Side Dishes

Collection by Novice Chef

Quinoa and Black Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 6014
Quinoa with garlic, black beans, corn, spices, and cilantro; a vegan favorite!
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Quinoa Side Dish

Rating: 4.5 stars 715
Quinoa is a great alternative to rice — it's lighter, and cooks in about half the time.

Broccoli Cheese Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 238
Steamed broccoli is baked with a creamy cheese sauce for pure comfort food.

Roasted Butternut Orange Risotto

Rating: 5 stars 16
Roasted butternut squash chunks are stirred into a creamy orange flavored risotto, made flavorful with Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Stock, and garnished with dried cranberries and chopped pecans.
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Superb Sautéed Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 707
A sensational topper for steaks, chicken breasts, or baked potatoes.

Amazing Peanut Soba Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This is a deliciously fresh and easy recipe. It is best served cold but can also be served at room temperature. I guarantee you'll be having seconds!

Veggie Quinoa

Rating: 4 stars 56
I blundered into this delicious mix of ingredients while trying to use up leftover vegetables in the fridge. Even friends who 'don't like vegetarian cooking' have enjoyed it. I like the slightly bitter taste of unwashed quinoa (just check for unwanted debris before you use it), but most recipes call for rinsed quinoa.

Baked Tofu

Rating: 4.5 stars 189
Delicious warm or cold. A staple for every vegan kitchen!

Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
Beautiful, sweet, twice-roasted beets and baked goat cheese with crunchy nuts and slightly bitter greens is my idea of an easy, healthy, beautiful fall lunch! Or dinner, or breakfast, or brunch. Serve with toasted walnut bread.

Baked Butternut Squash

Rating: 5 stars 154
Baked butternut squash is easy and delicious and looks great on the plate.

Merritt's Butternut Squash Gratin

Rating: 4.5 stars 228
Slightly sweet golden squash is topped with a savory herbed cheese-breadcrumb topping. It's been my signature dish every Thanksgiving for the last 12 years. It takes a bit of work, but it is so, so worth it. Your guests will ask you for the recipe, so be prepared.

Cranberry and Almond Rice Pilaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
I've been making this dish for years - it's different from typical rice pilaf dishes in that the cranberries add the sweetness and the tartness that you don't expect in a savory dish. Oh, and it's super hard to fumble.