20 Amazing Five-Ingredient Side Dish Recipes

Twenty easy and healthy side dish recipes that require as little as five ingredients! 

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In my book, you can never have too many easy, healthy side dish recipes! Whether it’s for your holiday table or a regular weeknight dinner, here are twenty of my favorite side dish recipes made with just FIVE ingredients!

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

5 stars
10 minutes
The ultimate crowd-pleasing side dish recipe, Garlic Mashed Potatoes come together in less than 10 minutes and are made with creamy Greek yogurt.
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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

5 stars average
50 minutes
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is a simple, five-ingredient side dish recipe loaded with flavor and full of healthy benefits.
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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Root Vegetable Burrata Salad

4.67 stars average
45 minutes
This heart, roasted root vegetable salad recipe is made creamy burrata cheese, spicy arugula and crunchy toasted almonds. 
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Roasted Root Vegetable and Burrata Salad - a comforting side dish recipe

Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower

4.15 stars average
55 minutes
This simple 5-ingredient side dish of roasted potatoes and cauliflower is packed with nutrients and full of roasted garlic flavor.
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Sesame Ginger Green Beans

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15 minutes
A 10-minute side dish recipe, green beans are steamed until crisp-tender then tossed in a fragrant sesame ginger vinaigrette.
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Sesame Ginger Green Beans - a fast side dish recipe

Za’atar Crusted Cauliflower Steaks

4.91 stars average
25 minutes
These flavor-packed Za'atar Crusted Cauliflower Steaks are easy to make and are the ultimate vegetarian entree or side dish recipe!
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zaatar crusted cauliflower steaks

Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes

4.28 stars average
25 minutes
A twist on a classic main dish, this vegetarian side dish of Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes is made with warm spices including cinnamon and allspice.
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Lebanese green beans with tomatoes

Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers

4.03 stars average
30 minutes
Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers is sweet, tender, and melts in your mouth as the flavors caramelize in the oven.
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Roasted asparagus with red peppers

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

4.07 stars average
3 hours 5 minutes
Loaded with health benefits and requiring only five ingredients, this slow cooker cranberry sauce is the perfect make-ahead side dish for your table.
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Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans

4.21 stars average
35 minutes
This easy, delicious side dish of carrots and green beans roasted in olive oil and za'atar is perfect for holiday entertaining or a simple weeknight dinner.
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Zaatar roasted carrots and green beans

Honey Chipotle Glazed Butternut Squash

4.86 stars average
35 minutes
Roasting this honey chipotle butternut squash until everything caramelizes provides so much flavor and texture, you won't believe what you're eating!
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honey chipotle butternut squash

Garlicky Bok Choy

4.34 stars average
10 minutes
Ideal for any greens you have on hand, bok choy is tossed with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce until tender and fragrant. Ready in 5 minutes!
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Fragrant Bok Choy

Sautéed Chinese Broccoli with Hoisin

5 stars
12 minutes
A popular Chinese side dish, steamed Chinese broccoli with hoisin couldn't be easier to make at home. Naturally gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and whole 30.
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Fresh Mushroom Salad with Lemon Parmesan Vinaigrette

4.54 stars average
10 minutes
This easy and fresh mushroom salad is made with bright lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley. 
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Fresh mushroom salad

Roasted Asparagus with Za’atar

5 stars
20 minutes
Asparagus is roasted in olive oil and za’atar until caramelized and tender. A healthy and easy 15-minute side dish recipe.
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Asparagus Roasted with Za'atar - Gluten Free Side Dish Recipe

Steamed Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts

4.46 stars average
7 minutes
Ready in just 5 minutes, Brussels sprouts are steamed until tender then tossed in a lemon garlic vinaigrette creating the ultimate side dish.
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Steamed lemon garlic brussels sprouts

Buttered Dill Potatoes

4.75 stars average
30 minutes
Potatoes are steamed until tender then lightly tossed in butter and fresh dill to create this fast and easy side dish recipe.
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buttered dill potatoes

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

5 stars average
50 minutes
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is a simple, five-ingredient side dish recipe loaded with flavor and full of healthy benefits.
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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Green Beans and Bacon

5 stars
30 minutes
Change up your favorite side dish recipe with these simple and delicious roasted green beans topped with crumbled bacon.
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Green Beans with Bacon - a simple and easy side dish recipe

Corn on the Cob with Lemon Basil Pesto

3.80 stars average
8 minutes
A simple and addictive summer side, you won’t believe how delicious fresh pesto tastes when brushed on sweet and juicy corn on the cob.
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Corn on the Cob with Lemon Basil Pesto - The Lemon Bowl

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2 responses to “20 Amazing Five-Ingredient Side Dish Recipes”

  1. Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens Avatar
    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    This is an absolutely terrific list – I love that every recipe is just five ingredients! I’ve been asked to host my family’s Thanksgiving celebration this year, and I definitely know from experience that choosing several recipes that are uber-simple (but still show-stoppingly delicious) is a true key to hostess sanity! Five ingredients?!? Game on! Thanks a million for featuring our Browned Butter Spaghetti Squash … and for giving me so many great recipe ideas to make my life a leeeeeetle easier this Thanksgiving!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so happy you found it helpful!! Good luck hosting!!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.