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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.

Quick Ginger-Orange Squash

Quick Ginger-Orange Squash

Quick Ginger-Orange Squash

"You can prepare this side dish quickly in your microwave," says field editor Vonna Wendt of Ephrata, Washington. "It has a festive holiday flavor."

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

My husband never cared for sweet potatoes until he married me. I tell him it must be my cooking! He can't resist dipping into a bowl of these crunchy chips. They're a nice change from regular potato chips.—Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Mashed Potato for One

Mashed Potato for One

Mashed Potato for One

With two dance classes, bowling and crafting each week, this easy recipe is perfect when I need an out-of-the-ordinary side dish but have little time.—Winifred Chesborough, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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Festive Green Beans

Festive Green Beans

Festive Green Beans

This recipe can't be beat for a vegetable dish that sports the colors of the season and gets people coming back for seconds. This is a side dish my whole family enjoys. It is made with Mexican-style stewed tomatoes or salsa, it has zip.—Frances Janssen, Canyon Lake, Texas

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

This economical side dish dresses up a plain vegetable to make it extra special for your family.—Norma Apel, Dubuque, Iowa

Fancy Brussels Sprouts

Fancy Brussels Sprouts

Fancy Brussels Sprouts

This is a simple and tasty way to dress up brussels sprouts for the holidays. The parsley, sugar and crisp water chestnuts make the sprouts fresh tasting and festive looking. -Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas

Baked Mushroom Rice

Baked Mushroom Rice

Baked Mushroom Rice

With fresh mushrooms and a nice blend of seasonings, this rice recipe complements any meat you serve as a main course. Best of all, it cooks in one pot for a no-hassle dish.—Alcy Thorne, Los Molinos, California

Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

I've been serving this festive appetizer for years. Everyone comments on how pretty it is. I especially like it because it's so easy to make.—Leola Seltmann, Witchita, Kansas

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

This recipe is a zippy, flavorful south-of-the-border side dish. My family always requests this rice when I'm making a Mexican dinner.—Pattie Hess, Grabill, Indiana

Lemon Roasted Red Potatoes

Lemon Roasted Red Potatoes

Lemon Roasted Red Potatoes

I like trying out new recipes on my boyfriend, and he's always willing to taste-test. The lemon juice and thyme give these golden potatoes fabulous flavor.—Sally Sue Campbell, Greenville, Tennessee

Herbed Green Beans

Herbed Green Beans

Herbed Green Beans

From Marshfield, Missouri, Bernice Morris writes, "The herb butter makes this green bean side dish so pleasant. I always serve it with a ham dinner...don't forget the hot rolls!"
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