Dinner's unsung hero is the side dish. You can have a fabulous roast chicken, but the side dishes are what turn the main dish into a memorable meal. Sides can be as simple as roasted butternut squash or as complicated as potatoes au gratin and what you choose to complement your main is right here on Yummly.
Vegetable Side Dish Recipes
If your main course is meat or fish, finding a veggie side should not be too difficult. Fish and broccoli with a squeeze of lemon tend to go well together…
but you can mix up the traditional pairing with roasted broccoli tots or a broccoli salad to round out the meal. Don't know what to do with Brussels sprouts? Try caramelized Brussels sprouts with apples and pecans. Bored with plain roasted carrots? Balsamic roasted beets and carrots may have the extra flavors your dinner needs. Looking for something light to go with your pasta? A good Greek salad or a refreshing cucumber salad can help balance out the meal. Need veggies that kids will eat? Try bang bang cauliflower or parmesan roasted campari tomatoes. Veggie sides don't have to be green beans every night!
Potatoes, Pasta, & Rice Side Dish Recipes
There's no shortage of easy side dishes when you're working with potatoes, pasta, and rice. If scalloped potatoes have worn out their welcome on your dinner table, Hasselback potatoes might be your new favorite comfort food. For a warm winter dinner, a good sweet potato mash is a simple alternative to a traditional Southern sweet potato casserole. If you want to jazz up simple rice, try avocado lime rice to go with fish or coconut rice to go with an Asian chicken dish. For a low-carb, gluten-free option, quinoa salad or cheesy broccoli quinoa are hardy sides. If you love pasta salad but need some variety, parmesan and spinach orzo is a kid-friendly side that everyone will enjoy.
Whether you need side dishes to go with lasagna or you're looking for a new twist on mashed potatoes to go with your Christmas ham, there are thousands side dish recipes to choose from on Yummly.