New Year's Side Dish Recipes

Looking for side dish recipes to celebrate the new year? Allrecipes has more than 90 trusted side dish recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

Staff Picks

Billy's Favorite Smoky Collard Greens

Rating: 4 stars 70
Here's a great way to get a smoky flavor in your greens without using ham hocks. This recipe will work with any type of greens, but you may need to adjust the cooking time.
By shaggy

Dave's Georgia Black Eyed Peas

Rating: 5 stars 180
Enjoy and serve with cornbread.

Nana's Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.5 stars 189
This is a recipe even veggie haters will love! People who like sweet potatoes also love it. It's a family favorite of mine.

Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

Rating: 4.5 stars 500
This is a great way to use every part of the fresh beets you buy. You can get two delicious side dishes out of this one vegetable.

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Rating: 5 stars 2599
Once you taste this, you won't ever go back to the marshmallow-topped variety! I have peeled and cooked in the microwave, and also boiled the sweet potatoes. They taste the same no matter how you cook them. So, use the technique that works best for you!
By Heather

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 179
I was on a search for a slow cooker green bean casserole to take to a friend's house for Thanksgiving dinner. I couldn't find one I liked, so I mixed and matched and came up with this one! It was so good that I didn't have any leftovers. Happily fed 8 adults and 3 children. Use different spices for your taste! I added some onion powder and Italian seasonings. After you serve, leave the lid off of the slow cooker so the french-fried onions remaining crispy on top. You could also use cream of mushroom soup in place of the cream of chicken.

Fabulous Fried Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 365
A favorite old Irish family recipe for fried cabbage and it's so easy.

Tam's Black Eye Peas

Rating: 5 stars 62
Southern comfort food to warm the heart! Goes GREAT with hot water cornbread!! Use beef smoked sausage if you prefer.

Roasted Vegetable Medley

Rating: 4.5 stars 303
This colorful dish has the perfect blend of sweet and savory. It is simple to prepare and can be served as a side dish, salad, or light meal. Feel free to substitute whatever veggies and herbs you have on hand.

Pico Black-Eyed Peas

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Pico de gallo and black-eyed peas are a surprising marriage of flavor that are meant for each other.

Bean and Kale Ragu

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
Simmer leafy green kale, canned tomatoes with chile peppers, onions, garlic, spices, and fresh herbs with plump, white canned cannellini beans to make this savory, Italian-inspired ragu or vegetable stew.

Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 259
Potato pancakes are classic comfort food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Inspiration and Ideas

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto
Rating: Unrated 3440
"The risotto was amazing—creamy and great flavor. Perfect!" – terrycatucci
Butternut Squash with Onions and Pecans
Rating: Unrated 130
" I'd make this again [and] I won't change a thing!" – Hoosier Mom
Southern Fried Cabbage
Rating: 4.5 stars 684

Quick and easy stir-fried cabbage recipe made with onion and crispy bacon.