Sides

Have you ever felt there was something missing in your family dinners? Nobody should leave the table until they’re full and happy. If you’re in need of a simple side recipe to go along with your favorite family meal, this is the place for you! There are so many easy, healthy side dish ideas that will compliment every kind of meal. Find everything from grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus to parmesan mashed potato patties. These sides will give your family dinners an extra flare that satisfies everyone’s cravings! Look no further for the perfect addition to that dinner that wasn’t quite cutting it. There are so many awesome soups, salads and sides for you to try!

Browse Recipes

Dominican Beans over rice with aji picante on top and steak on the side.

Dominican Beans (Habichuelas Guisadas)

Sautéed Zucchini with Plum Tomatoes

Sautéed Zucchini with Plum Tomatoes

Mexican zucchini in a black cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon.

Skillet Mexican Zucchini

This lighter version of Macaroni Salad with tomatoes and black olives is the perfect side dish for any summer BBQ.

Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes

These Baked Eggplant Sticks are breaded with Italian breadcrumbs and Parmesan, baked or air-fried until golden, and served with a quick marinara sauce.

Baked Eggplant Sticks

This simple rice pilaf with brown rice and angel hair pasta is a healthy, homemade version of Rice-A-Roni that makes the perfect side dish.

Homemade Rice Pilaf (healthy rice-a-roni)

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

If you love the flavor of refried beans but would rather avoid the lard they are typically cooked in, you’ll love this easy, fat-free version made in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato is a quick and easy side dish that goes great with chicken, pork chops, or double the portion and enjoy it as a main dish.

Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato

fluffing rice with a fork

Baked Rice and Peas

This nourishing Warm Curry Roasted Vegetable Salad with Honey Curry Dressing is a delicious vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free dinner or make-ahead lunch.

Warm Curry Roasted Sheet Pan Vegetable Salad

Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas seasoned with za’atar and served over Greek yogurt with lemony kale makes a wonderful side dish or meatless main!

Za’atar Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Yogurt Bowls

This simple, Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower is perfectly charred on the outside and tender in the middle. Made with just four ingredients – salted water, extra-virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt—and cauliflower.

Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower

This beautiful, delicious fall or winter salad is made with mixed baby greens, pomegranate, gorgonzola and pecans with a pomegranate vinaigrette.

Mixed Baby Greens with Pomegranate, Gorgonzola and Pecans

I'm OBSESSED with these Italian stuffed mushrooms filled with broccoli rabe and sausage, the perfect festive holiday appetizer!

Stuffed Mushrooms with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts swaps out pasta for shredded Brussels sprouts in this low-carb take on the Italian classic. Cacio e pepe translates from Italian to “cheese and pepper” and traditionally is served as a pasta dish.

Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

This hearty, fall Kale Salad with Quinoa and Cranberries is made even better by massaging the kale which helps break down the tough cell structure and gives the raw kale a softer texture and gentler flavor.

Kale Salad with Quinoa and Cranberries

Stuffing Muffins baked in a muffin tin for easy portion control! This classic stuffing recipe is made even more delicious with Pancetta!

Stuffing Muffins

A delicious Scalloped Potato Gratin recipe made with thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes layered with cheese and a light buttery sauce.

Scalloped Potato Gratin

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Brulee are seasoned with with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg topped with a caramelized brown sugar crust. Sweet potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving and this dish will be a hit on your Holiday table.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Brulee

A bowl of Cauliflower "Mac and Cheese"

Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese

An EASY 3-ingredient sauce! This is my go-to cranberry sauce recipe for the Holidays. I love how the sweet pears compliment the tart cranberries, perfect to add to your Thanksgiving table.

Cranberry Pear Sauce

Roasted Delicata squash is delicious topped with a Parmesan-herb crust. The edges come out crisp, golden and delicious. Whether you serve it as a healthy snack or a side dish, this roasted delicata squash recipe is always a winner!

Parmesan Crusted Roasted Delicata Squash

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.

Mashed Cauliflower

Baked Sweet Potatoes in the oven are so easy and come out perfectly sweet and fluffy on the inside with this foolproof recipe.

Baked Sweet Potato (How To Bake Sweet Potatoes)

Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil is my favorite way to prepare this easy side dish.

Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil

Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets can be grilled or baked in the oven! A delicious side dish, and the best part – easy cleanup!

Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets

Air Fried Shishito Peppers come out charred and blistered with the air fryer, which uses much less oil! A squeeze of lemon over the top and they are delicious!

Air Fried Shishito Peppers

A foolproof method for making perfect, fluffy quinoa in the Instant Pot for adding to salads, bowls and so much more.

How To Make Perfect Quinoa in the Instant Pot