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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.

Squash Ribbons

Squash Ribbons

Squash Ribbons

These pretty vegetable ribbons will dress up your dinner plate. The combination of summer squash and zucchini, shared by our home economists, is steamed and well seasoned for a healthy side.

Fried Cabbage

Fried Cabbage

Fried Cabbage

Fried cabbage is so good with potatoes, deviled eggs and corn bread, with blackberry cobbler for dessert. We grew our own cabbage and potatoes, and it was always fun to go wild blackberry pickin' in the woods.

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Pair any entree with Tara Sensenbaugh's Garlic Parmesan Asparagus for a truly succulent meal. With subtle garlic, melted butter and a hint of Parmesan cheese, what's not to love?
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Colorful Vegetable Medley

Colorful Vegetable Medley

Colorful Vegetable Medley

Here's a tasty way to get your daily veggies. Our Test Kitchen sprinkled this crisp-tender medley with fresh parsley, lemon juice and coriander. It's a quick side dish for any meal.

Lemon Green Beans

Lemon Green Beans

Lemon Green Beans

Delicately seasoned with lemon and dill, these tender green beans from Kara Lee Helminak of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin taste fresh and inviting. They’re a great accompaniment to almost any entree.

Green Beans with Tomato Sauce

Green Beans with Tomato Sauce

Green Beans with Tomato Sauce

As an alternative to green bean casserole, serve up a saucy Italian side dish sporting festive red and green colors. Also try this sauce with asparagus, broccoli or Brussels sprouts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Asian Sweet-and-Sour Zucchini

Asian Sweet-and-Sour Zucchini

Asian Sweet-and-Sour Zucchini

Serve this Asian-flavored side dish with teriyaki-marinated pork tenderloin or chicken.

Orange Ginger Carrots

Orange Ginger Carrots

Orange Ginger Carrots

Lightly glazed and seasoned with orange juice, honey and ginger, these tender carrots from our Test Kitchen make a lovely, low-fat side dish that appeals to all ages. This colorful dish will dress up a variety of meat entrees.

Herb-Crusted Potatoes

Herb-Crusted Potatoes

Herb-Crusted Potatoes

With just a few minutes of prep, you can toss these savory potatoes into the oven to bake. Seasoned with fresh rosemary and herbs, they bring a pleasantly bold flavor to any meal. –Light & Tasty Test Kitchen

Potato-Stuffed Tomatoes

Potato-Stuffed Tomatoes

Potato-Stuffed Tomatoes

Even veggie-fearing kids will eat these up. Be sure not to bake the tomatoes much longer than 10 minutes or they might soften and fall apart.—Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, WI

Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

With a maple syrup and brown sugar glaze, this squash becomes pleasantly sweet. This is comfort food—easy to prepare and a tasty pairing with a pork entree. —Nancy Mueller, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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