Think outside the potatoes/rice box! Recipes for healthy, delicious side dishes include quinoa, lentil salad, baked mushrooms and more.

Butternut Squash Souffle

Airy, delicate and just barely sweet, this butternut squash souffle is a wonderful fall/winter side dish.

Since I’m too lazy to separate the eggs, whip the egg whites and fold them into the mixture, this butternut squash souffle doesn’t puff up a lot in the oven, but on the flip side, it also doesn’t deflate when you take it out of the oven. Leftovers keep well in the fridge for several days – gently heat in the microwave prior to serving. Click for the recipe

Spaghetti Squash Recipe

You need to make this spaghetti squash recipe NOW. Buttery, cheesy and garlicky, it’s so good, and so close to the experience of eating real buttered noodles, that it’s now my favorite way to make spaghetti squash. Click for the recipe

Stuffed Mini Peppers

The idea for these stuffed mini peppers was born when I served my family jalapeño poppers. The poppers were delicious, but they were very spicy, and two of us had a hard time dealing with the heat. So I decided to make the exact same dish, using mild mini bell peppers. We loved these stuffed mini peppers! I mean, what’s not to like? The peppers themselves are delicious when baked, and the melted cheddar/crisp bacon combination is incredible. Click for the recipe

Spicy Green Beans

To make these delicious spicy green beans, steam the beans first (I use the microwave), then saute in seasoned olive oil. Yum! They taste just like a salty, spicy snack. Click for the recipe

Asian Cucumber Salad

Chilled, flavorful and incredibly fresh, this Asian-style cucumber salad is the perfect summer side dish. Click for the recipe

Roasted Green Beans

Green beans are roasted in a hot oven until just-tender, then seasoned with garlic, red pepper flakes and Parmesan. Click for the recipe

Broccoli Casserole

This pizza-inspired broccoli casserole is a very reliable way to serve broccoli to picky children, but it’s also loved by adults. I love how easy it is to make – it’s ready in 20 minutes! Click for the recipe