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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.

Gingered Butternut Squash

Gingered Butternut Squash

Gingered Butternut Squash

I found this recipe in a magazine years ago and thought it was the best squash dish I’d ever tasted. When I serve it to guests, they always agree. –Fran Swartzentruber of Sebring, Ohio

Vegetable Medley with Couscous

Vegetable Medley with Couscous

Vegetable Medley with Couscous

I tried this recipe from a cookbook because I'd never had couscous before. Now I love it! It was divine with the vegetables and a good alternative to rice.—Ruth Cowley, Pipe Creek, Texas

Citrus Rice

Citrus Rice

Citrus Rice

Rice is favored in my family so I make this pleasant, citrus side dish often.
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Cauliflower with Buttered Crumbs

Cauliflower with Buttered Crumbs

Cauliflower with Buttered Crumbs

Our home economists offer this home-style way to add flavor and interest to steamed cauliflower. Serve this simple side dish with a variety of entrees.

Creamy Parmesan Penne

Creamy Parmesan Penne

Creamy Parmesan Penne

"This dish is excellent as a side dish to farmer-style sausage or schnitzel," writes Wendy Nuis of Stokes Bay, Ontario. The creamy sauce is accented by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Laramie, Wyoming’s Vera Reid uses corn and peppers to add color and nutrition to this veggie side dish. “It’s so fresh and appealing and complements any meal,” she says.

Barbecued Potato Wedges

Barbecued Potato Wedges

Barbecued Potato Wedges

“So easy to prepare, these toasty, roasted potatoes go well with just about any meat entree and are a year-round favorite at our house,” writes Karen McRowe in Avon, Ohio.

Slow Cooker Dressing

Slow Cooker Dressing

Slow Cooker Dressing

Here’s an easy dressing that’s perfect for Thanksgiving get-togethers. Once it’s in the slow cooker, you’re free to turn your attention to the other dishes.

Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John

A New Year's tradition, this mildly flavored rice dish is a great accompaniment to almost any meat entree. Beth Wall of Inman, South Carolina sent in the recipe. —Beth Wall, Inman, South Carolina

Cheese 'n' Dill Peas

Cheese 'n' Dill Peas

Cheese 'n' Dill Peas

Evelyn Kennell in Roanoke, Illinois shares this nifty way to dress up a package of frozen peas. It’s flavorful, colorful and flat-out fast!

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

A little peppery heat warms up this tasty and versatile veggie-and-orzo side dish from Sam Stusek in Annapolis, Maryland. “I often substitute a variety of our favorite seasonal vegetables and it's always delicious,” he notes.
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