50+ Healthy 5 Ingredient Side Dish Recipes

Fifty five-ingredient side dish recipes that are not only delicious but are good for you also. Make one this week and bookmark this useful guide!

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Whether you’re planning for the holidays or are simply in need of more easy side dish recipes, look no further! Below is a collection of over fifty five-ingredient side dish recipes that are not only delicious but are good for you also. Make one this week and bookmark them for the holidays!

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
5 reader reviews / 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
Baked Artichoke (Roasted Artichoke)
Baked Artichoke is one of the easiest side dishes and ways to get your veggies in! Roasted artichoke is so delicious on it’s own or tossed into a salad. It’s not only good, but a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin K!
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Cheesy Pesto Farro
Yay or Nay?
40 minutes
This hearty cheesy pesto farro side dish recipe is easy to make and full of protein and fiber.
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Cheesy Pesto Farro
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is one of my favorite cauliflower recipes and I’ve found it’s one of the best ways to get people who claim not to like cauliflower to love it.
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Orzo Salad with Yogurt-Dill Vinaigrette
5 stars from 1 vote
20 minutes
Orzo pasta is mixed with bright veggies and tossed in a creamy, yogurt-dill vinaigrette. Perfect for entertaining or a brown-bag lunch, this dish can be made up to 3 days in advance.
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Roasted Green Beans
These Roasted Green Beans are so simple and delicious with added sliced almonds. Add them to any meal as a limitless healthy side.
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Honey Roasted Carrots
These easy honey roasted carrots only have 3 ingredients, and the whole family will devour them! They’re the perfect simple side dish.
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Easy Cheesy Asparagus Recipe – 5 Ingredients (Low Carb, Gluten-free)
This baked cheesy asparagus recipe needs just 5 ingredients and is ready in 20 minutes. The perfect easy, healthy side dish!
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Easy Homemade Pesto Pasta
6 reader reviews / 5 stars average
17 minutes
This Easy Homemade Pesto Pasta is the perfect dish to serve with grilled vegetables, chicken or salmon. Can be served cold, warm or at room temperature.
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Lemony Pesto Pasta with Peas - The Lemon Bowl
Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese
Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese is an easy low-carb and gluten-free side dish, and this is perfect for a holiday dinner because it only needs about 15 minutes in the oven!
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Lebanese Baked Eggplant With Beef and Pine Nuts
37 reader reviews / 4.71 stars average
1 hour 25 minutes
A healthier version of the popular Lebanese dish that is full of flavor thanks to toasted pine nuts,  cinnamon and tender eggplant.
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Celery Salad with Gorgonzola
Crisp, refreshing Celery Salad with Gorgonzola (Italian Blue Cheese) is a light and crunchy salad recipe that is super easy to prepare. It’s a delicious, low carb salad to start a meal or pair as a side dish with your favorite buffalo chicken recipe. You can’t go wrong with celery, blue cheese, and buffalo chicken. It’s a classic!
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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
5 stars from 1 vote
55 minutes
Creamy potatoes are halved then roasted with olive oil, rosemary, garlic and salt. A fast and easy five-ingredient side dish recipe! 
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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes - an easy side dish recipe
Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots
5 reader reviews / 4.2 stars average
35 minutes
Transport your tastebuds to Africa with this Moroccan-spiced roasted carrots side dish drizzled with a creamy yogurt dressing.
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Moroccan Spiced Roasted Carrots with Yogurt Vinaigrette - a delicious side dish recipe
Crispy Baked Vegetable Chips
These Crispy Baked Vegetable Chips come together with just a few ingredients, and are the perfect crunchy snack for lunch boxes or movie nights.
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Skillet Mexican Street Corn
60 reader reviews / 4.05 stars average
10 minutes
Fresh sweet corn is sautéed with spices before being tossed with lime juice and topped with cilantro, onions and Mexican cheese.
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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with 5 Ingredients
These quick and easy, low carb cauliflower mashed potatoes only have 5 ingredients, 62 calories, 1 SmartPoint and use a secret ingredient to pack them with protein!
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Potato Salad with Bacon and Egg
26 reader reviews / 4.97 stars average
30 minutes
This famous "bacon-in-every-bite" potato salad recipe, will have your friends begging you to make this addictive side dish again and again!
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Bacon Potato Salad
5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
This simple cranberry sauce is made with just 5 ingredients. Make it in the slow cooker and save the stove-top space for all the other Thanksgiving sides.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad
Roasted Brussels Sprouts are the best and they pair beautifully with pears in this Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pears Salad!
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Cucumber Salad
Cucumber Salad makes for the ultimate side dish to bring to a BBQ! It’s fresh, healthy, and colorful! Great way to use English Cucumbers and Red Onions.
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Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki Sauce
5 stars from 1 vote
25 minutes
A fast and easy side dish recipe, asparagus is roasted until tender and served with a creamy cucumber yogurt tzatziki dipping sauce. 
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Roasted Asparagus with Tzatziki - a healthy side dish recipe
Caramelized Butternut Squash
This Caramelized Butternut Squash is a healthy side dish your family is sure to love! It’s slightly sweet with a crispy, sticky exterior that goes well with almost any meat.
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Zucchini and Green Bean Sauté
35 reader reviews / 4.46 stars average
15 minutes
A 10 minute side dish for busy weeknights, zucchini and green beans are quickly sautéed in olive oil then finished with lemon juice.
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Green Bean Zucchini Saute - The Lemon Bowl
Quick and Easy Mashed Rutabagas Recipe
If you are looking for a flavorful dish that can substitute for mashed potatoes, this creamy mashed rutabagas recipe could be just what you are looking for.
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Sesame Ginger Green Beans
Yay or Nay?
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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Chipotle Lime Edamame
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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
5 stars from 1 vote
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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Whipped Kabocha Squash with Vanilla Bean and Nutmeg
This Whipped Kabocha Squash recipe with vanilla bean and nutmeg is a winner ~ take a chance on this one, guys, trust me, the texture is dreamy and the flavors are out of this world.
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Italian Stuffed Artichokes
140 reader reviews / 4.5 stars average
1 hour 5 minutes
These Italian stuffed artichokes are made with simple, pantry ingredients and result in the most comforting, crowd-pleasing side dish.
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Lemony Orzo with Zucchini and Parmesan
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Easy Roasted Mushrooms with Rosemary & Garlic Recipe
These easy roasted mushrooms with rosemary and garlic are fantastic on their own, but would also make the perfect mix-in for salads or pasta dishes. 89 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
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Bulgur Wheat Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta
Yay or Nay?
25 minutes
This hearty, whole grain salad is made with bulgur wheat, dried cherries, feta and scallions. Ideal for prepping ahead, this dish tastes better over time!
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Bulgur Salad with Dried Cherries, Feta and Arugula Recipe
Microwave Spaghetti Squash with Sage-Browned Butter and Toasted Walnuts
This fantastic recipe for Microwave Spaghetti Squash is easy enough for weeknights, but impressive enough for Thanksgiving dinner and holiday suppers! With a great microwave technique that cuts down on cooking time, and only 5 simple ingredients (plus those freebies, salt and pepper), this easy side dish recipe is a total snap to pull together – yet surprisingly, satisfyingly delicious!
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Chicken and Mushroom Casserole
18 reader reviews / 4.39 stars average
1 hour 15 minutes
Warm, comforting and totally satisfying, chicken and mushroom casserole gets a healthy twist with whole wheat pasta, lean chicken breast and creamy plain yogurt.
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Chicken and Mushroom Casserole
Easy Caprese Chickpea Salad Recipe
This Quick & Easy Caprese Chickpea Salad Recipe is a delicious and simple salad that only needs 5 ingredients. Wonderful as a side dish or as a quick lunch idea.
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5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice {video}
5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice, perfect for busy weeknights!
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Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower
64 reader reviews / 3.8 stars average
30 minutes
A fast and easy side dish, your family will love these sweet and caramelized balsamic roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower and onions.
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Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower
Steamed Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts
31 reader reviews / 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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Oven Roasted Chick Pea Recipe
3 stars from 1 vote
50 minutes
Kid Friendly and packed with protein, roasted chick peas are the perfect complement to your salad or having standalone as a healthy snack.
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Oven Roasted Chick Peas
Rainbow Roasted Vegetables
Rainbow Roasted Vegetables are the perfect way to enjoy eating healthy, colorful vegetables for adults and kids! Makes a perfect side for quick meals or dinner parties where you want to impress!
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Maple Syrup Mashed Sweet Potatoes
17 reader reviews / 3.95 stars average
20 minutes
A show-stopping side dish! Mashed Sweet potatoes are whipped with pure maple syrup, creamy whole milk yogurt and a hint of orange zest.
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Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes
5-ingredient Lemon Turmeric Quinoa
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Lemon and Rosemary Roast Potatoes
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Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
3 reader reviews / 5 stars average
20 minutes
This easy stovetop mac and cheese recipe is made with creamy pumpkin, sharp cheddar cheese and a pinch of nutmeg. This kid-friendly, vegetarian pasta recipe is delicious and wholesome!
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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
5 stars from 1 vote
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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5 Ingredient Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi + video
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Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower
75 reader reviews / 4.06 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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Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower
Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower
This sweet and spicy roasted cauliflower recipe is the perfect oven roasted side dish. Toss it on a sheet pan and it’s ready in no time! It’s vegan and gluten free, and it’s great for adding to meal prep!
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Butternut Squash Fritters (Low Carb & Gluten-Free)
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Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes
65 reader reviews / 4.25 stars average
25 minutes
A classic vegetarian Lebanese side dish recipe, green beans are slowly simmered in tomatoes and warm spices including cinnamon and allspice.
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5-Minute Lentil Tomato Salad
This 5 minute, 5 ingredient healthy lentil salad is packed with tons of flavor and protein! So good for quick lunches, easy snacks, and road trips. (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)
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Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash makes an easy, healthy & delicious side dish perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday gathering. The best part this is that it’s easy to customize for various diets. It’s gluten free, paleo friendly and refined sugar free.
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Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower
75 reader reviews / 4.06 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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Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower
Za’atar Crusted Cauliflower Steaks
9 reader reviews / 4.78 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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Za'atar Crusted Cauliflower Steaks

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