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.

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Carrot 'N' Celery Amandine

Carrot 'N' Celery Amandine

Carrot 'N' Celery Amandine

"When I prepare a rather plain entree like baked chicken for dinner, I try to make an interesting side dish like this one," writes Carol Gaus of Itasca, Illinois. "The crisp-tender veggies, seasoned with soy sauce and garlic, get added crunch from the toasted almonds.

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

These extra-thin slices of zucchini and carrot add a pretty touch to a dinner, place, confirms our Test Kitchen staff.

Grilled Vegetable Potato Skins

Grilled Vegetable Potato Skins

Grilled Vegetable Potato Skins

People just love these stuffed spuds int the summer as an alternative to heavier grilled fare. Topped with a colorful vegetable medley, the tender potato skins are light yet satisfying. —Karen Hemminger of Mansfield, Massachusetts

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Are you looking for an appetizing way to enhance a nutritious vegetable? Try this eye-catching stir-fry from Marie Rossey of Creston, Ohio. The broccoli keeps its bright color and crispness, while ginger and soy sauce help to spice it up nicely.

Salsa Rice

Salsa Rice

Salsa Rice

It's a snap to change the spice level in this popular rice side dish by choosing a milder or hotter salsa. "It's an easy accompaniment to burritos or tacos," suggests Molly Ingle of Canton, North Carolina.

Vibrant Veggie Stir-Fry

Vibrant Veggie Stir-Fry

Vibrant Veggie Stir-Fry

From Alverton, Pennsylvania, Betty Claycomb whips up a simple side dish featuring broccoli, carrots and zucchini. "Over the years, my husband and I have learned to cook with less fat and sugar so we can enjoy good health as we grow older," she shares.

Broccoli With Orange Cream

Broccoli With Orange Cream

Broccoli With Orange Cream

I received the recipe for this broccoli side dish from a good friend in North Carolina. I like to use fresh thyme from my herb garden. The cream orange sauce is even better than hollandaise. —Kathy Samuelson of Omaha, Nebraska

Parsley New Potatoes

Parsley New Potatoes

Parsley New Potatoes

These fork-tender and flavorful potatoes make an easy yet elegant accompaniment to any main entree.—Suzanne Cleveland, Lyons, Georgia

Meatless Hopping John

Meatless Hopping John

Meatless Hopping John

"I traditionally make this black-eyed pea dish for New Year's celebrations," notes Ann Buckendahl of Benton, Kansas. "This version has more seasonings and veggies than the classic Southern dish."

Tarragon-Almond Green Beans

Tarragon-Almond Green Beans

Tarragon-Almond Green Beans

A hint of balsamic vinegar gives a fresh taste to this simple side shared by Glenda Malan. "Sliced almonds dress up green beans tastefully when company's coming," she relates from Lake Forest, California. "I can't think of an entree this dish doesn't complement."

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

My sister-in-law, who is a dietitian, shared this recipe with me. Buttermilk and garlic flavor these smooth mashed potatoes that are better for you than typical versions that include lots of butter. —Stephanie Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri
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