Quick and Easy Side Dish Recipes

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  • Horizontal overhead view of citrus salad on a white plate. Supremed orange and grapefruit, radicchio, croutons and feta cheese crumbles are visible.
    30 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    This bitter, peppery salad with its pop of bright, refreshing citrus will satisfy your craving for sunshine. Radicchio makes this colorful salad feel fresh, while quick homemade croutons and toasted walnuts settle your need for comfort food.
  • Two small bowls of marshmallow salad with cherries on top are at the front of the image. Two spoons are crossed to the right of the first bowl. A striped dish towel is in the background.
    15 min
    This Classic Ambrosia Salad recipe is a throwback to a simpler time. It’s just fruit, whipped cream, marshmallows, and almonds. Ambrosia salad is a light, airy, sweet treat.
  • Horizontal view of a white bowl with rotini and kale pesto inside. Walnuts and basil are in the background.
    30 min
    Healthy
    Bright green kale and walnut pesto makes this a kid-friendly dinner into a nutritional powerhouse. Boost the protein by adding lemon pepper chicken.
  • A horizontal image of a bowl of low carb cauliflower rice with sliced scallions and cilantro scattered on the top. A silver serving spoon is in the bowl and the bowl is set on a slate background.
    25 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Cauliflower rice with spinach and fresh herbs is a healthy, quick, and easy weeknight side or main meal. Add some extra heft to this recipe by topping it with a fried egg, adding some tofu, or using it as the foundation for a burrito bowl.
  • Best ever collard greens cooked on the stovetop and served in a bowl
    25 min
    Wondering what to do with collard greens? Here's an easy recipe for a simple side dish! Cook collards on the stovetop with onions and garlic — it's an easy, flavorful way to eat your greens.
  • Overhead view of a bowl of the best roasted red pepper hummus is topped with chopped roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Surrounding the bowl are scallions, sliced yellow bell peppers, pitas and sliced cucumbers.
    15 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Break out your food processor and make this creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! This hummus is the perfect dip for vegetables and pita, or use it as a healthy sandwich spread. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is.
  • Platter of golden air fried crispy cauliflower heaped on the right of the platter. A small bowl of creamy dip swirled with hot sauce is placed next to the cauliflower on the platter. The cauliflower is resting on a few leaves of lettuce.
    17 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    Crispy cauliflower for the win, thanks to your air fryer! Make the cauliflower even tastier and crispier with spices, a little egg, and a light coating of breadcrumbs. Perfect as an appetizer or a side dish.
  • A black skillet with prepared pork fried rice recipe inside. Steam is coming up from the dish and a spatula is resting in the rice on the left side.
    25 min
    You can make this Easy Pork Fried Rice any time of the year thanks to frozen vegetables. Add them straight from the freezer to your skillet. Want to use frozen rice? That makes dinner even easier!
  • Perfect white rice in a metal pan with a wooden spoon full of cooked white rice.
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Making white rice is easy! Avoid crunchy, mushy, or burned rice with these simple steps. Ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Sopa Seca de Fideo Angel Hair Nests
    30 min
    Delicious Sopa seca de fideo, nests of angel hair pasta, first browned then cooked in broth with tomatoes and onions. The noodles absorb all the broth! This is a great side dish to serve with any meal.
  • How to Cook Mushrooms without Fat
    15 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Wondering how to cook mushrooms without the fat? Try dry sautéing them! This method is an easy and fast way to perfectly cook mushrooms, but without extra butter or oil.
  • Best homemade hummus in a white bowl
    5 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Homemade hummus only takes 5 minutes, and it's so much better than store-bought. All you need are a few cans of chickpeas, some tahini, olive oil, some seasonings, and a food processor.
  • Our best guacamole, served with chips
    10 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
    The best guacamole keeps it simple: just ripe avocados, salt, a squeeze of lime, onions, chiles, cilantro, and some chopped tomato. Serve it as a dip at your next party or spoon it on top of tacos for an easy dinner upgrade.
  • Hash Browns Recipe flip the hash browns
    20 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    What's the secret to the crispiest hash browns ever? Press out as much extra moisture as possible after grating and before frying. Here's how you can make them perfectly browned and extra crispy, every time.
  • Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes in a bowl with chives
    30 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Make mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker! They're ready in about 30 minutes, from start to finish and are perfect every time. Add garlic if you like!
  • Air fryer avocado slices on a blue plate with dipping sauce
    33 min
    Vegetarian
    Perfectly crispy on the outside with a creamy inside, these Air Fryer Avocado Fries are terrific served alongside a simple spicy ranch dip.
  • How to Roast Cauliflower
    40 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    Tired of steamed cauliflower? Try roasting it! Roasting brings out nutty, buttery flavors in the cauliflower. A squeeze of lemon juice and some Parmesan cheese are all you need to turn this into an excellent side dish.
  • Creamy Polenta
    30 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Creamy polenta! This light and fluffy polenta is perfect for serving with ribs, chicken, pork, lamb, or veal, and is also great with roasted veggies.

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