Cooking for a Crowd Side Dish Recipes

Looking for recipes side dishes to feed a crowd? Allrecipes has more than 40 trusted recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

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Baked Potato Casserole

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This baked potato casserole makes a perfect side dish to bring to large family potlucks, picnics, and celebrations.

Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry

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Asian-style green beans with lots of flavor! This recipe is made for a large party; but can be scaled down for a family dinner. Serve cold or warm.

Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables

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Succulent roasted vegetables with a sweet and smoky, herby taste. Good for a main course with noodles or rice, or as a side dish.

Cuban-Style Yellow Rice

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Yellow rice is a staple in the Caribbean because of its beautiful color and flavor. Being Cuban, our household often served yellow rice. It's traditional to garnish yellow rice with pimentos, but I don't like them so I don't. Serve yellow rice with Cuban-style roast pork, or add cooked chicken pieces while cooking the rice to make Arroz con Pollo.

Zucchini Corn Fritters

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Yummy zucchini corn fritters that my family can't get enough of. These fritters are light and fluffy with lots of zucchini and fresh corn. Cheese is optional, but not in my house. Serve hot with ranch dressing.

Sweet Zucchini Relish

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My mother's sweet zucchini relish is a family favorite. It's delicious on hamburgers and hot dogs.

Old Fashioned Potato Kugel

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I got this recipe from a British grandmother. It is hands-down the best potato kugel my family (and most of my guests) ever tasted. It's fabulous served hot with sour cream. It's also incredible put in a cholent overnight.

Pumpkin Fritters

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Plump little pumpkin fritters with a hint of curry.

My Big Fat Greek Baked Beans

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I used to believe the best baked beans came from Boston or Texas, but ever since I discovered this very hearty giant bean casserole, I have to give it to the Greeks. 'Big Fat' refers not only to size of the beans, but also to the huge flavor of this dish. Use the largest beans you can find: Gigante beans are the best, but Corona and lima beans also work great. Serve alongside grilled meat or simply with extra feta for a great vegetarian main.

Mexican Beans

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Wonderful Mexican beans to serve as a side dish with your meal.

Bean-Hole Beans

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Beans Cooked Maine Style (in the ground)

Dairy-Free Scalloped Potatoes

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These are the best scalloped potatoes ever! No one will believe they're dairy-free. They're so creamy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Cuban-Style Yellow Rice

Your next Caribbean dinner deserves this traditional yellow rice recipe.

Tom Szaller's Great Pan Or Bird Stuffing

"My boyfriend and I have been making this recipe for the last four Thanksgivings and it is invariably the star course! We've even made this as the main dish for dinners." – IRONMAIDEN1

Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans

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These baked beans made in the slow cooker are slightly sweet and tangy, with a smoky, meaty flavor that everyone will love. The best part? They're very easy to make.