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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.

Italian Roasted Potatoes

Italian Roasted Potatoes

Italian Roasted Potatoes

"The herbs in this recipe make ordinary potatoes extraordinary!" Stacey Diehl writes from her Lecanto, Florida home. "They go great with burgers or meat loaf."

Italian Broccoli Cheese Bake

Italian Broccoli Cheese Bake

Italian Broccoli Cheese Bake

From Roanoke, Virginia, Rachel Greenawalt Keller sends this lasagna-like casserole. "It makes a great side dish, but I like to serve it as a meatless entree with a green salad and bread," she suggests.

Ham-Stuffed Tomatoes

Ham-Stuffed Tomatoes

Ham-Stuffed Tomatoes

"With its light cream sauce and hearty filling, this recipe is great for picky eaters," says Delia Kennedy of Deer Park, Washington. "Even my husband likes it and he usually won't eat baked tomatoes."
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Crumb-Topped Summer Squash Casserole

Crumb-Topped Summer Squash Casserole

Crumb-Topped Summer Squash Casserole

"Whenever I'm invited to a potluck, I'm specifically asked to bring this warm crumb-topped side dish," explains Vicki Wrona from Grand Prairie, Texas. "No one realizes how nutritious it is."

Ginger Orange Squash

Ginger Orange Squash

Ginger Orange Squash

Bursting with citrus flavor, this tender side dish complements special autumn dinners and weeknight suppers alike. Our home economists developed the five-ingredient recipe so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family.

Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

"My brother made this stove top side dish as his contribution to Christmas dinner one year. We liked it so much that it became a mainstay in our household. -Gail Orsillo of Lynnwood, Washington

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Snow Pea Medley

Even in frosty weather, Lucille Mead of Ilion, New York serves up garden-fresh flavor with this pretty, colorful side dish. The crisp-tender veggie combo goes with a variety of entrees and is ready in minutes.

Tuna-Stuffed Potatoes

Tuna-Stuffed Potatoes

Tuna-Stuffed Potatoes

Turn a baked potato into a light meal in minutes with this creamy and delicious tuna topping from Bobby Taylor in Michigan City, Indiana. Serve this tasty twist on twice-baked potatoes with a leafy green salad for a lovely, spur-of-the-minute lunch or late-night supper. MAKE IT EASY: For make-ahead convenience on busy weekdays, Bobby Taylor suggests you prepare the potatoes, wrap tightly in foil and refrigerate for up to two days. When needed, unwrap and place on a baking sheet in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Apple-Spice Acorn Squash

Apple-Spice Acorn Squash

Apple-Spice Acorn Squash

In Fostoria, Ohio, Joann Fell adds chopped apples and spices to warmed acorn squash, then microwaves for a fast and comforting mealtime accompaniment.

Buttery Basil Beans

Buttery Basil Beans

Buttery Basil Beans

I grow green beans and basil and I thought I'd try combining the two. The results were yummy, particularly since the beans remain crisp and fresh tasting.—Bernadette Bennett, Waco, Texas

Crunchy Potato Wedges

Crunchy Potato Wedges

Crunchy Potato Wedges

Kids will love the flavor of Parmesan cheese and the crunch of cornflakes on these better-than-frozen home fries. They're great for kids, but the adults will enjoy them as well.—Melissa Tatum of Greensboro, North Carolina
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