Easy To Cook Side Dishes That’ll Save You Time

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by Troop Atomic Mommy

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Putting together a meal for the family can often take more time than you have, but with easy to cook dishes in your handy dandy cooking tool box, you’ll be ready in no time.

Sure, planning to cook meals with more than one side dish can be time consuming, but there are ways around that. Multiple side dishes can be quick and easy to cook.

These easy to cook side dishes will be much tastier than you’d think, which should mean that everyone in the family will enjoy them.

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Quick & Easy To Cook Side Dishes

Parmesan Baked Potato Wedges

Baked potato wedges can get relatively stale after a while, especially if you use the same recipe constantly. You could try a parmesan-based recipe to add a bit of spice to the meal. In terms of a vegetable side dish, parmesan baked potato wedges could be one of the simplest, yet tastiest.

There aren’t any fancy ingredients needed; simply drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil, while adding some parmesan cheese and a bit of salt, pepper during the baking process will be enough to take it to a new level. You could also consider some of your preferred seasonings.

Sweet Potato Soufflé

Ready to try your hand at putting together a drool worthy holiday gathering with mouther-watering dishes? Then you must try this easy sweet potato soufflé recipe and you’ll turn your holiday gathering into the toast of the town! While you might think that it would take a while, this easy sweet potato soufflé recipe shouldn’t take too long. The prep work takes about 15 minutes to make, although you will need to bake it for about two hours. That makes it more of a waiting game than anything else.

First things first, bake those sweet potatoes. Once those are finished baking, scoop out the flesh (after they’ve cooled) then mix the flesh in a bowl with egg, milk, salt, butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. This is the filling to any amazing tasting sweet potato soufflé. For topping, try the pecan-heavy topping that perfectly accompanies the baked sweet potato, giving it a unique flavor that you should love.

Green Beans & Garlic

You wouldn’t expect green beans to be as versatile as they are, though they consistently prove how well they work in most dishes. As an easy to cook side dish, you could simply add some garlic to the beans.

You’ll only need to spend a few minutes to pan fry the beans until they start blistering. It’s worth doing this at a high heat to give them a few dark blisters. That’ll add a bit of crunch while also enhancing the flavor. Then add in some minced garlic (jar bought for easy prep) to the pan, and cook the garlic alongside the green beans to add that pop of flavor that will really make your tongue feel like it’s at a 5-star restaurant.

Not only will this taste delicious, but green beans are known to have multiple health benefits. You’ll save on time while also working in a healthy meal.

Wrapping Up

Side dishes can often be a balancing act between time and taste. You shouldn’t have to worry about that with the above, however. They’re some of the tastiest easy to cook side dishes that you can choose from.

With a little bit of effort and the right ingredients, you’ll have the perfect complement to your main meal. Despite how little it takes, you should be guaranteed that the rest of the family should enjoy them.

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