Make getting your veggies in at dinner time super easy! These vegetable side dishes are not only easy and quick – they are delicious!
When it comes to meal planning, it’s usually the main dish that is easiest to come up with. Most carnivorous households make meat the star of the show at dinner time- not the veggie side dishes.
While this is a fairly common practice, it can actually cause your grocery bills to increase- not so much fun when you’re on a budget. Not only that, but it’s often difficult to serve the same vegetables over and over again without it getting boring.
Kids and picky eaters all have their favorites, so of course, you want to add them into the meal plan rotation, but how many times can you eat the steamed broccoli in a week?
So check out these amazing vegetable side dishes that are great for any budget!
All of these veggies side dishes are made with delicious vegetables that you probably already love and include in your grocery shopping. With the veggies already being tried-and-true favorites, why not take it up a notch and enjoy a new way to serve vegetables to your family.
Canned Vegetable Recipes
Canned veggies are often rejected by many because they aren’t as tasty as fresh or frozen. The sodium levels are often high and grabbing the wrong thing because labels look similar is a regular occurrence to busy shoppers everywhere.
But there are some benefits to canned vegetables including:
- The price- canned vegetables are incredibly cheap, and when you’re money isn’t stretching like it used to, it’s a great way to get the necessary food groups into your diet.
- The shelf life– canned vegetables last a very long time! This means you can stock up on a great sale and not need to worry about them spoiling.
- They’re versatile– You can take cans of vegetables anywhere- at home or around a campsite. Thanks to them not needing any refrigeration, you’re good to go!
Check out these delicious and quick veggies side dishes!
Frozen Vegetable Recipes
Frozen vegetables are the next best thing compared to fresh vegetables. During the off-season months, when you can’t find your favorite vegetables on sale, you can almost always find them for a reasonable price in the freezer section.
Not only that, but you can also prepare your own frozen vegetables throughout the year by properly washing, cutting, and storing them away. If you buy the vegetables when they’re in season and on sale, you can save money on your favorites all year long by eating from your DIY freezer stash of produce.
Check out these easy veggie side dishes!
Roasted Vegetable Recipes
Roasted vegetables just scream “autumn and winter.” It’s hard to think about delicious cold-weather vegetable side dishes without thinking of different types of roasted squash.
Of course, roasted vegetables aren’t limited to squash. There are plenty of different vegetables that taste amazing roasted!
Oven roasting vegetables is not only an easy way to make veggies side dishes, but it also reduces the hands-on time to make your meal. Giving you more time to enjoy your family or hide from them with a bottle of wine- I won’t judge.
Check out these delicious roasted vegetable side dishes!
- Oven Roasted Carrots
- Oven Roasted Broccoli
- Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes
- Oven Roasted Cauliflower
- Oven Roasted Beets
- Lemon and Garlic Roasted Asparagus
- Baked Butternut Squash
Stovetop Vegetable Recipes
If you’re looking to get a little more hands-on with your veggies at dinner, you can always try one of these creative stovetop vegetable recipes. I can promise that they are probably nothing like you’ve ever had before, I mean- who thinks of honey and cauliflower in the same dish?
These are the veggies recipes that you pull out when you have a house guest and are looking to impress with your culinary skills. Just don’t tell them how easy it was to prepare and they can continue to think that you have superpowers.
Tip: If they feel obligated to wash the dishes after dinner as a thank you for you “slaving away” at the stove all day- let them! Enjoy your evening… and your veggies.
Check out these creative veggie side dishes!
- How to Cook Zucchini on the Stovetop
- Honey + Nut Roasted Cauliflower
- Honey Glazed Carrots
- Parmesan Fried Zucchini
With so many different ways to serve your families favorite vegetables, you never have to worry about mealtime getting boring again.