6-Ingredient or Less Vegetable Side Dishes

Save time and money with these simple veggie sides.

  • Roasted Vegetables
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Roasted Vegetables

    Make this colorful and delicious side dish in steps. Chop veggies the night before. Sprinkle with salt and let sit when you get home from work, then bake for thirty minutes while you whip up an easy main dish. You'll end up with a heaping bowl of veggies perfect for a side dish. Use the leftovers in a lunch wrap.
  • Glazed Butternut Squash

    Glazed Butternut Squash

    Give squash a new treatment with this sweet and nutty side dish. Apple cider adds warm autumn flavor and chopped pecans bring a welcome crunch.
  • New Potatoes and Pesto
    Photo: James Merrell

    New Potatoes and Pesto

    Three ingredients are all you need for this colorful side. Sprinkle new potatoes with salt as they boil and serve with store-bought pesto, for dipping.
  • Broccoli with Lemon Crumbs
    Photo: Jim Franco

    Broccoli with Lemon Crumbs

    Steam broccoli in the microwave, then top with crispy flavor-infused bread crumbs. Microwave the florets in a serving bowl–you'll have a delicious side dish and one less pot to clean after dinner.
  • Easy Skillet Pimiento Mac 'n' Cheese
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

    Easy Skillet Pimiento Mac 'n' Cheese

    Pair this hearty side with a simple pork chop supper or even a slice of meatloaf. Sharp cheddar adds bright flavor sure to please kids and adults alike.
  • Green Bean-and-Red Bell Pepper Toss
    Beth Dreiling Hontzas

    Green Bean-and-Red Bell Pepper Toss

    Add life to the classic green veggie dish. Bell pepper strips add bold crunch to this 10-minute dish.
  • Creamed Corn
    Photo: Tina Cornett

    Creamed Corn

    Creamed corn, just like grandma used to make, doesn't have to take all day. Cook this fifteen-minute recipe using fresh corn to enjoy the dish's best flavor.
  • Honey-Glazed Carrots
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Honey-Glazed Carrots

    Boil carrots for 20 minutes, then toss with parsley, honey, and orange rind for a tasty and quick side dish. Pair with your favorite chicken recipe for a well-rounded menu.
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
    Photo: Mikkel Vang

    Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

    Shelve the casserole dish and serve sweet potatoes in a new, finger-food style. Toss wedges with oil, brown sugar, and nutmeg then bake for about an hour. Make this dish on nights when you're busy at home–it's ideal because you can toss it in the oven and forget about it until it's ready to eat. Pair with chicken or burgers.

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