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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.

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

Sunday afternoons were frequently a time for family gatherings. While the uncles played cards, the aunts prepared wonderful German treats such as this red cabbage. Oftentimes there wasn't enough room for everyone at the dining table, so the grown-ups and babies ate first. My cousins and I would hang around waiting for our turn, hoping there'd be plenty of food left.

Creamed Peas

Creamed Peas

Creamed Peas

"I can still taste these wonderful peas in Mama's delicious white sauce. Our food was pretty plain during the week, so I thought this white sauce made the peas 'extra fancy' and fitting for a Sunday meal."

Scalloped Turnips

Scalloped Turnips

Scalloped Turnips

My husband and I have five grown children and 13 grandchildren. This is the only kind of cooked turnips our kids will eat.
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Mushroom Potatoes

Mushroom Potatoes

Mushroom Potatoes

I frequently prepare this side dish as a change from mashed potatoes. Our son is a real meat-and-potatoes man, and he things they're great.—Skip Dolliver, South Hamilton, Massachusetts

Broccoli Noodle Side Dish

Broccoli Noodle Side Dish

Broccoli Noodle Side Dish

Broccoli Noodle Side Dish is colorful and satisfying, relates Louise Saluti of East Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Chive Carrots

Chive Carrots

Chive Carrots

Chive Carrots have such rich garden-fresh flavor, you'd never guess how inexpensive this dish is to prepare. Relates Dorothy Pritchett, field editor from Wills Point, Texas, "My husband and I both love the garlic in this colorful side dish."

Herbed Wild Rice

Herbed Wild Rice

Herbed Wild Rice

Like many other cooking enthusiasts, I've discovered that good food pleases the palate and soothes the soul! This rice has a nice nutty flavor and the wonderful aroma of sage.—David Collin, Martinez, California

Hearty Red Beans and Rice

Hearty Red Beans and Rice

Hearty Red Beans and Rice

I picked up this recipe while working for the Navy in New Orleans. It's a mouthwatering combination of meats, beans and seasonings. I take this dish to many potlucks and never fail to bring home an empty pot.— Kathy Jacques, Chesterfield, Michigan

Broiled Red Potatoes

Broiled Red Potatoes

Broiled Red Potatoes

MU HUSBAND is a typical "meat and potatoes" man. Tired of the usual mashed or baked potato treatment, I began to experiment in the kitchen, and this recipe is the result. Potatoes prepared this way go well with an omelet for breakfast or a steak for dinner. -Mary Favatella Becker, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

Herbed Potatoes and Onions

Herbed Potatoes and Onions

Herbed Potatoes and Onions

Says Rosadene Herold of Lakeville, Indiana, "My family thinks my Herbed Potatoes and ONions is a tasty alternative to fried potatoes. It's also quick."

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

I made this satisfying side dish often when I was single. Now I prepare it for my family. By adding fresh mushrooms, onion, butter and a little pepper, you can easily dress up ordinary green beans.—Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois
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