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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.

Elegant Vegetable Casserole

Elegant Vegetable Casserole

Elegant Vegetable Casserole

Please everyone at the table with this innovative and space-saving dish. Three traditional sides line up to create a tasty, eye-appealing medley. Virginia C. Anthony - Jacksonville, Florida

Spiced Rice

Spiced Rice

Spiced Rice

Honey, raisins and cinnamon lend a slightly sweet flavor to this moist, Mediterranean-inspired side dish. Try it as a lovely, low-fat addition to a summery brunch or luncheon. Ellen Govertsen - Wheaton, IL

Sweet Potatoes and Apples Au Gratin

Sweet Potatoes and Apples Au Gratin

Sweet Potatoes and Apples Au Gratin

“This is a favorite of ours that we make every year and people in both sides of the family rave about it! My mother-in-law drove over to my house to tell me to enter the contest when she read about it. I'm glad she did!” -Erica Vickerman of Hopkins, Minnesota
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Rosemary Rice

Rosemary Rice

Rosemary Rice

This tender, full-flavored rice makes a lovely side for a wide variety of main dishes, says Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia. It's also an easy recipe to double for company or extra guests.

Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

These delicious sweet potatoes cook effortlessly in the slow cooker so you can tend to other things. Coconut gives this classic dish a new, mouthwatering flavor. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

Rice Vegetable Skillet

Rice Vegetable Skillet

Rice Vegetable Skillet

“This is a favorite vegetable casserole of ours," writes Arlene Lee of Holland, Manitoba. "It's very filling served over rice, and the cheese gives the veggies extra flavor. Great warmed up the next day if any is left!”

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

I used to make this dish with lots of butter, brown sugar and cream. I slimmed it down and this low-fat version is just as delicious-my family loves it,” writes Shannon Abdollmohammadi from Woodinville, Washington.

Vegetable Barley

Vegetable Barley

Vegetable Barley

Says Ellen Govertsen of Wheaton, Illinois: “This hearty side dish has colorful green snow peas, red pepper and just a hint of lemon to give it a fresh springtime taste. It can be served either warm or cool.”

So-Good Pilaf

So-Good Pilaf

So-Good Pilaf

Packed with good-for-you grains, this hearty side dish certainly sticks to your ribs. Carrots, parsley and spinach give it great color, while almonds add a delightful crunch. Linda Niceswanger - Cols, Ohio

Multigrain & Veggie Side Dish

Multigrain & Veggie Side Dish

Multigrain & Veggie Side Dish

“Packed with all the good things we're supposed to eat, this dish is delicious and so nice in appearance. It's fun to make, too.” Most of the 6 g of fiber in this healthy side come from spinach, pinto beans and barley. Marian Platt - Sequim, Washington

Barley Pilaf with Bacon

Barley Pilaf with Bacon

Barley Pilaf with Bacon

“This is a tried-and-true recipe from my days working in an oat-and-barley flour mill,” says Lili Hill of Athens, Georgia. Chicken broth, onions and bacon lend wonderful flavor to the fiber-rich grain.
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