Preparing the right sides means that delicious and healthy recipes get even more chances on your table.
Here at Southern Living we take the approach that even the most decadent side dishes can be lightened a little without losing their taste, and our Test Kitchen Professionals spend a lot of time making sure that’s so and sharing their results with you. One of the best ways to see the results in action is to enjoy some of our lightened-up Southern classics. Homemade Green Bean Casserole lightens the sauce without losing the flavor.
And yes, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that our Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon includes a little turmeric: its orange color makes the dish appear cheesier than it actually is. For Thanksgiving, you can share the joys of Lightened Squash Casserole: cornflakes and French fried onions give you a great, crunchy sensation without adding too many calories. When you think you may have to give up your favorite sides, just decide to lighten up and look for our new versions of Southern Classics. You’ll get all the taste, but less on your waist.