There are ten side dishes better than the main course. When we’re making dinner we tend to focus on the main dish, but what about the side dishes. Why do the main dishes get all the attention? Honestly, there are times when the side dishes are way better than the main dishes. The main dishes are bland, but the side dishes are what add most of the flavor. I’ve found ten fantastic side dishes that are way better than the main course. I’ve tried some of these myself, others my friends sent to me but no doubt these side dishes are killer.
1. Butter-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
We’ve all had sweet potatoes as a side dish, but there’s a chance you weren’t overly impressed. Well, I have a sweet potato recipe that is going to blow your mind. All you need to make this recipe is sweet potatoes, olive oil, kosher salt, and a whole lot of patience.
2. Roasted Vegetables
Roasted vegetables have fastly become one of my favorite side dishes. I found this recipe on Delish, and now I make it at least once a week. Sometimes I make it as the main dish it’s so delicious. This side dish is for sure better than any main dish I’ve had.
3. Asparagus Risotto
When it comes to a grain-based side dish, it’s hard for it to be better than the main. However, I finally found it. This asparagus risotto recipe is so fantastic it puts any main dish to shame. I will be making this side dish this week.
4. Garlicky Roasted Broccoli
My mouth is watering just thinking about this dish. When we usually think of broccoli as a side dish we think of it steamed and lightly salted. However, that is boring, and this dish is anything but that. This garlicky roasted broccoli packs so much flavor, and it’s one of my favorite side dishes!
5. Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower
I didn’t hop on the buffalo cauliflower trend until this year, and I regret waiting so long. This is one of those side dishes that makes you want to throw the main in the trash. This recipe is so easy to make, and the flavor is amazing.
6. Lemon-Pepper Asparagus
Roasted asparagus is already tasty, but this is one way to up your roasted asparagus game. This recipe dials up the flavor on your everyday asparagus recipe. Choose this as your side dish when you want something to outshine the main course.
7. Fried Brussels Sprouts With Smoky Honey Aioli
Brussels sprouts are a classic vegetable side dish. However, I feel like people don’t do this vegetable any favors. For the most part, people steam them or possibly roast them. Well, it’s time to take this vegetable side dish to the next level with this recipe. It’s seriously delicious.
8. Parmesan Potato Stacks
Potatoes make the perfect side dish, especially these. These potato stacks are so good because they’re crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. Plus, these potatoes pack some great flavor that overshadows any main dish.
9. Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
In the past, I was never a fan of carrots as a side dish. They didn’t do anything for my tastebuds, until now. I came across this recipe when looking for easy side dish recipes and instantly fell in love. This carrot dish packs so much flavor and is both sweet and savory.
10. Mac N Cheese Balls
Mac n cheese balls are a side dish that stomps on the main dish. These are perfect for dinner at home or to bring to a barbecue. These mac n cheese balls are so easy to make, and they’re a fun alternative to regular mac n cheese.
Which of these tasty side dishes will you try this week?
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