50 Ultimate Side Dishes

Need an easy side that the whole family will love? From garlic roasted cauliflower to the ultimate mac & cheese, we've got the quintessential dish to complete any meal.

Simple Brown Rice Pilaf

"This was very quick and easy to make. Our guests wouldn't believe how simple it was."

-Rebecca F.

Roasted Parmesan & Garlic Cauliflower

"This is such a tasty cauliflower recipe. I'll definitely be passing this on to my family and friends."

-sugarNspice

Bacon & Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

"This was a nice change from the usual mashed potato. Plus, it was hardly any work to make."

-FlemishMinx

Broccoli Dal Curry

"This is one of the best Indian recipes I've ever made. it was the hit of our meal."

-Mellowpuff

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

"This was a great side dish. The flavors all enhanced the sweetness of the tomatoes."

-Cookie j

Buttered Parmesan Rice

"Parmesan, butter and rice — what a wonderful combination."

-yogi

Roasted Carrots With Lemon Dressing

"This is a nice side dish. Lemon and honey accent the roasted carrots without being too heavy or sweet."

-LonghornMama

Sauteed Mushrooms with Red Wine

"These are perfect. I quartered my mushrooms instead of slicing them and added a little roasted garlic for fun."

-SparkleKristy

Elegant Baked Potatoes

"These are wonderful potatoes. They are so elegant looking with almost no fuss at all."

-Wildflour

Creamed Spinach

"This spinach was so great. Even my kids loved it."

-Jessica Hoylman

Easy Baked Beans

"These are so addictive. Plus they're so easy to make."

-Anniesnomsblog

Party Cheese Bread

"This decadent cheese bread was such a treat. It was devoured immediately."

-Scoutie

Popcorn Cauliflower

"This cauliflower had such a great flavor. Even my kids loved it."

-MA HIKER

Nuttin' Honey Peas

"This is excellent. I usually add sugar and butter to my peas, but the honey gave them much better flavor."

-Robbin in Texas

Agave-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

"These sweet potatoes are so addictive and can be prepared with just about any ingredients."

-Kisskiss

Refried Beans

"This has got to be the easiest and healthiest way to make 'refried' beans. You just plop everything in your slow cooker and walk away."

-Deantini

Buttery Balsamic Broccoli

"This is such a nice side dish. It's not overly dressed and allows the main ingredient to shine."

-Debbwl

Curried Chickpeas & Kale

"I really enjoyed this. It's a great way to serve kale."

-Tebo

Simple Garlic Mashed Potatoes

"This is a delicious, garlic-infused mashed potato."

-Gailanng

Zesty Herbed Carrots

"This is a nice side dish to serve with any meal. It has a nice blend of flavors and is quick and easy to make."

-Seasoned Cook

Cheesy Garlic Bread

"This garlic bread is fabulous. It was scarfed up so quickly, I was lucky to get one piece!"

-UWhusky

Peas a L'orange

"This is an outstanding way to dress up the lowly pea. We just love them."

-Karen Elizabeth

Corn on the Cob

"Wow this was good! The corn is so sweet and tender."

-Loves2Teach

New Year Fried Rice

"This is incredibly good. I love that it uses bacon."

-Cookiedog

Garlic Hasselback Potatoes with Herbed Sour Cream

"Not only are these delicious, but they're so pretty, too. They've become a staple at my house."

-Cariescookin81

Spanish Green Beans with Bacon

"One of my favorite vegetables made even better with the addition of bacon. The taste was just perfect."

-Lainey6605

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

"I wish I could give these zucchini crisps even more than 5 stars."

-HokiesMom

Sauteed Baby Spinach & Garlic

"I love sauteed spinach, and I loved the hint of nutmeg in this version."

-Chef*Lee

Roasted Asparagus with Crunchy Parmesan Topping

"This was really quick and easy to make. We really enjoyed the flavor of the breadcrumbs and freshly grated cheese."

-Baby Kato

Cheesy Mini Corn Muffins

"These muffins are wonderful. They are easy to put together and have a great taste and texture."

-Slatts

Mashed Cauliflower

"If you like the taste of goat cheese you will love this recipe."

-Lorilori

Simple Steamed Broccoli

"This really does make the most delicious broccoli ever. Melting the butter in the bowl first and then coating the veggies is a new trick for me."

-Soeur Souris

Garlic Cream Cheese Corn

"Great side dish. Easy to put together and a good option for something a little different on a busy week night."

-Brenda.

Oven-Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

"These just might be the best oven-roasted potatoes I've ever made."

-L&M�s mom

Sauteed Mushrooms

"These are great mushrooms. The garlic and soy sauce really add a tasty flavor."

-MizzNezz

Israeli Couscous Salad

"This has the perfect combination of flavors. It's cool, refreshing, and great for a pool party."

-FLKeysJen

Sauteed Asparagus and Snap Peas

"This great recipe is so easy and tasty, it made my day."

-Sydney Mike

Curried Lentils

"This tastes excellent and is super easy to make. I served the lentils over basmati rice and the combination was wonderful."

-Gina Wilkerson

Basic White Rice

"In twenty years of cooking, I have never had perfect rice until I tried this recipe."

-Willet5

Memphis Sweet Potato Fries

"This is an awesome, simple and delicious recipe."

-Salair317

Last Minute Dinner Rolls

"These biscuits came out perfectly. They were soft and full of flavor."

-Cajun Homeschool Mom

Broccoli Parmesan

"My son and I really enjoyed this broccoli. It was very simple to make and so tasty."

-Ang11002

Couscous with Corn

"This was my first time making something like this and it was fantastic. I'm a big couscous fan now."

-Paka

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

"What a lovely recipe. The potatoes were light, fluffy and full of flavor."

-Baby Kato

Cheesy Grits Casserole

"I love that you can make these ahead of time and bake them while preparing the rest of your meal."

-Owned by a Westie

Lemon Asparagus

"I really enjoyed the subtle lemon and oregano flavor of this asparagus."

-PanNan

Spanish Rice

"This was absolutely amazing. I loved this rice, and so did my kids."

-Mandikaake

Slow Baked Sweet Potatoes

"These were the best sweet potatoes I've ever eaten. I'm so glad I finally found this recipe."

-Rita D.

Confetti Rice Pilaf

"This rice is very good. I love that it's loaded with vegetables."

-Krista Smith

Super Creamy and Cheesy Mac & Cheese

"I've tried a bunch of mac and cheese recipes, but this one is my family's favorite by far."

-rbroh

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