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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.

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Smoky Grilled Corn

Smoky Grilled Corn

Smoky Grilled Corn

A friend and I cooked up this corn one evening when getting ready to grill. The buttery corn, with its sweet-spicy seasoning, won top honors over our steaks. —Linda Landers Kalispell, Montana

Southwestern Rice

Southwestern Rice

Southwestern Rice

"I created this zippy side dish after eating something similar at a restaurant. It complements any Tex-Mex meal wonderfully," writes Michelle Dennis of Clarks Hill, Indiana. "Sometimes I add cubes of grilled chicken breast to the rice to make it a meal in itself."

Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts

This side dish has a nice sweet-and-sour balance, and bacon adds a tasty accent. Sprout lovers will definitely approve of this flavorful treatment. —Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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Sweet Carrots

Sweet Carrots

Sweet Carrots

Here's a flavorful way to dress up carrots without a lot of fuss. Simply steam the good-for-you veggies, then season with butter, brown sugar, vinegar and a sprinkling of chives. The carrots are not only colorful, but they taste good, too.

Stewed Tomato Pasta

Stewed Tomato Pasta

Stewed Tomato Pasta

"I'm the mother of two very active boys, and this flavorful dish is one they'll always eat," writes Tracey Jones from Chesapeake, Virginia. "Another reason I love it is I usually have the ingredients on hand."

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Out of thyme? No worries, the beauty of this dish is in its versatility. Try using another herb instead. —Sarah Reid, Oshawa, Ontario

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized onions give a sweet and savory taste to this side dish from our Test Kitchen. Prepared with red potatoes, reduced-fat cheese and bacon, it makes a heartwarming accompaniment to any main course.

Celebration Green Beans

Celebration Green Beans

Celebration Green Beans

“My husband loves green beans, and really likes this recipe. It's a nice change from a regular green bean casserole!” —Kimberly Gordon, Virgilina, Virginia

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Who doesn't like mashed potatoes? Try this slimmed-down dish with any entree. —Janet Homes, Surprise, Arizona

Garlic Instant Potatoes

Garlic Instant Potatoes

Garlic Instant Potatoes

“This is a good way to spice up plain instant potatoes. I prepare these when I'm running out of time to get dinner on the table but want something that still tastes homemade.” Carolyn Coop - Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Balsamic vinegar's sweet-tart flavor enhances roasted broccoli spears seasoned with garlic. You can conveniently pop this dish into the oven while a beef roast or turkey is resting.—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan
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