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Side Dish Recipes

What kind of side dish do you need tonight? Something easy, something quick, or something fancy? Take a look through all our favorites below to find one you like!

Best Summer Side Dishes

  • How to Make Perfect Guacamole

    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.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad

    15 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Elise Bauer

    Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

    25 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Easy roasted zucchini recipe! How to cook zucchini by cutting lengthwise, oven-roasting with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    No need to soak your corn on the cob, or give it any special treatment before grilling. The secret to the easiest grilled corn? Grill it as is, husks on. Read more on why this works.

  • Megan Keno

    Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican street corn is a staple of summer and it's easy to make at home! Top char-grilled corn on the cob with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and dive in. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Whether you’re looking for new ways to use the abundance of summer tomatoes or simply want a quick side dish, these vegetarian stuffed tomatoes filled with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh herbs are simple and delicious.

  • Summer Miller

    Caprese Pasta Salad

    Make the most of your next backyard barbecue with this simple, easy-to-make, and utterly delicious Caprese Pasta Salad. Fresh tomatoes and basil mixed with al dente pasta and creamy mozzarella—summer never tasted so good!

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Coleslaw

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Here's a classic coleslaw recipe made with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, and green onion. It's seasoned with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar dressing. This is what you want for picnics, backyard BBQs, and summer potlucks!

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Homemade Hummus

    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.

  • Elise Bauer

    Applesauce

    55 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Delicious homemade applesauce recipe! There is nothing better than homemade applesauce with hand-picked apples, and it is so easy to make!

  • Elise Bauer

    Refried Beans

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Here's how to make traditional Mexican refried beans, just like a restaurant's but even BETTER! Serve them as a side dish for any Mexican meal, turn them into a dip, or use them in burritos and quesadillas.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Chicken Salad

    This family favorite chicken salad is made with celery, bell pepper, green olives, apple, lettuce, and mayo—plus a secret ingredient that makes all the difference!

  • Elise Bauer

    Deviled Egg Salad

    Deviled eggs on their own are great, but turning them into a salad brings the flavors of paprika, hot sauce, onions, and salt and pepper together for a versatile, transportable, end-of-summer dish.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blistered Shishito Peppers

    9 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Blistered Shishito Peppers are a delicious quick and easy snack, side dish, or appetizer. Mild and sweet, they're like single bite mini-poppers!

  • Elise Bauer

    Black Bean Salad

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    A fresh black bean salad, perfect for a summer picnic or potluck. Red bell peppers, jalapeños, avocado, black beans and corn combined to give this salad its kick and fresh flavors.

  • Coco Morante

    Pressure Cooker Baked Beans

    Pressure Cooker Baked Beans! Tender beans, sweet molasses sauce, and lots of smoky bacon. This easy pressure cooker recipe is a perfect side dish with BBQ, meatloaf, or any other meaty main dishes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Mom’s Easy Macaroni Salad

    When it's hot, cooking has to be at a bare minimum, right? This quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika gives new life to your standard issue picnic macaroni salad!

  • Sheryl Julian

    Easy Sautéed Zucchini

    30 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    This sautéed zucchini with dill is such a simple and easy side dish for summer meals. Six ingredients, 15 minutes, and it's ready. Great on its own, or serve with grilled chicken or fish.

  • Elise Bauer

    Asian Coleslaw

    Quick and delicious, this Asian coleslaw is great with burgers, fish, or any Asian-inspired dish. A creamy dressing with peanut butter and rice vinegar brings it all together.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Potato Salad

    Going to a cookout? This classic potato salad is what you want! It's made with boiled potatoes, sour cream, mayo, green onions, celery, parsley, pickles and bacon. Serve room temperature or chilled.

  • Elise Bauer

    Cucumber Yogurt Salad (Tzatziki)

    5 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Green Beans with Bacon

    Fresh green beans are a wonderful thing. Cook these by briefly blanching, then sauté in bacon fat. Toss with a little bacon, black pepper, and vinegar, and serve as a side with roast chicken or steak.

  • Elise Bauer

    Dad’s Ratatouille

    1 hr, 50 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan

    This luxuriously smooth and flavorful ratatouille recipe is well worth the effort. Vegetables are first browned, then roasted, then cooked in a tomato sauce. This ratatouille dish includes onion, garlic, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.

Recent Side Dish Recipes & Ideas

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad

    15 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Whether you’re looking for new ways to use the abundance of summer tomatoes or simply want a quick side dish, these vegetarian stuffed tomatoes filled with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh herbs are simple and delicious.

  • Elise Bauer

    Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

    25 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Easy roasted zucchini recipe! How to cook zucchini by cutting lengthwise, oven-roasting with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.

  • Sheryl Julian

    Easy Sautéed Zucchini

    30 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    This sautéed zucchini with dill is such a simple and easy side dish for summer meals. Great on its own, or serve with grilled chicken or fish.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Cucumber Salad

    Use up the bounty of summer with this refreshing and crispy salad with cucumbers, rice vinegar, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh dill or basil.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blistered Shishito Peppers

    9 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Blistered Shishito Peppers are a delicious quick and easy snack, side dish, or appetizer. Mild and sweet, they're like single bite mini-poppers!

  • Elise Bauer

    Panzanella Bread Salad

    Got ripe summer tomatoes? Got day-old bread? Make this classic Tuscan Panzanella Salad recipe! This is a great make-ahead recipe for a summer potluck or backyard party, or make it for dinner and serve with grilled chicken.

  • Megan Keno

    Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican street corn is a staple of summer and it's easy to make at home! Top char-grilled corn on the cob with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and dive in. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    No need to soak your corn on the cob, or give it any special treatment before grilling. Read more on why this works.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Coleslaw

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Here's a classic coleslaw recipe made with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, and green onion. This is what you want for picnics, backyard BBQs, and summer potlucks!

  • Sally Vargas

    Turmeric Fried Rice with Eggs and Kale

    30 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    This quick and easy dinner is Chinese fried rice with an Indian spin. Make it with ginger, cumin, and turmeric, toss in some kale and tomatoes, then top it with a fried egg and you have dinner served in 30 minutes.

  • Sheryl Julian

    Fattoush Bread Salad

    Middle Eastern Fattoush is a fresh and zesty salad made with crispy pita chips, fresh vegetables, and a tangy dressing. It only takes 30 minutes to make and is perfect for hot summer days.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Potato Salad

    Going to a cookout? This classic potato salad is what you want! It's made with boiled potatoes, sour cream, mayo, green onions, celery, parsley, pickles and bacon. Serve room temperature or chilled.

  • Sara Bir

    Charred Skillet Broccoli

    15 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Got broccoli? This is the perfect veggie side dish for every occasion! Use it as a layer in veggie bowls or serve it with nearly any meat or seafood main.

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Chicken Salad

    This family favorite chicken salad is made with celery, bell pepper, green olives, apple, lettuce, and mayo—plus a secret ingredient that makes all the difference!

  • Sally Vargas

    No Knead Bread

    No need to knead! Only five minutes of hands-on time will yield a delicious, crusty, bakery-style loaf of bread. A long, slow rise builds flavor and texture so all you have to do is pop it in your Dutch oven, bake, and enjoy!

  • Coco Morante

    German Potato Salad

    This is a Classic German Potato Salad! Thick-sliced potatoes tossed with bacon, onions, herbs, and mustardy vinaigrette. Serve it hot, warm, or cool at your next backyard barbecue!

  • Nick Evans

    Loaded Baked Potatoes

    1 hr, 10 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy

    These LOADED baked potatoes turn a standard side dish into a full-on entrée. Packed with steamed broccoli, bacon, cheddar, sour cream, and chives, they are a meal on their own! They are quick to toss together, have a variety of different flavors and ingredients, and are economical to make in bulk.

  • Elise Bauer

    Savory Coconut Rice

    1 hr

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Make this Indian-style coconut rice with three kinds of coconut: shredded coconut, coconut oil, and coconut water. Serve with your favorite curry.

  • Elise Bauer

    Mom’s Easy Macaroni Salad

    When it's hot, cooking has to be at a bare minimum, right? This quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika gives new life to your standard issue picnic macaroni salad!

  • Katie Morford

    Shaved Spring Vegetable Salad

    15 min

    Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    If you’re looking for a light, healthy vegetable salad, look no further! This shaved salad is comprised of thinly sliced carrots, fennel, radish, and asparagus, all tossed together in a light citrus honey dressing. Finish it with a little Parmesan cheese and some walnuts. Swap out any of these vegetables for whatever you have on hand!

  • Coco Morante

    Green Cauliflower Rice

    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.

  • Elise Bauer

    Cranberry Sauce

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Classic, easy and delicious homemade Thanksgiving cranberry sauce! Here's how to make cranberry sauce from scratch. It's so EASY! Perfect with turkey.

  • Nick Evans

    Cheesy Potato Casserole

    Cheesy Potato Casserole without the canned cream of anything soup. This recipe relies on simple ingredients in your pantry to make a quick and easy cheese sauce. It sounds fancy, but don’t worry. It’s easy!

  • Elise Bauer

    How to Make Perfect Guacamole

    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. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Sally Vargas

    Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

    Sweet potato casserole topped with gooey marshmallows! Have you ever made this holiday classic? You should! Roast the potatoes first—it deepens their flavor and makes them easy to peel. Easy to make ahead, too!

  • Elise Bauer

    Corned Beef Hash

    Have leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day? Make this Corned Beef Hash! Chop up your corned beef and potatoes, fry with onions, and serve as a side or for breakfast with eggs!

  • Elise Bauer

    Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

    25 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Easy roasted zucchini recipe! How to cook zucchini by cutting lengthwise, oven-roasting with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    No need to soak your corn on the cob, or give it any special treatment before grilling. Read more on why this works.

  • Megan Keno

    Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican street corn is a staple of summer and it's easy to make at home! Top char-grilled corn on the cob with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and dive in. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Whether you’re looking for new ways to use the abundance of summer tomatoes or simply want a quick side dish, these vegetarian stuffed tomatoes filled with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh herbs are simple and delicious.

  • Sara Bir

    How to Bake a Potato

    50 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Baked potatoes! The best ones happen the old fashioned-way: in the oven. Here’s the scoop on making perfect baked potatoes. (Spoiler alert: no foil!)

  • Elise Bauer

    Cilantro Lime Rice

    BEST cilantro lime rice, no kidding! Better than Chipotle's. Easy to make. Perfect with Mexican and Asian food, great in burritos.

  • Summer Miller

    Caprese Pasta Salad

    Make the most of your next backyard barbecue with this simple, easy-to-make, and utterly delicious Caprese Pasta Salad. Fresh tomatoes and basil mixed with al dente pasta and creamy mozzarella—summer never tasted so good!

  • Elise Bauer

    Cranberry Relish

    Holiday and Thanksgiving Cranberry Relish recipe. Fresh cranberries ground up with apples and orange. Great with turkey sandwiches.

  • Elise Bauer

    Three Bean Salad

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Who doesn't love an easy three bean salad, perfect for summer picnics and potlucks?! This classic American picnic salad has cannellini beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, celery, red onion, parsley, and a sweet and sour dressing.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Sautéed Spinach

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Easy sautéed spinach! The best way to cook delicious fresh spinach, with olive oil and garlic.


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