The Best Side Dishes for 5 Favorite Meals

Over the month of October, our friend Tara Mataraza Desmond has been sharing smart, delicious side dishes with us, each one paired with one of our favorite fall meals. I don’t know about you, but I welcome this help as sometimes I stall out after choosing a main dish. What goes with pizza? (Fiery Kale, as it happens.) Or chili? (Apple Cabbage Slaw, a riot of color for your table.)

Here are five side dishes Tara shared with us, paired with mains from The Kitchn. Come on — roast chicken (and roasted butternut squash) are calling your name.

Favorite Fall Main Dishes from The Kitchn

What are your favorite ways to pair side dishes with main dishes? Do you have a killer pairing that always works?