10 Easy Side Dishes

Growing up we always had a “complete meal.” My mom was always big that you had to have your meat, vegetables, and a starch of some kind. So I guess that just stuck with me and I always have to have a few sides with our meals. This recipe below is so easy and one of our favorites.

Italian Squash

  • 2 Zucchini
  • 2 Squash
  • 1 can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can of Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 tsp of Minced Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Mozzarella

Slice the veggies up and throw them in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil and the minced garlic. When the veggies are tender add in the diced tomato and spaghetti sauce. Cook the mixture together for about 4-5 minutes. Season with salt/pepper and top with mozzarella.

Serve this side dish with grilled chicken or pork chops!

I found some other yummy side dish recipes on Pinterest that I thought I’d share with y’all. I know most of us are currently at home more and cooking at home more, so I thought it would be fun to share some recipes to change up your normal meals.

Southern Green Beans

These green beans are a great side dish to take to a family gathering. We love to serve with grilled chicken or steaks.

Cucumber Caprese Salad

This is a great spring/summer side dish for a light meal. It would be good with fish or chicken.

Marinated Tomato Slices

This is another great summer side dish! We love to do marinated tomatoes with grilled meats!

Parmesan Pesto Roasted Potatoes

This side dish would be yummy with some veggies and Italian sausage links!

Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles

This side dish is great with orange chicken or teriyaki salmon.

Cornbread Casserole

This is so yummy just by itself but sometimes we make this with our family Chili recipe!

Frito Corn Salad

This would be a great addition to chili dogs or hot dogs/hamburgers!

Slow Cooker Sweet Glazed Carrots

This would be so yummy to serve with some pork chops.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

This salsa would be great with some sour cream enchiladas!


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  1. 3.22.20
    Mikaela said:

    YES! I make a very similar recipe. I love all things zucchini and this is by far one of my favorite ways to make it. I swear, I thought I was the only person that ate it this way!

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