Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Tasty vegetable side dishes, plus healthy sides for holidays and weeknight meals. Find the best green bean, broccoli, and zucchini recipes to round out any dinner.

Staff Picks

Roasted Vegetable Medley

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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.

Zesty Zucchini and Squash

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This is an extremely easy and fast side dish. It is even good served over pasta.

Quinoa Side Dish

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Quinoa is a great alternative to rice - it's lighter, and cooks in about half the time.

Garlic Vegetable Saute

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This is a delicious mix of fresh vegetables and spices lightly pan-fried with butter and olive oil.

Easy Oven Brown Rice

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I am a terrible rice cook, but once I tried this method I can be confident that it will turn out every time!

Lime Cilantro Cauliflower "Rice"

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Grated cauliflower stands in for rice in this flavorful, grain-free side dish.
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Stir-Fried Kale and Broccoli Florets

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A delicious, satisfying, low-calorie side dish for those who are dieting and can do without rice or potatoes.

Orzo with Mushrooms and Walnuts

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This recipe makes quite a bit. Everyone I've prepared it for loves it. You can easily cut the recipe in half.

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

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Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.

Roasted Vegetables

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A casserole dish of seasonal vegetables that is so easy to prepare. It can be made a day ahead - just reheat before serving. Lemon juice can be substituted for balsamic vinegar, and you can use baking potatoes if you don't have any Yukon Golds on hand.
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Sarah's Applesauce

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This applesauce is delicious! I make it for my younger brother all the time and he loves it - and he hates canned applesauce!

Emily's Famous Hash Browns

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Good old fashioned restaurant-style hash browns. Perfect with hot pepper sauce and ketchup!

Inspiration and Ideas

Greens with Cannellini Beans

"A great way to get your greens! I eat it as a main dish, but this could easily serve 4 to 6 as a side." – Diana Moutsopoulos

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Baked French Fries I

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This is an easy way to make a great side dish for burgers!