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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.

Garlic Butter Green Beans

Garlic Butter Green Beans

Garlic Butter Green Beans

"One summer, when my parents had a huge crop of green beans from their garden, I created this recipe," Erika Niehoff relates from Eveleth, Minnesota. "My children just love this yummy dish with garden fresh green beans."

Southwestern Baked Beans

Southwestern Baked Beans

Southwestern Baked Beans

Three kinds of beans and a host of seasonings make this version of baked beans a winner. Southwest flavors dominate in this dish that's perfect with grilled chicken. Leslie Adams - Springfield, Missouri

Lemon Pepper Pasta

Lemon Pepper Pasta

Lemon Pepper Pasta

Our home economists cut down this pretty pasta recipe with peppers and lemon from Jolinda Whittle of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania for two to enjoy.
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Asparagus with Sesame Vinaigrette

Asparagus with Sesame Vinaigrette

Asparagus with Sesame Vinaigrette

This crisp side dish with asparagus and a tasty vinaigrette is ready in minutes. “I serve this whenever fresh asparagus is on sale," says Nancee Melin of Tucson, Arizona. "The dressing can be made ahead for swift assembly later.”

Braised Winter Vegetables

Braised Winter Vegetables

Braised Winter Vegetables

Try these flavorful root vegetables simmered in a seasoned broth from our Test Kitchen. The good-for-you blend makes a comforting side dish with hearty entrees and roasts.

Snappy Herbed Spinach

Snappy Herbed Spinach

Snappy Herbed Spinach

“We have a small group that meets once a week for exercise and to share ideas on 'light & tasty' foods that are good for us but also quick," writes Eva Brookman of Davis, Illinois. "This is one of our favorite recipes.”

Garlicky Kale

Garlicky Kale

Garlicky Kale

This warm and zippy side dish features fresh kale and sweet raisins. “It tastes wonderful served hot or cold,” comments Clara Coulston from Washington Court House, Ohio.

Fettuccine with Asparagus and Peas

Fettuccine with Asparagus and Peas

Fettuccine with Asparagus and Peas

Vicki Kamstra of Spokane, Washington writes, "I found this years ago, it has truly been a crowd pleaser. I often use whole wheat pasta instead; it's a great substitution!"

Crispy Zucchini Cakes

Crispy Zucchini Cakes

Crispy Zucchini Cakes

“I love these ‘crab cakes’ without the crab!” writes Mary Wagner from Austin, Pennsylvania. The crispy, well-seasoned zucchini patties make a change-of-pace dish that’s perfect for dressing up a light summer supper.

Garlic Pepper Corn

Garlic Pepper Corn

Garlic Pepper Corn

I've loved corn served with this simple seasoning since I was a child. It makes corn on the cob extra special. —Anna Minegar, Zolfo Springs, Florida

Cranberry Pear Stuffing

Cranberry Pear Stuffing

Cranberry Pear Stuffing

Our family came up with this recipe when we decided to add something new to our traditional Thanksgiving menu. Now this tasty dressing has become a standard dish on our holiday table. —Juanita Haugen, Pleasanton, California
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