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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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Turns out that carrots with fennel, red onion and lemon is an addictive flavor combination. I usually add more carrots—as many as the pan will hold. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Thymed Zucchini Saute

Thymed Zucchini Saute

Thymed Zucchini Saute

Simple and flavorful, this recipe is a tasty and healthy way to use up all those zucchini that are taking over your garden. It's ready in no time! —Bobby Taylor, Ulster Park, New York

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

Snap Peas 'n' Mushrooms

Snap Peas 'n' Mushrooms

Snap Peas 'n' Mushrooms

It takes mere minutes to stir up this four-ingredient side dish, a nice change of pace from your usual green vegetable. —Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada
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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.

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

This economical side dish dresses up a plain vegetable to make it extra special for your family.—Norma Apel, Dubuque, Iowa

Roasted Italian Vegetables

Roasted Italian Vegetables

Roasted Italian Vegetables

This buttery medley of oven-baked vegetables is ideal with fish or most any meat. Zucchini and orange pepper make it colorful, but feel free to substitute yellow summer squash or red or green pepper.

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Our test kitchen home economists developed the recipe for this colorful side dish. Sauteed vegetables add texture and crunch to the quick-cooking couscous.

Sausage & Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage & Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage & Corn Bread Dressing

At our house, we add sausage and a little steak sauce to this cornbread dressing for a meal that warms our cold winter nights. —Mandy Nall, Montgomery, Alabama

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

In Wyoming, Minnesota, Amanda Anderson dresses up broccoli with this savory, ranch-flavored cheese sauce.

Patio Pintos

Patio Pintos

Patio Pintos

Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once, she made a batch for my cousin’s birthday, and he ate the entire thing. —Joan Hallford, Fort Worth, Texas

Cheese 'n' Grits Casserole

Cheese 'n' Grits Casserole

Cheese 'n' Grits Casserole

Grits are a staple in Southern cooking. Serve this as a brunch item with bacon or as a side dish for dinner.—Jennifer Wallis, Goldsboro, North Carolina
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