200 Cheap & Easy Side Dishes

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 Pillsbury.com
  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
  31. Fried Mashed Potato Balls from Gather for Bread
  32. Oven Roasted Potatoes from Boy Meets Bowl
  33. Honey Roasted Red Potatoes from Allrecipes
  34. Golden Parmesan Potatoes from Kraft
  35. Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole from Spend with Pennies
  36. Garlic Red Potatoes from Allrecipes
  37. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Creme De La Crumb (This is one of my favorite side dishes)
  38. Balsamic-Glazed Potatoes from Martha Stewart
  39. Oven Parmesan Chips from Taste of Home
  40. Crispy Garlic Parmesan Potatoes from Spend with Pennies
  41. Country Mashed Potatoes from Country Living
  42. Melting Potatoes from Closet Cooking
  43. Skillet Potatoes and Green Beans from Budget Bytes
  44. Creamy Potato Salad from Kraft
  45. Italian Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Potatoes from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
  46. Crispy Smashed Herbed Potatoes from Taste of Home
  47. Parmesan Potato Wedges from Delish
  48. Rosemary-Roasted Potatoes from Country Living
  49. Simple Au Gratin Potatoes from Taste of Home
  50. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes from Allrecipes
  51. Twice Baked Potatoes from Betty Crocker
  52. Healthy Potato Salad from Delish
  53. Grilled Potatoes & Peppers from Taste of Home
  54. Chive & Onion Mashed Potatoes from Kraft
  55. Olive-Oil Mashed Potatoes from Martha Stewart
  56. Cajun Skillet Fries from Food Network
  57. Funeral Potatoes from Lil luna

    Sweet Potatoes

  58. Baked Sweet Potatoes from Allrecipes
  59. Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Taste of Home
  60. Baked Sweet Potato Chips from Minimalist Baker
  61. Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Food Network
  62. Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Sour Cream from Martha Stewart
  63. Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes from Cutefetti
  64. Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Food Network
  65. Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Serious Eats
  66. Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Allrecipes
  67. Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Country Living
  68. Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Budget Bytes
  69. Candied Sweet Potatoes from Allrecipes
  70. Spiced Sweet Potatoes from Country Living
  71. Hasselback Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes from Kirbie’s Cravings

    Corn Side Dishes

  72. Grilled Corn on the Cob from Allrecipes
  73. Amazing Oven Roasted Corn from Hugs and Cookies
  74. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn from Cincy Shopper
  75. Corn and Tomato Relish from Budget Bytes
  76. Pan Roasted Corn from ReadySetEat
  77. Southern Style Skillet Corn from New South Charm
  78. 5 Ingredient Corn Casserole from Food.com
  79. Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread from MyRecipes


  80. Golden Sweet Cornbread from Allrecipes
  81. Two-Ingredient Biscuits from The Kitchn
  82. Peasant Bread from Yummy Healthy Easy
  83. Easy Homemade Breadsticks from Frugality Gal
  84. Italian Garlic Butter Bread Sticks from Kleinworth & Co
  85. Baking Powder Biscuits from Kraft
  86. Cheddar Biscuits from MyRecipes
  87. The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls Ever from Stay at Home Chef
  88. Garlic Bread from Food Network
  89. Easy Homemade No-Knead Bread from Health Castle
  90. Garlic Parmesan Knots from Damn Delicious
  91. Cheesy Garlic Bread from Andrea Dekker

    Squash & Zucchini Side Dishes

  92. Roasted Butternut Squash from Allrecipes
  93. Butternut Squash Fries from My Fussy Eater
  94. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash from Rasa Malaysia
  95. Zucchini Patties from Allrecipes
  96. Baked Zucchini Fries from Budget Bytes
  97. Grilled Zucchini from Six Sisters’ Stuff
  98. Lemon Pepper Zucchini from Budget Bytes
  99. Yellow Squash Casserole from Allrecipes
  100. Caramelized Butternut Squash from Food Network

    Carrots Side Dishes

  101. Oven-Roasted Parsnips and Carrots from MyRecipes
  102. Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots from Lemon Tree Dwelling
  103. Simple Roasted Carrots from Epicurious
  104. Sauteed Carrots from Food Network
  105. Parmesan Roasted Carrots from I Heart Nap Time
  106. Maple Glazed Carrots from Little Dairy on the Prairie
  107. Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Carrots from Fabulessly Frugal
  108. Parmesan Roasted Carrots from Your Homebased Mom
  109. Honey Balsamic Carrots from Budget Bytes

    Broccoli Side Dishes

  110. Broccoli in Herbed Butter from Taste of Home
  111. Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo from Budget Bytes
  112. Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli from Allrecipes
  113. Roasted Balsamic Broccoli from Premediated Leftovers
  114. Easy Broccoli Cheddar Gratin from Real Simple
  115. Steamed Broccoli With Lime Dressing from Martha Stewart
  116. Broccoli and Bowties from Budget Bytes
  117. Broccoli Cheese Bake from An Italian in my Kitchen
  118. Garlic and Butter Broccoli from Budget Savvy Diva
  119. Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Onions from Real Simple
  120. 5-Minute Parmesan Ranch Broccoli from Yellow Bliss Road
  121. Grilled Broccoli from Taste of Home
  122. Simple Sesame Garlic Broccoli from Right at Home
  123. Sautéed Broccoli, Tomatoes, and Bacon from Real Simple
  124. Cauliflower Side Dishes

  125. Easy Roasted Cauliflower from Skinny Ms.
  126. Slow-Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower from Betty Crocker
  127. Roasted Garlic Cauliflower from Allrecipes
  128. Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Lemon and Garlic from Martha Stewart
  129. Easy Roasted Ranch Cauliflower from Amy Ever After
  130. Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower from The Fitchen

    Green Beans Side Dishes

  131. Parmesan Garlic Roasted Green Beans from Frugality Gal
  132. Garlic Green Beans from Allrecipes
  133. Southern-Style Green Beans from Country Living
  134. Skillet Green Beans from Delish
  135. Green Beans with Spiced Breadcrumbs from Martha Stewart
  136. Oven Roasted Green Beans from Frugal Living Mom
  137. Ranch Roasted Green Bean Fries from Delish
  138. Green Beans with Lemon from Martha Stewart
  139. Spicy Green Beans from Budget Bytes
  140. Baked Green Bean Fries from Damn Delicious
  141. Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans from MyRecipes
  142. Green Beans in Tomato Sauce from Ciao Italian
  143. Parmesan-Garlic Butter Green Beans from Betty Crocker
  144. Green Beans and Tomatoes from Food Network
  145. Slow Cooked French Style Green Beans from Taste of Home
  146. Oven Fried Garlic Parmesan Green Beans from Sugar Free Mom
  147. Braised Green Beans from Martha Stewart
  148. Citrus Green Beans from Whole Foods Market
  149. Sauteed Green Beans and Mushrooms from Food Network
  150. Green Beans with Shallots from Good Housekeeping
  151. Green Beans with Vinaigrette from Martha Stewart
  152. Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans from The Gracious Wife

    Greens and Spinach

  153. Sautéed Greens from My Recipes
  154. Sautéed Green Beans With Peppers and Tomatoes from Greatist
  155. Healthy Garlic Sauteed Spinach from Skinny Kitchen
  156. Vegetarian Mustard Greens from Budget Bytes
  157. Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens from Add a Pinch
  158. Garlic Butter Sauteed Spinach from Rasa Malaysia
  159. Crock Pot Collard Greens from Moms with Crock Pots
  160. Easy Sautéed Spinach from Feasting not Fasting
  161. Creamed Spinach from Tasteaholics.com
  162. Lemon Sautéed Spinach from Dinner with the Rolls
  163. Collards With Red Onions from MyRecipes

    Asparagus Side Dishes

  164. Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce from Allrecipes
  165. Baked Asparagus Fries from Damn Delicious
  166. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus from Belle of the Kitchen
  167. Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes from Plain Chicken
  168. Easy Roasted Ranch Asparagus from Six Sisters’ Stuff
  169. Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Balsamic Drizzle from Let’s Dish
  170. Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Mushrooms from Ahead of Thyme
  171. Sauteed Garlic Asparagus from Allrecipes

    Mushroom Side Dishes

  172. Italian Mushrooms from Taste of Home
  173. Easy Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms from Iowa Girl Eats
  174. Superb Sauteed Mushrooms from Allrecipes
  175. Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms from Let’s Dish
  176. Baked Parmesan Mushrooms from Damn Delicious
  177. Balsamic Mushrooms from Martha Stewart
  178. Sautéed Garlic and Parmesan Mushrooms from Jo Cooks
  179. Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms from Taste of Home

    Brussels Sprouts Side Dishes

  180. Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Allrecipes
  181. Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprout from Kevin is Cooking
  182. Brussels Sprouts Vinaigrette from Martha Stewart
  183. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts from Saveur
  184. Brussels Sprouts Caramelized with Dijon and Honey from The Hungry Bluebird
  185. Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Garlic from Food Network
  186. Spicy Glazed Brussels Sprouts from Real Simple
  187. Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts from Food Network
  188. Red Lobster Fresh Roasted Brussel Sprouts from CopyKat Recipes
  189. Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon from Butter Your Biscuit

    Apple Side Dishes

  190. Roasted Apples from Cooking in Stilettos
  191. Apples Fries with Cinnamon from Cooking Channel
  192. Homemade Applesauce from Allrecipes
  193. Honey Roasted Apples from Dinner, then Dessert
  194. Carrot-Apple Side Dish from Taste of Home
  195. Warm Cinnamon Apples from MyRecipes
  196. Sauteed Apples from Allrecipes

    Pasta Side Dishes

  197. Creamy Garlic Pasta from NumsTheWord
  198. Buttered Noodles from Spicy Southern Kitchen
  199. Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti from Damn Delicious
  200. 6 Ingredient Mac and Cheese from The Sun
  201. Caramelized Garlic Pasta from Popsugar
  202. Thai Peanut Noodles from Budget Bytes

    Other Vegetable Side Dishes

  203. Fried Cabbage from MyRecipes
  204. Oven Roasted Garlic Cabbage from Paleo Leap
  205. Roasted Cabbage from Wellness Mama
  206. Classic Coleslaw from Simply Recipes
  207. Healthier Baked Onion Rings from Greatist

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