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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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This colorful blend of sauteed vegetables is as pretty as it is tasty. “The recipe was given to me by a dear friend, and it’s become a family favorite. It’s a quick summer side from our garden,” notes Sue Spencer from Coarsegold, California.
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Spinach Cheddar Squares

Spinach Cheddar Squares

Spinach Cheddar Squares

"I really enjoy preparing spinach dishes like this one," shares Elaine Anderson of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. "Perfect for four, the recipe can be doubled to serve larger groups."

Warm Garlicky Grape Tomatoes

Warm Garlicky Grape Tomatoes

Warm Garlicky Grape Tomatoes

This is one of our favorite quick ways to use up a bumper crop of grape tomatoes (or to remedy an overzealous tomato shopper)! —Rose Gulledge, Crofton, Maryland

Roasted Dill Potatoes

Roasted Dill Potatoes

Roasted Dill Potatoes

Snipped dill breathes new life into potatoes with this side dish from Haines, Alaska’s Kathrine Jimmie. Zero cholesterol and only a few fat grams make it a heart-smart dinner accompaniment for everyday meals.
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Supreme Potato Casserole

Supreme Potato Casserole

Supreme Potato Casserole

Cottage cheese and sour cream give a delicious creamy coating to the tender cubes of potatoes in this side dish. i usually double the recipe when serving it to guests. They never realize it's light. —Joy Allen of Forsyth, Georgia

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

“I make this a lot for my son, who’s a picky eater. He loves it!” Lori Panarella — Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Healthy Roasted Asparagus

Healthy Roasted Asparagus

Healthy Roasted Asparagus

Kelley Casey of Fairfax, Virginia highlights the garden-fresh taste of asparagus with a mild lemon dressing and Parmesan cheese in this delicious side dish. Try it with pork or chicken for a lighter meal.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

These potatoes still have the creamy texture and cheesy flavor your family expects, but this slimmed-down version has less fat and fewer calories.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Every bit as rich and creamy as the original recipe, this magical makeover has crunchy pecans, loads of cheese and a touch of jalapeno. Destined to become a favorite! —Sharon Beshoar, Montrose, Colorado

Spinach and Rice

Spinach and Rice

Spinach and Rice

Dill and oregano do a nice job of dressing up this dish. It makes a great side with savory lamb or pork chops. —Laura Nurse, Lilburn, Georgia

Broiled Zucchini with Rosemary Butter

Broiled Zucchini with Rosemary Butter

Broiled Zucchini with Rosemary Butter

In Central Point, Oregon, Sandra Hart broils garden-fresh zucchini and spreads it with a buttery herb topping.

Penne with Kale and Onion

Penne with Kale and Onion

Penne with Kale and Onion

I love kale; my husband hates it. But when I swapped it into a favorite penne-with-spinach recipe, it was so delicious, he asked for seconds! —Kimberly Hammond, Kingwood, Texas
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