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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.

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

Creamy Succotash

Creamy Succotash

Creamy Succotash

This is a creation from my sister, Jenny. When I saw her make it, I didn't think the combination would be very tasty together, but I changed my mind immediately upon tasting it.” -Shannon Koene of Blacksburg Virginia

Acorn Squash Puree

Acorn Squash Puree

Acorn Squash Puree

“I created this recipe to have a healthy alternative to go along with our Thanksgiving meal. It's been a favorite that everyone loves.” Ann Hennessy - Burnsville, Minnesota
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Ginger Mashed Veggies

Ginger Mashed Veggies

Ginger Mashed Veggies

“My best friend, Helen Gilpin, shared this delicious recipe with me,” writes Ella Mae Hoefling of New Brunswick, New Jersey. This light and nutritious side is bursting with fall flavor!

Zucchini Pasta

Zucchini Pasta

Zucchini Pasta

The taste of this rich and creamy zucchini pasta dish will have people convinced it's not low fat, but it is! Garlicky and fresh-flavored, this will be a hit. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts

Quick Mashed Potato Cakes

Quick Mashed Potato Cakes

Quick Mashed Potato Cakes

What a great way to use up any remaining mashed potatoes! These light cakes cook up golden brown and have a wonderful butter-and-onion flavor. Kids and adults alike will love our Test Kitchen’s spin on a classic!

Rutabagas with Dill Dressing

Rutabagas with Dill Dressing

Rutabagas with Dill Dressing

A tart dill dressing flavors these roasted rutabaga slices rich in vitamins A and C. The recipe from our Test Kitchen is an easy way to develop a taste for root veggies.

Tomato-Walnut Pesto on Linguine

Tomato-Walnut Pesto on Linguine

Tomato-Walnut Pesto on Linguine

Our Test Kitchen uses sun-dried tomatoes to make this tangy alternative to traditional pesto. Walnuts lend an appealing nutty flavor to this stand-out dish.

Potluck Baked Beans

Potluck Baked Beans

Potluck Baked Beans

This recipe has remained a long-time favorite for picnics and family get-togethers. For those not watching their fat intake, add cheddar and Parmesan cheese. —Virginia Sander, North Hollywood, California

Carrot Casserole for Three

Carrot Casserole for Three

Carrot Casserole for Three

“I use carrots dug fresh from our garden to make this colorful casserole,” writes Blaine Baker from Kelseyville, California. “Its creamy, buttery texture makes folks 'root' for this comforting side dish.”

Perked-Up Baked Potato

Perked-Up Baked Potato

Perked-Up Baked Potato

With the delicious toppings and fun crunch, this colorful potato for two could easily become a weekly routine. “It’s great served with veal chops and asparagus,” suggests Billie Moss of Walnut Creek, California.
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