Side Dishes

Serve up the most delicious side dish with our never-ending recipe ideas.

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

"Warm and cheesy, this spread is absolutely scrumptious served on toasted pita wedges. Its colourful appearance makes a stunning addition to any buffet." —Teresa Emanuel, Smithville, Missouri

Cauliflower au Gratin

"Count on this dish to make new vegetable converts. Whenever I serve it, people ask for the recipe. Sometimes I’ll...


Pumpkin & Cauliflower Garlic Mash

"I wanted healthy alternatives to my family's favourite recipes. Pumpkin, cauliflower and thyme make an amazing dish. You'll never miss...


Air Fryer Pumpkin Fries

"Move over French fries, because these homemade pumpkin fries are divine! They're not only healthier than traditional fries, but they're...


Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

"I love to serve this pumpkin hummus with sliced apples, pears and pita chips. Top it with toasted pumpkin seeds,...

Scented Rice in Baked Pumpkin

"This easy, delicious and healthy side is a showpiece that always delights. You can use grain, squash, fruits and nuts...


Strawberry Corn Salsa

"This recipe makes art in a bowl! All the colours of summer are captured in this salsa with a fresh,...

Grilled Street Corn

"Mexican food is my grandmother’s favourite. I wanted a perfect side for her legendary tacos, and this chile-lime grilled corn...


Black Bean and Corn Guacamole

Head to any Mexican restaurant and we guarantee you’ll see this combo on the menu. The bright colours and contrasting...


Garlic Tomato Bruschetta

"This appetizer or side dish makes a crispy complement to any Italian entree. I just started with my grandmother's bruschetta...


Herbed Feta Dip

"Guests can’t get enough of this thick, zesty dip that bursts with fresh Mediterranean flavour. The feta cheese and fresh...

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

"Baked yellow squash is beautifully crispy. You don’t have to turn the pieces, but do keep an eye on them."...


Sauteed Squash with Tomatoes & Onions

"My favourite meals show a love of family and food. This zucchini dish with tomatoes is like a scaled-down ratatouille."...


Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

"The first time I grew a garden, I harvested summer squash and cooked it with garlic and herbs. Using pattypan...


Zucchini Fritters

"One day I wanted to serve zucchini as a side dish—but I didn't have the time to slice and deep-fry...


Grilled Vegetable Platter

"The best of summer in one dish! This pretty grilled vegetable recipe is meant for entertaining. Grilling brings out their...

Quick Barbecued Beans

"Baked beans are a simple, classic recipe, and cooking them on the grill adds great smoky flavour." —Millie Vickery, Lena,...


Grilled Asparagus

Tender, with a delicious barbecue flavour, this grilled asparagus makes a perfect side dish for grilled meats. Don't know how...


Easy Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter

Grilling corn in the husks is so easy. There's no need to remove the silk and tie the husk closed...


Nacho Salsa Dip

"This zesty dip is great for any get-together and allows me to spend more time with my guests. I always...


Granola Cereal Bars

"These sweet peanut butter bars are perfect for breakfast, dessert or anytime as a quick snack. You can add raisins...


Slow Cooker Party Mix

"This mildly seasoned snack mix is always a party favourite. Served warm from a slow cooker, the munchable mixture is...


Courtside Caramel Corn

"My guests say they can't stop eating my caramel corn! For our basketball party I fix enough to fill a...


Sweet & Spicy Peanuts

"With a caramel-like coating and a touch of heat from the hot sauce, these crunchy peanuts make a tasty anytime...

Pizza Meat Loaf Cups

"Fix and freeze these moist little meat loaves packed with pizza flavour. They're great to reheat for an after-school snack...


Nacho Pie

"In place of the ground beef and mozzarella cheese, consider topping this zesty pie with lean ground sausage and cheddar...


Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

"My homemade spaghetti sauce got rave reviews, but it was so time-consuming to make on the stovetop. My family loves...


Marinara

"My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce 'gravy.' She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several...


Honey-Roasted Whole Carrots

"What I love about this recipe is that it uses the entire carrot, including the tops, and it also uses...


Braised Dill Potatoes

"Dill, chicken broth and a few other simple ingredients create a side dish your family will love. The braised potatoes...