Low-Fat Side Dish Recipes

Looking for low-fat side dish recipes? Allrecipes has more than 490 trusted low-fat side dish recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Baked Beans II

Rating: 4.65 stars
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: 4.09 stars
This recipe is an easy alternative to mashed potatoes or boiled potatoes. It is easy and good.

Fried Rice with Cilantro

Rating: 4.6 stars
A delicious fried rice. You can use either chicken, pork, bacon or seafood - great with calamari and prawns.

Corn Souffle

Rating: 4.23 stars
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

Puerto Rican Steamed Rice

Rating: 4.74 stars
This basic Puerto Rican version of steamed rice goes well with Carne Guisada and Habichuelas Guisada.

Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

Rating: 4.65 stars
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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Pico De Gallo

Rating: 4.39 stars
Sometimes when you eat authentic Mexican food, they give you this salsa stuff made with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos. You can add a squeeze of lime juice to pico de gallo, but I prefer this basic recipe. Once you serve this with your Mexican dish such as tacos, you will want it with all your Mexican dishes!

Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Rating: 4.33 stars
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: 4.3 stars
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: 4.47 stars
Baked sweet potatoes with a candied pineapple sauce!

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.75 stars
My mother-in-law gave me this quick and easy recipe for the sweetest, tastiest corn cobs!

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!

Inspiration and Ideas

Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

"EXACTLY what I was looking for. Nice and spicy and just great overall flavor." – FinleyMom

Bok Choy Steamed Rice

"Perfect complement to an Asian meal. Really enjoyed this." – GretchynZ

Grilled Corn Salad

Rating: 4.59 stars

A yummy and easy side for hot summer days! Goes great with your grilled dishes or just to munch on. This recipe will last several days when covered in an airtight container and refrigerated.