italian green beans with bread crumbs

Side dishes

100+ of our family’s best side dishes for when you bring the family around the table.

If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE side dishes. At a summer picnic or holiday dinner, you’ll often see me skipping the main dish and heading for all of those delicious side dishes.

Here you’ll find salads, potatoes, vegetables and casseroles. We’ve got the most popular side dish recipes for holiday dinners and every day.

What is a side dish?

A side dish is any recipe that is complementary to the main dish. The main dish is the entree…the start of the show in many cases. Side dishes help round out a meal, offering balance and extra flavor to the main dish.

What are the most popular side dishes?

When you are thinking through what exactly to serve as a side dish, your mind may immediately run to potatoes, salad and bread. Yes…those are popular, classic side dish recipes, but here are a few popular sides that you may not have thought of:

Newest Side dishes

Rich and Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Frito Taco Salad

Cinnamon Fried Apples

Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad

Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad

Toasted Sesame Chicken Salad

Ambrosia Salad Recipe