Side Dishes

Collection by smross5

Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1531
These really taste like crab cakes but without the crab, and are a really good way to utilize that bumper crop of zucchini!

Garlic Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
I love grits, which is strange since I was raised in Wisconsin. My husband on the other hand hates them and he was raised in the south. He however loves these garlicky, cheesy grits. This is a great dish to serve with barbequed ribs or chicken

Grilled Hearts of Romaine

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
This is truly and ridiculously easy. The trick is to get the grill grates very hot. And the result? A lightly caramelized surface and a slightly smoky flavor. The insides stay cool and crisp. It's quite a contrast of tastes and textures.

Chef John's Classic Macaroni Salad

Rating: 5 stars 410
Crisp, colorful veggies abound in this deli-style chilled macaroni salad.

Fast and Easy Creamed Spinach

Rating: 5 stars 243
A lighter, quicker, and easier creamed spinach recipe from Chef John.

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
This basic gluten-free stuffing recipe can be customized with any add-ins!

Cauliflower Fritters

Rating: 4.5 stars 219
These cauliflower fritters are easy to make and a different way to have cauliflower. So delicious and tasty. I've made these a number of times for my family and friends.

Chef John's Asparagus Tart

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
As long as you're pretty good at making rectangles, and trimming things to the right length, this recipe is a breeze. By the way, I'll give the specific ingredient amounts I used here, but this really depends on how much asparagus you have, and how long you want your tart to be.

Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic

Rating: 4.5 stars 1224
Hearty flavors and simple preparation make this cabbage side dish a winner.

Armenian Stuffed Eggplant (Imam Bayildi)

Rating: 5 stars 6
Served as an easy vegetarian side dish or entree, this eggplant will delight even the most picky eater. The eggplant becomes tender in the oven and absorbs the flavors of tomato, onion, and bell pepper for a wonderful Middle Eastern dish. I made this dish for Thanksgiving; it was a big hit with my Armenian grandmother! Serve with sides of tabuli salad, hummus, and a whole wheat pita. I hope you enjoy this taste of Armenia from my family to yours!

Garlic Vegetable Sauté

Rating: 5 stars 61
A delicious mix of zucchini, garlic, jalapeño, bell peppers, and paprika.