Incredibly flavourful stuffed roasted peppers. Serve with a side salad and some good bread.
This is an easy, yummy side dish: ends up sort of like cheezy scrambled egg with corn in it.
A rich, luscious but easy way to serve leeks.
This one recipe makes both the main course and the side salad! Nice chewy French or Italian bread works well for this. Toast bread wouldn’t cut it.
This is a very colourful, and tasty vegetable side dish, and very easy to prepare, with a flair of a traditional French to it with the braised lettuce. Cooking lettuce might seem a jarring idea, but the French do cook lettuce as well as eating it fresh.
Easy peasy, but you have to make it at the last minute.
A good introduction to fennel.
A sophisticated but really easy vegetable side dish. If you end up liking it, you’ll have it easily committed to memory in no time flat.
How many this recipe serves depends on how many leeks you have or buy, which will of course depend on how many you are planning on feeding.
A very tasty cabbage side dish. Lovely with mash and something else.
This is a very hearty vegetable side dish, with the right amount of melted cheese and crispy bits to give it a big comfort food factor.
Looks as great as it tastes.
This is a side-dish that you can make entirely in the microwave, making it ideal for times when your stove is already full-out committed — or just for times when you don’t want any pots or pans wash-up.
This Butterscotch Bean recipe is an usually tasty recipe for Lima Beans, rather than being for the variety of bean called Butterscotch Bean. It’s very good, as you can imagine just by looking at the ingredients, but it’s very rich.
A hearty, tasty rendition of Brussels Sprouts.
A delicious combination that makes cauliflower look and taste interesting.
This is a very hearty vegetable side dish that has everything going for it comfort-food wise: a cheese sauce, bacon, and even buttered bread crumbs on top. You can even make this ahead.
This is a creamy purée of cauliflower enriched with cream and butter, and seasoned with nutmeg. It makes for a very nice side splodge on your plate.
A dead-easy way to make bland cauliflower into an asked-for dish.
The only real bit of work in this is making the crumble, but the crumble topping is worth it.
Nice served with side salad, bread and a glass of wine for a simple meal.
The parsnips in this recipe taste rich and sweet enough to convert parsnip haters.
These tomato slices have great taste, and texture.
Tinned cream corn suits most people just fine, but every once in a while it’s nice to make it from scratch. It’s an easy side dish, and easily presentable to guests when you have made it yourself.