Quick and easy side dishes recipes with 200 or fewer calories

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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
8069 views
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
1920 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
21390 views
Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Aromatic and healthy side-dish

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Feb 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
5723 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
5588 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
2429 views
Spinach Basil Orzo

Spinach Basil Orzo

Can you believe I *just* discovered Orzo about 2 months ago? I'm officially a huge fan and this is one of the many recipes I've come up with using a…

Mary Joseph
Mar 2008
Advanced
3 votes
6188 views
Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

This is a delicious way to consume large quantities of one of the healthiest foods on the planet...spinach! I…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2008
Advanced
2 votes
6871 views
Traditional Chinese Plum Sauce

Traditional Chinese Plum Sauce

This is an easy version of plum sauce that is very tasty and keeps well in the fridge. Serve hot or chilled, with egg rolls, pork or chicken.

Robyn Savoie
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
505 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
1858 views
Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

This dish will go with just about any main - pasta, meat, small plates. Whatever you're in the mood for.

Nate Appleman
Apr 2008
Professional
9 votes
18648 views
Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans

I'm ashamed to say that though I LOVE refried beans, this is the first time I've ever made them myself. It's just so easy to buy them in a can, or…

John Spottiswood
May 2012
Advanced
7 votes
2009 views
Soy Dipping Sauce

Soy Dipping Sauce

This is good and easy to make. Serve with your favorite pot stickers, egg rolls, spring rolls and won tons.

Robyn Savoie
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
196 views
Honey-Ginger Glazed Carrots

Honey-Ginger Glazed Carrots

This is a standard side dish for us when we're serving an asian-inspired meal. It's also great with any grilled meat. The honey brings out the…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2012
Advanced
2 votes
1187 views
Pumpkin Maple Sauce

Pumpkin Maple Sauce

Wake up to spicy pumpkin pancakes hot from the griddle! Serve with Pumpkin Maple Sauce for a winter treat.

Robyn Savoie
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
206 views