Side Dishes

Discover the perfect accompaniment to your next meal with our guide to the best side dishes. We have dinner sides made from grains, veggies and much more.

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Sweet Potato Meringue Bake

This sweet potato meringue casserole is a slightly sweeter variation of the original, minus the extra sugar. It's simple enough to throw together even after the holidays. For more sauce, you can add extra water, butter, brown sugar or maple syrup to the filling before baking. Rum, brandy or lemon zest can be added to change up the flavor. —Kathy Kinomoto, Bothell, Washington

Apple Matchstick Salad

Cutting apples into matchstick-sized pieces makes them more fun to eat, don’t you think? Toss them with chopped pecans (or...


Smoky Tempeh Bacon

This meatless tempeh bacon recipe gets its smoky flavor from liquid smoke and smoked paprika. Eat it alone or use...


Air-Fryer Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

My grandma always grew beets and then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. These roasted...


Lemon Rice Salad

This salad makes a refreshing side dish for a special occasion meal. I take it to holiday potluck suppers and...