Side Dishes

Collection by Abby Allen

Refried Beans Without the Refry

Rating: 4.5 stars 2583
Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe will yield flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin.
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Buffy's Refried Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 101
These smooth and creamy beans make a tasty side for any Mexican dish.

Sriracha Honey Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
Crispy Brussels sprouts coated with a delicious sweet and spicy sauce.

Roasted Potatoes with Greens

Rating: 4.5 stars 429
Roasted potatoes mingle with fresh spinach in a sauce of garlic, butter, sea salt and fresh rosemary. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and/or a good shredded hard cheese like Parmesan or Pecorino if you like.

Spinach Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 331
A unique salad, packed with iron! Your kids will eat spinach, as long as you don't tell them it's spinach. Popeye would have loved this!

Pat's Baked Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 872
My step mom gave me this tasty recipe when I was lamenting over what to bring to a barbecue. I've taken this dish to several parties and there's NEVER been any left over!

Quick Pickled Radishes

Rating: 5 stars 10
These quick pickled radishes are ready in minutes and add flavor to so many things, including salads, noodle bowls, tacos, and brisket sandwiches.

Baked Leeks

Rating: 4 stars 75
In this easy to prepare side dish, leeks are baked in a creamy low-fat cheese sauce made with skim milk.

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 874
The flavors of this side dish are intense! It is great as a starter to an Asian menu, or as a significant addition to a light stir-fry meal.
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Spinach Ziti

Rating: 4 stars 114
A simple, colorful pasta dish. Serve with a tossed salad and freshly grated parmesan cheese for a great meal.


Rating: 4.5 stars 92
Simple directions on how to cook plain polenta. There are many options for polenta once it is cooked: you can mix in fresh herbs and cheeses, bake it, or fry it! Experiment and choose your favorite technique!

Mom's Country White Gravy

Rating: 4.5 stars 1020
Easy, 5-ingredient white gravy that's great on biscuits or fried chicken.