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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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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.

Vegetable Quinoa

Vegetable Quinoa

Vegetable Quinoa

“My family really enjoys this hearty dish,” writes Kate Selner from her home in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. “It makes a delicious side with grilled chicken or a filling main course when served with a salad or extra vegetable.”

Vegetarian Spinach Curry

Vegetarian Spinach Curry

Vegetarian Spinach Curry

"Having lost weight with Weight Watchers, I'm always on the lookout for tasty low-calorie meals," writes Diane Toomey of Methuen, Massachusetts. "I found this recipe in a newspaper a few years ago. It's great because it's low in fat, high in fiber, plus it's easy to make."
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Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Be sure to leave room on the plate for light and creamy casserole. It's dressed up with green onions and melted cheddar cheese and gets its rich texture from the addition of reduced-fat sour cream. Donna Noel - Gray, Maine

Couscous-Stuffed Mushrooms

Couscous-Stuffed Mushrooms

Couscous-Stuffed Mushrooms

"Because so many people are watching their weight nowadays, I came up with these light bites that everyone enjoys," writes Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri.

Healthy Roasted Root Vegetables

Healthy Roasted Root Vegetables

Healthy Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasting and an excellent herb-pepper seasoning turn this vegetable medley into a standout side dish. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

"My family loves this dish—even my picky 5-year-old," says RuthAnn Clore of West Peoria, Illinois. Our Test Kitchen helped her slash the fat in her recipe for a sweet corn bake with fewer calories but all the flavor of the original.

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

The Thanksgiving table just isn’t complete without a steaming side of mashed potatoes. This makeover transformed high-fat Patrician Potatoes into a light side that still tastes decadent.

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.”

Orzo-Stuffed Tomatoes

Orzo-Stuffed Tomatoes

Orzo-Stuffed Tomatoes

From Desert Hot Springs, California, Marian Ridgeway writes, “My neighbor and I used to have a friendly competition for that first ripe tomato! This side dish with orzo is always a favorite.”

Rosemary Rice

Rosemary Rice

Rosemary Rice

This tender, full-flavored rice makes a lovely side for a wide variety of main dishes, says Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia. It's also an easy recipe to double for company or extra guests.
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