Side Dish Recipes

The best dinner side dishes. Find vegetable sides, BBQ sides, and the perfect sides for a chicken dinner. Browse hundreds of side dish recipes with photos and reviews.

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25 Favorite Southern Christmas Side Dishes
Here you'll find all the classics your Southern grandma would approve of.
30 Side Dishes for Your Christmas Ham Dinner
If ham is on the menu this Christmas, these side dishes are sure to be a match.
Creamy Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
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Tired of plain mashed potatoes? Why not try adding something new?
Sheet Pan Vegan Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
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These crispy roasted winter vegetables, seasoned with garlic and smoked paprika, are a simple vegan side dish made in a sheet pan in just minutes.
Buttery Garlic Green Beans
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Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish.
Greek-Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes
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A great complement with souvlaki. I often cook this on the BBQ with the souvlaki. All you need is a great Greek salad for a full meal!
Instant Pot® Brown Rice
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I haven't cooked rice on the stove since buying my electric pressure cooker! It's so easy and you can vary it up however you like; add spices or seasonings before cooking or fold in nuts and dried fruit after cooking.
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
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A great side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. It can be used as filling for cranberry/cream cheese tarts and also makes a great topping on bagels, corn bread, or cheesecake. Pour into a serving dish or jars and cover. The pectin in the cranberries will make the cranberry sauce gel as it cools. I usually use a fork to mix it up which will make it more pliable.
Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
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My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I'm sure it will become your new tradition!
Microwave Baked Potato
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If you want the yummy taste of a slowly baked potato but aren't patient enough, or don't have the know-how to bake it in an oven, this is for you. Give it 12 minutes and get a mouth-watering, taste bud-tingling treat.
How to Make Perfect Polenta
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A perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Chef John's Best Potato Side Dishes
Potato people, we've got you covered. Get recipes and tips for everything from French fries to mashers, roasted potatoes to potato dumplings, gratins and more.