Good Side Dishes


Chef John's French Fries (How to Make)

Rating: 5 stars 245
These easy, twice-fried French fries are soft inside and crispy outside.

Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1040
The easiest way to make fluffy, creamy, and lump-free mashed potatoes.

Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 25
These double-baked mashed potatoes are a version of the favorite twice-baked taters everyone loves. Sometimes I add chopped onion and a bit of diced garlic. Great with ribs, chicken, or beef dishes.

Loaded Cheesy Cauliflower

Rating: 5 stars 18
Loaded cauliflower is creamed with cheese, chives, and bacon bits.

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 104
The delicious flavors of crisp crumbled bacon and tangy fresh tomato that you love in a BLT sandwich dress up a bowl of macaroni salad that's perfect for a light lunch or side dish.

Bacon Cheese Frittata

Rating: 5 stars 225
Quick-and-easy baked eggs with Cheddar, crispy bacon, and green onions.

Kristen's Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 121
This is the easiest recipe because it can be altered in so many ways. Add a little taco seasoning to spice it up -- or you can add other veggies for texture.

Quick Quiche

Rating: 4.5 stars 1488
A quick and simple no-fuss crustless quiche recipe, perfect for add-ins.

Instant Pot® Loaded Broccoli Mash

Rating: 5 stars 4
Cauliflower seems to be getting all of the attention these days when it comes to cutting carbs, so I decided it was time broccoli gave it some competition. This turned out so creamy and delicious and would pair nicely with a grilled steak or anything you'd normally serve with mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot Colcannon

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
No Irish feast should be without colcannon. Using your Instant Pot you save time by not having to wait for that large pot of water to boil. Bonus is that there is no draining of the boiling water. Garnish with chives, if desired.

Air Fryer Spicy Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
Crisp and tender air fryer green beans are a healthy snack or side dish.

Bacon-Wrapped Pickles

Rating: 5 stars 21
You can pretty much wrap anything in bacon, including pickles! These are perfect for game day or any time of year. Thick-cut bacon doesn't work as well for these, so use the thinner slices. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing. These are also tasty dipped in Buffalo sauce.