High-Fiber Side Dish Recipes

If you're adding fiber to your diet, you'll be happy to see that many of your favorite vegetable, pea, bean, and grain side dishes fit the bill. Find them in this collection of more than 690 trusted high-fiber side dish recipes.

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Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings

Rating: 4.77 stars
Pinto beans are simmered with onion, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and garlic. I love making these beans just because they make the whole house smell so good, and the longer they simmer the better they taste. You could add 1/2 can of beer to make 'borracho' beans. I personally taste-test throughout the entire cooking process and add extra seasoning as I feel it needs it. These beans could simmer all day long; just make sure they have plenty of water to keep the beans covered.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Rating: 4.85 stars
Beautifully crusty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, just like a great baked potato should be! Serve them with your favorite topping, like sour cream, butter, or chives.

Quinoa and Black Beans

Rating: 4.65 stars
Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.

Hobo Potatoes

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is a very good veggie dish I learned years ago at a school camp-out. It's easy to make and can also be made in the oven the same way.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space. I freeze the corn on the cob in plastic bags, and remove a single ear of frozen corn in the cold winter months to have the sweet taste of summer corn throughout the year!

Sauteed String Beans

Rating: 4.38 stars
Tired of regular or canned string beans? Here's an easy way to flavor up those veggies! Even my string bean hating roommate loves these!

Pat's Baked Beans

Rating: 4.65 stars
My step mom gave me this tasty recipe when I was lamenting over what to bring to a barbecue. I've taken this dish to several parties and there's NEVER been any left over!

Moroccan Couscous

Rating: 4.5 stars
This dish is great served with my Lamb Tagine and Cucumber Raita also on this site.

Sarah's Applesauce

Rating: 4.78 stars
This applesauce is delicious! I make it for my younger brother all the time and he loves it - and he hates canned applesauce!

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.76 stars
My mother-in-law gave me this quick and easy recipe for the sweetest, tastiest corn cobs!

Roasted Green Beans

Rating: 4.69 stars
A great alternative to fast-food French fries. My family and friends love these as a snack or hors d'oeuvre. No matter how many I make, it's never enough!

Potato Pancakes I

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is a traditional potato pancake recipe, and is a wonderful comfort food. Serve with applesauce and sour cream for a light dinner, or with roast chicken for a hearty winter meal. You can use more flour if the mixture seems too wet.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets
Rating: Unrated
"Just the right combination of savory and sweet." – Heather
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Rating: Unrated
See how to make healthy baked sweet potatoes with olive oil and dried oregano.

Best Black Beans

Rating: 4.43 stars

This simple black bean side dish works well with Mexican or Cuban meals.