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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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Pasta with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce

Pasta with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce

Pasta with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce

This creamy pasta dish is the result of combining two different recipes. I often turn it into a main dish by serving a green salad on the side.—Suzanne Appleyard, Queensbury, New York

Portobello Mushroom Saute

Portobello Mushroom Saute

Portobello Mushroom Saute

It’s guaranteed this festive vegetable medley will have guests asking for seconds. The portobello’s intense flavor and firm texture make the nutritious saute top-notch.—Leona Ryynanen, Houghton, MI

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

When my mom and sister developed several food allergies, we had to modify many recipes. I substituted quinoa for couscous in this tabouleh. Now we make it all the time! —Jennifer Klann, Corbett, Oregon
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Root for Winter Vegetables

Root for Winter Vegetables

Root for Winter Vegetables

This medley is an updated version of a recipe my mom grew up with. It's my favorite way to prepare veggies and is marvelous with a batch of hot rolls. —Julie Butler, Puyallup, Washington

Sauteed Squash Medley

Sauteed Squash Medley

Sauteed Squash Medley

“This recipe never lasts long on our table. I usually serve it with an Italian-style entree.” We think it’s a great partner for most any main dish! Kay Ayotte - Albion, Michigan

Savory Noodle Rice Pilaf

Savory Noodle Rice Pilaf

Savory Noodle Rice Pilaf

A combination of fine egg noodles and long grain rice makes this side dish a savory change-of-pace. Judy Barry of West Milford, New Jersey seasons the pilaf with minced garlic, fresh parsley and a little butter.

Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Even people who normally don't care for Brussels sprouts will ask for a second helping of these. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Cutting the carrots lengthwise makes this dish look extra pretty. For even more elegance, garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme or parsley. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Wedge Potatoes

Wedge Potatoes

Wedge Potatoes

“These simple-to-fix potato wedges are great with burgers, chicken sandwiches, fish and other entrees,” says Barbara Trautmann from Ham Lake, Minnesota.

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushrooms and spinach make a super-fast combination that’s perfect for two. “It’s easy to double or triple for a crowd,” notes Pauline Howard of Lago Vista, Texas.

Vegetable Quinoa

Vegetable Quinoa

Vegetable Quinoa

“My family really enjoys this hearty dish,” writes Kate Selner from her home in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. “It makes a delicious side with grilled chicken or a filling main course when served with a salad or extra vegetable.”
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