Side Dish Recipes

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

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9 of Our Cheesiest Cheesy Potato Side Dishes

here's something about the combination of cheese and potatoes that brings out the best in both. Discover just some of the endless ways you can enjoy this classic duo in side dishes you'll love.
By Emily Boyette

10 Prep Ahead Sides for Easy Weekday Dinners

Meal prep isn't just for mains. Strategize on Sunday, then pepper these make-ahead side dishes into simple, quick dinners all week.
By Karla Walsh

9 Veggie Sides for Vegetable-Haters

Vegetable side dishes even veggie haters will love.
By Vicky McDonald

Creamy Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 3
Tired of plain mashed potatoes? Why not try adding something new?

Sheet Pan Vegan Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Rating: 4.82 stars 6
These crispy roasted winter vegetables, seasoned with garlic and smoked paprika, are a simple vegan side dish made in a sheet pan in just minutes.

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 4.7 stars 652
Quick and easy green beans pan-fried in garlic butter are a simple side dish for the Thanksgiving or weeknight table.

Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate

Rating: 5 stars 2
This rice pilaf with pomegranate seeds and pistachios tastes great with grilled fish or meat, especially lamb. Make sure the rice does not get sticky. It is supposed to be light and fluffy.

Greek-Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 4.78 stars 232
This recipe delivers lemon-flavored roasted potatoes to your table, making a great side dish for Greek dishes such as souvlaki.

13 Delicious Ways to Make Instant Pot Risotto

The Instant Pot helps you step away from the stovetop and still create deliciously creamy risotto.
By Hayley Sugg

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.78 stars 3841
A delicious mashed sweet potato casserole with a crunchy pecan topping. Easy to make ahead, this recipe bakes in only 30 minutes.

Microwave Baked Potato

Rating: 4.13 stars 369
Fix yourself a yummy baked potato with a slow-roasted taste in just 12 minutes with this simple microwave recipe for a potato with the fixin's.

How to Make Perfect Polenta

Rating: 4.86 stars 205
A perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Best Potato Side Dishes
Potato people, we've got you covered. Get recipes and tips for everything from French fries to mashers, roasted potatoes to potato dumplings, gratins and more.
Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Rating: 4.79 stars

Parmesan cheese adds a salty, savory component to sweet, tender asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.