Easy Side Dishes

Minimal ingredients and quick to make!
Collection by France C

Dijon Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
The Dijon mustard provides a slight tang that really kicks these potatoes to the next level! These are a family favorite at our house.

Jalapeno Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
Wonderful cheesy flavor with a slight kick from the jalapenos. The pimiento and jalapenos add a nice color contrast to the pale orange sauce. Use your discretion with the amount of jalapenos. You can also sub 1/8 to 1/4 cup chopped hot mixed peppers. It's best to use a waxy-type potato so they will keep their shape.

Greek Zoodle Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 133
Zoodles (zucchini noodles) are all the rage and I keep looking for new ways to prepare them. I decided to combine my love of Greek salad with the zoodles and came up with this recipe. A great alternative to high-carb pasta salads!

Tangy Feta Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 2
I'm always looking for new ways to make mashed potatoes, and this recipe came together one day when I was trying to use up some feta cheese. The feta and capers add a nice tang and give the potatoes a unique flavor that will leave your guests asking for the recipe! Serve hot.

Brie and Prosciutto Asparagus Bundles

Rating: 5 stars 1
Try this easy recipe for an elegant appetizer or gourmet side dish of asparagus bundles wrapped in prosciutto and topped with melted Brie.

Grilled Sesame-Soy Shishito Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 1
Change things up at dinner time with these grilled shishito peppers. They might just become your new favorite side dish. These are great with grilled steak or salmon. Careful, 1 in 10 peppers are hot!

Instant Pot® Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
These smooth and creamy mashed sweet potatoes, mixed with honey goat cheese, make the perfect side dish any time of year, especially during the holidays! Excellent with pork tenderloin or roasted turkey.

Instant Pot® Rutabaga Mash

Rating: 5 stars 2
This lower-carb alternative to mashed potatoes can easily be made in a fraction of the time using a pressure cooker. The mash has a nice creamy and chunky texture, which complements any meat. I especially enjoy it with corned beef.

Dukkah Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1
Dukkah is an Egyptian seasoning made with nuts, seeds, and spices, traditionally used as a dip for bread, along with olive oil. You should see what it does to roasted potatoes! Everyone has their favorite variation of dukkah. Many dukkah recipes are available online or look in ethnic markets or the international section of your grocery store. You may need to adjust the salt, depending on the saltiness of the dukkah you use.

Orange-Maple Roasted Carrots and Fennel

Rating: 5 stars 1
Roasting carrots and fennel brings out their natural sweetness; tossing them with maple and orange zest takes them to a whole other level! This simple recipe pairs well with roasted pork or grilled fish.

Maple-Glazed Grilled Carrots

Rating: 5 stars 5
These grilled carrots have a lovely sweet and smoky caramelized flavor, and are a nice change of pace at a summer cookout or dinner party. Use carrots that are no larger than 3/4-inch thick, or cut larger carrots in half lengthwise for even cooking. One pound should yield 6 to 8 medium carrots.