They may not be the stars of the dinner table, but that doesn’t mean side dishes can’t be crowd pleasers. Try one of these easy and inexpensive options tonight.
Cost per serving: 32¢
Skip the packaged chips and whip up a batch of homemade snacks. These are perfect with a flavorful dip as a side or serve them as an appetizer at your next dinner party.
See recipe: Garlic Pita Chips
Cost per serving: 19¢
Add a cheesy twist to these light-as-air snacks. Serve them as a side with dinner or split them open and top with scrambled eggs and a slice of turkey bacon for a decadent weekend breakfast.
See recipe: Cheddar Biscuits
Cost per serving: 36¢
Liven up these festive potatoes by stirring a dash of paprika or nutmeg into the mixture before piping.
See recipe: Duchess Potatoes
Cost per serving: 29¢
Offer ketchup, mayo, ranch dressing or any other condiment you like for dipping these “fries” with a kick.
See recipe: Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges
Cost per serving: 43¢
An irresistible dish for grownups and kids alike, this side comes together in under an hour.
See recipe: Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread
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: 41¢
Roasting these root vegetables gives them a crisp-tender texture and subtle sweetness that will have your family asking for seconds.
See recipe: Oven-Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
Cost per serving: 50¢
This cool and refreshing salad gets an extra kick of flavor from chopped fresh tarragon.
See Recipe: Potato and Green Bean Salad
Cost per serving: 29¢
Tired of plain old mashed potatoes? Mix things up with this delicious mash of spuds and parsnips.
See recipe: Potato Parsnip Puree
Cost per serving: 40¢
This applesauce gets a boost from horseradish, but if you don’t like the taste, try swapping in a piece of peeled fresh ginger instead.
See recipe: Homemade Applesauce
Cost per serving: 9¢
Perfect for parties, picnics and backyard barbecues, you can never go wrong with deviled eggs. And at under a dime per serving, you can afford to whip them up as fast as your guests can eat them.
See recipe: Deviled Eggs
Cost per serving: 44¢
Not only are they delicious as a cool snack, cucumbers are delicious as a warm side as well, especially when paired with chopped fresh mint.
See recipe: Sauteed Cucumbers