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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.

Tomatoes Rockefeller

Tomatoes Rockefeller

Tomatoes Rockefeller

This side dish from Linda Roberson of Collierville, Tenessee goes great with a variety of meats, especially beef. "The topping freezes well and may be spread thinner to cover more tomato slices, if needed,” she adds. —

Maple Vegetable Medley

Maple Vegetable Medley

Maple Vegetable Medley

Terrific for summer, this recipe calls for fresh vegetables brushed with a mild maple glaze and then grilled to perfection. They go well with any meat dish.

Ribboned Vegetables

Ribboned Vegetables

Ribboned Vegetables

Make the best of summer produce with this easy recipe from Julie Gwinn of Hershey, Pennsylvania. These colorful veggie strips, sauteed in lemon and horseradish, will add zip to any menu.
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Stir-Fried Carrots

Stir-Fried Carrots

Stir-Fried Carrots

For a colorful side dish that’s as good for you as it is good, Grace Yaskovic cooks up these fast and fail-proof carrots with rosemary fresh from her garden. “It’s my hubby Tom’s favorite way to do carrots,” she shares, “and it just happens to be healthy, too!”

Spanish Rice with Cilantro

Spanish Rice with Cilantro

Spanish Rice with Cilantro

Our Test Kitchen's special Spanish Rice and tomatoes seasoned with green chilies and fresh cilantro make a colorful side dish to serve with tacos for an easy, streamlined supper your family is likely to request often.

Grilled Onion Medley

Grilled Onion Medley

Grilled Onion Medley

Submitted by Mary Lou Wayman of Salt Lake City, Utah, this mouthwatering medley, seasoned with garlic and rosemary, is great on burgers or as a side dish.—Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah

Grilled Pattypans

Grilled Pattypans

Grilled Pattypans

Just a few minutes and a handful of ingredients are all you’ll need for this scrumptious side dish. Hoisin sauce and rice wine vinegar give grilled pattypans Asian flair.

Cheese 'n' Grits Casserole

Cheese 'n' Grits Casserole

Cheese 'n' Grits Casserole

Grits are a staple in Southern cooking. Serve this as a brunch item with bacon or as a side dish for dinner.—Jennifer Wallis, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Herb Rice

Herb Rice

Herb Rice

“Here’s a recipe that makes a delicious side for busy weeknight meals or a fun last-minute gift idea,” says Lexington, South Carolina’s Sam Prichard. “I layer the dry ingredients in a pint mason jar, cover the seal with a cute fabric square, then tuck instructions under the bow!”

Pattypan Saute

Pattypan Saute

Pattypan Saute

Summer flavors like tomato and sweet red pepper pair well with sauteed squash in this lovely side. A sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese makes it savory and special.
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