Side Dish Recipes & Ideas
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33 Easy Side Dishes for Your Next Taco TuesdayRecipes
Tacos are a delicious addition to any weekly meal plan. The varieties of tacos are endless — from chicken tacos, steak tacos, shrimp tacos, and fish tacos — almost anything goes as fillings for tortillas (no matter if they’re corn tortillas or flour tortillas).But do you ever feel stumped on what to serve with tacos? We’ve got you covered with these easy side dishes that are perfect for taco night or to serve alongside a delicious Mexican dinner.
Apr 22, 2024
My Brilliant Trick for Making Mexican Rice Taste as Good as a Restaurant'sRecipes
Meet your new favorite side.
Apr 19, 2024
31 Passover Sides for the Best-Ever Seder DinnerRecipes
Simple and flavorful.
Apr 21, 2024
The Easiest Tangy Cucumber SaladRecipes
Sliced cucumbers can't be boring when they're made to be bright and tangy.
Apr 18, 2024
My Creamy Cilantro-Lime Taco Slaw Is Essential for Taco NightRecipes
It's amazing on fish tacos.
Apr 18, 2024
The Secret to Impossibly Fluffy Southern-Style BiscuitsRecipes
Southern biscuits are the perfect fictional device for telling the narratives of Southern families. One cook makes his biscuits with White Lily flour only because that’s how his Maw Mae did it. Another swears by lard, as her family never had the funds for high-dollar butter or shortening. Most Southern cooks bake biscuits at least once a week — a ritual and rite of passage as the recipe is handed down through the generations. My biscuit recipe is much the same.
Apr 18, 2024
The Impossibly Crispy Ranch Roasted Potatoes I Want to Make Every NightRecipes
People can't stop raving about them.
Apr 18, 2024
My Mom’s Best-Kept Secret for the Most Delicious Korean BibimbapRecipes
Leftovers taste even better.
Apr 16, 2024
My Clever Cooking Trick for Crispier, Better Fried Rice Recipes
Plus, it’s endlessly customizable.
Apr 16, 2024
How to Make a Classic, Cloud-Like Spinach Soufflé (It Never Fails to Impress)Recipes
The foolproof recipe is inspired by two greats: Ina Garten and Julia Child.
Apr 11, 2024
Learn How to Cook (And Eat!) ArtichokesRecipes
Despite being beautiful, delicious, and good for you, artichokes don’t get much play in the kitchen because — let’s face it — they’re a little intimidating. But with just a tiny bit of prep work, artichokes are surprisingly easy to pick, cook, and eat. The next time you’re at the farmers market or grocery store, pick up a few and give it a go. I’ll walk you through everything you need to know.
Apr 11, 2024
46 Easy Sides That Make Soup a MealRecipes
Warm and comforting soup is my favorite thing to eat this time of year, but it’s not always enough to make a complete meal. Your side dish of choice is going to depend on the type of soup you’re making. If you have a relatively smooth soup, like creamy tomato soup, you might want garlic bread or a soft milk bread bun for dunking. If you have a creamy mushroom soup, then maybe you want a side of roasted potatoes. That’s where these 46 sides for soup come into play.
Apr 10, 2024
My 4-Ingredient Cucumber Salad Is the Hit of Every PartyRecipes
Everyone will demand seconds.
Apr 8, 2024
25 Most Delicious Sides for BrisketRecipes
Beef brisket is one of those rare dishes that sits squarely between homey comfort food and sophisticated classic. It’s comfortable on a weeknight dinner table and as the centerpiece of a holiday feast. Beef brisket can be slow-roasted in the oven, set in the slow cooker, or braised in an Instant Pot, where it quickly becomes fall-apart tender. If you don’t have an outdoor smoker, you can still make delicious and tender Texas-style brisket in your oven.
Apr 8, 2024
This Fried Rice Recipe Will Turn Anyone into a Spam-LoverRecipes
It's a match made in heaven.
Apr 6, 2024
If You’re Tired of Kale, It’s Time to Try Mustard GreensRecipes
Tender sautéed greens are an easy go-to vegetable side everyone should know how to make. They pair with everything from quick pastas to weeknight chicken dinners, and come together in minutes. These mustard greens are smothered in lots of garlic, kicked up with a pinch of red pepper flakes, and brightened with balsamic. When you have the main dish squared away, mustard greens are the easiest answer to “What should we have with it?
Apr 5, 2024
These Summer Rolls Are Easier to Make than You ThinkRecipes
Summer rolls, also known as fresh spring rolls, are one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant. They are made from rice paper wrappers rolled around fresh crunchy vegetables partnered with cold proteins, fresh herbs, and sometimes noodles. Gỏi cuốn are Vietnamese in origin (along with chả giò, which are fried spring rolls) but there are countless variations of fillings made with an assortment of veggies and proteins.Summer rolls are also easy to make at home!
Apr 4, 2024
I Tried the Viral Smashed Potato SaladRecipes
It’s delicious!
Mar 29, 2024
It’s Not Easter at My House Without My "Forbidden" Hot Cross BunsRecipes
It's hard to eat just one.
Mar 29, 2024
My Cheesy Midwestern "Funeral Potatoes" Will Haunt You for LifeRecipes
We're not kidding when we say they taste like potato mac and cheese.
Mar 28, 2024
For the World's Best Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, I Never Follow This Classic StepRecipes
It’s the ultimate comfort food.
Mar 25, 2024
60 Sides Guaranteed to Steal the Attention From Your Easter HamRecipes
Ham is one of my favorite things to serve as a main dish. I’ll either cook my ham in the slow-cooker or bake it in the oven. I love that it’s easy to make and provides the perfect savory foundation to build the rest of your dinner around. In my opinion, a large part of the pleasure of serving ham is enjoying the side dishes that play well with its rich flavor. Plus, leftover ham can be reinvented into several other meals throughout the week or frozen until further notice.
Mar 20, 2024
46 Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly with LambRecipes
Whether you plan to serve roasted leg of lamb, pan-seared lamb chops, or grilled lamb chops for a special dinner, you’ll want to choose some sides. The beauty of serving lamb as the main is that you can serve it with a wide variety of sides and the meal will taste great. Hearty potatoes dishes pair just as well as bright snappy veggies like green beans.
Mar 20, 2024
This Is The Easiest Way To Prepare AsparagusRecipes
In about 15 minutes, you have one of the best side dishes you can enjoy.
Mar 18, 2024
My Glazed Carrots Are So Special, Everyone Demands the RecipeRecipes
This umami-packed, buttery glaze will make you love roasted tender carrots.
Mar 16, 2024
Scotch Eggs Are Super Popular In London for a ReasonRecipes
If you’re a savory breakfast person like me, a Scotch egg is a perfect food. The U.K. dish consists of a boiled egg that’s been peeled, covered in breakfast sausage, then breaded and deep-fried. It’s the perfect high-protein breakfast or snack. The roots of this dish are murky. Scotch eggs seem to have been around since the 1700s, with some claiming it was an Indian export due to its similarities to a dish called nargisi kofta.
Mar 15, 2024
How to Cook Pinto Beans (No Soaking Necessary!)Recipes
Many of us turn to beans for our weekly meals. It’s a beloved pantry staple for hearty chili, winter stews, and comforting soups. Canned beans are no stranger to my pantry (there’s always a variety lining the shelves for an emergency), but over these past several months at home, I’ve become a dried bean convert.
Mar 15, 2024
My 5-Ingredient Irish Soda Bread Tastes Just Like My Grandma’sRecipes
It's perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or really anytime.
Mar 13, 2024
Colcannon Is the One Recipe I Make Every MarchRecipes
If you love creamy mashed potatoes, you’ll love colcannon, a traditional Irish dish. Keeping with tradition, we didn’t mess with the potatoes or cabbage, but swapped the plain melted butter that is typically served in a pool on top for fragrant browned butter. We just couldn’t help ourselves! The nutty browned butter is a wonderful warm contrast to the sharp green onions that get scattered before serving, giving this dish an easy, elegant twist.
Mar 13, 2024
Fried Cabbage Will Forever Change the Way You Think about CabbageRecipes
If you’re skeptical about cabbage, this is the recipe that will turn you into a believer. And if, like me, you already adore cabbage (and are always looking for cabbage recipe ideas), this simple side will deepen your love. Simply put, Southern-style fried cabbage will forever change the way you think about this basic cruciferous vegetable.
Mar 13, 2024
The One-Pan 20-Minute Rice That Never Lets Me Down for DinnerRecipes
It cooks in less than 10 minutes.
Mar 6, 2024
My Grandmother Taught Me the Secret to the Best-Ever Sautéed GreensRecipes
It’s the perfect vegetable side.
Feb 28, 2024
63 Sides That Pair Perfectly with MeatloafRecipes
Oh, man, homemade meatloaf is amazing. I love this savory, flavorful, home-warming dish so much (the crispy bits! The ketchup glaze!) that sides are often an afterthought. When I think about what to serve with meatloaf, I’ll typically head straight for a pair of standbys: mashed potatoes and a side of green veggies ( like broccoli or green beans). But those are far from the only — or the best — dishes to pair with this perennial protein.
Feb 25, 2024
58 Side Dishes That Go Great with ChiliRecipes
There are some dinners that you just know are going to be automatic wins. Chili is absolutely one them. When chili night falls into your meal plan, you can expect a dinner that’s warming, hearty, and filling. Sure, a Dutch oven loaded with chili is certainly meal-worthy all on its own, especially when it’s packed with beans, meat, or a combination, but I always think having one simple side is the ticket to rounding out dinner. Serving chili with a side dish balances the table.
Feb 20, 2024
"Melting Cauliflower" Is the 5-Ingredient Side You'll Want to Make on RepeatRecipes
“My husband ate more than half of the bowl.”
Feb 17, 2024
The Southern Side I'm Finding an Excuse to Eat with EverythingRecipes
"This maque choux beats others I’ve had in Louisiana."
Feb 12, 2024
The Best Baked Beans Are Made in Your Slow CookerRecipes
Meet your new favorite party recipe: slow cooker baked beans. Long loved for their sweet, tangy flavor and tender, creamy texture, baked beans for backyard barbecues, summer cookouts, and game day parties used to mean heating up the whole house to slowly cook the dried beans for hours upon hours. Here the slow cooker saves the day by doing all the work and keeping you cool at the same time.
Feb 8, 2024
My Extra-Creamy Potato Leek Soup Is the Coziest Winter DinnerRecipes
And there isn't even heavy cream.
Feb 6, 2024
37 Easy Sides to Serve with ScallopsRecipes
Scallops are one of my very favorite special-occasion dinners. They don’t come cheap, so my husband and I save them for celebratory meals, which makes them feel like a luxury when we do sit down to them. The best part? Whether they’re pan-seared scallops, baked scallops, grilled scallops, or air-fried scallops, they take practically no time to cook. That leaves you with time to focus on preparing a side or two to round out your meal.
Feb 6, 2024
This Is the Easiest Way to Roast Eggplant in the OvenRecipes
Cooking eggplant is quite easy and works in a million different ways: grilled eggplant, crispy baked eggplant, stir-fried eggplant, and stuffed eggplant, to name a few. (You just want to know what mistakes to avoid when cooking it!) But whenever fall rolls around I find myself consumed by an abiding drive to roast things, and oven roasted eggplant is one of the best and easiest things to do. Globe eggplant: You’ll need 2 medium eggplants or 1 large eggplant.
Feb 5, 2024
This Is My Favorite Way to Cook Kale (It’s So Easy!)Recipes
While it may feel like kale has overstayed its welcome in the food scene, the hype over the leafy green is very much still alive. And knowing the right way to cook it is a total game-changer. (Don’t miss our in-depth kale guide to learn about the different types of kale and more! )Mastering this method will convert kale-haters, yes, but it will also inspire kale fans who feared they’d never be able to get it right at home.
Feb 5, 2024
"Lemon Butter Melting Potatoes" Are So Good That I Want to Make Them Every NightRecipes
Crispy outside + fluffy inside = perfection.
Feb 4, 2024
Dauphinoise Potatoes Are the Cheesy French Side You Need to Know AboutRecipes
Creamy, cheesy, and crowd pleasing dauphinoise potatoes are practically impossible to dislike. This classic French dish is simple yet indulgent, and pairs perfectly with showstopping mains like roasted beef tenderloin, glazed ham, or prime rib. With a few kitchen tools and a bit of prep work, you can easily make dauphinoise potatoes from scratch.Dauphinoise (DOE-PHEEN-NOWAAZ) potatoes is how the French say casserole of potatoes, heavy cream, and cheese.
Jan 24, 2024
You’ll Want to Make This Easy Saag Paneer on Repeat All Winter Recipes
It’s got greens for days.
Jan 23, 2024
I Tried Blake Lively’s Favorite Roasted CauliflowerRecipes
There's so much to love even for vegetable haters!
Jan 18, 2024
My 3-Ingredient Scallion Pancakes Are Super Crispy and Extra FlakyRecipes
Almost everything you need is in your pantry.
Jan 18, 2024
45 Best Sides to Serve with LasagnaRecipes
We love a classic lasagna, although we’ve never met a lasagna we didn’t like! Whether it’s an extra-cheesy white lasagna, a gnocchi lasagna, or a skillet ravioli lasagna, it’s the ultimate family dinner because it feeds everyone and it feeds everyone well.What to serve with lasagna, though? It’s usually packed with enough good things like cheese, meat, and even veggies to make it totally satisfying all on its own.
Jan 17, 2024
65 Side Dishes That Make Steak Feel Even More SpecialRecipes
Steak isn’t an everyday dinner, so when you take the time to cook it, it truly feels like an occasion. It’s often made to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, but it also has a way of making a random Wednesday night feel festive. It’s hard to beat a perfectly grilled steak when it’s warm outside.
Jan 17, 2024
25 Best Sides to Serve with Mac and CheeseRecipes
Mac and cheese is such a solid staple. You can make macaroni & cheese from scratch, find a favorite boxed variety, or go for pure nostalgia with the frozen kind that microwaves in minutes. While some might argue that mac and cheese is an entire meal (my second grader, for one), even on the most harried nights I still want a side dish to round out the table. So, what goes with mac and cheese? Side dishes for mac and cheese can be as easy as carrot sticks or a bagged salad.
Jan 12, 2024
35 Easy Sides That Go Well With PastaRecipes
Truly, pasta doesn’t need much to make it a crowd favorite at the dinner table. Grab a bowl and a fork and you’re pretty much all set. However, it never hurts to add a salad or cooked vegetable to the situation to make the whole meal feel a bit more, well, whole. Serving up pasta for dinner is actually a golden opportunity to get some extra vegetables on the table. And as for the very best pasta side dishes, know that the options are vast.
Jan 12, 2024
The Secret to Better Broccoli? Cook it The Italian WayRecipes
This will be your new favorite side.
Jan 9, 2024
This Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Will Keep You Extra CozyRecipes
So much better than chicken noodle.
Jan 9, 2024
55 Best Sides to Serve with SalmonRecipes
It always feels like a treat when salmon is in my dinner lineup. I love it because it’s easy to prepare and there are so many ways to cook it. Take your pick between cooking salmon in the oven, under the broiler for an extra-speedy dinner, or on the grill. You can even cook salmon straight from the freezer.The best side dishes for salmon should be simple enough to make while the salmon cooks, and deliver plenty of flavor without outshining the beautiful fish.
Jan 8, 2024
The 3-Ingredient Creamy Soup I Make on Nights When I'm Feeling LazyRecipes
This is a bowl of pure comfort.
Jan 6, 2024
The 4-Ingredient Broccoli Side I Make Every Single WeekRecipes
I have the recipe memorized.
Jan 1, 2024
The Secret to Making the Creamiest Mashed CauliflowerRecipes
Our favorite way to eat cauliflower isn’t as a cauliflower pizza crust or cauliflower rice, it’s an extremely creamy mash. But before we designate mashed cauliflower as just a lighter version of mashed potatoes, let’s consider why it is a side dish with merits all its own. You can’t over-mash or over-whip cauliflower the way you can potatoes. Without potato’s starch to contend with, you can purée the cauliflower all day with no risk of gumminess.
Dec 22, 2023
The Secret Pantry Ingredient That Makes Parker House Rolls 100 Times BetterRecipes
These are beyond worth the effort.
Dec 18, 2023
If You Make One Thing this Holiday, Let it Be this Twice-Baked Potato CasseroleRecipes
You had me at crispy bacon and gooey cheese.
Dec 21, 2023
5-Ingredient Fondant Potatoes Only Sound FancyRecipes
Fondant potatoes look like a dish you’d order in a fancy restaurant. But don’t be intimidated by their appearance — they take less than one hour to make and use humble ingredients you might already have on hand. They also come together using just one pan, making cleanup a breeze. Serve them with seared steak or roast chicken for a restaurant-quality dinner at home. Or serve them alongside prime rib for an impressive holiday meal.
Dec 21, 2023
Your Instant Pot Is the Secret to Fluffy, Perfectly Cooked RiceRecipes
I won't cook rice any other way.
Dec 20, 2023
How To Reheat Dinner Rolls So They're Warm and FluffySkills
You know the joy of tearing apart a dinner roll to have tufts of steam pour out of it, because it’s still warm from the oven? You can enjoy that same feeling every day until the rolls run out with three simple methods for reheating leftover dinner rolls, whether they’re store-bought or homemade. Our favorite rule for reheating leftovers applies here (reheat the food in the way it was prepared), so into the oven your rolls should go for reheating.
Dec 18, 2023
114 Holiday Sides That Will Be the Talk of the TableRecipes
Because we all know the sides are the stars.
Dec 1, 2023
My German Christmas Bread Is the One Thing I Make Every YearRecipes
It was only a few years back when my mom first decided to bake stollen for Christmas morning. Traditionally, she baked her signature coffee cake after stockings, but with a house filled with more holiday guests than usual, she decided to expand the morning menu.I can still remember her kneading the dough on the 23rd, and when I later walked past the countertop, I encountered the most supple, glistening dome of dough I had ever seen.
Dec 15, 2023
The One Ingredient that Makes Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn Totally IrresistibleRecipes
You've never had creamed corn like this.
Dec 13, 2023
Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip Will Be the First Dip to Go at Any PartyRecipes
It's got 3 types of cheese.
Dec 13, 2023
Collard Greens with "Pot Likker" is a Southern Staple for a ReasonRecipes
Get to know this Southern green.
Dec 13, 2023