Side dishes recipes with 500 or fewer calories costing less than $0.5 per serving

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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
20753 views
Cumin Rice

Cumin Rice

This rice is a delicious mix of cumin and cinnamon. It provides a nice, slightly sweet flavor, that is a perfect complement to any middle eastern…

Joyce Leung
Jun 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
20180 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
12879 views
Scalloped Potatoes ~ Microwave Quick!

Scalloped Potatoes ~ Microwave Quick!

Scalloped potatoes cooked in 12 minutes? Compare that to the hour-and-a-half baking time most scalloped potato…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2013
Professional
2 votes
15767 views
Homemade Cranberry-Apple Sauce

Homemade Cranberry-Apple Sauce

If some people at your Thanksgiving dinner like cranberry sauce and others prefer applesauce this recipe just might work for you... We decided to…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Nov 2010
Professional
6 votes
9727 views
Chili Sauce

Chili Sauce

Chili sauce is one answer to that bumper tomato harvest. The perky piquant sauce can compliment many classic recipes like meatballs, meatloaf,…

Salad Foodie
Sep 2012
Professional
4 votes
17774 views
Creole Style Butter Beans

Creole Style Butter Beans

Butter beans (another name for Lima beans) are super healthy and flavorful. I've been looking for a simple and flavorful way to cook these, and…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2011
Advanced
12 votes
9937 views
Plum Pineapple Jam

Plum Pineapple Jam

I devised this recipe when I wanted a variation of plum jam and thought why not use canned crushed pineapple? The result was beautiful jewel-tone…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2011
Professional
2 votes
11644 views
Candied Sweet Potatoes/Yams (Pressure Cooker Friendly)

Candied Sweet Potatoes/Yams (Pressure Cooker Friendly)

This recipe is slightly adapted from “The Harvey House Cookbook” by George H. Foster and Peter C. Weiglin that…

Foodiewife
Nov 2014
Advanced
1 vote
12977 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
36520 views
Macaroni and slaw salad

Macaroni and slaw salad

This recipe comes from my Taste of Home cookbook. It is a delicious, easy to make and my go to salad recipe for potlucks.

Micheline
Jun 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
9157 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
8026 views
Toasted-Coconut Rice

Toasted-Coconut Rice

This is a light, tasty rice that goes well with curries or other asian dishes.

Nancy Miyasaki
Jan 2010
Intermediate
7 votes
7865 views
Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole is an easy, delicious, creamy, cheesy potato side dish especially suited for a holiday or large gathering. Loaded with sour…

RecipeKing
Nov 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
8952 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
22289 views