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Side Dish

Meal Type | Side dishes are just as important as the main event. Discuss great side dish recipes and get cooking inspiration, plus hear advice from other Chowhounds about the best side dishes at restaurants.

Articles on Side Dish

7 Quick & Easy Grilled Vegetable Sides for Your Summer BBQ
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7 Quick & Easy Grilled Vegetable Sides for Your Summer BBQ

Beans, coleslaw, and potato salad are the champions of the barbecue side dish world. But if you already...

15 Coleslaw Recipes to Get You Through All of Your Summer BBQs
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15 Coleslaw Recipes to Get You Through All of Your Summer BBQs

Labor Day is almost here and it'll soon be time to pack away the picnic gear and charcoal grills for...

15 Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Side Dishes (and Dessert) for Your Summer Slow Cooker 01:06
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15 Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Side Dishes (and Dessert) for Your Summer Slow Cooker

Slow cooker BBQ sides let you focus your attention on grilling the main attractions—and your Crock...

Easy Recipes to Bring to Any Summer Get-Together 01:24
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Easy Recipes to Bring to Any Summer Get-Together

Labor Day is the last big get-together of the summer, so celebrate in style—but don't sweat it. These...

Should You Use Waxy or Starchy Potatoes for the Best Potato Salad? 00:41
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Should You Use Waxy or Starchy Potatoes for the Best Potato Salad?

What's the best type of potato to use in potato salad? Well, that depends on a few factors. Potato...

These Easy Labor Day Side Dishes Let You Relax This Weekend
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These Easy Labor Day Side Dishes Let You Relax This Weekend

We gathered these easy Labor Day side dish recipes (that are still impressive enough to star in any...

9 Perfect Sides to Serve with BBQ Ribs
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9 Perfect Sides to Serve with BBQ Ribs

Our favorite sides for barbecue ribs range from southern classics like mac and cheese and collard...

These Easy DIY Tots Are Way Better Than the Cafeteria's
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These Easy DIY Tots Are Way Better Than the Cafeteria's

Tater tots are good, no way around it. Those smooth plastic bags of Ore-Ida spud nuggets are freezer...

Best Summer Side Dishes Worth Building a Feast Around 01:16
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Best Summer Side Dishes Worth Building a Feast Around

From spicy stuffed poblanos to a bright watermelon salad, these are some of the best summer side dishes...

Videos on Side Dish

Side Dish Recipes

Easy Mushroom Farro Risotto 17 Saves

Easy Mushroom Farro Risotto

Since farro does not release starch like rice, the traditional stovetop method doesn't require constant...

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries with Marinara Dipping Sauce 23 Saves

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries with Marinara Dipping Sauce

These Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries are a healthy, crave-worthy alternative to French fries, and a...

Classic Apple and Sage Stuffing 138 Saves

Classic Apple and Sage Stuffing

A classic Thanksgiving stuffing recipe with apples and sage. Instructional video included.

Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese 448 Saves

Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

An easy recipe for baked macaroni and cheese made with cheddar and Gouda cheese and baked with a crispy...

Hasselback Garlic Red Potatoes 38 Saves

Hasselback Garlic Red Potatoes

A Recipe for Hasselback Garlic Red Potatoes That Will Blow Your Mind

Braised Endive with Bacon and Mustard Sauce 4 Saves

Braised Endive with Bacon and Mustard Sauce

This Braised Endive with Bacon and Mustard Sauce is tender, tangy, and just faintly bittersweet. A...