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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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Butternut Orzo Risotto

Butternut Orzo Risotto

Butternut Orzo Risotto

This creamy dish resembles traditional rice risotto, only it’s quicker and easier to make. Fresh herbs enhance the tender orzo pasta and sweet butternut squash. Try it as a warming side dish for pork.—Country Woman Test Kitchen

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Balsamic vinegar's sweet-tart flavor enhances roasted broccoli spears seasoned with garlic. You can conveniently pop this dish into the oven while a beef roast or turkey is resting. —Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Here’s a fast and easy way to dress up fresh green beans. Basil adds bright flavor, while lemon juice and garlic bring spring to mind. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Honey Garlic Green Beans

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Green beans are great, but they can seem ordinary on their own. Just a couple extra ingredients give them sweet and salty attitude. —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta

Kale with Bacon

Kale with Bacon

Kale with Bacon

The hearty bacon flavor in this side dish makes you forget that you're eating right. Seasoned with garlic, it's a great way to enjoy vitamin-rich kale. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia

Parmesan & Garlic Fries

Parmesan & Garlic Fries

Parmesan & Garlic Fries

I found an even tastier way to eat fries! The addition of Parmesan and garlic makes this side dish simple irresistible.

Rigatoni Chard Toss

Rigatoni Chard Toss

Rigatoni Chard Toss

I had to get my firefighter husband to eat more fruits and veggies to lower his cholesterol and triglycerides. Fresh chard and tomatoes add a lot of fiber and vitamins to our diets, but we love this recipe for the flavor. While he would never admit to eating "health food" around the firehouse, this dish is one of many that made his trips to the doctor much more pleasant! —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

“Fresh rosemary is the key to these savory and colorful potatoes. You can substitute carrots for the sweet potatoes with equally tasty and beautiful results.” Shannon Koene - Blacksburg, Virginia

Tomato 'n' Corn Risotto

Tomato 'n' Corn Risotto

Tomato 'n' Corn Risotto

This is one of my favorite recipes because it uses items from the garden. Milk and Parmesan cheese give this side dish a creaminess everyone's sure to enjoy. —Angela Lively, Baxter, Tennessee

Stewed Tomato Pasta

Stewed Tomato Pasta

Stewed Tomato Pasta

"I'm the mother of two very active boys, and this flavorful dish is one they'll always eat," writes Tracey Jones from Chesapeake, Virginia. "Another reason I love it is I usually have the ingredients on hand."

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Out of thyme? No worries, the beauty of this dish is in its versatility. Try using another herb instead. —Sarah Reid, Oshawa, Ontario
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