Top 10 List: Favorite Side Dishes
[We continue to update the Top 10 series with side dishes!]
I love food, but I am one of those chronic doggie bag-takers. I’m not sure that I’ve ever finished an entire meal at a restaurant, and I hardly ever finish something at home. That means that when the holidays roll around, I have to make some very tough food choices. There’s so much food, but I get full so quickly! I have to maximize my options, so I tend to go heavy on the side dishes. Thanksgiving? I take the tiiiiiniest piece of turkey, and then pile on the good stuff. Yeah, main dishes like turkey and ham are great, but side dishes make the meal, am I right?
So, this next installment of the Top 10 list is dedicated to side dishes, glorious side dishes.
2. Broccoli Casserole (from scratch!)
10. Traditional Bread Stuffing
What’s your favorite side dish recipe??
I want to try the broccoli salad too. But, what is the menu to go with the broccoli salad. Menu planning is a real issue with me….what is a favorite menu?
Hi Julie, In our family, broccoli salad is typically served at Easter as a side dish and at summer picnics/potlucks.
You MUST make 3. broccoli salad . I made it once and then made it every week for 2 months. My parents are even making it now. Mom bought fresh broccoli this weekend! Perfection!
Mmmm these look delicious! My grandma makes sausage balls which look similar to the cornbread you have, so I definitely want to try that!
I have been searching for a green bean salad recipe. Would you happen to have one? Meanwhile, these side dish recipes all look incredibly delicious.
Hi Michelle, Unfortunately, I do not! If I come across a good one, I’ll be sure to post it!
These all look wonderful! Sides are often the main course in my house. One of my favorites: Macaroni and Cheese.
I have a killer scalloped sweet potatoe recipe taht is to die for! My family also loves my zucchini and potatoe pancakes. Yummmm
What a wonderful collection of sides. I am hard pushed to pick a favorite but I think best ever potato salad gets my top slot.
The scalloped potatoes were amazing! My kids loved them too!
Fresh green bean casserole is definitely one of my all time favorite sides – so glad to see it on here too!
Holy smokes! My stomach started making “feed me that please” sounds just scrolling through your posts. Sometimes it is the side dish that makes a meal. Especially when they originate from a potato or contain bacon. I am trying your Best Ever Potato Salad for sure, it’s my fiance’s favorite dish.
Those roasted red potatoes look amazing!
As a vegetarian, I usually think the sides are the best part of a meal! I could eat a vat of stuffing if it has not actually been stuffed- I always have to check and make sure there is no turkey broth in it.
Oooohhhh I’ve bookmarked the scalloped potatoes page!
Your potatoe recipes all look so good and I can’t wait to try them out! The Signature Salad will definitely be on my table some time this week. Thanks!
A great collection — and so many beautiful photos! Scalloped potatoes are my all time fave…Theresa
A-Mazing sides! I love these top 10 posts you’re putting together….
These recipes all look fantastic! I always find that the same side dishes are often served … but this catalogue gives the classic a fabulous update! xo
O my gracious, this is a great list! I totally feel you on your love for sides, especially at holidays. I love stuffing, potato salad, sweet potato anything and roasted vegetables.
Oh those potatoes look so yummy! I printed out your recipe and will try it soon. Thanks for sharing!
i am exactly the same!
my whole family are massive meat eaters, but i prefer veggies and sides, so i’ll only have a small piece of meat, say a single drumstick or only 1 slice of beef, and then pile it up with veggies and whatnot!
half the time i don’t even finish the meat :D
I just printed out every single one of these recipes. Now my stomach is growling.
Nothing says comfort to me like hot vegetables. I love summer succotash right now, green beans with red peppers and shallots in the fall, and squash any time. I’m going to bookmark your green bean recipe!
Stuffing. So good. My favorite part of any meal that involves turkey for sure. My favorite side dish has recently become yam fries. I love there tangy, crispy sweetness.
Great list! I totally agree with you re: holiday meals and side dishes. I’ve always been one to pile on the more exciting veggie sides and eat just the obligatory bit of turkey. :)
I’m saving your “Best Ever Potato Salad” and french fry recipes for future use!
The “Best Ever Potato Salad” is exactly that! It was a huge hit the last time I made it. I suspect it’s the bacon. :) Can’t wait to try the others on the list.
My dad & I were rabid over the stuffing like you are with scalloped potatoes. All of these recipes look absolutely delicious.
This is a good list! Roasted red potatoes are one of my top choices, too!
You’ve definitely covered my favorite side dishes with these delicious looking recipes. Anything potato is so delish and I also tend to eat my side dishes first before the meat items!
I am now having some major potato cravings after seeing all those great side dishes!
These all look so good! Thanks for the ideas…I often put so much focus on my main dish I forget about the side dish until the last minute. Let’s face it, frozen bagged vegetables just aren’t very tasty!
Another great roundup!
Such great ideas! I never eat stuffing when it’s not Thanksgiving time, but I may need to change that… :)
oh yeah, all ten would be on my list too, they look so good… love vegetables and sides myself…
Wow! These look so good.. can’t wait to try them out. Thanks so much for sharing these recipes. P.S. I’m a ‘sides’ person myself ;-)
The potatoes with balsamic looks great! Balsamic is my favorite dressing so this might be right up my alley!
I love that you have stuffing in here! It’s one of my favorite foods, and I only make it once a year. This needs to be changed!