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Healthy Cooking Side Dishes

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine side dishes for a healthy and light addition to your meal. Get side dish recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Cheddar Tot Casserole

Cheddar Tot Casserole

Cheddar Tot Casserole

I love making this recipe for functions and as a family treat. I found it in one the Taste of Home brand magazine a few years ago.—Jessica Salts, Corpus Christi, Texas

Makeover Cheddar Tot Casserole

Makeover Cheddar Tot Casserole

Makeover Cheddar Tot Casserole

This delicious dish is truly comfort food at its finest. Sour cream, butter and cream of chicken soup combine with Tater Tots to create a creamy, filling base. Then it's topped with crushed potato chips and cheddar cheese which complete this sinful supper.

Yellow Squash Bake

Yellow Squash Bake

Yellow Squash Bake

Golden, crumb-topped oven entrees are the quintessential image of comfort food and this one fits the picture perfectly. “A friend gave me the recipe,” Lisa Eldridge writes from Topeka, Kansas. “It’s excellent.” With crushed saltine crackers, squash and lots of cheese, the savory side dish is ideal for chasing chills.
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Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

With a buttery cracker topping and lots of cheese, this lightened up classic casserole from Lisa Eldridge of Topeka, Kansas makes a guilt-free side dish at any meal. "I got the original recipe from a friend," Lisa notes. "And it is excellent."

Parmesan Vegetable Rice

Parmesan Vegetable Rice

Parmesan Vegetable Rice

With its red tomatoes and green pepper, this healthful rice dish from Nola Nielsen in Darien, Illinois is colorful enough to serve during the holidays, she says. “But I make it whenever I want a special rice dish any time of year at all!”

Warm Garlicky Grape Tomatoes

Warm Garlicky Grape Tomatoes

Warm Garlicky Grape Tomatoes

This is one of our favorite quick ways to use up a bumper crop of grape tomatoes (or to remedy an overzealous tomato shopper)! —Rose Gulledge, Crofton, Maryland

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

A quick and easy homemade salsa makes a mouthwatering addition to these fried tomatoes. The golden coating is so crispy, no one suspects the slices are light. —Ingrid Parker, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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. —

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.

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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