No matter the holiday, these side dishes will make your meal memorable and delicious.
Cost per serving: $1.37
You can swap in other vegetables, depending on what’s available at your supermarket. Try edamame instead of lima beans, or chopped leeks in place of pearl onions.
See recipe: Spring Vegetables with Lemon and Tarragon
Cost per serving: $1.45
This flavorful (and no-fuss!) Asparagus and Radish Sauté side dish is the perfect way to make vegetables exciting. Slice the radishes as thinly as possible. Use a mandoline if you own one.
See recipe: Asparagus and Radish Sauté
Cost per serving: 71¢
Peas get an unexpected but tasty overhaul in this unique dish. Can't find firm, salty ricotta salata? Use cumbled goat cheese or coarsely grated Parmaesan insead. If you're using fresh peas, cook them the day before you prepare this dish. Let cool, then keep covered and refrigerate until ready to use. Don't forget to make this side dish pretty by topping with fresh mint leaves.
See recipe: Peas with Mint and Ricotta Salata
Cost per serving: $1.59
This healthy side dish will be gobbled up in no time.
See recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions
Cost per serving: 90¢
Slightly sweet and slightly salty, this quick-to-make side dish will be on the menu for years to come.
Recipe: Brown-Butter Green Beans with Pecans
Cost per serving: 19¢
This quick and easy side dish is a perfect compliment to the holiday's hearty Irish fare.
Tips: Instead of thyme, use rosemary, sage, or a combination of both. Make it a little sweet and drizzle the vegetables with a little honey before roasting for a sweet touch.
See recipe: Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Cost per serving: 74¢
This dish is delicious with a variety of fresh herbs. Instead of chives, try adding fresh chopped rosemary, thyme or even a combination of both.
Recipe: Carrots with Lemon-Chive Butter
Cost per serving: $1.12
Large, beefsteak tomatoes work best for this dish (they stand-up to roasting well), but if they aren't in season, use whatever tomatoes you can find.
Recipe: Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes
Cost per serving: 38¢
Round out a hearty fall meal with this simple side, which perfectly balances savory and sweet.
See recipe: Sugar-Baked Acorn Squash
Cost per serving: $1.19
Making a big dinner? Prep the casserole a day early. Pour the sauce over the broccoli, cover and refrigerate. Let the casserole come to room temperature before sprinkling with the bread crumb parmesan mixture and baking.
Recipe: Broccoli-Mushroom Casserole
Cost per Serving: $1.93
Minced jalapeños and buttermilk help to add a spicy, tangy kick to this crispy southern side.
Recipe: Southern Fried Okra