Low-Fat Side Dish Recipes

Low-fat side dishes for vegetables, potatoes, beans, and rice are easy to make with this collection of more than 490 delicious recipes.

Staff Picks

Baked Beans II

Rating: 4.5 stars 686
A quick and easy way to dress up ordinary pork and beans. The measurements are estimates, but really you can adjust anything to personal taste.

Herby Roasted Potato Wedges

Rating: 4 stars 86
This recipe is an easy alternative to mashed potatoes or boiled potatoes. It is easy and good.

Fried Rice with Cilantro

Rating: 4.5 stars 322
A delicious fried rice. You can use either chicken, pork, bacon or seafood - great with calamari and prawns.

Corn Souffle

Rating: 4 stars 134
I make this every year, and my family always looks forward to having it. It's one of those recipes that looks like you've spent a lot of time on, but it's so easy to make. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

Puerto Rican Steamed Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
This basic Puerto Rican version of steamed rice goes well with Carne Guisada and Habichuelas Guisada.

Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

Rating: 4.5 stars 762
This is a great autumn or winter side dish, especially for those who like things sweet and salty. The colors are beautiful and make a nice autumn presentation.
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How to Make Pico de Gallo

Rating: 4.5 stars 525
This quick and easy recipe shows you to how to make pico de gallo.

Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 378
This delicious recipe was presented to me by a vegan friend. The lime juice gives the quinoa a fresh flavor that can't be beat!

Quick Sesame Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 164
This is my interpretation of the green beans from my favorite Japanese restaurant. Serve with a grilled steak! You can omit the miso paste if you choose.

Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
Baked sweet potatoes with a candied pineapple sauce!

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Rating: 5 stars 429
Use a little sugar and lemon juice in the water to make the sweetest, quickest, tastiest boiled corn on the cob.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.5 stars 515
This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas
Rating: Unrated 808
"EXACTLY what I was looking for. Nice and spicy and just great overall flavor." – FinleyMom
Bok Choy Steamed Rice
Rating: Unrated 43
"Perfect complement to an Asian meal. Really enjoyed this." – GretchynZ
No-Fuss Perfect Baked Brown Rice
Rating: 5 stars 21

Nothing exotic here except perfect brown rice every time. I was surprised that there was no recipe for this already. I hated making brown rice on the stove top, so I have used this for almost 20 years. Smells like popcorn when it is baking. Be creative! Add spices to match any meal. Make a double recipe and you have the beginnings for a breakfast frittata or stir fried rice.