Side Dish Ideas

When meal planning, side dishes can often be an afterthought. While it’s good to stock up on the basics so you can whip something up quickly in pinch, I’ve also included a wide variety of recipes and ideas here so you can plan easy and delicious pairings with your main courses.

Sides Recipes by Category

Here are a bunch of sides recipes by category … click on an image or scroll to explore.

Go-to Basic Sides

…and here are some super simple sides that are EASY to make and will go with just about any meal!

Vegetable Sides

Rice & Pasta Sides

I have lots of other pasta recipes, but many of those would be considered main courses. You can view them all in the recipe index.

Potato Sides


Biscuits & Breads

Miscellaneous Sides

Even More Recipes

Still looking for more? Prefer to browse pictures? Check out our Recipe Index and be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for advanced filters and recipe photos.

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