Low-Calorie Side Dish Recipes

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes II

Rating: 4.5 stars 135
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: 4.5 stars 178
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: 4.5 stars 46
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!
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Southern-Style Crowder Peas

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
Delicious seasoned peas cooked with onions, peppers, bacon, and ham. A New Orleans style dish. Serve over rice.

Tasty Collard Greens

Rating: 5 stars 447
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: 4.5 stars 884
Asparagus is grilled with a little oil, salt, and pepper for a simple summer side dish.
By Allrecipes Member
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Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 874
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: 4.5 stars 1393
Baby red potatoes roasted to perfection with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
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Last Minute Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 123
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: 4.5 stars 162
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: 5 stars 476
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 536
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

Grilled Asparagus
Rating: Unrated 892
"This was the quickest way i have ever made asparagus, and it tasted the best."– HANNAH_R
Roasted New Red Potatoes
Rating: Unrated 1393
"These were really yummy! I love how you can add different herbs to make it different every time!" – Sully
Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
Rating: 4.5 stars 1353

Roasted butternut squash with garlic is a quick and easy side dish ready in less than an hour for a weeknight or a holiday gathering.