Side Dish Recipes

Don’t skimp on the sides – in my humble opinion, side dishes are just as important as the main event! These side dish recipes are the perfect companion to a holiday feast or everyday dinner. They are even a great contribution to a potluck! We’ve got side dishes for chicken, sides for grilled dinners, as well as, quick & easy sides.

We even have seasonal side dish recipes (like this Summery Pesto Pasta Salad), impressive but easy sides to serve to guests (like this Tomato Burrata Salad), classic thanksgiving side dishes (like these Maple Mustard Roasted Brussel Sprouts or Chris’ Kinda-Famous Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes) & so much more! Life & meals are just better with delicious side dishes!

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No-Stir Pumpkin Risotto

This No-Stir Pumpkin Risotto recipe is a delicious autumnal risotto, just as easy to make as it is to eat! Pumpkin purée is stirred into perfectly al dente risotto with plenty of parmesan cheese & nutmeg, adding festive color & the perfect touch of earthy, sweet pumpkin flavor. Using just…

Hi there, I'm Jess!

If there’s 1 thing to know about me, it’s this: I am head-over-heels in love with food. I’m on a mission to make weeknight cooking flavorful, fast, & fun for other foodies, & PWWB is where I share foolproof recipes that deliver major flavor with minimal effort. Other true loves: pretty shoes, puppies, Grey’s Anatomy, & my cozy kitchen in Minneapolis, MN.

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(Cheater!) Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecan Topping

Not your grandma's sweet potato casserole recipe! A couple of smart swaps make this Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecan Topping just as good as the classic, with none of the fuss. Pure maple syrup & cinnamon are folded into the creamiest, fluffiest mashed sweet potatoes you'll ever make. Finish with a sprinkling of candied pecans & walnuts to add a sweet & crunchy topping without any extra work. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or any comfort food dinners this fall & winter. Meal prep & make-ahead instructions provided.

Cheesy Butternut Squash Gratin

A new holiday dinner staple: Cheesy Butternut Squash Gratin with Smoked Gouda & Herbed Breadcrumbs! Melt-in-your-mouth creamy & tender butternut squash is infused with onion & sage then topped with melty & smoky gouda & perfectly toasty breadcrumbs for the ultimate holiday dinner bite. This squash au gratin is easy to make, & it's a show-stopping & indulgent side dish, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Christmas, or any comforting dinner this winter! Meal prep & make-ahead instructions provided.

Aunt Kari’s Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage & Mushrooms

Introducing you to our favorite homemade stuffing: Herbed Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage & Mushrooms! Sourdough bread cubes are tossed with butter & tons of fresh herbs & mixed with sage pork sausage, mushrooms, + a super-secret ingredient that takes this sausage stuffing recipe to the next level. Bake until browned with perfect craggy-crisp edges & the center is so creamy it nearly melts in your mouth. This stuffing is easy to make, classic with a couple of gourmet touches, & totally worthy of a spot on your Thanksgiving table! Meal prep & make-ahead instructions provided!

Extra Flaky Pumpkin Biscuits with Garlic Herb Butter

With dozens & dozens of layers of pure pumpkin goodness, these Extra Flaky Pumpkin Biscuits are an absolute showstopper! A classic buttermilk biscuit with a heavy dose of autumnal goodness, these pumpkin buttermilk biscuits are extra flaky, tender, & laced with fresh sage & warm fall spices. Made with staple ingredients in with just 20 minutes of prep time, these pumpkin biscuits are a delicious & comforting addition to any fall meal, & the perfect festive touch for your Thanksgiving menu.

Maple Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Pine Nuts & Parmesan

Maple Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Pine Nuts, & Parmesan, the absolute best roasted Brussels sprouts recipe! Brussels sprouts oven roast with pancetta in a simple sauce made of pure maple syrup & mustard, until perfectly crispy & caramelly. Finish with pine nuts & parmesan cheese for an extra special touch. These mustard maple roasted Brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish for holiday dinners, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, but also easy enough for weeknights all fall & winter long. You will LOVE them!

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Chris’ Kinda-Famous Roasted Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

An easy & ultra-creamy Roasted Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes recipe! Yukon gold potatoes are mashed with butter & buttermilk until perfectly creamy, & finished with deeply caramelized roasted garlic. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any comfort food dinner! Make-Ahead, Stovetop, Slow Cooker, & Instant Pot instructions provided.

Creamy Pumpkin Mac & Cheese with Brown Butter Sage Breadcrumbs

The ultimate mac & cheese recipe for fall: Creamy Pumpkin Mac & Cheese with Brown Butter Sage Breadcrumbs! Pasta is tossed into a velvety, rich pumpkin cheese sauce made with warm fall spices & 3 types of cheese, finished with crispy brown butter sage breadcrumbs, & baked until bubbly & perfect. This homemade pumpkin macaroni & cheese is savory, rich, creamy & decadent. Perfect for the best cozy dinner this fall, or to serve as a festive side dish at Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving.

Creamy Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

Giving classic pasta salad a makeover with this Creamy Vegan Italian Pasta Salad recipe! Twirly al dente pasta is tossed with cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, kalamata olives & artichoke hearts, & drenched in a deliciously creamy roasted red pepper cashew dressing. This creamy vegan pasta salad is naturally dairy-free & vegetarian, oil-free, easily gluten-free, & super quick & easy to throw together!

Hi there, I'm Jess!

If there’s 1 thing to know about me, it’s this: I am head-over-heels in love with food. I’m on a mission to make weeknight cooking flavorful, fast, & fun for other foodies, & PWWB is where I share foolproof recipes that deliver major flavor with minimal effort. Other true loves: pretty shoes, puppies, Grey’s Anatomy, & my cozy kitchen in Minneapolis, MN.

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