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Diabetic Side Dishes

Looking for diabetic side dishes? Find recipes for diabetic side dishes including rice side dishes, vegetable side dishes, and more diabetic side dishes.

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Salsa Rice

Salsa Rice

Salsa Rice

It's a snap to change the spice level in this popular rice side dish by choosing a milder or hotter salsa. It's a delicious way to round out burritos or tacos when the clock is ticking. —Molly Ingle, Canton, North Carolina

Sauteed Spring Vegetables

Sauteed Spring Vegetables

Sauteed Spring Vegetables

Yellow squash, green asparagus and red onion help usher in the flavors of springtime. For an Asian flavor twist, substitute soy sauce for the balsamic vinegar (adjusting the salt due to the soy sauce). Use red pepper flakes for a little added heat. —Billy Hensley, Mount Carmel, Tennessee

Scalloped Turnips

Scalloped Turnips

Scalloped Turnips

My husband and I have five grown children and 13 grandchildren. This is the only kind of cooked turnips our kids will eat.
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Swiss-Onion Potato Bake

Swiss-Onion Potato Bake

Swiss-Onion Potato Bake

When I was growing up, my mother told me I would starve my family because I didn’t like to cook. Thankfully, I enjoy it now! This flavorful side dish goes nicely with meat loaf.

Pattypan Saute

Pattypan Saute

Pattypan Saute

Summer flavors like tomato and sweet red pepper pair well with sauteed squash in this lovely side. A sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese makes it savory and special.

Veggie-Topped Polenta Slices

Veggie-Topped Polenta Slices

Veggie-Topped Polenta Slices

This amazing side dish recipe came from a stroke of genius when I didn't have many ingredients on hand. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Sauteed Mushrooms

Sauteed Mushrooms

Sauteed Mushrooms

“This is a family recipe I have used for over 20 years,” says Elizabeth Lott of Amarillo, Texas. “Everyone I’ve ever served it to has raved about it.”

Fast Italian Vegetable Skillet

Fast Italian Vegetable Skillet

Fast Italian Vegetable Skillet

This colorful blend of sauteed vegetables is as pretty as it is tasty. “The recipe was given to me by a dear friend, and it’s become a family favorite. It’s a quick summer side from our garden,” notes Sue Spencer from Coarsegold, California.

Sweet & Sour Carrots

Sweet & Sour Carrots

Sweet & Sour Carrots

“I wanted to try serving carrots differently and everyone raved over these.” You’ll love the combination of flavors and colors. Delores Romyn - Stratton, Ontario

Honey-Mustard Green Beans

Honey-Mustard Green Beans

Honey-Mustard Green Beans

I used this recipe as an occasion to get my kids involved in cooking. They had fun snapping ends off the beans and they delighted in whisking together the dressing ingredients. In addition I was surprised how much they liked the green beans with this hint of sweetness.

Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce

Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce

Asparagus with Tarragon Lemon Sauce

With its fresh taste and minimal prep work, I'm sure you'll love this easy asparagus recipe. —Patricia Swart, Bridgeton, New Jersey
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