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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.

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Here’s a super-simple way to dress up zucchini from Wanda Penton of Franklinton, Louisiana. Asian flavor and sesame seed crunch make this side dish a treat to eat! Tip Idea: Yellow summer squash could be substituted for some of the zucchini.

Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Our Test Kitchen combined this popular winter squash with couscous, cherries, walnuts and seasonings and served it in the shell. Even kids will like this flavorful and filling dish.

Broccoli-Stuffed Potatoes with Dill

Broccoli-Stuffed Potatoes with Dill

Broccoli-Stuffed Potatoes with Dill

This hearty broccoli-and-cheese potato gets extra flavor from sour cream and fresh dill. Serve it as a side or as a light lunch by itself. To speed up prep, start with a microwaved potato, suggests Fran Scott of Birmingham, Michigan.
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Easy Roasted Vegetables

Easy Roasted Vegetables

Easy Roasted Vegetables

Try a tasty shortcut to full-roasted flavor with this versatile, down-home side dish from Amelia Sunderland in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

This pleasant pasta dish offers an elegant way to round out almost any meal. And with so few ingredients, it couldn’t get much easier! Mandi Smith - Knoxville, TN

Steamed Broccoli

Steamed Broccoli

Steamed Broccoli

I first tried this sunny side dish because it seemed to be a fresh, nutritious and easy combination. Now it's the only way my husband will eat broccoli. I love to pair it with grilled meat on hot days.

Corn and Tomato Medley

Corn and Tomato Medley

Corn and Tomato Medley

With a little spark of cumin, this garden-fresh medley showcases corn in a colorful blend with tomato, green pepper and onion.

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

This moist dressing is perfect when paired with poultry or even pork. The sweet-tart flavor of the dried cranberries really complements the dish's turkey sausage. —Corinne Portteus, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Baked Potato Wedge

Baked Potato Wedge

Baked Potato Wedge

This recipe is perfect for company and get delicious, delicate flavor from the rosemary.

Slow-Cooked Lemon Red Potatoes

Slow-Cooked Lemon Red Potatoes

Slow-Cooked Lemon Red Potatoes

Butter, lemon juice, parsley and chives enhance this simple side dish. They also cook up nicely in a slow cooker.

Sweet Squash

Sweet Squash

Sweet Squash

Cinnamon and ginger give a nice spiced flavor to the moist tender squash halves. You can use up the extra squash in the two recipes that follow.
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