Side Dishes

Collection by Nia Charles

Fast and Easy Creamed Spinach

Rating: 5 stars 242
A lighter, quicker, and easier creamed spinach recipe from Chef John.

Golden Sweet Cornbread

Rating: 4.5 stars 3885
This family-favorite recipe for sweet cornbread will complement any dish.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 1857
Warm, buttery biscuits made with Bisquick mix, Cheddar, garlic, and onion.

Baked Fried Eggplant

Rating: 4 stars 218
I love fried eggplant but absolutely hate the mushy texture. I've found a great way to get the fried eggplant taste without the mush. And the sour cream added to the batter gives it a wonderful flavor.

"Eat Them Right Out of the Pot" Vegetarian Collard Greens

Rating: 5 stars 14
I've been making collard greens for years but my newly vegetarian daughter won't eat them prepared with the usual fatback used for seasoning anymore. I made this recipe up one afternoon and my family has been clamoring for these ever since! Really great flavors that meld together over the entire cooking time. They really are so good. They try to eat them right out of the pot! Serve with some hot sauce and vinegar on the side with your favorite meal. I promise you won't have any leftovers they are so good!

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4.5 stars 1497
These bacon deviled eggs with shredded Cheddar cheese are a tasty option for Easter or any get-together.

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Rating: 4.5 stars 3302
This crustless quiche made with spinach and Muenster cheese is quick and easy!

Chef John's Falafel

Rating: 4.5 stars 153
Unlike most of America's other favorite fast foods, falafel is rarely attempted at home, which is a shame, since it's very simple to do, and even a relative novice like me can get some very decent results. One word of warning: you do need to know you're going to have a craving for this a full day before you actually want to eat it.

Air Fryer Meatballs

Rating: 5 stars 40
Air fryer meatballs are quick and easy and cook up browned and tender.

Air Fryer Pork Meatballs

Rating: 5 stars 2
Perfectly crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside--pork meatballs made in the air fryer. The best part is that you can make them ahead of time and freeze for later use. I have included those directions in the notes. Dip meatballs in marinara, if desired.

Fried Empanadas

Rating: 4.5 stars 189
Crispy fried empanadas are filled with seasoned beef and sweet raisins.

Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
These rosemary-roasted cashews are an easy and delicious snack. They're perfect to set out as a party snack, to serve with beer while watching a game, or to give as a host or hostess gift. Store cooled cashews in an airtight container.