Make your meals special with our collection of 22+ side dishes. These dishes are like the finishing touch that turns every meal into something amazing. Whether you're cooking a big dinner, a simple lunch, or a fancy feast, these side dishes can make your food taste like it came from a fancy restaurant.
20-Minute Korean Style Carrot Salad
Crunchy and Spicy Korean Carrots Salad will win people over at potlucks, and picnics, and as a unique side dish in any home. Made with fresh carrots, coriander, garlic, and oil, these Korean-style marinated carrots are easy, quick, and always delicious! Ready in 20 minutes. Get the recipe.
Roasted Smashed Potatoes With Garlic Dill Sauce
So easy and delicious, these Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes With Garlic And Dill are a comfort side dish that never disappoints. Naturally vegan and made with just 4 simple ingredients, these crushed red potatoes are great for any occasion. Get the recipe.
Mediterranean Roasted Asparagus
Really easy Mediterranean Asparagus With Balsamic Drizzle And Pine Nuts. Trimmed asparagus spears are baked in olive oil until tender but crispy and then finished with a quick homemade Balsamic drizzle. This healthy vegan recipe is kid-friendly and makes a delicious dinner side. Get the recipe.
Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes
A side dish that goes with everything. These Mashed Potatoes With Creme Fraiche And Roasted Garlic are creamy and so flavorful. Put this recipe in your cookbook, it's going to become your favorite mashed potato recipe ever! Get the recipe.
Balsamic Roasted Green Beans And Tomatoes
A simple recipe for Roasted Green Beans And Cherry Tomatoes is taken to another level with quick Balsamic reduction and a sprinkling of vegan Parmesan cheese. An easy side dish that goes with any meal. Get the recipe.
Potato And Cauliflower Bake
This Potato And Cauliflower Bake or also called Cauliflower Au Gratin is an easy comfort food recipe that has quickly become one of the favorites in my house. It's creamy, cheesy, and such a delicious side dish for holidays as well as for Sunday night dinner. Get the recipe.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes is an absolutely must-try for the holidays! It’s naturally sweet, incredibly creamy, and absolutely satisfying. In just 30 minutes, you can have it ready using only six ingredients. Get the recipe.
Perfect Stovetop Basmati Rice
Cooking Basmati rice on the stove has never been easier if you follow my few simple tips. As a bonus, I'll also show you how to cook rice properly to remove as much arsenic as possible. Get the recipe.
Baked Lemon Potatoes
These Roasted Mediterranean Potatoes are fully loaded with lemony oregano, garlic, and olive oil flavors. Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make! No boiling is needed. Try this simple side dish the next time you’re craving something fresh, unique, and flavorful. Get the recipe.
Creamy Zucchini Potato Gratin
Cheesy Potatoes And Zucchini Au Gratin is a simple recipe that requires little preparation and great rewards. Get the recipe for cheesy potatoes and zucchini au gratin here. It's an ultimate comfort food side dish for any occasion. Get the recipe.
Spicy Beet Salad
A roasted vegan beet salad is prepared by cooking the beets and then marinating them in a few flavorful ingredients. This simple beet recipe is incredibly delicious, healthy, and perfect for any time of the year. Get the recipe.
Italian Bean Salad
This Italian Cannellini Bean Salad is healthy, flavorful, and satisfying. Made with white beans, juicy roasted bell peppers, olives, marinated red onions, and dollops of vegan cashew cheese, it's the perfect cold side dish or easy lunch. A good option for picnics, potluck, or work lunches too. Get the recipe.
French Eggplant Gratin
This creamy and delicious Eggplant Gratin is smothered with a secret white sauce and topped with a generous layer or Gruyere cheese. It is a side dish that is so easy to make and will be gone before you know it. Get the recipe.
These Best Hasselback potatoes are the most beautiful potato dish you'll ever make. Cut into a funky accordion shape, this crispy and delicious side dish is sure to delight your family and friends. Get the recipe.
Best Sauteed Swiss Chard
Want to know How To Cook Swiss Chard? Look no further. My Sautéed Swiss Chard recipe with garlic and tomatoes is simple yet unique. It's ready in minutes and is loaded with nutrients. This easy red chard recipe makes a wonderful and delicious addition to any recipe. Get the recipe.
Brussel Sprouts with Mustard Sauce
Shaved Brussel Sprouts Recipe With Mustard Sauce - you're gonna love this easy gluten-free side dish prepared in one skillet and in less than 30 minutes. It's super creamy, flavorful and perfect for any occasion. Get the recipe.
Creamy Cauliflower Salad
Vibrant, healthy, and delicious Creamy Cauliflower Salad With Cucumber And Corn is going to be on repeat this summer. So easy to make. You'll love the creamy and herby sauce. The best part - it's mayo and oil-free. Get the recipe.
Smashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese
Crispy Roasted Smashed Potatoes with parmesan cheese is the perfect preppable dinner party dish. Easy to make with just a few ingredients, they turn out crispy, cheesy and just plain delicious. Get the recipe.
For us Dominicans, there is no need to dress up an avocado, but you can fancify it a bit in this simple Ensalada de Aguacate (Avocado Salad). Get the recipe.
Rice with Dried Fruit and Nuts
Basmati Rice With Dried Fruit And Nuts - flavorful and delicious vegan side dish for dinner or holidays. It's super easy to make and will turn any meal into a colorful feast. Get the recipe.
Crispy Roasted Potatoes and Onions
These Crispy Roasted Potatoes and Onions are an easy and versatile side dish that goes with just about everything! Thinly sliced, crispy potatoes with creamy centers, jammy roasted onions and herby rosemary. 5 simple ingredients is all it takes! Get the recipe.
10-Minute Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
This easy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is the simple side dish that will add a pop of freshness to any meal you add it to! Get the recipe.
Potato Rosti with Parmesan and Goat Cheese
Call it a giant potato pancake, latkes or potato pie, one thing is for sure. This Swiss rosti is the potato side dish taken up a notch. Grated potatoes are mixed with shredded Parmesan cheese and fresh thyme and layered with a pungent goat cheese. Baked until crispy perfection and devoured in no time. Get the recipe.
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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.