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Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes

Rating: 4.81 stars
Everyone loves roasted potatoes, and fingerling potatoes have a natural hint of sweetness that makes them a nice alternative to other potatoes. They pair well with almost anything, from grilled steak to chicken marsala. The possibilities are endless! The Parmesan cheese and garlic brown up in the oven for crunchy bits of flavor.

Broccoli Crumble

Rating: 4 stars
Broccoli is simmered in a cheesy sauce before being baked with a crunchy topping for a flavorful side dish even your kids will enjoy.

Instant Pot® Lime-Cilantro Rice

Rating: 4.13 stars
This tangy rice is quick, easy, and full of fresh, delicious flavor. Add it to a burrito, taco salad, Mexican burrito bowl, pair it with any of your favorite Mexican entrees, or just enjoy as a side dish. Perfect choice for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Zucchini fries are a trendy replacement for the traditional french fry. While most would try to salt zucchini to help remove excess moisture, I found it caused my zucchini fries to burn. I used a spiralizer fitted to my Kitchenaid® and used the larger spiralizer plate.

Easy Green Beans with Cream Cheese

Rating: 4.57 stars
With only 3 ingredients, these easy-to-make green beans will have even the pickiest of kids eating them. Adults love them too!

Fresh Spinach Gratin

Rating: 4.33 stars
Fresh spinach and Swiss cheese combine in this gratin that is perfect for the holidays. No more hand cramping from squeezing frozen spinach. With the exception of the breadcrumb topping, this can be done a day ahead to save time on the big day. You will just need to allow an additional 30 minutes of cook time.

Smothered Cabbage

Rating: 4.57 stars
This down-home dish is a family favorite. The addition of a ham hock and pork shank add richness and a depth of flavor that can't be beaten. It's perfect for a holiday or everyday meal, and leftovers freeze well.

Instant Pot® Polenta

Rating: 3 stars
Polenta, a staple of Northern Italian cuisine, is traditionally made by adding cornmeal to boiling salted water and stirring with a wooden spoon until your biceps aches! You can achieve the same results by letting your Instant Pot® do all of the work for you! We like to serve this topped with browned Italian sausage and pork ribs that have simmered in a sauce made with onions, garlic, basil and tomato sauce until the ribs are falling off the bone-tender! Serve with additional cheese, if desired. Delizioso!

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Rating: 4.85 stars
Perfectly crisp and seasoned potato wedges straight out of your air fryer. It doesn't get any easier than this!

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Rating: 4.85 stars
Beautifully crusty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, just like a great baked potato should be! Serve them with your favorite topping, like sour cream, butter, or chives.

Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries

Rating: 4.56 stars
Simple and addicting air-fried sweet potato fries. I bet you can't eat just one.

Quick and Easy Home Fries

Rating: 4.65 stars
A quick way to make crispy home fries. Great for breakfast or as a side dish. Potatoes may be shredded and cooked in the same manner for crispy hash browns.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sweet Baby Carrots
Rating: Unrated
Honey, butter, and brown sugar make these baby carrots irresistible! It may not be the most nutritious recipe, but the carrots turn out so yummy, you won't care!
Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus
Rating: Unrated
You can roast your asparagus and have it on your table in less than 20 minutes with an air fryer. This makes a perfect side dish for a weeknight.

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

Rating: 4.67 stars

Love the flavor of okra, but dislike the slimy texture? Air-fry the slime out of it!