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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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Our home economists cut down this pretty pasta recipe with peppers and lemon from Jolinda Whittle of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania for two to enjoy.
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Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

Asparagus marinated in vinaigrette and dotted with cheese makes an awesome side. We’re blue cheese fans, but you might like Parmesan or feta. —Susan Vaith, Jacksonville, Florida

Rosemary Root Vegetables

Rosemary Root Vegetables

Rosemary Root Vegetables

This heartwarming side dish from our Test Kitchen is sure to get rave reviews! The ingredient list may look longer, but you'll soon see, this colorful fall medley is a snap to prepare.

Sauteed Radishes with Green Beans

Sauteed Radishes with Green Beans

Sauteed Radishes with Green Beans

I’ve heard radishes are the only vegetable you don’t cook, but a cookbook from the 1950s disagrees. Green beans and wax beans round out this dish. —Pam Kaiser, Mansfield, Missouri
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Asparagus Parma

Asparagus Parma

Asparagus Parma

This full-flavored dish would be excellent alongside lean chicken or fish. Fresh herbs lend a special touch. Jay Goodvin - Austin, TX

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

I first tasted roasted green beans in a Chinese restaurant and fell in love with the texture and flavor. This is my Americanized version and it's always a big hit at our holiday table. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Braised & Creamy Vidalia Onions

Braised & Creamy Vidalia Onions

Braised & Creamy Vidalia Onions

In Georgia where sweet Vidalia onions are king, I make big batches of creamy onions as a side dish for grilled chicken and beef. — Elaine Opitz, Marietta, Georgia

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.

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Yellow summer squash crisps beautifully when baked. You don’t have to turn the pieces, but do keep an eye on them. — Debi Mitchell, Flower Mound, Texas

Maple-Dijon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Maple-Dijon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Maple-Dijon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Ordinary brussels sprouts get jazzed up with a sweet, tangy sauce in this festive side dish. Even those who normally steer clear of sprouts will ask for seconds of these!—Holly Scarborough, Melbourne, Florida

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Here’s a super-simple way to dress up zucchini from Wanda Penton of Franklinton, Louisiana. Asian flavor and sesame seed crunch make this side dish a treat to eat! Tip Idea: Yellow summer squash could be substituted for some of the zucchini.

Garlic Thyme Potatoes

Garlic Thyme Potatoes

Garlic Thyme Potatoes

Small red potatoes, partially peeled, make an eye-catching presentation in this simple side dish from our Test Kitchen. The potatoes are steamed, then tossed with oil and a flavorful combination of thyme and lemon peel.
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