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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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Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

Dried basil adds its rich herb flavor to this creamy and delicious skillet side dish that's table-ready in just minutes! Thanks to Anna Chaney of Antigo, Wisconsin for sharing her recipe.

Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

Slow-Cooked Sausage Dressing

This dressing recipe is so delicious no one will know it's lower in fat. And best of all, it cooks effortlessly in the slow cooker, so the stove and oven are freed up for other dishes! —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

Green Beans Amandine

Green Beans Amandine

Green Beans Amandine

It's hard to improve on the taste Mother Nature gives to fresh green beans, but Mom has for years using this recipe. I have always thought the crunchy almonds were a super addition. -Brenda DuFresne, Midland, Michigan
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Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Delicious with almost any meat or fish entree, these crispy potatoes from Mitzi Sentiff in Annapolis, Maryland are really something special. “Tangy lemon permeates the potatoes and adds marvelous flavor,” Mitzi promises.

Maple-Glazed Green Beans

Maple-Glazed Green Beans

Maple-Glazed Green Beans

After I picked my first green beans one year, I desired a savory dish that was unique, quick, and packed with flavor. I had all the ingredients in my pantry and began to experiment. The results were outrageously YUMMY! I couldn’t stop eating my creation, so the next day I picked more beans and made this delicious side dish again. It's a keeper.—Merry Graham, Newhall, California

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These mini cabbages are surprisingly big on flavor. Although the brussels sprouts are very simply seasoned, roasting them caramelizes their natural sugars, giving them a subtle sweetness. —Tina Mirilovich,Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Roasted Green Vegetable Medley

Roasted Green Vegetable Medley

Roasted Green Vegetable Medley

Roasting vegetables like broccoli, green beans and Brussels sprouts is a great way to serve them, and almost any veggie combo works. — Suzan Crouch, Grand Prairie, Texas

Butternut Squash Apple Bake

Butternut Squash Apple Bake

Butternut Squash Apple Bake

“Even if you don’t like squash, you’ll like this side dish,” Ellie Klopping promises from Toledo, Ohio. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples in a cinnamon-sugar glaze for an elegant accompaniment.

Freezer Mashed Potatoes

Freezer Mashed Potatoes

Freezer Mashed Potatoes

If you’ve ever reheated leftover mashed potatoes and been disappointed with the result, you’ll welcome this recipe from Jessie Fortune of Pocahontas, Arkansas. “There’s just my husband Joel and me, so I like to make these potatoes ahead and use as I need them…without the dirty pans and all the fuss of mashing them,” says Jessie. The oven-baked mashed potatoes keep their flavor and creamy texture even after reheating, so you won’t feel like you’re serving leftovers. Although the recipe calls for reheating in the oven, you can also use your microwave. Simply cook 2-3 minutes on high, stirring twice.

Lemon Pasta with Spinach

Lemon Pasta with Spinach

Lemon Pasta with Spinach

Healthy spinach, garlic and lemon combine to coat angel hair pasta for a lovely side that’ll freshen any meal. —Charlene Anderson, Bonney Lake, Washington

Orange Spice Carrots

Orange Spice Carrots

Orange Spice Carrots

To get my son to eat veggies, I mix and match flavors and spices. My slow cooker carrots with orange and cinnamon won him over. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio
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