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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Oktoberfest Red Cabbage

Four generations of our family celebrate Oktoberfest. We love this tart and sweet dish of red cabbage and apples, also known as rotkohl. —Diana Likes, Chandler, Arizona
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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

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

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

Spanish Potatoes

Spanish Potatoes

Spanish Potatoes

I keep my kitchen stocked with fruits and vegetables. Potatoes are great to have on hand because they're nutritious and low in fat. Oregano seasons this side dish dressed up with onions, peppers and tomatoes. —Connie Thomas of Jensen, Utah

Pork Chop Potato Bake

Pork Chop Potato Bake

Pork Chop Potato Bake

Folks who sample my cooking tease me and say I should open a restaurant. But I'm more than happy just cooking comforting meals like this for family and friends.

Sweet Carrots

Sweet Carrots

Sweet Carrots

Here's a flavorful way to dress up carrots without a lot of fuss. Simply steam the good-for-you veggies, then season with butter, brown sugar, vinegar and a sprinkling of chives. The carrots are not only colorful, but they taste good, too.

Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

This is my very favorite rice recipe. I've served it many times and it's always received rave reviews. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

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.”

Gingered Squash Saute

Gingered Squash Saute

Gingered Squash Saute

This vibrant veggies saute puts summer's bounty in the spot light. "The recipe comes from a 20-year-old cookbook, but I still use it, especially when produce from our garden is plentiful," Ruth Andrewson notes from Peck, Idaho.

Steamed Lemon Broccoli

Steamed Lemon Broccoli

Steamed Lemon Broccoli

I first tried this sunny side dish because it seemed to be a fresh, nutritious and easy combination. Now it's the only way my husband will eat broccoli. I love to pair it with grilled meat on hot days. -Michelle Hanson, Oacoma, South Dakota

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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