Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Homemade, healthy, quick and easy side dishes that help to make meal time a breeze! Paired perfectly with chicken, fish, bbq, or steak, these recipes are kid…
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Dutch Oven Chili
This stovetop Dutch oven chili is everything you crave in a classic chili recipe. It's hearty, perfectly spiced, packed with protein, and makes for even better leftovers. Have this easy one-pot meal ready in just about 30 minutes!
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Healthy Bruschetta Salad With Grilled Peaches
A healthy bruschetta salad with grilled peaches is a fresh and easy summer salad. With homemade garlic croutons and maple balsamic dressing, it's filled with bright flavors that are sure to impress a crowd. Plus, you can throw it all together in under 30 minutes!
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Rainbow Orzo Salad With Pesto
This Rainbow Orzo Salad with Pesto is ready in 25 minutes and made with creamy orzo pasta, fresh fruit and vegetables, pesto sauce, and parmesan cheese. Enjoy this healthy side dish on hot summer nights with your favorite protein!
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Roasted Green Beans And Carrots
These simple roasted green beans and carrots are a family favorite! It's the perfect side dish to toss together on busy weeknights or for holiday dinners. Have these veggies ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Brown Sugar And Dill Roasted Carrots
If you need a quick side dish that's just as easy to make as it is delicious - you NEED these brown sugar and dill roasted carrots! With great flavor from dried dill, brown sugar, seasonings, and olive oil, it's a delicious recipe that you can make in just about 30 minutes!
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Blackened Corn
Blackened corn combines fresh sweet corn, smoky flavor, and a cast iron pan to yield the best, caramelized flavors and a good char you won't be able to resist. Serve this corn dish as a mouth watering side or as a topper for chicken tacos, summer salads, chowder, and any spicy foods that need a boost of sweet flavor. No grill pan or outdoor grill required!
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Smoked Baked Beans
Skip the canned baked beans and learn how to make Smoked Baked Beans at home. Thick-cut bacon pieces smoked in a cast-iron skillet with tender beans, and a sweet and tangy homemade sauce until thick and creamy. It's one of the best summer side dishes for a reason!
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BLACKENED CORN
Blackened corn combines fresh sweet corn, smoky flavor, and a cast iron skillet to yield the best caramelized flavors and a good char you won't be able to resist. Serve this corn dish as a mouth watering side or as a topper for chicken tacos, summer salads, chowder, and any spicy foods that need a boost of sweet flavor. No grill pan or outdoor grill required!
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SMOKED BAKED BEANS
Skip the canned baked beans and learn how to make Smoked Baked Beans at home. These homemade beans are filled with thick-cut bacon pieces smoked in a cast-iron skillet with tender beans and a sweet and tangy homemade sauce. It's one of the best summer side dishes for a reason!
air fryer garlic bread with basil leaves and parmesan cheese on the side
Air Fryer Garlic Bread
Indulge in a hot, fresh slice of this 15 minute air fryer garlic bread. It's perfectly toasted and golden brown on the outside, while soft and pillowy on the inside. Pair this garlicky treat with your favorite pastas, soups, proteins, and more.
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Smoked Baked Beans
Skip the canned baked beans and learn how to make Smoked Baked Beans at home. These homemade beans are filled with thick-cut bacon pieces smoked in a cast-iron skillet with tender beans and a sweet and tangy homemade sauce. It's one of the best summer side dishes for a reason!
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Blackened Corn
Blackened corn combines fresh sweet corn, smoky flavor, and a cast iron skillet to yield the best caramelized flavors and a good char you won't be able to resist. Serve this corn dish as a mouth watering side or as a topper for chicken tacos, summer salads, chowder, and any spicy foods that need a boost of sweet flavor. No grill pan or outdoor grill required!
garlic orzo risotto is an easy and delicious side dish for any meal
Garlic Orzo Risotto - Sticks Scratch Kitchen
Garlic orzo risotto is a simple dish featuring orzo pasta cooked slowly in white wine and chicken broth to create a creamy, tender side dish. This recipe is super quick and requires only a handful of ingredients, making it a great option for a weeknight side dish. #risotto #orzorisotto #easyrisotto #dairyfreerisotto #healthyrisotto #orzorecipes #risottorecipes #weeknightdinner #easydinner
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Mashed Cauli-Potatoes
Mashed Cauli-Potatoes--Finally! Mashed cauliflower that actually sticks to your fork! These mashed cauli-potatoes are thick and creamy but only 166 calories per serving! {cutsandcrumbles.com} #cauliflower #mashedcauliflower #mashedpotatoes #thanksgiving #thanksgivingrecipes #holidayside #healthyholidayfood #lowcalorie #cutsandcrumbles
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Kale Apple Slaw
This kale apple slaw is made with crisp kale, green cabbage, and fresh apples dressed in a creamy homemade apple cider dressing. It’s the perfect healthy side dish to serve this fall with chicken, turkey burgers, or baby back ribs!
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Air Fryer Green Bean Fries
Serve these quick and easy Air Fryer Green Bean Fries as a healthier snack or appetizer! They're made crispy with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and dunked in the best, savory marinara dipping sauce. All you need is 8 ingredients and 25 minutes!
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Skillet Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic Bread Crumbs
In Italy, cauliflower florets are often battered and fried to give them a crisp exterior but I chose to skip the messy batter, unhealthy frying and multiple dish washing—cooking in an RV kitchen requires you to be a big of a juggler (no counter space) as well as a minimalist! Cooking the cauliflower in a hot skillet gives it a delicious caramel flavor with notes of citrus and garlic along with a pleasing crunch in every bite.
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Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
These maple balsamic brussels sprouts are a quick and easy side dish perfect for pairing with your favorite protein. Serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or as a weeknight dinner side dish.
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Instant Pot Collard Greens
Rich, flavorful Instant Pot Collard Greens are cooked with a ham hock or turkey legs, etc. You will love these pressure cooker collard greens with a side of cornbread! simplyhappyfoodie.com, instapot collard greens, instant pot dinner ideas, instant pot recipes
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Challah Rolls (Challah Buns)
These challah rolls are light and fluffy and the perfect egg-rich bread to soak up Matzo ball soup or serve alongside your holiday feast! All you need is 6 simple ingredients to make your own mini challah rolls at home.
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Carrot Puree with Ginger
This Carrot Puree with Ginger recipe is a healthy and tasty side dish for Easter and Spring Entertaining. You can make this carrot puree up to 3 days in advance!
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Delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes
These Delicious Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a super easy, delicious, and healthy side dish for the holidays or any meal. | #sweetpotato #sweetpotatorecipes #holidayrecipes #recipesforparties #sidedish #dairyfreerecipes alifedelicious.com via @alifedelish
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Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
This holiday season, skip the usual marshmallow-topped casserole and serve this Savory Sweet Potato Casserole for a change of pace! Mashed sweet potatoes are combined with fresh herbs, browned butter, fresh cream, garlic and topped with a buttery Paremsean cracker crumb topping. Delicious! Great side dish recipe for the holidays. (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter)
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Sautéed Butternut Squash
This sautéed butternut squash is a quick and easy fall side dish that can be made in under 30 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights or holiday dinners.
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Whole Baked Butternut Squash Fall Side Dish
Whole Baked Butternut Squash is an easy side dish that's perfect to make in the Fall and winter. There are so many ways to season the butternut squash. I like to have a savory and a sweet component because having both really brings out the flavors of the butternut squash. Feel free to add additional flavors to make this recipe your own!
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Butternut Squash Stuffing
This homemade butternut squash stuffing is the best Thanksgiving side dish! It's just like your traditional, classic stuffing, but incredibly easy and a bit healthier. Made like a casserole with challah bread, roasted squash, and other wonderful fall ingredients, it pairs perfectly with turkey. And with an added tip to make it vegetarian, this recipe is also perfect for nearly any guest! Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, this is a must make for all!
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Blue Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin
Blue Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin | This Blue Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin is amazing enough to deserve a spot on your table on #Thanksgiving.
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Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
These air fryer fingerling potatoes are perfectly crispy, seasoned, and easy to make! In under 30 minutes, you'll have a delicious side dish.
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Wild Rice for Thanksgiving
This wild rice is perfect for Thanksgiving (or Christmas too!) It has all the wonderful flavors of fall and makes the best holiday side dish.
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Brown Sugar Dill Roasted Carrots
Roasted brown sugar dill carrots can be made in just about 30 minutes, making it the perfect healthy side dish for holidays (Christmas or Thanksgiving) and year round!