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

Rating: 4.5 stars 306
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 136
This is an extremely easy and fast side dish. It is even good served over pasta.

Quinoa Side Dish

Rating: 4.5 stars 715
Quinoa is a great alternative to rice - it's lighter, and cooks in about half the time.
By sal

Garlic Vegetable Saute

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
This is a delicious mix of fresh vegetables and spices lightly pan-fried with butter and olive oil.

Easy Oven Brown Rice

Rating: 5 stars 161
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"

Rating: 4 stars 176
Grated cauliflower stands in for rice in this flavorful, grain-free side dish.
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Mediterranean Kale

Rating: 4.5 stars 421
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Orzo with Mushrooms and Walnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 144
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 1360
Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.

Brazilian Grilled Pineapple

Rating: 5 stars 89
Favorite at a Brazilian steakhouse in Dallas. Not sure if this is the exact recipe they use but it tastes very close. Great side for kabobs and steak.

Pinto Beans Muy Facil

Rating: 4 stars 12
Pinto beans muy facil (very easy). Put them in a slow cooker before you go to work and they should be ready that evening.

Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 424
This easy and delicious spiced applesauce slow cooks to perfection. My kids and I came up with this recipe one fall weekend. It's a family favorite.
By A.S.G.

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Greens with Cannellini Beans
Rating: Unrated 92
"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