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Budget Side Dish Recipes

Looking for Budget Side Dish recipes? Find cheap side dishes including potato recipes, rice recipes, and more side dish recipes.

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Skillet Green Beans is a staple side dish in the Columbus, Michigan home of Linda Sugars.
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Sunny Carrot Sticks

Sunny Carrot Sticks

Sunny Carrot Sticks

Place 1 in. of water and carrots in a (large / small) skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until crisp-tender.—Wendy Masters, Grand Valley, Ontario

Quick Creamed Carrots

Quick Creamed Carrots

Quick Creamed Carrots

This side dish are always popular at my table. The rich sauce coats the carrots nicely and really perks up their flavor.—Eva Bailey, Olive Hill, Kentucky

Dilled Zucchini

Dilled Zucchini

Dilled Zucchini

Sundra also includes her recipe for Dilled Zucchini. "These super squash couldn't be easier to prepare, and their mild flavor goes so well with chicken," she says.
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Lemon-Glazed Carrots

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

These lovely tangy carrots are a super vegetable side dish.—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Beans with Parsley Sauce

Beans with Parsley Sauce

Beans with Parsley Sauce

You'll likely find the main ingredient for this dish right in your garden. For a bit of extra color, try mixing wax beans with green beans. The flavor is worth definitely worth the preparation time.—Veronica Teipel, Manchester, Missouri

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

This economical side dish dresses up a plain vegetable to make it extra special for your family.—Norma Apel, Dubuque, Iowa

Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes

I love making homemade recipes for my family. This side dish compliments many main dishes and is so easy to make.—Carol Van Sickle, Versailles, Kentucky

Onion Mashed Potatoes

Onion Mashed Potatoes

Onion Mashed Potatoes

Instead of having the same mashed potatoes, spice up your mashed potatoes with onions. They are so easy to make and compliment any main dish.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Zucchini 'N' Carrot Coins

Zucchini 'N' Carrot Coins

Zucchini 'N' Carrot Coins

Writes Donna Cline from Pensacola, Florida. "We especially enjoy Zucchini 'n' Carrot Coins this time of year, when fresh vegetables are plentiful. This colorful side dish is attractive with any meat."

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Tender cubed zucchini gets pleasant flavor from a cheesy sauce and cracker-crumb topping. "This fast-to-fix side dish is a great way to use up a big crop of the common squash," says Kathi Grenier of Auburn, Maine. At 35¢ a serving, it's an uncommon value.
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