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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.

Wild Rice Pilaf

Wild Rice Pilaf

Wild Rice Pilaf

Apricots and wild rice are pleasing companions in this easy pilaf our Test Kitchen staff created. The bits of dried fruit bring sweetness to this side dish that goes great with fish, seafood and poultry.

Broccoli with Red Pepper

Broccoli with Red Pepper

Broccoli with Red Pepper

Karen Davies of Wanipigow, Manitoba shares this colorful side dish. The crisp snap of water chestnuts adds to its great taste.

Broccoli-Mushroom Medley

Broccoli-Mushroom Medley

Broccoli-Mushroom Medley

This recipe is a fresh flavorful vegetable dish. People will think you fussed when you offer this elegant skillet side dish.—Cherie Sechrist, Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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Carrot Pilaf

Carrot Pilaf

Carrot Pilaf

Featuring shredded carrots and rice, this eye-catching recipe was the perfect addition to a "carrot patch" luncheon I once hosted.

Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Sweet Potatoes

I took my mother's delicious sweet potato casserole recipe and gave it a new twist by adding the tempting taste of orange-a fruit very abundant in our state. The flavors are wonderful together and make this dish a family favorite. —Norma Poole, Auburndale, Florida

Delicious Corn Pudding

Delicious Corn Pudding

Delicious Corn Pudding

Corn has been a staple for generations in my family. This comforting dish from my grandma was a part of our meals for years and shared at gatherings. I hope to one day pass this recipe onto my granddaughter.—P Marchesi, Rocky Point, Long Island, New York

French Peas

French Peas

French Peas

I'm always on the lookout for side dishes that go with nearly any main meal. This medley of peas, onions and mushrooms fills the bill.—John Davis, Mobile, Alabama

Garden Vegetable Medley

Garden Vegetable Medley

Garden Vegetable Medley

I'm a vegetarian and enjoy experimenting with vegetable combinations. This relatively fat-free dish with squash, onion, green pepper, tomatoes and seasonings goes well with any meal.—Suzanne Pelegrin, Ocala, Florida

Green Bean Medley

Green Bean Medley

Green Bean Medley

Onion, celery and carrots add additional color and crunch to this basic green bean side dish. I use savory grown in my garden in this recipe.—Janice Cox, Smithfield, Kentucky

Herbed Rice

Herbed Rice

Herbed Rice

A few years ago, I put together a special cookbook for folks who cook for themselves. This is one of my favorite recipes in the book.—John Davis, Mobile, Alabama

Zesty Herbed Rice Pilaf

Zesty Herbed Rice Pilaf

Zesty Herbed Rice Pilaf

The zesty flavor of onion is great with the crunch of celery in this light dish. It's a tasty side dish for a holiday meal. I sometimes add chopped shrimp, chicken or beef to make it into a one-dish meal.
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