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Side Dish

Just when you thought that this site was all grilling and smoking and meat, OH MY, here I am reminding you here that what really started my love of cooking was the almighty noodle.

Side Dish Recipes

These side dishes range in difficulty from super easy to a total pain-in-the-ass, but no matter where on the spectrum you can at least be assured that you’ll have an awesome side dish, and a meal with many side dishes is a million times better than a meal without.


Cheesy Traeger Broccoli Au Gratin

Cheesy Broccoli Au Gratin takes an interesting turn on the Traeger grill. Here, it becomes grilled broccoli au gratin! This is a bit different than my other broccoli au gratin recipe because it doesn’t include cracker crust. However, you won’t miss it. The smoky cheese on top of the broccoli tastes amazing, and provides just …

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Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Our Loaded Smoked Mashed Potatoes make a great addition to any meal! Add as many (or as few) of the extras as you want, and try to resist making an entire meal out of just these delicious, creamy, smooth, and cheesy mashed potatoes. Smoked Mashed Potatoes Maybe you have had mashed potatoes before, but have …

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Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto is one of my favorite side dishes to serve when you want a meal to really show some love and care was put into it. A proper mushroom risotto revels in luxurious creamy textures and savory richness. It is sort of like a rice stew, in the best of ways. Mushroom Risotto Recipe …

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Wild Rice Pilaf

This Wild Rice Pilaf is an easy but savory side dish that will compliment any dinner you plan on cooking up tonight! Wild Rice Pilaf With a combination of wild rice, jasmine rice, chicken stock, carrots, mushrooms, butter, and herbs, this easy rice pilaf stands out with the toasty, nutty flavor of the wild rice …

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Braised Collard Greens

These simple braised collard greens go with all the barbecue you can handle. Easy to make and delicious to eat, if you’ve never had collard greens you need to check these out. Braised Collard Greens Braised collard greens are a staple of southern cuisine, but they are a global dish known worldwide. There are collard dishes …

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Traeger Grilled Spinach

Pellet grilled spinach is so easy to make and helps add an entirely new dimension to spinach. If you have spinach on the stem, which is also very nutritious and quite edible, then it is easy to cook on the grill. Traeger Grilled Spinach For obvious reasons, I don’t recommend using the de-stemmed spinach for this recipe, …

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

What’s better on a rainy day than some ooey-gooey mac and cheese? How about super simple, cheese and flavor-packed, one-pot mac and cheese! My Homemade Creamy Mac and Cheese will satisfy all of your comfort food cravings without using any heavy cream and it won’t ruin your kitchen in the process!  Homemade Mac and Cheese Nothing’s …

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Easy Buttered Noodles

Who doesn’t love quick, simple, and easy to make side dishes? My Easy Butter Noodles are going to be the perfect side dish for your next meal! Full of flavor and a hit with all ages, I promise you’re going to LOVE these! Easy Buttered Noodles When I say simple, I really mean it. Aside …

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Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe

Easy Creamy Macaroni Salad is the base for most of my summer pasta salads, and is a simple and crowd-pleasing side dish for any cookout, barbecue, potluck, or gathering you have going on this summer. Easy Macaroni Salad Along with Spring comes a change in the menu! I always start thinking about any excuse I …

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Broccoli Salad Recipe

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad is a simple summer salad that is bursting with color and flavor. Fresh broccoli, crunchy sunflower seeds, sweet dried cranberries, pickled onions, and sharp cheese come together in a creamy and tangy sauce. Broccoli Salad Recipe Prep this broccoli salad recipe the night before, and you are all set the day of. Grab from …

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