Side Dishes & Sauces

Every great entree needs it’s supporting Side Dishes & Sauces. These recipes are so full of flavor- most of them could be a meal on their own.

Whipped Garlic Cauliflower

Unless you have been living under a rock – you know that Cauliflower has become the new HEALTHIER side dish go to. You can do just about anything to it and it will be delicious, and this Whipped Garlic Cauliflower is no exception. Smooth and creamy, it is bursting with garlicy goodness. It works with any type of protein and you can even add cheese to change it up! 

Potatoes Au Gratin                 

Often looked at as a very labor-intensive dish – my recipe for Potatoes Au Gratin is much easier – and the secret is all in the sauce. I also like to use Red Potatoes instead of Russets or Yellow Potatoes.

Corn Salad

Bacon and Corn – this dish is overflowing with flavor and so simple to make. In fact, the only thing that gets cooked is the Bacon – the rest you just mix together. It goes great with a burger and even better as your addition to any potluck.

Garlic Noodles

Most people probably think Italian when they see Garlic Noodles – but this recipe actually has an Asian Flair and goes great with Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops or Chicken & Mushroom Lettuce Wraps.

Garlic Parmesan Rice                         

Meatballs are so very versatile Rice is always a good side dish, but it can get boring on its own. You are going to love how simple it is to take regular rice and add so much pop and flavor. The creamy cheesy flavor goes great with chicken, steak, or pork!

Potato Stacks

A simple, yet elegant, potato side dish. You are going to delight your whole family with your plating when you serve up these potato stacks.

Tzatziki Sauce

Homemade sauces are one of the easiest ways to serve wholesome – unprocessed – foods to your family. This cucumber yogurt sauce is a staple in Greek Cooking but can be used in as a veggie dip too!

Cucumber Salad 4 Ways

Cucumbers are a very versatile – often overlooked – veggie. The great thing about them is that they really go with any style of cuisine. This recipe gives you a great base Cucumber Salad and then gives you a few more add-ons to make it work for any dinner.

Street Corn

With just a few extra ingredients you can turn Corn on the Cob into a delectable cheesy side dish. Just be sure to put out the napkins – since this one can be a little messy to eat, but it is so worth it..  

Baked Cauliflower   

Cauliflower is a great alternative to potatoes and baking it makes it the perfect replacement for French Fries – you get the crunchy outer layer with the soft interior. So yummy!


Fresh made salsa is an amazing way to brighten up any homemade meal – and it’s a lot easier than you think. This recipe is actually 6 recipes in 1 – starting with a base salsa and adding different ingredients to make it hotter or sweeter or simply different.

Pasta Salad   

Pasta Salad is one of those side dishes that can be different on every single table it’s served. This recipe is no exception. The dressing is made from lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar – no mayo. I also include bacon and sweet bell peppers!

Roasted Potatoes & Cauliflower                 

Your family is going to flip for this super easy and flavorful side dish. The combination of the potatoes and cauliflower in the Paprika and Dill compliments just about any protein out there.

Buttered Rice             

Rice is an important base for so many meals – Curries, Stews, and all the rice bowls! So making it right is key – my secret is I do not use plain water when I am making my rice.

Potato Salad

There are tons of potato salad recipes out there – and this one is mine. Instead of mayo I use Greek yogurt and – of course – I add bacon!

Honey Roasted Carrots

If you need a super easy side dish for your meal – this one is a for sure win. A few simple ingredients and into the oven while you finish the rest of the meal.

Pasta in Red Sauce

Everyone needs a simple red sauce in their arsenal. This red sauce is just that – made quickly but packed with flavor, it will taste like it cooked all day long.

Rice & Beans               

When you think about Latin meals you usually expect to see some Rice and beans on the side – and this recipe is exactly that. Smooth and cheesy beans served up next to tomato and garlic infused rice is the perfect compliment to Homemade Enchiladas, Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas or Steak Tacos!

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