Dinner Side Dishes

Accompany your dinner with yummy sides like, green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin, sautéed brussels sprouts, and butternut squash, holiday side dishes, quick and easy dinner side dishes such as vegetable side dish recipes, side salad recipes, easy potato side dishes, or seasonal side dishes.

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Roasted Red Potatoes

Rating: 3 stars 755
A simple but satisfying side dish you'll make again and again, this roasted red potato recipe takes 5 minutes to prep and about 30 minutes of hands off time to roast. All you need are baby red potatoes, olive oil, and fresh rosemary, or another hardy herb such as thyme. Martha's secret for deliciously crispy roasted potatoes is to preheat the baking sheet while she preps the potatoes. 

Easy Creamed Spinach

Rating: 3.5 stars 488
Our take on the classic creamed spinach side dish uses fresh spinach and cream cheese as a thickener. It's a crowd pleasing recipe that's popular with both young and old.

Quick Potato Side Dishes for Every Night of the Week

Mashed, fried, roasted, casseroled, or made into salad, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week—and with these quick potato recipes, we can.
By Jennifer Anderson

John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 1738
Macaroni and cheese is one of the most beloved comfort foods. If you're in the camp that believes baked iterations beat stovetop ones, then this recipe is for you. Musician John Legend shared this delicious, creamy casserole with Martha Stewart. Layers of macaroni and two kinds of cheese—extra-sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack—are combined with a mixture of evaporated milk and seasoning, and baked. A sprinkle of paprika and a final layer of cheese give it a gorgeous, golden color.

13 Quick Vegetable Side Dishes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Let's face it: It's so easy to get stuck in a vegetable rut, but these quick recipes are going to lift you right out of it. Best of all, you can get each on the table in under half an hour. The gorgeous, delicious, vegetable recipes here will help you up your side-dish game.
By Janet Taylor McCracken

12 Tasty Sides to Serve with Burgers (Other Than Fries!)

You love a burger, but you're not always in the mood to enjoy one with a pile of fries. Are they your only side option? We think the simplicity of a classic burger makes it an ideal canvas for pairing with all manner of easy dishes. These are our favorite ideas.
By Teri Tsang Barrett

Big Martha's Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 355
This wonderfully creamy mashed potato recipe comes from Martha's mother, Mrs. Kostyra. What's her secret? She adds cream cheese to the mashed potatoes, along with a generous amount of butter, plus a touch of milk and cream. A mixer is used to whip the mixture into fluffy clouds for what is sure to be everyone's favorite side dish. These mashed potatoes can be made up to two hours ahead—a big win when entertaining.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 819
Everyone will ask for seconds of this casserole made with mashed sweet potatoes and a marshmallow topping that's a perfect combination of gooey and crunchy. With the help of a little nutmeg for flavor, this casserole is sure to be a new favorite.

Chestnut Stuffing

Rating: 3.5 stars 177
Studded with meaty chestnuts and fragrant with parsley and sage, this stuffing is equally good cooked inside or outside the turkey (try our Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey recipe). You will need to dry the bread cubes overnight; transfer them to resealable plastic bags until you're ready to make the stuffing, up to 1 day more.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 493
Instant potatoes from the box can't compare to this homemade version.

Classic Stuffing

Rating: 3 stars 271
The terms stuffing and dressing are often used interchangeably, but they do have different meanings: Stuffing is cooked inside the bird, dressing on its own. Use this recipe when making our Perfect Roast Turkey.

Simple Stuffing

Rating: 3 stars 539
Drying the bread cubes and cooking the vegetables a day in advance helps this stuffing come together quickly on Thanksgiving Day. 
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30 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes Guaranteed to Please
Thanksgiving side dishes don't need to be time-consuming in order to be delicious. Streamline your Thanksgiving meal prep with these easy side dish recipes, including sautéed and roasted seasonal vegetables and favorite potato and sweet potato dishes to seamlessly complement your turkey. 
18 Stellar Vegetable Sides for Your Holiday Table
Don't tell the prime rib, but sides are the true crowd-pleasers of any holiday meal. The choices are many: stovetop braises and sautés, purées, oven-roasted options, and baked vegetable casseroles.
Orange-Scented Cranberry Sauce
Rating: 3.5 stars 609

This recipe makes plenty for the Thanksgiving feast and leftover turkey sandwiches.