Whip up some of my favorite healthy side dishes to pair with your dinners this week. Best of all, all these side dish recipes require just 15 minutes or less. That is right, easy peasy sides that will bring even more flavor to your dinner table. Serve up healthy side dishes like roasted veggies, grains and more. Quick and easy dishes that the whole family can enjoy.
Can you believe it is the start of a new year? With that comes a lot of resolutions to eat healthier, get in shape, and work on the best version of you. In that, you might be hoping for some quick but healthy sides to pair with your main dishes. I am here to help with 25 simple sides to keep you on track.
Quick and Easy Healthy Side Dishes
Here is a great sweet potato dish that is made in the skillet and cooked in under 15 minutes. It does offer the sweet factor but sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and nutrients.
This is one of our favorites. Tender and flavorful asparagus made in a hurry. Pair well with seafood, chicken, pork and even beef. Such a colorful side.
3.) Easy Creamed Spinach from Dude That Cookz
If you are a fan of spinach, this creamed spinach will blow your mind on how simple it is to make and the flavor. Creamy, tender spinach that will give you a boost to tackle the rest of your day.
4.) Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes from Wholesome Yum
Using cauliflower to mimic mashed potatoes is a great way to cut out empty carbs and fuel your body. These cauliflower mashed potatoes are low carb and keto friendly.
5.) Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Blue Cheese and Bacon from Low Carb Yum
If you enjoy cabbage, give this cabbage steak recipe a try. It is drizzled with a blue cheese and salty bacon. If you don’t love blue cheese just swap out for say ranch or another type of dressing.
6.) Coconut Curry Quinoa Risotto from Healthy Helper Blog
A nice filling side that is healthy and full of vitamins and minerals. You can whip this up and serve for guests or your family in no time.
7.) Artichoke and Red Pepper Slaw from Food Meanderings
This is one outstanding and flavorful side dish. Tender artichokes, red peppers in a coleslaw recipe. This requires just 15 minutes for a unique and healthy recipe.
8.) Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms from Masala Herb
Whip up these sauteed mushrooms for a healthy vegetable side dish. Minimal ingredients required for tender and perfectly cooked mushrooms.
9.) Parmesan Orzo from Baking Mischief
This is a slightly heavier side dish, but if you want something more than a vegetable side, this is a wonderfully creamy and cheesy recipe to make. In 15 minutes you have tender orzo ready to serve up.
10.) Lemon Asparagus with Bacon from Babaganosh
Tender asparagus with a citrus twist of lemon and salty bacon. This 15-minute side dish is a blue ribbon winner for flavor for sure.
11.) Roasted Zucchini and Tomatoes from Eating on A Dime
This dish right here pairs really well with most main dishes. Tender and flavorful juicy tomatoes and tender zucchini. The red wine vinegar really adds flavor and brings out natural flavors in the vegetables.
12.) Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Rice My Life Cookbook
If two veggies were meant to go together it is broccoli and cauliflower. This side dish is hearty, filling, and a low carb option for those wanting to watch what they eat.
13.) Mediterranean Brussels Sprouts from My Life Cookbook
A colorful and healthy side dish that brings a Mediterranean flavor to your table. This side dish takes around 15 minutes to prepare and will truly mesmerize your family with the flavors.
14.) Easy Cucumber Salad from Delicious Meets Healthy
This cucumber salad takes just 15 minutes to get it served up at your table. Dill, cucumbers, onions and more come together for one refreshing and light side.
15.) Cilantro Lime Rice Instant Pot from Ginger Casa
Grab your Instant Pot and make fork tender cilantro lime rice. This is such a flavorful and citrus filled rice that will lighten up your meal time.
16.) Fresh Vegetable Salad from Bread Booze Bacon
Crisp, fresh, and packed full of veggies in a creamy and savory homemade dressing. This dish is colorful, light, and great for the spring and summer months.
17.) Skillet Green Beans from Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Bright in color and vibrant and bold in flavor, these skillet green beans are a cinch to make up. A few basic pantry ingredients and you have fresh green beans cooked up and at your table ready to dish.
18.) Garlic Mushrooms in Butter Sauce from Dinner at The Zoo
If you consider yourself a mushroom fan, then give these garlic mushrooms a try. With a little cooking, they break down and become tender, juicy, and rich in flavor.
19.) Asian Green Beans Almondine from My Life Cookbook
You get that tender texture from the green beans paired with a slight crunch from the almonds with an Asian flare. A really easy but yet dressed up adult version of green beans.
20.) Candied Carrots from Dinner at The Zoo
Give your carrots a little sweetness from this candied carrots recipe. This recipe is a wonderful way to draw in the younger kids to want to try these sweet and savory carrots.
21.) Greek Salad from Delicious Meets Healthy
Here is a wonderful salad option to serve up, with amazing Greek flavors in every single bite. Chickpeas, cheese, olives, in a Greek sauce. People will be reaching for seconds.
22.) Simple Steamed Cauliflower From Healthy Seasonal Recipes
You have a simple steamed cauliflower with some herbs for flavor. Tender cauliflower is a wonderful side for your pork, chicken, or even beef dishes.
23.) Microwave Baked Potato from Family Food On the Table
This baked potato takes only 10 minutes in your microwave. Tender and flaky potato inside that you can top with butter and all your toppings for a tasty dish to pair with your main.
24.) Corn Salad from The Seasoned Mom
Here you have a quick and easy summer corn salad that is bursting with colorful veggies and flavor. This takes around 15 minutes to make and get delivered to your table. Easy, simple, and veggie loaded.
25.) Fried Cabbage with Apples and Onions from The Seasoned Mom
Here you have a really tasty side dish that is tender cabbage that is cooked with apples and onions for that savory and slightly sweet texture. This is an outstanding side.