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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.

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Crunchy Yam Bake

Crunchy Yam Bake

Crunchy Yam Bake

This is one of my favorite recipes. The yummy yams are the perfect complement to a holiday ham or turkey and ideal for impressing a potluck crowd. –Marian Moreman of Canyon Country, California

El Paso Bean Soup

El Paso Bean Soup

El Paso Bean Soup

We have so few bad-weather days in New Mexico that we like to celebrate cold rainy one with bowls of hot soup. My family likes this ham and bean variety alongside green chili corn muffins. —Beverly Peacock of Santa Teresa, New Mexico

Green Beans Provence

Green Beans Provence

Green Beans Provence

Crisp-tender green beans are paired with tomatoes for a colorful and nutritious side. Dressed with fresh basil and just enough vinegar to add a bit of tang, this side compliments most any entree. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
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Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes

You'd never know that these mashed potatoes are on the lighter side. Garlic and chives season them nicely while sour cream and cream cheese add richness. They're special enough for company. -Test Kitchen

Light Sweet Potato Casserole

Light Sweet Potato Casserole

Light Sweet Potato Casserole

You're bound to have sweet potato success when you whip up this casserole recipe from our Test Kitchen. With its rich color, creamy texture and irresistible taste, it is sure to be a popular stop on your holiday buffet table.

Makeover Creamed Corn

Makeover Creamed Corn

Makeover Creamed Corn

This scrumptious makeover has all the rich feel and flavor of the original, but only about half the calories and about a third of the saturated fat. -Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Mediterranean Summer Squash

Mediterranean Summer Squash

Mediterranean Summer Squash

“I came up with the recipe when my garden was producing like crazy and I had lots of fresh zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes," writes Dawn E Bryant of Thedford, Nebraska. "I combined the three, added herbs, garlic and feta and came up with a colorful, flavorful dish that I really love. My son eats it up like crazy too.”

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

When my mom and sister developed several food allergies, we had to modify many recipes. I substituted quinoa for couscous in this tabouleh. Now we make it all the time! —Jennifer Klann, Corbett, Oregon

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Since my husband and I both work full-time. I'm always looking for fast nutritious recipes. The whole family loves this tasty treatment for asparagus. I can't make it often enough. —Natalie Peterson of Kirkland, Washington

Savory Noodle Rice Pilaf

Savory Noodle Rice Pilaf

Savory Noodle Rice Pilaf

A combination of fine egg noodles and long grain rice makes this side dish a savory change-of-pace. Judy Barry of West Milford, New Jersey seasons the pilaf with minced garlic, fresh parsley and a little butter.

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushrooms and spinach make a super-fast combination that’s perfect for two. “It’s easy to double or triple for a crowd,” notes Pauline Howard of Lago Vista, Texas.
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