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

  11. Fried Rice Restaurant Style from Allrecipes
  12. Spanish Rice from Allrecipes
  13. Seasoned Rice from Budget Bytes
  14. Lemon Parmesan Brown Rice from Chef Savvy
  15. Cilantro Lime Rice from The Garden Grazer
  16. Cheesy Baked Black Beans & Rice from Shaken Together
  17. Coconut Rice from Budget Bytes
  18. Easy Brown Rice from Allrecipes
  19. Herbed Brown Rice with Mushrooms from Spark Recipes
  20. Garlicky Brown Rice from MyRecipes
  21. Mexican Rice from Plant Based on a Budget
  22. Simple 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Stuffing from
  23. Bread Stuffing from Betty Crocker

    Potato Side Dishes

  24. Oven Fries from Taste of Home
  25. Spicy Roasted Potato Wedges from MyRecipes
  26. Scalloped Potatoes from Betty Crocker
  27. Potatoes and Onions from Food Network
  28. Crock Pot Baked Potatoes from Well Plated
  29. Hasselback Potatoes from Food Network
  30. Seasoned Red Potatoes from Taste of Home


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

    Sweet Potatoes

  28. Baked Sweet Potatoes from Allrecipes
  29. Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Taste of Home
  30. Baked Sweet Potato Chips from Minimalist Baker


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

    Corn Side Dishes

  12. Grilled Corn on the Cob from Allrecipes
  13. Amazing Oven Roasted Corn from Hugs and Cookies
  14. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn from Cincy Shopper
  15. Corn and Tomato Relish from Budget Bytes
  16. Pan Roasted Corn from ReadySetEat
  17. Southern Style Skillet Corn from New South Charm
  18. 5 Ingredient Corn Casserole from
  19. Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread from MyRecipes


  20. Golden Sweet Cornbread from Allrecipes
  21. Two-Ingredient Biscuits from The Kitchn
  22. Peasant Bread from Yummy Healthy Easy
  23. Easy Homemade Breadsticks from Frugality Gal
  24. Italian Garlic Butter Bread Sticks from Kleinworth & Co
  25. Baking Powder Biscuits from Kraft
  26. Cheddar Biscuits from MyRecipes
  27. The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls Ever from Stay at Home Chef
  28. Garlic Bread from Food Network
  29. Easy Homemade No-Knead Bread from Health Castle
  30. Garlic Parmesan Knots from Damn Delicious


  1. Cheesy Garlic Bread from Andrea Dekker

    Squash & Zucchini Side Dishes

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

    Carrots Side Dishes

  11. Oven-Roasted Parsnips and Carrots from MyRecipes
  12. Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots from Lemon Tree Dwelling
  13. Simple Roasted Carrots from Epicurious
  14. Sauteed Carrots from Food Network
  15. Parmesan Roasted Carrots from I Heart Nap Time
  16. Maple Glazed Carrots from Little Dairy on the Prairie
  17. Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Carrots from Fabulessly Frugal
  18. Parmesan Roasted Carrots from Your Homebased Mom
  19. Honey Balsamic Carrots from Budget Bytes

    Broccoli Side Dishes

  20. Broccoli in Herbed Butter from Taste of Home
  21. Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo from Budget Bytes
  22. Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli from Allrecipes
  23. Roasted Balsamic Broccoli from Premediated Leftovers
  24. Easy Broccoli Cheddar Gratin from Real Simple
  25. Steamed Broccoli With Lime Dressing from Martha Stewart
  26. Broccoli and Bowties from Budget Bytes
  27. Broccoli Cheese Bake from An Italian in my Kitchen
  28. Garlic and Butter Broccoli from Budget Savvy Diva
  29. Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Onions from Real Simple
  30. 5-Minute Parmesan Ranch Broccoli from Yellow Bliss Road


  1. Grilled Broccoli from Taste of Home
  2. Simple Sesame Garlic Broccoli from Right at Home
  3. Sautéed Broccoli, Tomatoes, and Bacon from Real Simple
  4. Cauliflower Side Dishes

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

    Green Beans Side Dishes

  11. Parmesan Garlic Roasted Green Beans from Frugality Gal
  12. Garlic Green Beans from Allrecipes
  13. Southern-Style Green Beans from Country Living
  14. Skillet Green Beans from Delish
  15. Green Beans with Spiced Breadcrumbs from Martha Stewart
  16. Oven Roasted Green Beans from Frugal Living Mom
  17. Ranch Roasted Green Bean Fries from Delish
  18. Green Beans with Lemon from Martha Stewart
  19. Spicy Green Beans from Budget Bytes
  20. Baked Green Bean Fries from Damn Delicious
  21. Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans from MyRecipes
  22. Green Beans in Tomato Sauce from Ciao Italian
  23. Parmesan-Garlic Butter Green Beans from Betty Crocker
  24. Green Beans and Tomatoes from Food Network
  25. Slow Cooked French Style Green Beans from Taste of Home
  26. Oven Fried Garlic Parmesan Green Beans from Sugar Free Mom
  27. Braised Green Beans from Martha Stewart
  28. Citrus Green Beans from Whole Foods Market
  29. Sauteed Green Beans and Mushrooms from Food Network
  30. Green Beans with Shallots from Good Housekeeping


  1. Green Beans with Vinaigrette from Martha Stewart
  2. Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans from The Gracious Wife

    Greens and Spinach

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

    Asparagus Side Dishes

  14. Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce from Allrecipes
  15. Baked Asparagus Fries from Damn Delicious
  16. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus from Belle of the Kitchen
  17. Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes from Plain Chicken
  18. Easy Roasted Ranch Asparagus from Six Sisters’ Stuff
  19. Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Balsamic Drizzle from Let’s Dish
  20. Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Mushrooms from Ahead of Thyme
  21. Sauteed Garlic Asparagus from Allrecipes

    Mushroom Side Dishes

  22. Italian Mushrooms from Taste of Home
  23. Easy Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms from Iowa Girl Eats
  24. Superb Sauteed Mushrooms from Allrecipes
  25. Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms from Let’s Dish
  26. Baked Parmesan Mushrooms from Damn Delicious
  27. Balsamic Mushrooms from Martha Stewart
  28. Sautéed Garlic and Parmesan Mushrooms from Jo Cooks
  29. Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms from Taste of Home

    Brussels Sprouts Side Dishes

  30. Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Allrecipes


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

    Apple Side Dishes

  10. Roasted Apples from Cooking in Stilettos
  11. Apples Fries with Cinnamon from Cooking Channel
  12. Homemade Applesauce from Allrecipes
  13. Honey Roasted Apples from Dinner, then Dessert
  14. Carrot-Apple Side Dish from Taste of Home
  15. Warm Cinnamon Apples from MyRecipes
  16. Sauteed Apples from Allrecipes

    Pasta Side Dishes

  17. Creamy Garlic Pasta from NumsTheWord
  18. Buttered Noodles from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  19. Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti from Damn Delicious
  20. 6 Ingredient Mac and Cheese from The Sun
  21. Caramelized Garlic Pasta from Popsugar
  22. Thai Peanut Noodles from Budget Bytes

    Other Vegetable Side Dishes

  23. Fried Cabbage from MyRecipes
  24. Oven Roasted Garlic Cabbage from Paleo Leap
  25. Roasted Cabbage from Wellness Mama
  26. Classic Coleslaw from Simply Recipes
  27. Healthier Baked Onion Rings from Greatist

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