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This is a comprehensive list of cheap and easy side dishes. You would never guess how inexpensive these side dish recipes are because they are packed full of flavor! These side dishes take under 20 minutes to prepare and are mostly under 5 ingredients (not counting things you already have in your pantry like spices, seasonings, flour, oil and butter). There are cheap and easy sides for potatoes, green beans, rice, corn, carrots, broccoli, spinach and much more!


  1. Slow Cooker Pinto Beans by Graceful Little Honey Bee
  2. Refried Beans Without the Refry from Allrecipes
  3. Baked Beans from NYT Cooking
  4. “Semi-Homemade” Baked Beans from Six Sisters’ Stuff
  5. Louisiana Red Beans and Rice from Budget Bytes
  6. Spicy Black Beans and Tomatoes from Budget Bytes
  7. Rotel Beans and Rice  from $5 Dinners
  8. Black Beans and Rice from Allrecipes
  9. Black-Eyed Peas from Budget Bytes
  10. Cowboy Beans from Food Network

Rice and Stuffing

  1. Fried Rice Restaurant Style from Allrecipes
  2. Spanish Rice from Allrecipes
  3. Seasoned Rice from Budget Bytes
  4. Lemon Parmesan Brown Rice from Chef Savvy
  5. Cilantro Lime Rice from The Garden Grazer
  6. Cheesy Baked Black Beans & Rice from Shaken Together
  7. Coconut Rice from Budget Bytes
  8. Easy Brown Rice from Allrecipes
  9. Herbed Brown Rice with Mushrooms from Spark Recipes
  10. Garlicky Brown Rice from MyRecipes
  11. Mexican Rice from Plant Based on a Budget
  12. Simple 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Stuffing from Pillsbury.com
  13. Bread Stuffing from Betty Crocker

Potato Side Dishes

  1. Oven Fries from Taste of Home
  2. Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges from MyRecipes
  3. Scalloped Potatoes from Betty Crocker
  4. Potatoes and Onions from Food Network
  5. Crock Pot Baked Potatoes from Well Plated
  6. Hasselback Potatoes from Food Network
  7. Seasoned Red Potatoes from Taste of Home
  8. Fried Mashed Potato Balls from Gather for Bread
  9. Oven Roasted Potatoes from Boy Meets Bowl
  10. Honey Roasted Red Potatoes from Allrecipes
  11. Golden Parmesan Potatoes from Kraft
  12. Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole from Spend with Pennies
  13. Garlic Red Potatoes from Allrecipes
  14. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Creme De La Crumb (This is one of my favorite side dishes)
  15. Balsamic-Glazed Potatoes from Martha Stewart
  16. Oven Parmesan Chips from Taste of Home
  17. Crispy Garlic Parmesan Potatoes from Spend with Pennies
  18. Country Mashed Potatoes from Country Living
  19. Melting Potatoes from Closet Cooking
  20. Skillet Potatoes and Green Beans from Budget Bytes
  21. Creamy Potato Salad from Kraft
  22. Italian Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Potatoes from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
  23. Crispy Smashed Herbed Potatoes from Taste of Home
  24. Parmesan Potato Wedges from Delish
  25. Rosemary-Roasted Potatoes from Country Living
  26. Simple Au Gratin Potatoes from Taste of Home
  27. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes from Allrecipes
  28. Twice Baked Potatoes from Betty Crocker
  29. Healthy Potato Salad from Delish
  30. Grilled Potatoes & Peppers from Taste of Home
  31. Chive & Onion Mashed Potatoes from Kraft
  32. Olive-Oil Mashed Potatoes from Martha Stewart
  33. Cajun Skillet Fries from Food Network
  34. Funeral Potatoes from Lil luna

Sweet Potatoes

  1. Baked Sweet Potatoes from Allrecipes
  2. Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Taste of Home
  3. Baked Sweet Potato Chips from Minimalist Baker
  4. Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Food Network
  5. Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Sour Cream from Martha Stewart
  6. Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes from Cutefetti
  7. Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Food Network
  8. Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Serious Eats
  9. Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Allrecipes
  10. Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Country Living
  11. Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Budget Bytes
  12. Candied Sweet Potatoes from Allrecipes
  13. Spiced Sweet Potatoes from Country Living
  14. Hasselback Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes from Kirbie’s Cravings

Corn Side Dishes

  1. Grilled Corn on the Cob from Allrecipes
  2. Amazing Oven Roasted Corn from Hugs and Cookies
  3. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn from Cincy Shopper
  4. Corn and Tomato Relish from Budget Bytes
  5. Pan Roasted Corn from ReadySetEat
  6. Southern Style Skillet Corn from New South Charm
  7. 5 Ingredient Corn Casserole from Food.com
  8. Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread from MyRecipes


  1. Golden Sweet Cornbread from Allrecipes
  2. Two-Ingredient Biscuits from The Kitchn
  3. Peasant Bread from Yummy Healthy Easy
  4. Easy Homemade Breadsticks from Frugality Gal
  5. Italian Garlic Butter Bread Sticks from Kleinworth & Co
  6. Baking Powder Biscuits from Kraft
  7. Cheddar Biscuits from MyRecipes
  8. The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls Ever from Stay at Home Chef
  9. Garlic Bread from Food Network
  10. Easy Homemade No-Knead Bread from Health Castle
  11. Garlic Parmesan Knots from Damn Delicious
  12. Cheesy Garlic Bread from Andrea Dekker

Squash & Zucchini Side Dishes

  1. Roasted Butternut Squash from Allrecipes
  2. Butternut Squash Fries from My Fussy Eater
  3. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash from Rasa Malaysia
  4. Zucchini Patties from Allrecipes
  5. Baked Zucchini Fries from Budget Bytes
  6. Grilled Zucchini from Six Sisters’ Stuff
  7. Lemon Pepper Zucchini from Budget Bytes
  8. Yellow Squash Casserole from Allrecipes
  9. Caramelized Butternut Squash from Food Network

Carrots Side Dishes

  1. Oven-Roasted Parsnips and Carrots from MyRecipes
  2. Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots from Lemon Tree Dwelling
  3. Simple Roasted Carrots from Epicurious
  4. Sauteed Carrots from Food Network
  5. Parmesan Roasted Carrots from I Heart Nap Time
  6. Maple Glazed Carrots from Little Dairy on the Prairie
  7. Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Carrots from Fabulessly Frugal
  8. Parmesan Roasted Carrots from Your Homebased Mom
  9. Honey Balsamic Carrots from Budget Bytes

Broccoli Side Dishes

  1. Broccoli in Herbed Butter from Taste of Home
  2. Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo from Budget Bytes
  3. Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli from Allrecipes
  4. Roasted Balsamic Broccoli from Premediated Leftovers
  5. Easy Broccoli Cheddar Gratin from Real Simple
  6. Steamed Broccoli With Lime Dressing from Martha Stewart
  7. Broccoli and Bowties from Budget Bytes
  8. Broccoli Cheese Bake from An Italian in my Kitchen
  9. Garlic and Butter Broccoli from Budget Savvy Diva
  10. Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Onions from Real Simple
  11. 5-Minute Parmesan Ranch Broccoli from Yellow Bliss Road
  12. Grilled Broccoli from Taste of Home
  13. Simple Sesame Garlic Broccoli from Right at Home
  14. Sautéed Broccoli, Tomatoes, and Bacon from Real Simple

Cauliflower Side Dishes

  1. Easy Roasted Cauliflower from Skinny Ms.
  2. Slow-Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower from Betty Crocker
  3. Roasted Garlic Cauliflower from Allrecipes
  4. Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Lemon and Garlic from Martha Stewart
  5. Easy Roasted Ranch Cauliflower from Amy Ever After
  6. Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower from The Fitchen

Green Beans Side Dishes

  1. Parmesan Garlic Roasted Green Beans from Frugality Gal
  2. Garlic Green Beans from Allrecipes
  3. Southern-Style Green Beans from Country Living
  4. Skillet Green Beans from Delish
  5. Green Beans with Spiced Breadcrumbs from Martha Stewart
  6. Oven Roasted Green Beans from Frugal Living Mom
  7. Ranch Roasted Green Bean Fries from Delish
  8. Green Beans with Lemon from Martha Stewart
  9. Spicy Green Beans from Budget Bytes
  10. Baked Green Bean Fries from Damn Delicious
  11. Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans from MyRecipes
  12. Green Beans in Tomato Sauce from Ciao Italian
  13. Parmesan-Garlic Butter Green Beans from Betty Crocker
  14. Green Beans and Tomatoes from Food Network
  15. Slow Cooked French Style Green Beans from Taste of Home
  16. Oven Fried Garlic Parmesan Green Beans from Sugar Free Mom
  17. Braised Green Beans from Martha Stewart
  18. Citrus Green Beans from Whole Foods Market
  19. Sauteed Green Beans and Mushrooms from Food Network
  20. Green Beans with Shallots from Good Housekeeping
  21. Green Beans with Vinaigrette from Martha Stewart
  22. Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans from The Gracious Wife

Greens and Spinach

  1. Sautéed Greens from My Recipes
  2. Sautéed Green Beans With Peppers and Tomatoes from Greatist
  3. Healthy Garlic Sauteed Spinach from Skinny Kitchen
  4. Vegetarian Mustard Greens from Budget Bytes
  5. Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens from Add a Pinch
  6. Garlic Butter Sauteed Spinach from Rasa Malaysia
  7. Crock Pot Collard Greens from Moms with Crock Pots
  8. Easy Sautéed Spinach from Feasting not Fasting
  9. Creamed Spinach from Tasteaholics.com
  10. Lemon Sautéed Spinach from Dinner with the Rolls
  11. Collards With Red Onions from MyRecipes

Asparagus Side Dishes

  1. Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce from Allrecipes
  2. Baked Asparagus Fries from Damn Delicious
  3. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus from Belle of the Kitchen
  4. Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes from Plain Chicken
  5. Easy Roasted Ranch Asparagus from Six Sisters’ Stuff
  6. Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Balsamic Drizzle from Let’s Dish
  7. Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Mushrooms from Ahead of Thyme
  8. Sauteed Garlic Asparagus from Allrecipes

Mushroom Side Dishes

  1. Italian Mushrooms from Taste of Home
  2. Easy Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms from Iowa Girl Eats
  3. Superb Sauteed Mushrooms from Allrecipes
  4. Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms from Let’s Dish
  5. Baked Parmesan Mushrooms from Damn Delicious
  6. Balsamic Mushrooms from Martha Stewart
  7. Sautéed Garlic and Parmesan Mushrooms from Jo Cooks
  8. Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms from Taste of Home

Brussels Sprouts Side Dishes

  1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Allrecipes
  2. Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprout from Kevin is Cooking
  3. Brussels Sprouts Vinaigrette from Martha Stewart
  4. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts from Saveur
  5. Brussels Sprouts Caramelized with Dijon and Honey from The Hungry Bluebird
  6. Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Garlic from Food Network
  7. Spicy Glazed Brussels Sprouts from Real Simple
  8. Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts from Food Network
  9. Red Lobster Fresh Roasted Brussel Sprouts from CopyKat Recipes
  10. Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon from Butter Your Biscuit

Apple Side Dishes

  1. Roasted Apples from Cooking in Stilettos
  2. Apples Fries with Cinnamon from Cooking Channel
  3. Homemade Applesauce from Allrecipes
  4. Honey Roasted Apples from Dinner, then Dessert
  5. Carrot-Apple Side Dish from Taste of Home
  6. Warm Cinnamon Apples from MyRecipes
  7. Sauteed Apples from Allrecipes

Pasta Side Dishes

  1. Creamy Garlic Pasta from NumsTheWord
  2. Buttered Noodles from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  3. Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti from Damn Delicious
  4. 6 Ingredient Mac and Cheese from The Sun
  5. Caramelized Garlic Pasta from Popsugar
  6. Thai Peanut Noodles from Budget Bytes

Other Vegetable Side Dishes

  1. Fried Cabbage from MyRecipes
  2. Oven Roasted Garlic Cabbage from Paleo Leap
  3. Roasted Cabbage from Wellness Mama
  4. Classic Coleslaw from Simply Recipes
  5. Healthier Baked Onion Rings from Greatist


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