Vegetarian Side Dish Recipes

Don't skip the side dishes - the sides make the meal more nutritious (eat your veggies!) and add flavor and variety to your meals. And we promise...none of these recipes include bacon.

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Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 1260
Caramelized garlic and cheese! Is there anything better with green beans? You'd better make plenty for everyone!

Veggie Quinoa

Rating: 4 stars 54
I blundered into this delicious mix of ingredients while trying to use up leftover vegetables in the fridge. Even friends who 'don't like vegetarian cooking' have enjoyed it. I like the slightly bitter taste of unwashed quinoa (just check for unwanted debris before you use it), but most recipes call for rinsed quinoa.

Baked Mushrooms and Potatoes with Spinach

Rating: 4.5 stars 53
This is a tasty, thrifty comfort food which is healthy and can be changed to fit any lifestyle. Add some cheese or bacon bits for a different twist.
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Warm Corn Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
This salad goes great with steak. No sugar is added, but it's so sweet!

Home-Style Brown Rice Pilaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 156
This is comfort food at its best with mild flavors and it's simple to make. This is a very versatile dish: if you prefer, you can use almonds in place of the cashews, and cilantro in place of the parsley.

Cherry Farro Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Here's a delicious salad using a whole grain that not only tastes good but is good for you! The flavors are refreshing and sweet while the crunchy nuts and farro give it wonderful texture!

Vegetable Lovers' Fried Rice

Rating: 4 stars 71
A great vegetarian dish with lots of variety.

Broccoli Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 602
Broccoli casserole enriched with cheese, mayonnaise, and cream of mushroom soup - delicious and EASY to make!

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 584
Potatoes are blended with warmed butter and milk to create those perfect, smooth mashed potatoes everyone loves.

Pan-Fried Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 1756
This garlic asparagus dish is a Northern Italian side dish. My family loves it! Even the kids!
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Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.5 stars 531
This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space.
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Grilled Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 884
Asparagus is grilled with a little oil, salt, and pepper for a simple summer side dish.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Zucchini Herb Casserole
Rating: Unrated 1056
"I've been making this casserole for almost 20 years and it's always a hit. Even my meat-eater husband likes it!" – DebiMcG
Carrot Rice
Rating: Unrated 761
"Fragrant basmati rice sauteed with carrots, onions, fresh ginger, peanuts, and cilantro." – Sowmya
Squash Casserole
Rating: 4.5 stars 2395

This squash casserole features gooey cheese and crunchy crackers.