Low-Calorie Side Dish Recipes

Looking for low-calorie side dish recipes? Allrecipes has more than 780 trusted low-calorie side dish recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes II

Rating: 4.74 stars
Creamy mashed potatoes with ranch seasoning in them. Grandma Jan's Thanksgiving dinner mashed potatoes. For a variation, try sprinkling your favorite shredded cheese over the top before baking.

Easy Indian Style Okra

Rating: 4.32 stars
My Indian friend taught me how to make this easy traditional Indian okra recipe using fresh okra and spices in a skillet.

Grilled Portobellos Sauteed in Wine

Rating: 4.64 stars
This recipe is a great addition to beef roast or a grilled steak. It is easy, quick, and can be prepared in the time it takes the steak to be grilled, if need be. We were absolutely amazed when this recipe became a favorite of our 2 year old grand daughter!
By Anonymous

Southern-Style Crowder Peas

Rating: 4.64 stars
Delicious seasoned peas cooked with onions, peppers, bacon, and ham. A New Orleans style dish. Serve over rice.

Tasty Collard Greens

Rating: 4.83 stars
A classic recipe for collard greens that uses smoked turkey to add some flavor. Greens are simmered in chicken stock, then spiced with a dash of red chile flakes.

Grilled Asparagus

Rating: 4.7 stars
The special thing about this recipe is that it's so simple. Fresh asparagus with a little oil, salt, and pepper is cooked quickly over high heat on the grill. Enjoy the natural flavor of your veggies.
By Anonymous
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Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Rating: 4.7 stars
The flavors of this side dish are intense! It is great as a starter to an Asian menu, or as a significant addition to a light stir-fry meal.
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Roasted New Red Potatoes

Rating: 4.67 stars
These are roasted potatoes at their best - plain and simple. Red potatoes are tossed with olive oil, and salt and pepper, and then roasted to perfection.

Last Minute Mushrooms

Rating: 4.57 stars
This recipe for a buttery, delicious, mushroom side dish couldn't be any simpler. It goes well with fish fillets, baked chicken, steak, and just about any other main dish.

Summer Squash Puffs

Rating: 4.64 stars
A light fritter-like vegetable treat. Use any summer squash, yellow or green--or a mix of both.

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.74 stars
My mother-in-law gave me this quick and easy recipe for the sweetest, tastiest corn cobs!

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!

Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Asparagus

"This was the quickest way i have ever made asparagus, and it tasted the best."– HANNAH_R

Roasted New Red Potatoes

"These were really yummy! I love how you can add different herbs to make it different every time!" – Sully

Homemade Crispy Seasoned French Fries

Rating: 4.43 stars

My family loves French fries and with 4 children the bag fries from the store just weren't enough and became too expensive. So I tried batter - after all it makes chicken, shrimp, and onion rings crispy so why not potatoes. Now even my husband can't get enough of these French fries. They even stay crispy when you reheat in the microwave.