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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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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Grilled Cajun Green Beans

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

This is a perfect way to use up your garden's green beans. The Cajun flavor makes it different from your regular green bean recipe.—Shannon Lewis, Andover, Minnesota

Flavorful Sugar Snap Peas

Flavorful Sugar Snap Peas

Flavorful Sugar Snap Peas

"Our family enjoys the first peas from our garden stir-fried as a crisp treat," notes Connie Moore of Medway, Ohio.

Roasted Veggie Platter

Roasted Veggie Platter

Roasted Veggie Platter

"This combination of colorful vegetable is so good when baked in the oven," assures Margaret Allen of Abingdon, Virginia. "They make a lovely presentation when threaded on skewers before roasting, too," she notes.
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Spring Green Risotto

Spring Green Risotto

Spring Green Risotto

Once a week, I create a new recipe for my blog, An Officer and a Vegan. I first made this risotto when I needed something cheerful and comforting. It would be fantastic with asparagus, zucchini or summer squash, but use whatever veggies are in season. —Deanna McDonald, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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

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

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

This versatile recipe goes well with grilled meats or sliced up and tossed with pasta. Thanks to the Cajun seasoning, it gets more attention than an ordinary side dish.—Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

On Christmas Day, we invite all our nearby relatives to dinner. One way I make the meal memorable is with this side dish that combines mashed and baked potatoes.

Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies

Round out any meal with the natural sweetness of these quick and easy roasted vegetables. "Whole grape tomatoes, onions, peppers, green beans, halved Brussels sprouts and whole cloves of garlic also make delicious additions. Toss with chopped fresh herbs and drizzle with balsamic vinegar or shake on grated Parmesan cheese." Paula Young - Tiffin, Ohio

Three-Veggie Skillet

Three-Veggie Skillet

Three-Veggie Skillet

To try out the Gourmet Grillware, our Test Kitchen came up with this simple side dish featuring tender roasted vegetables with a hint of seasoning. The veggies are great alongside many entrees. You can also prepare this dish in a cast-iron skillet.

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks

Roasted Asparagus and Leeks

No vegetable says spring quite like asparagus. In this recipe, we combine pretty green spears with leeks. Crushed red pepper adds a bit of zest.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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