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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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This tangy and sweet casserole is full of flavor. We've served it at many celebrations over the years and it's always been a bit hit! —Gloria Mezikofsky, Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasting peppers yields a sweet, smoky flavor, and a silky texture. Mix in some fresh basil, and you have a titillating treat! It's absolutely delicious, plus it contains less than one gram of fat and zero cholesterol. —Tammy Landry, Saucier, Mississippi

Spanakopita Mashed Potatoes

Spanakopita Mashed Potatoes

Spanakopita Mashed Potatoes

I learned to cook by watching my mom in the kitchen. Most of the recipes I make use only five or six ingredients, and have a healthier bent. I created this recipe after I tried a spinach-topped baked potato. Flecks of red and green from the potato skin and spinach make these potatoes look festive and special. By not peeling the potatoes, you not only keep some nutrients, you also save on prep time.—Ashley Levy, Columbia, Maryland

Chinese-Style Zucchini

Chinese-Style Zucchini

Chinese-Style Zucchini

A quick side, this fresh-tasting dish is a good pair with salmon. The toasted sesame seeds really bring out the flavor. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
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Gingered Cucumber-Carrot Salad

Gingered Cucumber-Carrot Salad

Gingered Cucumber-Carrot Salad

“This delicious salad with vegetables and ginger is quick, easy and a little different from the usual tossed greens,” promises Alexandra Armitage of Nottingham, New Hampshire.

Tomato-Melon Chicken Salad

Tomato-Melon Chicken Salad

Tomato-Melon Chicken Salad

Nothing says summer like picking watermelon, tomatoes and raspberries, then tossing them together in a salad. The addition of grilled chicken makes it a satisfying yet still summery meal. —Betsy Hite, Wilton, California

Summer Squash Slaw

Summer Squash Slaw

Summer Squash Slaw

In her Minneapolis, Minnesota kitchen, Mary Ann Kosmas creates this quick and colorful medley of fresh zucchini, summer squash and red pepper. "It's a flavorful way to use up my garden bounty," she notes, "and the dill adds wonderful herb flavor."

Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish

Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish

Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish

“I’m trying to cut my risk for cardiac disease by changing the way I eat,” explains Marlene Agnelly from her Ocean Springs, Mississippi home. Her colorful side dish is packed with as much nutrition as fresh-picked flavor!

Aztec Vegetables

Aztec Vegetables

Aztec Vegetables

Demonstrator Lesa Newman offers this tasty side dish that incorporates fresh produce from the fall harvest.—Taste of Home Cooking School

Mushroom Wild Rice Dish

Mushroom Wild Rice Dish

Mushroom Wild Rice Dish

With its nutty texture and visual appeal, you’ll turn to this hearty side whenever a rice dish is in order. I’ve served this for more than 30 years and, over time, have learned to make enough for leftovers to be sent home with family members.—Virginia Peter, Winter, Wisconsin

Italian-Style Lima Beans

Italian-Style Lima Beans

Italian-Style Lima Beans

This Italian-style side dish will delight lima bean lovers. Not only is it a colorful addition to the menu, the combination of flavors enhance the beans to a delightful taste. The lima beans have a bite yet are tender and perfect with the delicate flavor of the cherry tomatoes.

Carrots with Rosemary Butter

Carrots with Rosemary Butter

Carrots with Rosemary Butter

These appealing carrots from Veronica Callaghan of Glastonbury, Connecticut are simple, yet savory. Just steam and toss with Veronica’s homemade rosemary butter. Voila!
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