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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Lebanese Radish Salad

Rating: 4.46 stars
This easy dish was inspired by an appetizer I enjoyed once at a Lebanese restaurant in Atlanta. The simple combination of peppery radishes, toasted walnuts, and fresh mint is satisfying and somehow greater than the sum of its parts. It is prettiest when served immediately and tastes great with roasted meats and hearty grain salads. If you have leftovers, try tucking them into toasted pitas with a little goat cheese or feta.

Spring Pea Medley with Edible Bowl

Rating: 4.4 stars
If you like fresh peas, this is the way to go. It must be done in the Spring with fresh peas. Careful not to get over grown peas, which are woody. Look for smaller peas, and you will LOVE this spring time pea medley. It's BEAUTIFUL, too!

Grilled Radicchio with Blue Cheese

Rating: 5 stars
These grilled radicchio wedges make a colorful side to accompany most any grilled main dish. The sweet, acidic flavor of the balsamic and creamy blue cheese tame the natural bitterness of the radicchio.

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: 4.68 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.

Tomato Zucchini Casserole

Rating: 4.65 stars
A simple vegetable dish that highlights the summer flavors of fresh tomatoes and zucchini. It goes great with grilled meats or poultry.

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: 4.25 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.

Gluten-Free Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms (Fior di Zucca Ripieni)

Rating: 5 stars
A delicious, traditional spring recipe from Italy made gluten-free, but great for everyone. These will be a hit at any table!

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Instant Pot® Refried Beans

Rating: 4.64 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: 4.86 stars
A perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 4.79 stars

Salty and savory, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.