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Low Fat Side Dishes

Looking for low fat side dishes? Find low fat side dish recipes that are a great complement to healthy low fat dinners.

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Jen's Baked Beans

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Jennifer Heasley
My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat, I made these beans absolutely delicious. —Jennifer Heasley, York, Pennsylvania
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Summer Garden Medley

Summer Garden Medley

Summer Garden Medley

"This colorful side dish brings back sweet memories of the corn-and-tomato dish my mother often prepared int the summer," pens Elaine Nelson, Fresno, California. "Farmers in our area supply us with delicious eggplant...so I sometimes substitute them for the zucchini in veggie recipes like this one."

Eggnog Sweet Potato Casserole

Eggnog Sweet Potato Casserole

Eggnog Sweet Potato Casserole

For an extra-special Christmas side, try this comforting casserole that gives sweet potatoes a twist. They’re dressed up with eggnog, spices and a crunchy pecan topping. —Katie Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

When it comes to vegetable dishes, this traditional one is at the top of my list. The wonderful sweet-sour aroma and taste remind me of home. Plus, it looks so pretty on the table. -Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina
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Spiced Baked Beets

Spiced Baked Beets

Spiced Baked Beets

Meet the Cook: Especially during fall and winter, this recipe is a favorite. With its red color, it looks great served at Christmastime. It's nice for taking to potlucks as well. My husband and I have two grown children. I teach home economics. -Margery Richmond, Lacombe, Alberta

Beets in Orange Sauce

Beets in Orange Sauce

Beets in Orange Sauce

To ensure your family eats their veggies, our Test Kitchen home economists suggest you top beets with an irresistible orange glaze.
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Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Denise Ramey from Francesville, Indiana created this recipe by combining some of her favorite flavors and textures. Serve warmed tortilla chips on the side of this robust, crunchy pasta dish.

Spanish Rice with Bacon

Spanish Rice with Bacon

Spanish Rice with Bacon

In Siloam Springs, Arkansas, David Bias adds bacon to this zippy rice dish for a flavorful change of pace. "Being big fans of Mexican food, my family loves this recipe," he shares.

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."

Garden Green Beans

Garden Green Beans

Garden Green Beans

Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida uses garlic and Italian seasoning to dress up green beans straight from the garden. "This fast flavorful side dish is frequently on the menu for special occasions," she relates.

Corn 'n' Celery Saute

Corn 'n' Celery Saute

Corn 'n' Celery Saute

Phyllis Groves of Ukiah, California, says, “This light but different vegetable combination goes well with almost any main dish.”

Minty Peas and Onions

Minty Peas and Onions

Minty Peas and Onions

MOTHER could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side dish. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. -Santa D'Addario, Jacksonville, Florida
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