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15 Best Quick and Easy Side Dishes

Save time and energy with these easy, simple side dishes that complete any meal!

15 Best Quick and Easy Side Dishes - Save time and energy with these easy, simple side dishes that complete any meal!

These easy, simple side dishes can help get dinner on the table fast. We just won’t tell the guests how easy they really are!

1. Baked Parmesan Zucchini – Crisp, tender zucchini sticks oven-roasted to perfection. It’s healthy, nutritious and completely addictive. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Baked Parmesan Zucchini - Crisp, tender zucchini sticks oven-roasted to perfection. It's healthy, nutritious and completely addictive!

2. Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots – Fool-proof, buttery garlic knots that come together in less than 20 min – it doesn’t get easier than that. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots - Fool-proof, buttery garlic knots that come together in less than 20 min - it doesn't get easier than that!

3. Baked Parmesan Mushrooms – The easiest, most flavorful mushrooms you will ever make, baked with parmesan, thyme and lemon goodness. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Baked Parmesan Mushrooms - The easiest, most flavorful mushrooms you will ever make, baked with parmesan, thyme and lemon goodness!

4. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes – These buttery garlic potatoes are tossed with Parmesan and roasted to crisp-tender perfection. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes - These buttery garlic potatoes are tossed with Parmesan goodness and roasted to crisp-tender perfection!

5. Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins – These sweet, crumbly muffins are unbelievably easy to make and incredibly irresistible, especially with that drizzle of honey. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins - These sweet, crumbly muffins are unbelievably easy to make and incredibly addicting!

6. Vegetable Kabobs – These marinated fresh veggie kabobs are packed with tons of flavor – perfect as a healthy side dish to any meal. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Vegetable Kabobs - These marinated fresh veggie kabobs are packed with tons of flavor - perfect as a healthy side dish to any meal!

7. Honey Glazed Baby Carrots – Honey brings in such a pleasant sweetness to these baby carrots in this easy 15-minute side dish. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Honey Glazed Baby Carrots - Honey brings in such a pleasant sweetness to these baby carrots in this easy 15-minute side dish!

8. Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes – Rich, creamy, and cheesy potatoes smothered in heavy cream and Parmesan. How can you resist? [GET THE RECIPE.]

Parmesan Crusted Scalloped Potatoes - Rich, creamy, and cheesy potatoes smothered in heavy cream and Parmesan goodness!

9. Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad – Loaded with fresh avocado and applewood smoked bacon tossed in an epic lemon-thyme dressing. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad - Loaded with fresh avocado and applewood smoked bacon tossed in a lemon-thyme dressing!

10. Baked Asparagus Fries – A healthy alternative to french fries baked to crisp perfection right in the oven. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Baked Asparagus Fries - A healthy alternative to french fries baked to crisp perfection right in the oven!

11. Sweet Potato Casserole – Made with mashed roasted sweet potatoes and a crunchy pecan topping with an ooey gooey melted marshmallow center. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Sweet Potato Casserole - Made with mashed roasted sweet potatoes and a crunchy pecan topping with an ooey gooey melted marshmallow center!

12. Parmesan Zucchini and Corn – A healthy 10 minute side dish to dress up any meal. It’s so simple yet full of flavor. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Parmesan Zucchini and Corn - A healthy 10 minute side dish to dress up any meal. It's so simple yet full of flavor!

13. Garlic Mushroom Quinoa – An easy, healthy side dish that you’ll want to make with every single meal. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - An easy, healthy side dish that you'll want to make with every single meal!

14. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn – So rich and creamy, and unbelievably easy to make with just 5 ingredients. Done and done. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn - So rich and creamy, and unbelievably easy to make with just 5 ingredients. Doesn't get easier than that!

15. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli – This comes together so quickly with just 5 min prep. Plus, it’s the perfect and easiest side dish to any meal. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli - This comes together so quickly with just 5 min prep. Plus, it's the perfect and easiest side dish to any meal!

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11 comments

  1. Wow…Awesome roundup

  2. Not enough parmesan. More parmesan please.

  3. Thanks for this. I’m definitely in a green salad rut so it’s much needed!
    Love the look of the grilled cabbage wedges and the corn and zucchini salad especially.

  4. Those garlic parm knots are so perfect but that mushroom quinoa is swoon worthy!

  5. I’ve been following you for about a month now and I’m a happy subscriber! Love your stuff! I’m going to make the garlic mushroom quinoa later this week. Thank you!

  6. These dishes look sooooo yummy- thanks.

  7. Thanks for an awesome round up – I love the colorful veggies in a whole bunch of these!

  8. Love the round up, Chungah. These are perfect for the fall season. Thanks.

  9. This is a great round up! Def bookmarking this for the busy holiday season! Thanks!!

  10. I can (and do!!) make meals out of side dishes! I love every one of these and would love to taste-test one of each!