50 Quick And Easy To Make Side Dishes

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Do you sometimes need a little change in your nightly side dishes? I know I sure do! We all have our favorites we tend to lean on, but I want some new ideas! So I scoped out Pinterest and got a few ideas and then my mind started thinking and my mouth started salivating and these are the ones I had to share with you.

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I want to break it down into groups so you can pick and choose the ones you like. I’m adding instructions or links to some to help you prepare meals your family can enjoy. Some of these side dishes have canned, frozen, or freshly picked vegetables.

Plain And Simple Side Dishes

  1. Baked potato with all the trimmings (butter, sour cream, bacon bits, and chives)
  2. Baked potato with butter, salt, and pepper
  3. Sweet Potato with all the trimmings (butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon)
  4. Sweet Potato plain or with butter, salt, and pepper
  5. Baked potato wedges (place the sliced potatoes in a bag with one tablespoon oil and 1 cup water) Drain the water and oil. Sprinkle with Lawry’s Season Salt. Bake at 400 degrees for about 40-50 minutes or until golden brown
  6. Baked potato chunk pieces (place the chunks of potatoes in a bag with one tablespoon oil and 1 cup water) Drain the water and oil. Sprinkle lightly with chili powder. Bake at 400 degrees for about 40-50 minutes or until golden brown
  7. Green beans with butter, salt, and pepper
  8. Green beans with butter, and bacon bits
  9. Green beans with butter and slivered almonds
  10. Corn with butter, salt, and pepper
  11. Corn with butter, chopped red bell pepper
  12. Baked beans with bacon
  13. Fresh peas
  14. Fresh asparagus, baked or steamed
  15. Sliced tomatoes with fresh basil and Mozzarella cheese
  16. Fresh sliced tomatoes
  17. Cabbage Coleslaw by Linda Vegetable Salads
  18. Raw vegetable salad Salad by Linda
  19. Green bean salad by Linda
  20. Green bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup
  21. Vegetable Medley (frozen typically with broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots)
  22. Broccoli, steamed or raw
  23. Cauliflower, steamed or raw
  24. Carrot sticks
  25. Glazed carrots with butter and brown sugar
  26. Steamed carrots with butter, salt, and pepper
  27. Mashed potatoes with butter and cream or gravy
  28. Deviled eggs, I boil the eggs and remove the shells. Stir some mayo with salt and pepper and combine with the egg yolks and scoop into the white of the eggs and sprinkle with Paprika
  29. Tossed salad, with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and salad dressing
  30. Grape tomatoes cut in half with sliced cucumbers, drizzle Balsamic oil and olive oil over them
  31. Spinach salad with Sugared Nuts, fresh strawberries, and apples, drizzle with Poppy Seed Dressing
  32. White rice with butter, salt, and pepper
  33. Garlic rice (combine rice and water then add some fresh garlic cloves, and butter then cook it)
  34. Jello salad, my husband grew up eating Jello every night
  35. Hashbrowns, fried or baked with butter
  36. Strawberry Pretzel Salad
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Almost A Meal Side Dishes

  1. Creamed corn casserole by my daughter, Allison, I just added this recipe to my Easy Thanksgiving Recipes
  2. Cheese Potatoes, or in Utah they are called Funeral Potatoes
  3. Seven Layer Salad 
  4. Potato Salad, I boil potatoes, then peel them. I make a sauce with mayo, a little milk, a bit of mustard, pickle juice with salt and pepper and combine with the warm potatoes
  5. Macaroni Salad, I boil some pasta and add red bell pepper, chopped hard-boiled eggs, add some mayo with salt and pepper
  6. Chef Salad (lettuce, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, ham, and tomatoes)
  7. Baked Potato Bar Party by Linda
  8. Taco Salad 
  9. Pea and Cheese Salad
  10. Swiss Cheesy Potatoes

Spicy Side Dishes

  1. Kathleen’s Homemade Bean and Corn Vegetable Salad
  2. Refried Beans made from scratch, or from a can
  3. Spanish Rice (my family makes it with Rotel tomatoes)
  4. Pinto or black beans with salsa

Final Word

This is so fun to actually list so many side dishes we can all make and eat our meals at home with the family. If you have some ideas, let me know. Stay well, be safe and keep on prepping. May God bless this world.

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