MyPlate Side Dish Recipes

Browse MyPlate side dish recipes, and keep your plate healthy, wholesome, and balanced.

Staff Picks

Roasted Swiss Chard with Feta

Rating: 4.8 stars
329
This method of cooking chard was given to me (in very few words) from an organic farmer who was selling the first chard we ever bought. We tried it and could not believe how delicious this was. Delicious! Double this recipe if you are a large family of veggie eaters.
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Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.54 stars
547
I got this recipe from the restaurant my dad built. I love the unique way of cooking the quinoa and the great combinations of the flavors.
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Grilled Asparagus

Rating: 4.7 stars
892
The special thing about this recipe is that it's so simple. Fresh asparagus with a little oil, salt, and pepper is cooked quickly over high heat on the grill. Enjoy the natural flavor of your veggies.
By Anonymous
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Refried Beans Without the Refry

Rating: 4.69 stars
2574
Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe will yield flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin.
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Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Rating: 4.7 stars
878
The flavors of this side dish are intense! It is great as a starter to an Asian menu, or as a significant addition to a light stir-fry meal.
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Hazelnut-Mushroom Pilaf

Rating: 4.63 stars
198
I created this to incorporate two of our favorites: hazelnuts and mushrooms. It combines rice, orzo pasta, and lots of goodies - very delicious!
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Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

Rating: 4.65 stars
772
This is a great autumn or winter side dish, especially for those who like things sweet and salty. The colors are beautiful and make a nice autumn presentation.
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Eggplant Mixed Grill

Rating: 4.56 stars
141
A super yummy way to grill veggies.
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Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

Rating: 4.58 stars
2229
A new recipe a neighbor gave us. What a hit with my family. Just the right mixture of garlic and cashews with our favorite side dish, broccoli. And, so very easy to make!! If in a pinch, you could probably use frozen broccoli too, but I haven't tried.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.6 stars
4368
This recipe is from my mother. It may sound strange, but these are really good and very easy to make. The Brussels sprouts should be brown with a bit of black on the outside when done. Any leftovers can be reheated or even just eaten cold from the fridge. I don't know how, but they taste sweet and salty at the same time!

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Rating: 4.56 stars
845
This recipe is so easy and healthy. I love mashed potatoes, and when I started the South Beach Diet® and couldn't have them, I had to find an alternative. This is an awesome alternative, and people who hate vegetables love it. I do recommend using a large food processor for this recipe.
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Roasted Vegetables

Rating: 4.63 stars
2573
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.
By Anonymous
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Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
Rating: Unrated
3256
Wonderful roasted cauliflower, my 11 year old son loves this! Add more spices and herbs to suit your taste.
Simple and Delicious Beet Greens
Rating: Unrated
210
Don't throw away those hearty green leaves that top fresh bundles of beets! They have a flavor similar to kale. This simple recipe will will help you make the most of your fresh beets!

Easy Bok Choy

Rating: 4.48 stars
120

There's no better way to enjoy the crisp delicate taste of bok choy. This basic stir-fry can be served as is, or you can add meat or tofu to make it more substantial. Quick and easy, this is one of my favorite ways to load up on leafy greens. Serve with fluffy white rice, or over noodles in soup.