Looking for sides that steal the show? We've got you covered, from simple grains and veggies to decadent, bacon-topped creations. No matter what the season or the main dish, there's a perfect side in this list of 101 recipes for you.
When it comes to simple, impressive sides, you don’t have to look much further than your local farmers' market or the produce section of your grocery store to create a bright spot on your plate. Particularly when you’re serving meat as your main, highlighting colorful veggies is a great way to add some color to your dish. Getting in all the health benefits of vegetables is easy when your plate looks like a rainbow! Green veggie dishes, like braised cabbage or grilled green beans, are fantastic, but we’re extra fond of the pop of color orange veggies like butternut squash or carrots can bring to a plate. Looking to shake your dinner routine up? There’s really no better way than to experiment with veggies you and your family might be less familiar with—try bok choy, eggplant, or delicata squash.
On the other hand, there’s really something to be said about how good comfort food feels, so potatoes in all their many shapes and forms will always be welcome on our plate. We’ve got everything from potato gratin to twice baked potatoes, and lots in between. You’ll be set whether you’re having a steak dinner lit by candlelight 0r a quick microwave-friendly meal on your way out the door.
Now that you’ve got ideas for your new favorite side dish, you’re going to want to really wow with your main—check out our top steak, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian weeknight dinners. And don’t forget dessert!
If you usually only roast your potatoes, you've got to try smashing them—it makes them super crispy while also having an unbelievably buttery, tender center. 😍
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Creamed spinach is a simple side dish that is also the perfect way to use up any dying spinach. The creaminess will make you forget you're eating spinach and turn anyone into a fan of leafy greens.s
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Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts
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Homemade Mac & Cheese
In our book, the perfect macaroni & cheese recipe has to nail three things: be extra creamy, plenty cheesy, and paired with a golden, crunchy topping. This tried-and-true recipe aces all of these requirements (and more!) with flying colors, so put that blue box back on the shelf.
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We know everyone has a soft spot in their heart for their favorite type of fried rice (we see you, shrimp fried rice-heads), so this recipe is super classic, perfect for personalizing however you like (i.e., customize it with whatever additional protein and veggies you have in the fridge).
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Garlic-Parmesan Roasted Carrots
This recipe made us wonder, Why don’t we roast carrots more often? When they roast, their flavor concentrates and sweetens. Pair that with copious amounts of umami-packed Parmesan and just a touch of lemon, and you’ve got a super-irresistible side.
The story goes that these bubbling beauties were named so after becoming a traditional comfort food for post-funeral gatherings. They are basically comfort in a pan, but we prefer (and suggest we all) eat them on happier occasions, especially Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time comfort food is an absolute necessity.
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Our top tips for homemade garlic bread? Keep it simple, and use plenty of garlic. All you need are a handful of staple ingredients and less than 30 minutes to create this herby, garlicky side everyone will love.
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These melt-in-your-mouth potatoes got their name for good reason: With a tender, soft middle and an herby topping, one bite and you'll get it. Smothered in butter, garlic, and fresh herbs, they really are amazing with everything, from weeknight dinners to romantic special occasions.
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Roasted Green Beans
For a vegetable side to reach the regular weeknight rotation, it has to be delicious and a no-brainer—just like these shallot-y roasted green beans. Simply toss fresh beans in olive oil and season with some salt and pepper before roasting on high heat, then finish under the broiler.
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This corn casserole transcends other commonplave casseroles into a league of its own. It’s packed with sweet corn, balanced by a pinch of paprika and herby chives, and has an super tender and custardy texture that will have you on your third helping before you even know what hit you.
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Cannellini Beans With Herb Sauce
White beans are a great blank canvas, especially for bright, assertive flavors like lemon and fresh herbs like basil. Perfect as a side, or as a meal topped with a poached egg, these beans prove from-scratch really does make a difference.
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries can sometimes have a bad reputation—especially the oven-baked ones. They’re usually a floppy, bland pile of under-seasoned sadness, but it doesn’t have to be that way! We've got all the tips to guarantee crisp and savory sweet potato fries fresh out of the oven.
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Bacon Fried Cabbage
If you want to venture into the world of cabbage that goes beyond corned beef or coleslaw, try this fried cabbage on for size. Hearty and flavorful, it only requires 5 ingredients (if you don't count the salt and pepper). This simple recipe might just convert even the most ardent of cabbage haters.
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Mashed Potato Casserole
Mashed potato casserole is the ultimate holiday side dish you've been waiting for. It's bound to find its way onto your holiday dinner table at some point during the season, but it makes a great side dish any time of the year. It's creamy, fluffy, and oh so cheesy.
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Slathered in buttery, garlicky goodness, these garlic knots are seriously yummy. They’re also easy and quick to make. Just be sure to plan ahead and take your refrigerated pizza dough out ahead of time.
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Beer Braised Cabbage
Don’t overlook the humble cabbage! This straight cabbage braise (without meat!) is the perfect way to experience cabbage in all its vegetal glory.
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Miso Roasted Carrots
These sweet-savory carrots are topped with the most delicious mix of crunchy nuts and spices. We like pistachios and black and white sesame seeds, but feel free to swap in your favorites (like everything bagel seasoning, perhaps?).
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Green Beans Almondine
Sautéed with shallots and garlic, tossed with buttery, toasted almonds, and finished with lemon, these French green beans are quick enough to serve for a weeknight dinner while also being fancy enough for holiday meals and dinner parties.
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Roasted Fennel With Delicata Squash & Apples
You may have seen crisp, anise-y fennel bulbs dotting the famers' market stands, nuzzling up alongside sweet delicata squash and tart apples. The three find their way into this healthy side dish that's perfect for elegant dinner party menus, simple weeknight meals, or paired with richer, holiday spreads.
Chili Oil Smashed Potatoes
This recipe is a spicy take on our favorite crispy potato method: smashed potatoes. It uses chili oil—make your own or use store-bought. Whichever you choose, try and get the potatoes coated in a good mix of both the oil and the crispy bits to guarantee perfection.
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Perfect Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen: They're amazing boiled, baked, sautéed, and fried (we love you, sweet potato fries), but one of the easiest and most convenient ways to cook sweet potatoes is to roast them.
Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
This side is like if green beans dressed up as cheesy garlic bread. 😍 Tossed in garlic and black pepper and showered with cheese, this simple, yet irresistible side will steal the spotlight at every holiday table.
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes
You know what’s great? Mashed potatoes. You know what’s even better? Roasted garlic mashed potatoes! That extra-savory flavor from melty, roasted garlic adds the perfect kick to classic mashed spuds. (We also add a splash of tangy balsamic vinegar to kick them up a notch.)
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Cheesy Bacon Butternut Squash
No matter what the centerpiece of your meal is, this cheesy butternut squash skillet is sure to steal the show. The balance of sweet, salty, and creamy is EXTREMELY delicious.
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Smashed Brussels Sprouts
In order to smash the Brussels sprouts, you need to boil them first. (Just like smashed potatoes!) Make sure to pat them realllll dry, even after you smashed them, so that they crisp up in the oven. And never skimp on the cheese!
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Rice & Peas
This quintessential side goes with any main dish in Jamaican cuisine. Fluffy and moist, it has a savory creaminess that comes from the use of aromatics like garlic and onion, in addition to coconut milk. It's a perfect match for classic Jamaican dishes like curry chicken or oxtail stew.
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Cheesy Brussels Sprout Bake
This is one side dish that will everyone freak out about (and run for seconds). If you have vegetarian guests, feel free to skip the bacon! We're usually all about the smoky flavor, but for this dish, it's all about the CHEESE.
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Recipes that require frying are often super-specific; the temperature of the oil must be just so. Not with this method. Turns out you can put *unsoaked* potatoes in a Dutch oven, pour cold oil on top until they’re just covered, then bring the whole thing to a boil. 😋
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Sichuan-Style "Fish-Fragrant" Eggplant
Despite the name, there is no trace of fish in this delicious dish. Originating from the Sichuan province in China, 魚香 (yu xiang) describes a flavor profile that was originally used in preparing fish dishes from the region, but is now used to season vegetables, like this eggplant, too.
Pan-fried potatoes are one of life's simplest pleasures. All you need is some potatoes, some fat, and plenty of salt. This French variety elevates the pan-fried potato even FURTHER with the addition of caramelized onions and lots of butter. What's not to love?
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Cucumber, Tomato, & Onion Salad
Perfect for when your garden or the local farmers' market is overflowing with cucumbers and tomatoes, this salad also does surprisingly well with out-of-season produce, due to their year-round availability.
Sweet Potato Salad
This sweet potato salad is the perfect way to lighten up any autumnal dinner or even your Thanksgiving spread. Feta, dried cranberries, and red onions pair really nicely with the earthy sweetness of the orange super food. Did we mention it's great warm or cold?
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Cauliflower is one of our favorites to roast because, flavor-wise, it's very much a blank canvas. You can keep it simple with just salt and pepper, or add a touch of color and zesty flavor with Old Bay seasoning like we did here. Experiment with your favorite spice blend!
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Baked Risotto with Lemon, Peas & Parmesan
If you’ve never made risotto because you didn’t want to stand there stirring forever, then this recipe is for you. It packs all the satisfying flavor of a slow-stirred version into a fraction of the hands-on time!
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Like spinach, sautéed Jamaican callaloo is a versatile dish. Most often mixed with rehydrated salted cod fish and eaten for breakfast with boiled green bananas, boiled yams, dumplings, and of course, fried plantains, callaloo can be mixed with rice to make a delicious side dish. Or serve callaloo with jerk chicken and rice and peas.
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Filled with fresh veggies, tangy feta, and a simple dressing made of ingredients you might already have in your fridge, this bright Greek salad only takes 15 minutes to prepare, making it a perfect last-minute addition to any summer celebration.
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Fondue Mashed Potatoes
If you’ve ever dreamed up a cheese fondue combined with mashed potatoes, this would be it. Fondue mashed potatoes, or pommes aligot, are super-creamy, silky mashed potatoes that have a starchy, cheesy pull that you’ve gotta see to believe.
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Classic Potato Salad
A classic potato salad is a must-have at every picnic and BBQ, and ours is the best—it's creamy and tangy, with a little bit of crunch from the onion and pickles. If you’re looking for a classic, no-fuss potato salad that won’t disappoint, this is it.
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Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a comfort food that deserves to be celebrated all year long, but should be absolutely perfect on your Thanksgiving dinner table. To make sure your mashed potatoes are as creamy and delicious as possible, we retested this recipe again and again until we achieved perfection.
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To make this a truly vegan-friendly slaw, there is neither mayonnaise nor honey in the mix. We use maple to bring out the veggies’ natural sweetness and Dijon mustard helps emulsify the oil and vinegar while adding a bit of a kick in the back of your throat.
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Sweet Potato Gratin
Your sweet potatoes are tired of being baked. Give them the chance to become something much more exciting and turn them into sweet potato gratin. Just like the OG potatoes au gratin, these sweet potatoes are layered with plenty of cheese and herby cream sauce and baked until golden brown and bubbly. 😍
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Similar to our Mexican rice, Spanish rice is the garlicky, well-seasoned side you need on the table. Also called arroz rojo, this dinnertime staple checks all the boxes: It's full of flavor, has the perfect texture, and comes together in just 45 minutes.
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Shredded Brussels Sprouts
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Looking for a simple side dish to make this fall? Parsnips are your answer. They don't get nearly the attention they deserve, but that ends now. Roasting them makes them slightly sweet and perfectly tender for a quick side dish you might love more than the entrée.
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Easy Coconut Rice
Coconut rice is a Thai style rice that uses a slightly different method than you would normally use to cook rice. Replacing half of the water with coconut milk makes the rice slightly sticky and much more flavorful.
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Aloo gobi is a classic vegetarian Indian dish translating to potatoes (aloo) and cauliflower (gobi). It's a one-pot, super simple, comforting dish that's ready quickly—serve it as a side or over rice as a main.
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Smoky Pinto Beans
It seems all too often black beans steal the spotlight from the slightly less popular pinto bean. We're here to say: give pintos a chance! They're ultra creamy, a little smoky, and super versatile.
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Roasted Delicata Squash
Delicata squash is a winter squash that doesn't get enough attention. Its small size makes it much easier to handle than other squashes and it cooks much faster. When roasted, the squash gets creamy and sweet and we can't get over how cute the flower shaped slices are!
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Gamja Jorim: Korean Potatoes
Creamy, tender potato chunks are coated in a slightly sticky, sweet-salty sauce that results from the reduction of honey and soy sauce. Eat it with rice as your low-maintenance weeknight dinner, or serve it alongside your main course.
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Fresh out of the oven, each of these rolls has a crispy bottom, buttery top, and unbelievably soft center. The secret? Starch from potatoes. Fluffiest. Dinner. Rolls. Ever.
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Loaded Potato Potato Salad
Imagine a loaded baked potato and potato salad coming together to make the ultimate year-round side, and you’ve pretty much got it. Complete with crispy bacon, scallions, and cheddar cheese, this potato salad will have you thinking you’re in your favorite steakhouse.
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Air Fryer Moroccan-Spiced Carrots
A combo of spices adds a riot of flavor to those carrots that may or may not have been sitting in the crisper for too long. Serve alongside anything grilled, like our grilled tofu or grilled pork tenderloin.
Saffron rice is quite possibly the most beautiful side dish to grace any dinner table. Colored with the reddish threads from saffron flower stigmas and paired with bright red pomegranate seeds, this rice has a subtle yet fragrant aroma that'll enhance the flavor of the meat you serve alongside it.
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When picking your papaya for this salad, just make sure you’re choosing a green, very unripe fruit. And no worries if you’ve got shreds of different thicknesses! That rustic and organic variation will contribute to fun textures in every bite, and we’ll pound them all until tender anyway.
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Maple Bacon Carrots
Maple syrup brings out the natural sweetness in the carrots and pairs perfectly with the smoky salty bacon. We used full-sized orange carrots here, but these would be so cute with mini rainbow carrots too.
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Chili Oil Smashed Cucumbers
Bonus for this recipe: you get to smash out a little bit of pent-up anger in the process! The resulting uneven, craggy texture of split cucumbers is perfect for grabbing and holding on to that delicious, seasoned oil.
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Garlic-Sesame Sautéed Spinach (Sautéed Sigeumchi Namul)
This easy sautéed spinach recipe is our take on the classic Korean banchan (aka side dish) sigeumchi namul, which is typically made using blanched spinach. The rich flavor of toasted sesame oil pairs beautifully with the verdant spinach.
Southern-style cornbread starts with bacon fat and is (almost) always baked in a cast-iron skillet. Don't be intimidated by baking in your cast iron— here's how we like to season ours to guarantee it won't stick.
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Perfect Bok Choy
Quick-cooking bok choy is one of our favorite veggie sides. Here we pair it with ginger and sesame oil for a light but flavorful plate of greens. Serve it alongside fish, meat, or your favorite rice dish.
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Bang Bang Cauliflower
When we're looking for a spicy, flavorful side to brighten up our dinner, we turn to bang bang cauliflower. Not only is it quick and easy, but the dish is super adaptable (so feel free to change it up a bit if you like).
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Mashed Butternut Squash
After roasting, butternut squash becomes extremely smooth and creamy. Instead of the added milk or cream, the squash gets blended with a little butter for a velvety smooth side dish. It's one of our favorite ways to serve the vegetable and it takes very little effort!
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Can anything beat a warm, flaky biscuit straight out of the oven (or air fryer, if you want to keep your oven free)? We don't think so! Our ideal biscuit should have tender, flaky layers and an extra buttery taste, and this soft and pillowy recipe does just that.
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Best-Ever Candied Yams
Though candied yams might be super sweet on their own, they're the perfect complement to a plateful of savory holiday mains. Our version gets an added kick from bourbon—we think once you try them you'll never want yams without it!
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Grilled Corn On The Cob
This is our simplest, easiest recipe, but the flavor combo options are endless—check out the rest of our grilled corn ideas too.
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These cheesy nuggets of joy might be better than the potato version. We've included an oven-baked version as well as an air-fryer version—both are great, but we're in love with how golden the air fryer version gets!
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Cauliflower Au Gratin
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Garlic-Parm Zucchini Sauté
This easy, quick-sautéed zucchini is the perfect side dish for weeknights. It's full of flavor, and the zucchini slightly caramelizes as it cooks in the cast-iron pan. It's our favorite way to use up zucchini (beside chocolate zucchini bread, of course).
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
This cauliflower is the perfect answer when you have buffalo wings on the brain but you need to eat some vegetables.
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Honey Glazed Carrots
Pretty much any kind of carrot will work here, whole or baby carrots, orange or rainbow-colored. We’ve gone with honey, garlic, and rosemary to top them, but you could use any combination of herbs and spices too!
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Garlic Butter Mushrooms
These are WILDLY delicious! If you can't find cremini mushrooms, look for baby bellas or button mushrooms—they're essentially the same thing and will work just as well here.
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Lemony Herb Couscous
Couscous often gets forgotten about and honestly, we don't know why. It's much easier to make than most grains or pastas. A simple drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice is our favorite way to serve it, but the possibilities are endless.
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Potatoes Au Gratin
These may be classic for Thanksgiving but they're too delicious not to make year round. Don't be intimidated by the name, either. This fancy-sounding potato recipe actually really easy to master. You've got this!
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Pan Fried Potatoes
A lot of skillet potatoes take way longer than they should. The truth is, you don't need to pre-cook the potatoes at all. You just need to slice 'em thin and choose the best oils—we use olive and vegetable oil to achieve the best crispiness.
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Think of burrata salad as Caprese salad's fancy cousin. Peak-summer tomatoes are topped with this luscious cheese (think a shell of mozzarella filled with a soft, creamy filling) and garnished with a shower of peppery basil leaves and savory chives. 😍
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When the stalks darken and crisp, they're not burning, they're developing more flavor. And for thicker stalks, roasting makes a perfectly tender interior that seriously can't be beat.
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Zucchini Casserole With Garlicky Breadcrumbs
This summery vegetarian side may be quick and easy, but the colorful shingled veggies make for an impressive presentation. Even the most reluctant vegetable-eaters won't be able to resist that cheesy herbed breadcrumb topping. 😋
Toss carrots with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and spread in an even layer on a large sheet tray. (Feel free to throw in any of your favorite herbs or spices as well!) Be sure not to overcrowd your pan, or the liquid released from the carrots will prevent them from caramelizing.
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When it comes to roasted veggies, zucchini is one of our favorites. First of all, it's FAST! (No shade, roasted beets.) Secondly, it's versatile! Feel free to swap in your favorite spices and herbs or keep it simple with salt and pepper.
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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
These little guys are endlessly riffable. Throw in chili flakes, cumin seeds, fresh oregano, or any other flavors you love. Brussels sprouts also go great with cheese, as evidenced by our cheesy Brussels sprout bake, so don't shy away from some shaved Parm for garnish.
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Cheesy Garlic Butter Rolls
New to baking bread? These is a great place to start. Word to the wise: make sure you put your rolls somewhere warm to let them rise.
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Buttermilk Onion Rings
Cornstarch and seltzer help to keep the batter for these light, while the fine cornmeal and paprika give each bite a little more crunch and flavor. Dip them in some mayo (Kewpie is highly recommended) and ketchup, and get ready for the freshest onion rings you've ever tasted.
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Grilled Balsamic Mushrooms
Mushrooms can get sidelined at a barbecue as the side dish just for vegetarians, but when tossed in a balsamic-soy glaze, they'll get ALL the attention. Follow our tips to make them the best they can be.
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Loaded Cauliflower Bake
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Toss sprouts in a little olive oil, spread them on a baking sheet, and throw them in the oven for 30 minutes. The oven’s high dry heat will bring out all those delicious nutty flavors, rendering the sprouts soft and tender in the middle, but super crispy and delicious on the outside.
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Holiday Roasted Vegetables
The dried cranberries and balsamic vinegar add some sweetness and tartness while the pecans add an extra crunch to these holiday-worthy vegetables. We use Brussels sprouts and carrots, but feel free to add extra vegetables or swap in some of your favorites.
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This cauliflower mash recipe is the perfect low-carb substitute to mashed potatoes. The secret to making steamed cauliflower smooth and creamy? CREAM CHEESE! (We're big fans, if you hadn't noticed 😉.)
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Hasselbackspotatis, aka Hasselback potatoes, are a Swedish invention that transforms a humble baked potato into an ingenious work of art. Each potato is partially sliced into a row of thin slivers that then get brushed with oil or butter and baked to roasty-toasty crispy-crunchy perfection. These are spud heaven!
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Bang Bang Brussels Sprouts
Get ready for some bangin' Brussels. Go light on the Sriracha if you're sensitive to spice—the sweet chili sauce will add enough of a kick all on its own.
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Perfect Caprese Salad
Caprese salad is one of the best ways to show off those juicy in-season farmer's market tomatoes or your own backyard harvest. Hailing from the island of Capri and mirroring the colors of the Italian flag, this simple salad is the perfect way to start any late-summer meal.
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Italian Pasta Salad
Save yourself some time and make this simple Italian dressing ahead of time! Mix it together and store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve your pasta—the flavors will meld and taste better that way too.
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Stir-Fried Snow Peas
With a fresh, vegetal profile and a bit of crunch, snow peas are undoubtedly a star in many a salad, but might be even better stir-fried. You could simply fry them with a bit of garlic and oil, but adding more veg like mushrooms and a simple soy-ginger sauce elevate them into a proper side.
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Black Bean & Corn Salad
This easy salad comes together quickly and works as a side dish, a great topping for tacos, or as an appetizer with chips. Think of this as a medley of the most exciting parts of a vegetarian burrito bowl, unadulterated by rice, and hyped up by a little honey-lime action.
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Classic Macaroni Salad
Macaroni salad is one of our favorite things to pair with pulled pork or ribs, which is why it's such a disappointment when it's too dry or soggy. Not to fear—this recipe guarantees perfection ever time.
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Greek Lemon Potatoes
It comes as no surprise that Greece has perfected the art of the roasted potato. Here, a combination of steaming and roasting leads to a creamy, tender interior and a crispy exterior. The chicken broth and lemon juice turn to fragrant steam in the oven, infusing each bite with rich flavor.
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Cilantro Lime Rice
Like Chipotle without having to wait in line. Make this instead of plain white rice to take your Mexican meals next level.
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Grilled Ranch Potatoes
Grilling baby potatoes are the perfect way to incorporate potatoes to your next BBQ without having to step foot inside the kitchen. We take these spuds to the next level with two levels of ranch dressing goodness: the seasoning adds some salty, umami flavor while the dressing provides that cooling, tangy creaminess.
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