Fuss-Free Side Dishes

Baked Butternut Squash with Thyme
Turn your main dish into a meal with these tasty sides, ranging from quick-fix ideas to recipes that whip up with just a few ingredients.

Roasted Vegetables & Chickpeas

Roasting brings out the sweetness and boosts the flavor of fall vegetables in this hearty side dish that costs just 43 cents per serving.

Autumn Couscous Bowl

This quick side-dish recipe is brimming with fall flavors -- butternut squash, cauliflower, and thyme.

Sweet Potato Hash

The classic Southern dish gets a Mexican spin with chipotle salsa, avocado, and black beans. Sweet potatoes boost the flavor.

Start to finish: 25 minutes

Check out this clever, no-fuss way to cook whole grain brown rice. Using our technique, you can make a big batch of brown rice to keep on hand for any recipe calling for cooked rice or when you need a quick and healthy side dish.

So-Easy Side: Brown Rice

Watch how to whip up a big batch of brown rice to serve alongside any entree.

Corn Bread

Corn bread makes a stellar side dish for any Mexican meal. Best of all, it's made with ingredients you'll likely have in your pantry.

Start to finish: 25 minutes

Slow-Baked Tomatoes with Garlic & Mint

Tomatoes become a mouthwatering side when simmered in garlic, olive oil, fresh mint, and coarse salt.

Start to finish: 60 minutes

Couscous & Squash

Top couscous with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, and cauliflower. Lime zest brightens the dish.

Start to finish: 30 minutes

Braised Cabbage with Spicy Croutons

Fiery crushed red pepper gives this easy side dish a little heat. Simply chop the cabbage and saute with seasonings.

Start to finish: 28 minutes

Artichoke Flatbread

Fresh spinach, crumbled goat cheese, artichoke hearts, and fresh tomato top crispy whole wheat flatbread to make pizza that grills in just 4 minutes.

Start to finish: 19 minutes

Roasting vegetables brings out delicious natural sweetness that will make everyone a veggie lover. Watch as we show you step-by-step our method for roasting cauliflower, a technique that can be used for virtually any veggie.

How to Roast Vegetables

With just a few pantry ingredients, you can cook up a delicious, nutritious side dish. Watch how.

Green Beans with Peppers

Accent basic green beans and peppers with grilled pineapple rings for a stylish side dish that's fuss-free.

Start to finish: 32 minutes

Lemon Veggie Couscous

Cooking this zucchini- and red pepper-flecked couscous in chicken broth gives the dish extra flavor, while bits of lemon zest add a refreshing twist.

Start to finish: 25 minutes

Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Your slow cooker does the work in making this potato dish that's seasoned with garlic and chicken broth.

Start to finish: 6 hours (slow cooker)

Good & Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

With a baking time of just 10 minutes, this low-fat, whole grain dish gets a flavor update from onion and a small package of light semisoft garlic and herb cheese.

Start to finish: 35 minutes

Crumb-Topped Vegetables

Cheese crackers add delightful crunch to these Parmesan- and thyme-seasoned green beans.

Start to finish: 10 minutes

Fruit & Broccoli Salad

Simply toss vinaigrette with grapes, broccoli slaw mix, apples, and walnuts, and chill for 1 hour to make this refreshingly tangy side salad.

Start to finish: 1 hour

Baked Butternut Squash with Thyme

This rich butternut squash recipe takes just four ingredients and two steps; the oven does the rest.

Start to finish: 40 minutes

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