Side Dish Recipes

The best dinner side dishes. Find vegetable sides, BBQ sides, and the perfect sides for chicken dinner. Hundreds of side dish recipes with photos and reviews.

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Skillet-Braised Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.74 stars
Brussels sprouts with bacon and garlic are skillet-braised until tender and delicious.

Chef John's Baked Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 4.94 stars
The beginning and the end of this risotto recipe are pretty standard, but we've moved the middle 15 minutes into the oven in an attempt to eliminate those dreaded 'variables.' Besides being easier and more repeatable, this method produced a risotto that was identical in looks, taste, and texture to anything I can do on the stove.

Easy Garlic Kale

Rating: 4.42 stars
Try this easy Italian-style side dish using lacinato kale.

Hasselback Potatoes

Rating: 4.27 stars
This Swedish dish takes its name from Hasselbacken, the Stockholm restaurant where it was first served. The seasoned potatoes turn out crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.

Lemon Couscous

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is light and fresh and accompanies fish (i.e. habanero-lime butter grilled salmon) and chicken well. It is a refreshing change to the rice or potato side dish, and everyone always loves it.

Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Rating: 4.6 stars
This easy and delicious spiced applesauce slow cooks to perfection. My kids and I came up with this recipe one fall weekend. It's a family favorite.

Greek-Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 4.78 stars
A great complement with souvlaki. I often cook this on the BBQ with the souvlaki. All you need is a great Greek salad for a full meal!

Instant Pot® Brown Rice

Rating: 4 stars
I haven't cooked rice on the stove since buying my electric pressure cooker! It's so easy and you can vary it up however you like; add spices or seasonings before cooking or fold in nuts and dried fruit after cooking.

Creamed Cabbage

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is yummy for St. Paddy's Day!

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Instant Pot® Refried Beans

Rating: 4.75 stars
Make beans from dried to refried in less than an hour through the courtesy of your Instant Pot®.

How to Make Perfect Polenta

Rating: 4.88 stars
A perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Creamy Risotto at Home

Versatile and delicious, risotto is also surprisingly easy to make. Here's how to make risotto at home, from choosing the right kind of rice to use to the cooking techniques that makes creamy risotto. Constant stirring not required!

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Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Rating: 4.71 stars

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.