Side Dishes

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

Garlic Tomato Bruschetta

"This appetizer or side dish makes a crispy complement to any Italian entree. I just started with my grandmother's bruschetta recipe and added fresh tomatoes! It's one of the yummiest bruschetta recipes I've found." —Jean Franzoni, Rutland, Vermont

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...


Leek Potato Pancakes

"I received this recipe from my great-grandmother. She brought this over from England, where they enjoyed leeks immensely during the...


Pickled Eggs with Beets

"Ever since I can remember, my Mother served this pickled egg recipe at Easter. It was a tradition that my...


Waffle Fry Nachos

"My husband and two grown sons really enjoy these fun nachos—they can devour a platter of them in no time....

Garlic-Cheese Flatbread

"Unless you plan to make two, don't count on leftovers. As an appetizer or side, this cheesy flatbread will be...


BBQ Chicken Waffle Fries

"This is one of those dishes that sounds so wrong but tastes so right! Trust me—barbecue chicken leftovers are fantastic...


Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Shells

"I created this deep-friend mac and cheese recipe for my husband, who loves mac and cheese. He describes this recipe...


Zesty Snack Mix

"This crisp snack mix is a mouthwatering combination of sweet and spicy. I've taken it to numerous gatherings. Make a...


Chicken Fries

"Kid-friendly and quick, these crunchy oven-baked chicken fries are coated with a mixture of crushed potato chips, panko bread crumbs...


Chocolate-Mint Popcorn

"I wrote a book called '20 New Ways to Enjoy Popcorn.' When I poll friends, they favour this recipe, a...