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Why not let the side dish be the main event? Sides like pasta salad, stuffing, and dip can easily transform into a delicious and hearty main course, especially when you serve them up in chic dishware like these ceramic side bowls from Our Place.

Here are our 10 favorite side dish recipes that are tasty enough to serve alone.

Make-Ahead Broccoli and Quinoa Salad

Unlike other raw veggies, broccoli absorbs dressing without wilting. Make a big batch of this side dish the night before (because it tastes even better the next day)!


Pasta Salad With Tomatoes and Corn

School may be back in session, but summer produce season isn’t over yet. Serve this pasta salad while tomatoes and corn are still at their peak.


Apple Sage and Sausage Stuffing

Stuffing is a must-have at Thanksgiving dinner, and the apples add a sweet twist to the classic side dish.


Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs

This Tuscan bread salad is the perfect end of summer meal to enjoy with a cold glass of rosé.


Asparagus and Potato Gratin

A gratin is usually served as a cheesy side to a roast. But if you add in other vegetables like asparagus, it transforms into a tasty vegetarian main course.


Couscous With Mushrooms and Herbs

Crimini mushrooms, peas, and cheese make this herbed couscous filling enough to enjoy on its own.


Mediterranean Style Zucchini Fritters

This mouth-watering recipe turns a child-friendly side dish into a sophisticated weeknight meal.


Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cheesy artichoke dip topped with a delicious scallion relish? Yum! Serve this recipe with a side of bread and a glass of red wine.


Apple, Pecan, Farro Salad

Ready to initiate the beginning of fall? Make this heart-healthy salad with apples, pecans, and farro. It’s full of fiber and good fats!


Baked Quinoa Casserole

Turn quinoa into a protein-packed main course with this tasty, skillet-baked casserole.

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