Sides

Every great main dish needs delicious sides to go with it. Below you’ll find all sorts of easy, healthy side dishes to complement your next family meal. I have the classics, of course, like garlic mashed potatoes. Plus loads more soups, salads, and sides for every dietary need, whether it’s whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and more. Looking for healthier versions of your favorite holiday side dishes? Try my green bean casserole or this lightened-up version of my mom’s Thanksgiving stuffing.

Summer Side Dish Recipes

Make these healthy side dish recipes for your backyard BBQ, summer potlucks, beach or camping trips.

Greek Pasta Salad is light and fresh, loaded with garden tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers tossed in a homemade Greek dressing with Kalamata olives and Feta cheese. Perfect for summer parties!
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Greek Pasta Salad

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30 mins
Baby Red Potato Salad
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Red Potato Salad

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25 mins
Grilled Corn Salad with Cojita
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Mexican-Inspired Grilled Corn Salad with Cotija

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30 mins
bowl with watermelon, feta and arugula
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Watermelon Feta Salad

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15 mins

Easy Low-Carb Side Dishes

I love creating satisfying sides, minus the extra calories and carbs. Try these easy low-carb side dish ideas.

Garlic Butter Mushrooms
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Garlic Butter Mushrooms

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15 mins
Spinach Gratin in a casserole dish with a serving spoon.
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Makeover Spinach Gratin

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50 mins
Sautéed Zucchini with Plum Tomatoes
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Sautéed Zucchini with Plum Tomatoes

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

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Latest Healthy Side Dishes

I have so many side dishes that you can make using your air fryer, grill, oven, or skillet, plus easy no-cook options. No matter the holiday or occasion, these latest side dish ideas are sure to satisfy any and all cravings.

Roasted Asparagus
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Roasted Asparagus

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15 mins
Risotto Primavera
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Risotto Primavera

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45 mins
Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas with Ham
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Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas with Ham

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16 mins
Cheddar Biscuits
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Cheddar Biscuits

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45 mins
Lemon Brussel Sprouts
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Lemon Brussel Sprouts

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40 mins
Corn Casserole
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Corn Casserole

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1 hr
Sweet Potato Gratin
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Sweet Potato Gratin

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1 hr 5 mins
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows
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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

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1 hr 25 mins
Homemade Turkey Gravy
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Turkey Gravy

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30 mins
Cornbread Muffins
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Cornbread Muffins

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30 mins
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
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Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

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40 mins
Mashed sweet potatoes
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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25 mins
sheet pan delicata squash
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Roasted Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

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40 mins
Green Beans with Mushrooms
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Green Beans with Mushrooms

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30 mins
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pears, Pomegranate and Pepitas
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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pears and Pomegranate

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15 mins
Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
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Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

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45 mins
Brown Rice in the instant pot with wooden spoon.
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Instant Pot Brown Rice

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45 mins
Roasted Sweet Potatoes on a baking sheet.
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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50 mins
sheet pan roasted broccoli and cauliflower
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Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

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45 mins