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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.

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I wanted to up my veggie game, so I smothered Brussels sprouts with garlic and goat cheese. It's really a side dish, but I love to eat it for lunch! —Brenda Williams, Santa Maria, California
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Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Nothing about this moist, pecan-topped stuffing says ‘lighter.’ Fabulous flavors! —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

On Christmas Day, we invite all our nearby relatives to dinner. One way I make the meal memorable is with this side dish that combines mashed and baked potatoes. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington

Rosemary Peas 'N' Squash

Rosemary Peas 'N' Squash

Rosemary Peas 'N' Squash

The beauty of this recipe is that I can substitute any vegetables and still have a terrific side dish. I grow fresh rosemary and use it to season whatever garden bounty I harvest. Since zucchini is abundant almost every year, this recipe puts that to good use.—Emily R Chaney, Blue Hill, Maine
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Easy Sesame Broccoli

Easy Sesame Broccoli

Easy Sesame Broccoli

For a time-saving addition to supper, Myra Innes seasons broccoli spears with lemon, soy sauce and sesame seeds. It's a nice change from plain broccoli," she writes from Auburn, Kansas.

Artichokes and Green Beans

Artichokes and Green Beans

Artichokes and Green Beans

This easy and elegant treatment for vegetables complements a variety of main courses. "Whenever I make it, someone always asks for a recipe," Carole Boys writes from Wheaton, Illinois.

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

"With fresh mushrooms, plum tomatoes and herbs to spice up its flavor, this dish tastes like summertime to me," says Jacqueline Graves of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Chock-full of garden goodness, the chunky sauce cooks up quickly, too.

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

A local restaurant got me hooked on sweet potato fries. I started making them at home with different seasonings to match the taste. I'm thrilled with the results! —Jackie Gregston, Hallsville, Texas

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

This moist dressing is perfect when paired with poultry or even pork. The sweet-tart flavor of the dried cranberries really complements the dish's turkey sausage. —Corinne Portteus, Albuquerque, New Mexico

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

This is one of my greatest hits as a potluck dish at church suppers. If you use some red cabbage, it will have very festive colors, light pink with green. It looks so pretty.—Winifred Winch, Wetmore, Michigan

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

My trick to roasting veggies is to choose ones that cook in the same amount of time. Try pairing up cauliflower florets with baby carrots or okra with cherry tomatoes. —Courtney Gaylord, Columbus, Indiana

Grilled Vegetable Potato Skins

Grilled Vegetable Potato Skins

Grilled Vegetable Potato Skins

People just love these stuffed spuds int the summer as an alternative to heavier grilled fare. Topped with a colorful vegetable medley, the tender potato skins are light yet satisfying. —Karen Hemminger of Mansfield, Massachusetts
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