The 27 Best Side Dishes to Pair with Your Entree
Find the perfect side dish recipe for each meal on the menu!
So you've found the perfect entree now what? It's time to find your perfect side dish pairing. With this tasty collection, including 27 side dish options for chicken, steak, and seafood, you are sure to find several recipes everyone will like. These are the kind of classic and simple side dishes you can make over and over again, no matter the time of year.
Spoiler: If you're a fan of potatoes, you're going to love this collection.
Simple side dishes can take your meal to that next level of deliciousness. When it comes to sides, we think it's important to have options no matter what you're serving, which is why we've included sides that pair especially well with specific proteins. We've also included a section of easy sides dishes for parties, so whether you're hosting or attending one, you'll have the perfect thing to offer.
In the meantime, check out this video for Roasted Tri-Colored Potatoes:
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Best Side Dishes for Chicken
Potatoes, along with so many other delicious veggies make us up this list of the best side dishes you can pair with chicken. From Baked Lemon Potato Wedges to Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes, you're gonna want to check these side dish recipes out immediately.
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Easy Side Dishes for Steak
If you've ever been to a steakhouse you know about all the tasty a la carte side dish options available to you. Below, we've tried to bring the best of the steakhouse to your home. From potatoes in all varieties to green beans and salad, these side dish recipes are here to take your entree to the next level.
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Tasty Side Dishes for Seafood
What should you serve with your seafood? Fresh and light flavors are the best pairing, which is why you'll find a variety of fruit and veggies listed below. Rice side dishes and green salads are the perfect accompaniment to all your fish, shrimp and scallop recipes.
Easy Side Dishes for Parties
If you're going to a party, you never want to come empty handed. Lucky for you, we've gathered these easy side dishes for parties because food is the one gift that keeps on giving and never goes out of style. This list includes plenty of casseroles -- the original shareable dish -- along with a few other side dishes you and your fellow party-goers are sure to inhale.
Addie Gundry’s Best Side Dishes
Food Network Star, Cookbook Author, and our resident recipe mastermind Addie Gundry sat down with us to share some of her best side dishes that you can easily recreate. All of these recipes are easy, delicious, and will be the prefect compliment to any meal. Addie Gundry believes that sometimes it is best to keep the side dishes simple and elegant so they don’t distract from the main dish. With that being said, a good side dish should be developed and tasty enough to also stand on it's own. Whether you’re looking for simple barbeque side dishes, cold side dishes, or side salad recipes Addie Gundry has handpicked an easy side dish recipe for you to use in any occasion. These recipes are proof that you don’t have to be a Food Network Star to cook like one!
What is your all-time favorite side/entree pairing?