20 Perfect Side Dishes Recipe Ideas

Looking for the perfect side dish recipe for your dinner or brunch? Choose from Broccoli with Garlic, sweet potatoes, mashed or roasted potatoes,Butternut Squash Roasted Brussels Sprouts and more!

Turkey Dressing For The Holiday Bird

This recipe is the one used by a local church catering group well known for their awesome dressing. People come from miles around for the turkey suppers and banquets prepared and served by this group of volunteers. They have shared the recipe in 'A Taste Of Heaven" a cookbook compiled with local recipes, which helped fund a Stairlift for those no longer able to manage stairs. There are a...

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Easy and delicious- one pan does it!

Linda's Chunky Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Oh man, these are a comfort food that goes with just about anything! I have been known to eat them by themselves :) This is definately one you will want to add to your recipe collection!

Kittencal's Famous Coleslaw

I make this for weddings, large socials and in the summer BBQ parties, and there is never anything left it all goes and everyone wants the recipe! **** For one 16-ounce package coleslaw mix, use the following amounts; 1/2 cup mayonnaise/ 2-1/2 tablespoons milk/ 2-1/2 tablespoons buttermilk/ 1-1/2 tablespoons vinegar/ 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice/ 3-1/2 tablespoons sugar/ 1/2 teaspoon garlic...

Wonderful Scalloped Potatoes

A luscious addition to any meal, especially with ham ! A little time comsumming but worth every minute!!

Kittencal's Greek Salad

Plan ahead the dressing needs to chill for at least 2 or more hours before using, all amounts may be adjusted to taste

Trinidad Macaroni Pie

Macaroni Pie is a staple here in Trinidad and one of the first dishes I learnt to make. Eat it on it's own with ketchup and pepper or serve alongside any type of meat, veggie or bean dish which has lots of gravy. Totally delicious! Some people even add in some grated carrots or chopped pimentos before baking. I like mine plain with lots of black pepper.

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Lemon

Simple as springtime and easy to adjust to your tastes. Servings will vary greatly due to individual cravings, but don't plan on leftovers if there is an asparagus lover around.

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Delicious, healthy recipe from Eating Well Magazine. These tomatoes look wonderful on a buffet platter or on your individual plates. So simple and so good. It's a make again recipe for sure.

Parmesan Baked Potato Halves

A friend of mine made these for us for dinner a while back...she finally gave me the recipe...these make a perfect side dish...and are company worthy...she didn't really give me any measurement except for the amount of potatoes.

Buttery Brown Sugar Roasted Butternut Squash

A favorite way to prepare and enjoy squash!

Johnny G's Favorite Broccoli

This is my husband's favorite broccoli, therefore I've named it after him. I've been making this recipe since the beginning of our marriage and it's always been one of his requests since that time. I found this in one of my favorite magazines; Southern Living.

Down Home Southern-Style Green Beans

Sometimes you want that deep Southern flavor that you can only get from fresh green beans cooked with bacon,but you really don't have time to cook them from scratch.Well several years ago my sister Flora,taught me a way to make canned green beans taste pretty close to what you might've been cooking from fresh all day long. Since I didn't list any salt or pepper to the...

Linda's Microwave Butternut Squash

This is a great way to make squash if you don't feel like peeling the squash, and is a real time saver, especially when you are busy making a holiday meal. I make my squash like this often and it is great!

Caesar Mashed Potatoes

I came up with this recipe when I had some caesar dressing I wanted to use up and mashed potatoes that needed sprucing up. It was a hit and I make it quite often now. I have been asked for this recipe numerous times. If gluten intolerant make sure you are using gluten free Caesar dressing.

Sweet and Sour Poppy Seed Coleslaw or Cole Slaw

You can use packaged coleslaw in this although I like my poppy seed slaw a little heavier on the carrot, so if I did that, I might add in an extra grated carrot or two. You can shred all your veggies in the food processor and have all this put together in less than 10 minutes. Refrigerate several hours before seving for best flavor. No mayo makes this great for picnics and outdoor potlucks.

Dressed Peas

This recipe is from "Company's coming for Christmas" and has been a regular here from the first time I tried them. The recipe makes 12 servings. These peas may also be served as a cold vegetable

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

A lovely recipe I found in a LA Lite cookbook that was passed down to me by our own Dear Bergy.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Simple yet delicious and easy enough for weeknights.

Magical Bean Salad

Cumin used to be one of my least favorite spices...until I found the magical combination of it with lemon. It truly is a party in your mouth, and will have your taste buds dancing! I've made many versions of this bean salad, so am posting a version where you can create it to whatever tickles your fancy at the time. This can easily be made Vegan or Vegetarian with the same spectacular flavors....

Ginger Baked Apples

A spicy variation on an old fall favorite. Serve with whipped cream, if desired

Shirley's Old Fashioned Sausage Stuffing

My mom made the BEST stuffing, which always made our holiday dinners complete. Here is her recipe, and mine as well. There is enough stuffing in this recipe to stuff up to a 25 pound bird, and still have some left over to bake in a casserole dish or aluminum foil, the last hour of cooking, so that you have plenty for everyone. Great to use for leftovers along with some sliced turkey and...