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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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Sure, it’s simple and healthy but, oh, is this roasted broccoli delicious. Cutting the stalks into tall “trees” turns this ordinary veggie into a standout side dish. —Holly Sander, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Garbanzo Beans 'N' Rice

Garbanzo Beans 'N' Rice

Garbanzo Beans 'N' Rice

I love to use fresh vegetables from my garden in this delicious dish. My whole family loves the recipe.—Michele Ridenour, Oswego, Illinois

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

This moist dressing is perfect when paired with poultry or even pork. The sweet-tart flavor of the dried cranberries really complements the dish's turkey sausage. —Corinne Portteus, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tomatoes with Feta Cheese

Tomatoes with Feta Cheese

Tomatoes with Feta Cheese

Ruth Lee of Troy, Ontario serves this great combination as an easy and colorful salad. “I make this no-fuss dish at least once a month,” she writes. “It's a great way to use up fresh summer tomatoes and adds zip to winter tomatoes, too.”
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Pepper Squash Saute

Pepper Squash Saute

Pepper Squash Saute

Here’s an easy and delicious recipe from Janice McCloskey in Howard, Pennsylvania. "I often double it because it’s so good reheated later in the week," she explains.

Simple Lemon Rice

Simple Lemon Rice

Simple Lemon Rice

Pat Stevens' tasty rice side dish has colorful flecks of fresh parsley and pimientos and delivers a lip-smacking splash of sunshiny citrus flavor. Thanks to this Granbury, Texas cook for her recipe.

Sage Polenta

Sage Polenta

Sage Polenta

Bits of sweet red pepper peek through these pretty polenta squares that have a slightly sweet corn flavor and are generously seasoned with sage. Serve this traditional ethnic side dish with Italian entrees...or even Southwestern fare, suggests our Test Kitchen staff.

Snappy Peas and Carrots

Snappy Peas and Carrots

Snappy Peas and Carrots

This brightly colored veggie side was stirred up by our home economists. It goes well with the peppery tenderloin.

Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

To make it easier to bring this traditional Southern staple to a potluck or gathering, I updated it so that it can be cooked in a slow cooker. It's hard to go wrong with candied sweet potatoes when it comes to pleasing a crowd. —Deirdre Dee Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Cheese-Topped Potatoes in Foil

Cheese-Topped Potatoes in Foil

Cheese-Topped Potatoes in Foil

Whenever we go camping, cheesy potato packets are a must. They just may remind you of scalloped potatoes. In the winter, I bake them in the oven. —Denise Wheeler, Newaygo, Michigan

Roasted Root Veggies

Roasted Root Veggies

Roasted Root Veggies

Baking root vegetables in the oven instead of steaming them in the microwave makes them especially tender. Plus, they give my house a wonderful aroma.—Rebecca Dornfeld, Grass Lake, Michigan

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Sure, it’s simple and healthy but, oh, is this roasted broccoli delicious. Cutting the stalks into tall “trees” turns this ordinary veggie into a standout side dish. —Holly Sander, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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