7+ easy yet delectable side dishes

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Dinner time can be hectic enough without having to worry about cooking a fancy side dish for your meal. Whether you are cooking just for your family or you are hosting a dinner party, dinner can be ruined by a terrible side dish.
With these recipes, we have taken all the stress and hard work out of making a side dish for your dinner. Take a look below and you will see just how easy it can be to make a delectable yet easy side for your meal.
1. Slow cooker baked potato
Many people like cooking with a microwave oven because it's fast and easy to use, but others are wary of its safety or think food doesn't taste as good when prepared in that way. Luckily, we've found an alternative way to cook potatoes that require minimal effort yet tastes phenomenal. Get the recipe here.
2. Slow cooker green beans, bacon and potato
I actually often make this dish with raw bacon, due to my reluctance to taking extra steps with my slow cooker. And it's beautiful when done that way. The bacon becomes super tender and still has that smoky flavor to it. But when I made this last time, I already had some cooked bacon in my fridge. And also hating to waste leftovers (especially when it's bacon!) that's what I used instead. It certainly won't come out crispy, but it's just as delicious with still just one step needed. Get the recipe here.
3. Slow cooker green beans with bacon
Side dishes might be my favorite part of any meal. Although I love enjoying them when I sit down to a meal, I don't really love making them while I'm trying to get the rest of the meal ready. Timing is everything at that point, and I don't have time to be fussing with sides. With the recipe below, however, I don't have to worry about any of it. That's because all it really takes is throwing some green beans and onions in a slow cooker with herbs and a little bit of liquid. Get the recipe here.
4. Roasted brown butter honey garlic carrots
If you love roasted carrots, you'll love them even more once you've tried the recipe below. It's just as easy as any other roasted carrot recipe you've ever tried, but brings with it the sweet taste of honey and the mellow flavor of roasted garlic. And you can do everything all in the same pot, which makes for easy cleanup and less prep time. Get the recipe here.
5. Slow cooker orange marmalade carrots
What I love about this recipe is the glaze using orange marmalade. It adds just the perfect sweetness without over powering the carrots. The fresh herbs liven up this recipe turning it into a sweet, savory aromatic dish that will make a great match to any main entree. Get the recipe here.
6. Garlic parmesan roasted butternut squash
Say no more – sweet, tender roasted butternut squash swimming in a cheesy, garlicky butter sauce? Yes, yes and more yes! This recipe packs in so much more comfort than you would expect of the ingredient stereotypically reserved for soup. The edges of the chopped squash become slightly charred when roasting, and the sauce is reminiscent of a pizza restaurant's garlic dipping sauce. Get the recipe here.
7. Whole sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are extremely beneficial to your health. They're an excellent source of vitamin C, high in vitamin B6 and vitamin D, and packed with iron, magnesium and potassium. In this recipe we keep it super simple and allow the sweet potatoes to slowly cook in their own skin. Get the recipe here.
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