Diabetic Side Dish Recipes

Emphasizing vegetables and fruits, whole grains and plant-based proteins, find diabetic-friendly side dishes to try in this collection of 220+ rated & reviewed diabetic side dish recipes.

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BBQ Corn

Rating: 4 stars 55
Work that smoker magic on corn on cob. Be sure to get the corn before the produce person trims off some of the outer husks. The corn must be completely covered by the husk. Use peeled back husks for handles when eating. This recipe multiplies well, and can be used to make corn for a crowd. You will need bagged ice for this recipe to keep the corn cold.
By Doug Kacsir

Moroccan Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
These creamy Middle Eastern-style potatoes are flavored with turmeric and use olive oil rather than butter. They are great alone, and for fillings in puff pastries. Amounts of salt, pepper, and other spices may be adjusted to taste.

Easy Lima Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 177
Baby lima beans are steamed in chicken broth. This is a very tasty easy lima bean recipe that is also low in fat.

White Beans and Peppers

Rating: 4 stars 67
Any sweet pepper will work in this side dish, but I love the delicate spiciness of the long, pointy gypsy pepper. I use organic beans, and serve alongside a veggie burger.
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Zesty Zucchini and Squash

Rating: 4.5 stars 136
This is an extremely easy and fast side dish. It is even good served over pasta.

Baked Sweet Potato Sticks

Rating: 4.5 stars 472
Best eaten at room temperature.

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.

Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
I made this as something different on Thanksgiving, and now everyone in family loves this recipe.

Gingery Carrot Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
A refreshing change of pace. I am always looking for salads that get better when they are in the fridge for a few days.

Stir-Fried Mushrooms with Baby Corn

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
Here is a Thai vegetable side dish with plenty of Chinese influences. Utilize whatever mushrooms are in season, such as straw, button, het kone or shiitake mushrooms.

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.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Mediterranean Kale
Rating: Unrated 424
"This was absolutely wonderful! My husband and I couldn't stop eating it. So simple and so GOOD!" – Jessica Mae
Lemony Quinoa
Rating: Unrated 232
"Now this is some pretty good stuff! I love the flavor of the lemon mixed with the spiciness of the cayenne pepper!" – Gitano
Baked Beans from Scratch
Rating: 4.5 stars 121

Navy beans, molasses, and maple syrup combine to make this classic dish at home.