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Side Dish Recipes For One

Side dishes often remain in the shadows leaving the main dish to steal the spotlight. But truly, side dishes often make the meal.

Sometimes, it might be tempting to forgo any side dish altogether, assuming it will mean a lot of extra time spent in the kitchen when you just want to get to the eating part. Luckily, this doesn’t have to be the case!

This section offers many side dish recipes that are not only easy to make, but are also incredibly delicious. From favorites such as Mashed Potatoes and Corn Bread, to traditional holiday sides such as Sausage and Pine Nut Dressing and Cranberry Sauce, to unique takes on sides like Baked Beans and Rice Pilaf, you’ll discover single serving recipes that will go well with any meal. You can even make a side dish as a standalone snack or small meal if you aren’t as hungry.

Rice Pilaf For One | One Dish Kitchen

Easy Rice Pilaf For One

Rice pilaf is a wonderful side dish that is so easy to make. See just how using these simple steps with a few flavorful ingredients can transform a side dish of rice. Made with broth, onions, garlic, and butter, this wonderful rice pilaf can be ready in minutes!

a bowl of sweet potato wedges

Small Batch Sweet Potato Fries

Learn how to make a small batch of sweet potato fries with just 1 sweet potato! Baked, not fried - they are completely addicting!

four roasted cabbage wedges on a silver baking sheet

Roasted Cabbage

These roasted cabbage wedges are crispy and caramelized around the edges and soft in the centers. Easy and delicious, this will be your new favorite way to eat cabbage!

zucchini bread in a small red baking dish

Mini Zucchini Bread

This is the best zucchini bread recipe! Here we offer three wonderful ways to make zucchini bread; with applesauce, with melted butter, or with pumpkin purée. Delicious and so easy to make, this mini bread loaf is made with one zucchini and is ideal for serving one or two.

a bowl of baked beans with bacon.

Baked Beans For One

Sweet and savory baked beans made with just 1 can of beans. This simple small batch recipe delivers the best tasting beans and they bake in just 30 minutes!

Mini Irish Soda Bread | One Dish Kitchen

Mini Irish Soda Bread

This traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe is easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients. Made without yeast, this quick bread recipe yields one small loaf. With a perfectly tender crumb and a wonderful golden crust, this soda bread pairs well with soups, chilis, stews, or alone with butter.

homemade panko breadcrumbs | one dish kitchen

Small Batch Bread Crumbs

Don't let leftover bread go to waste, make bread crumbs with this easy homemade breadcrumb recipe. Perfect for mixing into meatballs, coating chicken and topping casseroles.

garlic smashed potatoes | one dish kitchen

Smashed Potatoes For One

This smashed potatoes recipe might just become your new way to enjoy potatoes. These oven roasted potatoes are crispy on the outside, creamy inside, cheesy, and filled with flavor. Quick and easy to make too!

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Cornbread For One

Mini Cornbread Recipe - Easy recipe for a small batch of sweet, buttery cornbread. Baked in a mini cast iron skillet or oven safe dish.

smashed brussels sprouts | one dish kitchen

Small Batch Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Smashed brussels sprouts are flattened, topped with cheese and roasted to crispy perfection. This small batch smashed brussels sprouts recipe yields the perfect amount if you're cooking for one. These crunchy cheesy bites are easy to make and completely addictive!

roasted butternut squash | one dish kitchen

Roasted Butternut Squash For One

Easy roasted butternut squash recipe. Cubes of butternut squash, tossed with olive oil, cinnamon, and ginger with sweet caramelized edges and soft centers. Full of flavor and the perfect side dish or main dish meal.

instant pot sweet potato | one dish kitchen

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

This Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes recipe might become your new favorite way to cook sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes cook in minutes and come out perfectly creamy and fluffy every single time.

Cucumber Salsa | One Dish Kitchen

Cucumber Salsa

Fresh and crunchy Cucumber Salsa with a tangy vinaigrette. Perfect for scooping with tortilla chips or adding to chicken, fish or shrimp.

roasted carrots in bowl

Roasted Carrots For One

This is the best roasted carrots recipe and makes the perfect amount if you're cooking for one. Two carrots seasoned simply with olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper then roasted to perfection and tossed with melted butter. The perfect side dish to any meal.

bowl of scalloped potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe For One

These easy, cheesy scalloped potatoes are creamy, extra cheesy, and incredibly delicious! Made with just 1 medium-sized potato sliced thin and surrounded by a rich, velvety smooth cheese sauce. This wonderful side dish is sure to become a favorite.

bowl of black eyed peas

Easy Black Eyed Peas Recipe

This Southern Black Eyed Peas recipe is a New Year's Day tradition. Ready in minutes, these black eyed peas are seasoned with bacon, onions, and garlic. Bring good luck into your new year with this incredibly delicious single serving recipe!

mashed potatoes for one | One Dish Kitchen

Mashed Potatoes For One

Mashed Potatoes For One! Two small potatoes cooked in garlic infused milk and cream. A rich, creamy, and absolutely delicious single serving side dish.

cranberry sauce | one dish kitchen

Cranberry Sauce For One

Easy to make Cranberry Sauce recipe for one. This simple, classic, single serving Thanksgiving side dish is made with only 4 ingredients! It's fresh tasting and absolutely delicious.

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