salsa Roasted Salmon

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 0

Salmon filets are a delicious and healthy dish that can be served with a variety of side dishes.

The salsa used in this recipe is made from scratch and is easy to make although you can use a store-bought salsa if you wish.

To make the salsa from scratch, you simply blend together some tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, chili powder, vinegar, salt, and hot sauce together. The salmon is then roasted with some salsa spooned on top.  

20. Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 4

The prep time for this crack chicken is only ten minutes and it will take around six to eight hours to cook in your crockpot (see also our favorite crockpot dinners) or slow cooker.

The recipe only requires boneless chicken breasts, fat-free cream cheese, and ranch seasoning to make and you can add crumbled bacon to the mix after the chicken is cooked and has shredded.

Once finished, you can serve it as the filling on a sandwich or as part of a main dish.

21. Slow Cooker Lamb Stroganoff

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 9

Slow cookers are a great way to make healthy meals, especially if you’re short on time. Stroganoff is a delicious and hearty meal that is sure to fill you up despite only being 9 Weight Watcher points.

As well as the whole grain noodles, this stroganoff is made with lamb and mushrooms in a creamy sauce that is spiced with some Dijon mustard.

22. Szechwan Shrimp Recipe

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 3

Just because you’re following a Weight Watchers plan doesn’t mean that you need to eliminate Chinese food from your diet.

Szechwan sauce is one of the more popular Chinese sauces and it’s relatively easy to make from soy sauce, honey, water, ginger, ketchup, corn starch, and crushed red pepper.

Make sure that you remove the tails from your shrimp and cook them in a wok with some garlic and green onions before adding your Szechwan sauce.

23. Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 0

Just the name of this dish is enough to make our mouths water! It’s also zero points on both the Weight Watchers blue and purple programs which just makes it even more delicious.

This chili will keep you warm throughout the cold winter months and can be prepared in 20 minutes with a one-hour cooking time.

The chili is made from lean ground turkey, diced tomatoes, unsweetened pure pumpkin puree, and kidney beans. The spice comes from green chilis, chili powder, and cumin.

You can make batches of this chili and freeze it as well.

24. Vegetable Soft Tacos

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 6

Everyone loves tacos and this recipe is both vegetarian and gluten-free. It’s a pretty relaxed recipe as you can substitute the vegetables for whatever vegetables you have available at the time.

If you want to make the recipe exactly, then you will need onion, mushrooms, zucchini, and yellow squash. The taco filling is seasoned with ground cumin, oregano, and half a jalapeno pepper.

25. Weight Watchers Pancakes

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 2

Pancakes are a very versatile dish as they can be both savory or sweet, depending on what they are served with.

You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dessert so having a low-point pancake recipe will give you a wide variety of meal options.

These pancakes are quite small but you can scale up the ingredients to make larger pancakes if you wish. The pancakes only need five ingredients and are quick and easy to make.

26. Weight Watchers Pizza

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 6

The dough in this Weight Watchers pizza is made from just two ingredients. All you need is nonfat Greek yogurt and self-rising flour to make the dough and it will bake in around 18 minutes.

Once the dough is baked, you can top the pizza with whatever ingredients you want. The recipe calls for tomato sauce, part-skim mozzarella, and slices of turkey pepperoni.

27. Whole Wheat Orzo, Cauliflower, And Kale Soup

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 4

This soup is overloaded with fiber so it’s not only delicious, but it’s also healthy and a great source of needed vitamins. It’s a comforting but light soup that is also completely vegan.

It’s cooked in low sodium vegetable broth that is seasoned with red pepper flakes, rosemary, thyme, and garlic cloves and takes only 35 minutes to prep and cook.

28. Zucchini Corn Fritters

Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points: 5

These corn fritters can be used as a side with a large number of main dishes. They’re especially good during fall as they use a lot of traditional fall ingredients.

The main ingredients are zucchini, cumin, eggs, corn, cheddar, and butter, and once mixed they can be quickly fried in a hot skillet in some oil. Before serving, blot the oil from the fritters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

How Are The Points Listed In This Article Calculated?

For the freestyle smart points listed in this article, we used the Weight Watchers recipe builder. The points are to be taken as guidelines only as they can differ depending on serving size and the exact ingredients you use.

They can also differ depending on which plan you are following so we would recommend double-checking the points values before making any recipes. 

How Many Weight Watchers Points Are You Allowed A Day?

The average number of points that weight watchers members are allowed per day is 30. However, there are also weekly points that can be added, and these change depending on the gender, height, and weight of the member.

When you join Weight Watchers they will tell you how many points you are allowed.

What Are Zero Points Foods?

Some foods are considered “zero points” foods. This means that you can eat these foods without needing to track them or count them towards your daily points totals.

Foods that are classed as zero points include avocado, beans, lentils, eggs, fish, and fruits. You should always double-check, however, as although tuna is a zero-point food, tuna that has been canned in oil is not.

The way the foods are prepared and served can make them trackable.

Are There Any Weight Watcher Friendly Options at Fast Food Places?

Finding healthy Weight Watcher-friendly options at fast food places may seem daunting, but it’s possible. Several popular chains offer menu items tailored for those watching their weight. From grilled chicken sandwiches to salads with low-calorie dressings, you can make smarter choices without sacrificing taste. Remember, it’s all about making informed decisions when seeking out healthy Weight Watcher-friendly fast food options.

Final Thoughts

In this article, we listed the 28 best Weight Watchers recipes that you can make at home. We included a wide variety of recipes including soups, pasta, bakes, and even a dessert.

Some of the recipes are suitable for batch cooking too, so you can prepare delicious meals in advance for those days when you don’t have the time to make them fresh.

We hope that you will find these recipes delicious and that they will help you stick to your Weight Watchers plan (looking for a Weight Watchers friendly breakfast? Read here).

28 Best Weight Watchers Recipes To Make At Home

28 Best Weight Watchers Recipes To Make At Home

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