Allrecipes Magazine Side Dish Recipes

Browse recipes for side dishes that have made an appearance in our magazine over the years!

Staff Picks

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Rating: Unrated
961
Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Rating: Unrated
4336
This is my husband's favorite dish, and he considers it a special occasion every time I make it. The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It's a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread, and you have found the magic path to a man's heart. To avoid lumps in your sauce, add the milk just a little at a time as you stir the flour and butter. Experiment with different cheeses for variety.

Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Rating: Unrated
2502
I made these up years ago and have been making them ever since. They are always a big hit. These potatoes make a wonderful side dish for any meal and are terrific heated up the next day for lunch.

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Rating: Unrated
420
Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Rating: Unrated
3033
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!

Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

Rating: Unrated
840
Great recipe for shrimp and grits.

Sarah's Applesauce

Rating: Unrated
2340
This applesauce is delicious! I make it for my younger brother all the time and he loves it - and he hates canned applesauce!

Cream Corn Like No Other

Rating: Unrated
1736
This is NOTHING like canned creamed corn! My husband is not a fan of corn or creamed dishes, but he thinks this is great. Easy and quick to prepare and is an especially delicious side dish for chicken or pork. Everyone always asks for the recipe.

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Rating: Unrated
2194
Wonderful roasted cauliflower, my 11 year old son loves this! Add more spices and herbs to suit your taste.
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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Rating: Unrated
5548
This is my grandmother's cornbread recipe and it's the best - sweet and moist!

Skillet-Braised Brussels Sprouts

Rating: Unrated
278
Brussels sprouts with bacon and garlic are skillet-braised until tender and delicious.

Asian Coconut Rice

Rating: Unrated
559
I tried so many different ways to duplicate my favorite restaurant's coconut rice after they went out of business. This one is perfect! Garnish with toasted coconut and chopped cilantro if you like.

Inspiration and Ideas

Hasselback Potatoes

"I have made this recipe for many years now and it is a nice change from the usual, mashed, fried or baked potatoes. Very tasty!! " – CRAZYFORCOOKING47

Lime Cilantro Rice

Rating: Unrated
553

Easy and delicious! Great with salmon, chicken, or turkey tacos.