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Side Dishes

Sometimes side dishes are so good they eclipse the main dish. That’s the case with these easy and delicious side dishes, like this broccoli and cheese casserole, these classic mashed potatoes, or this loaded potato salad. Take a look around, and find the perfect side dish for your next meal.

Sausage & Butternut Squash Skillet

Sausage & Butternut Squash Skillet

In this Fall inspired dish, savory sausage pairs beautifully with butternut squash and sweet apples. This is a great dinner or side dish to enjoy when the air starts to turn a little chilly and Fall is just around the corner. Serve the sausage butternut…

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli is a really easy side dish. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients, and the only indulgent one is Parmesan cheese. It’s so good; my teenage son actually ate it. Which is amazing since his default response to broccoli is “I…

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

This Roasted Asparagus makes a delicious, easy-to-make side dish. In this recipe, asparagus is lightly brushed with olive oil, seasoned with salt and black pepper and roasted. We serve the asparagus with a cheese sauce (mornay) and crunchy breadcrumbs. Both of which come together quickly…

Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Mushroom Rice Pilaf

If you are looking for a nice rice side dish, this mushroom rice pilaf is just the thing. Long grain white rice, wild rice and sautéed mushrooms combine to make a delicious side dish. Pair this rice pilaf with chicken, fish, or pork chops, add a side of steamed veggies and you’ll have a wonderful meal worthy of a special occasion.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Side dishes don’t get any easier than these mashed sweet potatoes. This recipe combines just five ingredients to make a delicious side dish that is worthy of Sunday dinner. Fluffy sweet potatoes are sweetened with a little sprinkle of brown sugar. Don’t feel too guilty about that…

Homemade Garlic Bread

Homemade Garlic Bread

You know that hypothetical, “If you’re stranded on a desert island, what one food would you want with you”? For me, it’s garlic bread. This easy-to-make, homemade garlic bread makes a wonderful side to a soup, or a quick pasta dinner. As a bonus, you probably…

Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn

Grilled corn is a summer essential. It’s bountiful too, which means it’s cheap and it’s everywhere! Perfect for that barbeque party you’re hosting this year. Here we grill the corn in their husks, then dress them up with crema, chili powder, cheese, and fresh chopped…

Green Beans and Bacon

Green Beans and Bacon

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make side dish, these Green Beans & Bacon are just the thing. In this recipe, onions and garlic are gently sautéed in butter. Then we add fresh green beans, crispy bacon, and gently cook them with a little bit of beef broth until they’re perfectly tender.

Garlic Dill Potatoes

Garlic Dill Potatoes

These Garlic Dill Potatoes are easy to make, and easy on the budget. This recipe requires just a few ingredients and it’s quick to make; a perfect side dish for busy weeknights.   Pair the garlic dill potatoes with chicken, pork or beef for a…

Chimichurri Potatoes

Chimichurri Potatoes

These chimichurri potatoes make an easy and delicious side dish. Chimichurri is a condiment of Argentinian origin that is typically served with meat. It’s a simple combination of parsley, olive oil, vinegar and spices. In this recipe we re-purpose chimichurri and serve it with potatoes, making…

White Rice

White Rice

If you’re trying to stretch your food dollar, there are few ingredients that will serve you better than white rice. White rice is cheap, filling and delicious. It’s also easy to make, just follow a few simple steps and you are guaranteed success.   Ingredients…