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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.

Grilled-to-Perfection Potatoes

Grilled-to-Perfection Potatoes

Grilled-to-Perfection Potatoes

This potato dish is a wonderful side for any grilled meat. If you don't want to grill, just place the potatoes in a dish, cover and bake in the oven. —Robin Johnson, Rattan, Oklahoma

Quick Summer Squash Medley

Quick Summer Squash Medley

Quick Summer Squash Medley

“This dish is delicious as a side, but you can also add some cooked chicken or turkey sausage and serve it over rice for a complete meal.” Jennifer Leighty — West Salem, Ohio

Hash Brown Supreme

Hash Brown Supreme

Hash Brown Supreme

“This is a great way to use up leftover fresh vegetables. In addition to the potatoes, use whatever you have on hand to make this recipe bright. We like to serve it with a garnish of sour cream.” —Jennifer Bistline, Confluence, PA
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Easy Sauteed Spinach

Easy Sauteed Spinach

Easy Sauteed Spinach

Here’s a light, lively side to complement almost any entree you put on the table. A little test kitchen know-how helps to dress up everyday spinach with garlic, onion, a lick of sherry and a sprinkling of pine nuts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sesame Snap Peas

Sesame Snap Peas

Sesame Snap Peas

With their fresh taste, these colorful snap peas make an ideal partner for most any entree. Sweet red pepper adds a pop to this sesame-infused side dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Moist Turkey Sausage Stuffing

Moist Turkey Sausage Stuffing

Moist Turkey Sausage Stuffing

With tangy apricots and turkey sausage, this stuffing is a terrific mix of sweet and savory. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes

A sweet potato added to the usual Yukon golds gives these cheesy potatoes a slightly sweet flavor and nice rich color. No one will believe they’re lighter. —Connie Boll, Chilton, Wisconsin

Gluten-Free Mashed Potatoes

Gluten-Free Mashed Potatoes

Gluten-Free Mashed Potatoes

This simple recipe creates a big batch of fluffy, gluten-free mashed potatoes. You'll be happy for it, as these taste just as good as they look! —Melissa McCrady, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake

Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake

Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Bake

Creamy mozzarella and Swiss cheeses create the base for these tasty veggies, while a hint of cayenne pepper gives them a kick guests will adore. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Parsnips & Turnips au Gratin

Parsnips & Turnips au Gratin

Parsnips & Turnips au Gratin

This is a delicious variation on au gratin that features something besides potatoes. I sometimes substitute rutabaga for the turnips. It’s a well-guarded recipe in my collection. Until now! —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Sweet Potato Delight

Sweet Potato Delight

Sweet Potato Delight

“My family wouldn’t dream of a Thanksgiving dinner without this side dish, but it’s great anytime—I serve it once a month.” The fluffy texture and subtle orange flavor make it a standout. —Marlene Kroll, Chicago, Illinois
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