Great sides dishes, whether complex or simple, support and bring out the flavors in entrees and other dishes, offering complementary flavors as well as contrasts. No meal is truly complete without at least one or two well-matched sides. All of the side dishes on Man With A Menu are found on this page.

For great appetizers to open up the meal, soups and salads, and entrees to go along the sides, as well as desserts and drinks to round them out with, check out these links. Need something quick? Take a look at my pre-made menus, where I’ve already done the pairing.

Need help catering to a specific diet? Check out the Collections for options for Low-Carb, Keto, and Gluten-Free recipes. Looking for a specific season, or a holiday? Check out my Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Holiday collections.

Need something quick and / or easy? Take a look at the Slow Cooker and Meal Prep collections. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Search here!

The Latest Recipes

Buttered Dill Potatoes

This recipe for buttered dill potatoes is one of those super simple, tasty, perfect side dishes that's...

Fluffy Muffins

I enjoy carbs as much as the next person, but I try to keep it to complex carbohydrates, and keep my wheat...

Roasted Red Potatoes with Haricot Vert

Really good side dishes are unsung heroes. They are agreeable, versatile, reliable, and capable. What I mean when I say that is...

Broccoli Salad

I love broccoli - steamed with lemon on the side. Goes great with seafood and steaks! Sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit, and this broccoli salad is my favorite. My favorite types of meals are those that mix up all the different flavor elements - salty, sweet, chewy, crunchy, soft, tangy, etc... This recipe does all of those things by itself! This is great all year-round, but especially during the holiday season, and a total winner at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holiday parties.

Sweet & Spicy Cornbread

This sweet, slightly spicy, savory cornbread is an inventive and soulful take on the original. The creamed corn helps to produce a dense, moist, cakey cornbread that people just can't get enough of. My favorite pairing for this is roast beef, chili, or anything with a strong savory flavor that needs a soothing complement.

Indian-Spiced Squash Soup

Some dishes excite our senses, others take them on a wild and exotic ride, some bring back memories, and then some enchant and soothe us. This Indian-spiced squash soup is something you could serve any time, any day of the year. Yet it’s in the crisp cool of autumn that the mildly-sweet earthy flavors mingle with the soothing aromatic heat of Indian spices, a warming combination that helps us more enjoyably transcend into a cooler season.