Quick and easy side dishes recipes with 200 or fewer calories

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Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara

This is a great marinara recipe made from garden fresh tomatoes. Since I don't have those year around I adapted a recipe found with home preserved…

Robyn Savoie
Nov 2013
Advanced
1 vote
6528 views
Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
8 votes
7425 views
Cooler Corn

Cooler Corn

Large gatherings of people who like corn on the cob requires a couple of lobster pots or a wash tub and a lot of boiling water and patience. Not…

Glenn
Mar 2013
Beginner
1 vote
8166 views
Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

My father-in-law has become an amazing cook, and he made this as part of our Easter lunch this year with the…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2010
Advanced
17 votes
23161 views
Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2011
Advanced
25 votes
10089 views
beetroot raita (Step by Step with photo)

beetroot raita (Step by Step with photo)

Beetroot raita is a healthy and bright colored, beautiful looking raita. This pink colored raita is the best…

swati paathak
Aug 2016
Advanced
1 vote
185 views
Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker

Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker

Admittedly, this doesn't capture the crunch outside of the normal method of making persian rice. But if you…

John Spottiswood
Mar 2013
Advanced
3 votes
4181 views
Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

These are the fantastic potatoes you've probably had in a french bistro...the ones that weren't pommes frites…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2011
Advanced
10 votes
2402 views
Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce adds a splash of vibrant ruby color to your meal. It’s that hint of bright flavor that makes everything else on the plate taste…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Nov 2011
Professional
2 votes
2640 views
Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

This is a great traditional greek sauce. Serve it on flatbread with fava beans, kebab, falafel, or anything else you can think of. It's super…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2008
Advanced
3 votes
6483 views
The Most Decadent Cornbread Casserole Ever, Made Skinny

The Most Decadent Cornbread Casserole Ever, Made Skinny

I’ve tasted many cornbread casseroles in my day and this one wins hands down… It’s rich, moist, creamy and…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Nov 2011
Professional
1 vote
4463 views
Orange Sauce (for cooked carrots)

Orange Sauce (for cooked carrots)

Are you tired of serving plain carrots? This is an excellent sweet sauce you can serve on top of cooked…

Micheline
Sep 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
2815 views
Zucchini Santa Fe

Zucchini Santa Fe

This fast side is great with the green chilies. It gives this recipe a great zip.

Robyn Savoie
Aug 2013
Advanced
1 vote
2582 views
Croatian white onion sauce

Croatian white onion sauce

Traditional and delicious Croatian sauce that goes well with all kinds of cooked meat. Note: Do not omit or substitute wine vinegar with any other…

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Jul 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
1495 views
Festive Pasta Salad

Festive Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is colorful and zesty! Serve warm or at room temperature.

Kelsey Martin
Jun 2008
Intermediate
10 votes
25706 views