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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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Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Who doesn't like mashed potatoes? Try this slimmed-down dish with any entree. —Janet Homes, Surprise, Arizona

Garlic Instant Potatoes

Garlic Instant Potatoes

Garlic Instant Potatoes

“This is a good way to spice up plain instant potatoes. I prepare these when I'm running out of time to get dinner on the table but want something that still tastes homemade.” Carolyn Coop - Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Herbed Veggie Mix-Up

Herbed Veggie Mix-Up

Herbed Veggie Mix-Up

A simple treatment of mixed herbs and seasonings brings out the best in this colorful medley of vegetables.—Marie Forte Raritan, New Jersey
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Meatless Hopping John

Meatless Hopping John

Meatless Hopping John

"I traditionally make this black-eyed pea dish for New Year's celebrations," notes Ann Buckendahl of Benton, Kansas. "This version has more seasonings and veggies than the classic Southern dish."

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 Tater Rounds with Green Onions & Tarragon

Roasted Tater Rounds with Green Onions & Tarragon

Roasted Tater Rounds with Green Onions & Tarragon

I am crazy for potatoes, especially when they're roasted and toasted. Toss them with fresh herbs and green onions for a bold finish. —Ally Phillips, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Even people who normally don't care for Brussels sprouts will ask for a second helping of these. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Denise Ramey from Francesville, Indiana created this recipe by combining some of her favorite flavors and textures. Serve warmed tortilla chips on the side of this robust, crunchy pasta dish.

Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

Working full time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved. So I re-created many of our favorites in the slow cooker. This cinnamony treatment for squash is one of them. —Carol Greco, Centereach, New York

Wedge Potatoes

Wedge Potatoes

Wedge Potatoes

“These simple-to-fix potato wedges are great with burgers, chicken sandwiches, fish and other entrees,” says Barbara Trautmann from Ham Lake, Minnesota.

Zucchini & Sweet Corn Souffle

Zucchini & Sweet Corn Souffle

Zucchini & Sweet Corn Souffle

As novice gardeners, my husband and I sowed zucchini seeds—15 hills' worth! Happily, my family requests this side dish often, so it's a keeper. —Carol Ellerbroek, Gladstone, Illinois
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