Side Dish Recipes

Side dish recipes that are sure to keep your mouth watering all the way through dinner!

Strawberry Poppyseed Pasta Salad

Pasta Pasta Pasta!  Strawberry Poppyseed Pasta salad is one of those Pot Luck Salads that is eaten right up, it's truly the Best Pasta Salad Recipe. With the creamy dressing made of Poppyseed Dressing and Mayonnaise it's an easy pasta salad that will be noticed...

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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Authentic and oh so simple recipe, makes up this traditional Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. The creamy dressing is both sweet and tangy and pairs beautifully in this traditional simple recipe. Serve with your favorite Teriyaki recipe and create a mouthwatering meal. More...

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Cilantro Lime Dip

The cilantro-lime flavor is delicious in a dip! We've seen it in rice and salad dressings and people just can't seem to get enough of it. And that's exactly how we feel about this Cilantro Lime Dip - it's like a dip into heaven and so versatile for so many...

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Garlic Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Make sure to SHARE this Recipe with others! I’ve raised my boys making “Yummy Rice” which is a very simple rice pilaf, this recipe for Garlic Mushroom Rice Pilaf is a spin off from that recipe and a Rice Pilaf that I just LOVE! Garlic Mushroom Rice Pilaf Making Garlic...

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Mushroom Garlic Noodles

Make sure to SHARE this Recipe with others! I'm always on the lookout for side dishes to go with my main course and Mushroom Garlic Noodles go well with so many recipes! Mushroom Garlic Noodles Are you a fan of Butter Noodles? You will LOVE Mushroom Garlic Noodles...

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Pasta with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

Make sure to SHARE this Recipe with others! I think Zucchini is my very favorite vegetable so why not throw it into this amazing pasta side dish with Cherry Tomatoes, bacon and onions too! Pasta with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Where did this Pasta with Zucchini and...

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Ramen Pad Thai

Pad Thai couldn't be easier with Ramen Noodles and an Instant Pot. You won't even believe how good this super simple recipe is. 4 Servings | Ready in 5 minutes | Good for Dinner or Side Dish About Ramen Pad Thai If you love Thai Food, then you have to try this super...

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Asian Noodles

Make sure to SHARE this Recipe with others! Asian Noodles Ramen Noodles made so much better!  Asian Noodles with garlic, sesame and soy turn into a wonderful noodle for any side dish or as a lunch.  In less than 5 minutes they are done!  We promise! 2...

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Stuffing Recipe

Quick and Easy Stuffing Recipe, with a hint of sweet and mostly savory this mouthwatering stuffing will soon be a family favorite.  Let this Thanksgiving Stuffing grace your table for your family and friends.  It’s a winner in our home.   Serves 6 | Ready in 10 Mins |...

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Ranch Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potato Recipe with Ranch and Parmesan cheese.  Do you have dippers in your home?  They will love to dip these Ranch Roasted Potatoes into creamy Ranch Dressing.  It’s just so good! These little 'Baby Potatoes', cook up soft and tender. I find their flavor to...

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Candied Carrots

Sweet Brown Sugar Carrots are a delicious Fall tradition.  I’m a huge fan of Candied Carrots and love this quick and simple Instant Pot Recipe too make them even quicker and easier than before. Candied Carrots Carrots are a sweet vegetable all on their own, but...

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Wild Rice Pilaf

Apple Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf With so many Fall flavors this Apple Pecan Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf is a wonderful Rice Bowl with so many flavors and textures.  It's wonderful. Servings 4-6 Ready In: 25 Minutes Good For: Lunch, Dinner, Side Dish ...

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Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Potatoes Perfect Side Dish Recipe, Garlic Roasted Potatoes for the Instant Pot are made in 7 minutes.  My boys love these tender new potatoes with parmesan. Servings 6 Ready In: 15 minutes Good For: Side Dish About this Recipe Do you need a...

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Spaghetti Squash ~ Instant Pot

Spaghetti Squash is the vegetable that is more like a noodle.  Who doesn't love a low carb alternative to your favorite pasta dishes?  I know Ii appreciate a little less carbs in my diet, plus Spaghetti Squash just tastes great.  The dense heavy Spaghetti...

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Teriyaki Noodles

Once my boys tasted Japanese Teriyaki Noodles, they forgot about their favorite boxed after school snack of Mac and Cheese and this became a family favorite.  Now it's commonly served with sautéed veggies or in a noodle bowl with chicken or steak. ...

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10 Minute Teriyaki Sauce

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce made in 10 Minutes on the Stove Top and even quicker in the Instant Pot. You will NEVER buy Teriyaki Sauce again! 4 Servings | Perfect as a Sauce | 6 Qt Instant Pot My family loves the sweet and tangy taste of Teriyaki Sauce. This 10 minute...

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Sweet Corn Cakes | Cheesecake Factory Copy Cat Recipe

One of my favorite things about Cheesecake Factory, besides the cheesecake of course, are the Sweet Corn Cakes.  They are cooked up so wonderfully and served with Tomatillo Salsa.  It's absolutely delicious.  Here is my take on the Sweet Corn Cake Recipe...

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Cheese Fondue

Oh how I adore Cheese Fondue.  For me this brings back so many childhood memories of New Years Eve Parties, Social Gatherings, and just fun times.  For me, the flavors bring me right back to being a child and the memories of family events.  We all have...

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Mac & Cheese | Instant Pot Recipe

An American Favorite.... Mac & Cheese can be made even easier in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! In 5 minutes this favorite will be perfectly cooked for you to enjoy.Who doesn't love a good Mac & Cheese? I think we all do! And we likely have eaten...

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Baked Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are a comfort food, something we have all grown up with and bring such joy to us as we remember those good times.  A Baked Grilled Cheese Sandwich is no different, but yet it's oh so good!  Try this timeless classic twist and you...

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Cilantro Lime Rice

It's just this easy: Cilantro Lime Rice is a wonderful alternative to a more traditional Spanish Rice often served with a Mexican meal.  The even flavors are a little more tame and less spicy, but still rich and full of flavor.  Although this can be made...

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Sausage and Cranberry Quiche

A HUGE shoutout to my dear sweet friend who introduced me to this Christmas Quiche with Sausage and Cranberry.  I've always thought that a quiche is an adult food that is hard and difficult to make, and I've always enjoyed eating them whenever given the...

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Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Baked Mozzarella SticksThese Baked Mozzarella Sticks are a wonderful evening snack, appetizer or to even serve with Dinner.   They bake up quick and easy for whatever event you may have.  How to Make Baked Mozzarella SticksIn a bowl beat 2 eggs...

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Alfredo Pasta

Who knew Alfredo Pasta was so easy to make!  But really, so many favorite recipes I once thought to be too difficult that I never even looked to see how easy they really could be and this is among them.  So I rarely ate Alfredo Pasta because I just didn't...

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BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad will whip up in a snap!  This easy recipe is full of zesty flavor and will soon become a favorite especially on those busy evenings.  I love the combination of flavors from the creamy ranch to the crunch of the corn chips.  The textures and...

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Fall Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad

As a foodie, my favorites are side dishes and salads. I would eat either of these before a main course any day. I think it's all the wonderful flavor combination that play so well together and just create a party in your mouth. This Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad won't...

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Fresh Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce in Italy On a recent trip to Italy, I couldn't get enough Fresh Marinara Sauce.  It was so delicious!  So, good my son ate pasta with Marinara 6 days in a row!  Lucky for him he is a runner, so all those carbs get burned off pretty quickly.  When I came...

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BLT Dip

BLT is one of those familiar combinations that just makes my mouth water.  Often times a BLT Sandwich is wonderful, but sometimes, I just want a little bit of a change.  This creamy BLT Dip is perfect for...

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Zesty Fresh Salsa

Zesty Fresh Salsa is full of summer vegetables.  Even this picture gets me excited for summer with the warm weather, the trees and flowers, and tasty BBQs!  This salsa is a twist on a recipe from a friend and I just love it.  These addicting flavors will burst in your...

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Bacon and Broccoli Salad

In the heat of the summer, a salad is right on the money for something that light and fresh. If you must know, summer salads just make me happy! Summer Bacon and Broccoli Salad is a wonderful side dish to any summer meal or anything you put on the grill. And, I'll be...

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Spanish Rice

We all love those handy little boxes of rice mix and seasonings in when we are in a pinch. However, this is one recipe we suggest you skip the box and go for a more authentic Spanish Rice that is so easy to make and so much better! You'll get everything going in a hot...

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Watermelon Salsa

You're probably already thinking, "Huh?! Watermelon? Salsa?!" With an expression to match your thoughts. However! This is a new favorite recipe with surprising flavor and an addicting appetite.  Taking from so many similar...

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Savory Rice

Savory Rice can be made on the stove top, or in a rice cooker whichever you prefer.  This is not a time saver recipes because it takes the same time to cook as regular white rice - but let me tell you, it just tastes so much...

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