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Kale and Toasted Pita Salad with Parmesan in the process of being eaten.

Kale Salad with Toasted Pita and Parmesan

Skillet full of smoky, spicy, and creamy Chipotle Pumpkin Pasta.

Chipotle Pumpkin Pasta

Close up of caramelized Smoky Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Smoky Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Fluffy as a cloud and with a rich buttery finish, these Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes will be the star of any weeknight dinner or holiday meal! Budgetbytes.com

Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

A hearty bowl of Rice Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Rice with fresh lemon and parsley

Rice Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Rice

Rich and Creamy Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese in a Bowl

Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese

Filling enough to serve as a light meal, but light enough to act as an easy side dish, this Italian Orzo Salad is a versatile addition to your weekly meal prep. Budgetbytes.com

Italian Orzo Salad

Roasted Vegetable Couscous is an easy side dish with complex flavor, with sweet roasted vegetables mixed with savory, fluffy couscous. Budgetbytes.com

Roasted Vegetable Couscous

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are an easy, flexible, and DELICIOUS side dish that can be paired with just about any meal. Keep this go-to recipe handy! Budgetbytes.com

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Cowboy Caviar is like a cross between a bean salad and fresh salsa with its colorful mix of beans, vegetables, and a fresh lime infused dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Cowboy Caviar

This Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots is savory, sweet, crunchy, and drenched in a tangy homemade vinaigrette! Holds up well to refrigeration and perfect for meal prep! Budgetbytes.com

Parsley Salad with Almonds and Apricots

Roasted Summer Vegetables are the easiest side dish of the season and can be served as a simple side, or added to several other dishes to add color, flavor, texture, and nutrients. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Summer Vegetables

This Spinach Chickpea and Quinoa Salad is an awesome base to build meals throughout the week and it holds up extremely well in the fridge, so you can eat better with less effort. BudgetBytes.com

Spinach Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

Pepperoni’s rich and peppery bite is the perfect contrast to mild spinach, mozzarella, and pasta in this Pepperoni Pasta Salad. BudgetBytes.com

Pepperoni Pasta Salad

When fresh vegetables are in short supply, make this Sweet Crunch Winter Salad packed full of winter vegetables and a homemade Maple Tahini Dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Crunch Winter Salad

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip is PACKED with spinach, three types of cheese, and just enough spice to tingle your taste buds. BudgetBytes.com

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip

If you’re trying to cut carbs, try this Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce to get your rich, creamy, cheesy fix! BudgetBytes.com

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

This Tomato Basil No Knead Bread is the perfect partner for your winter soups and stews, and is half the cost of a store bought artisan loaf. BudgetBytes.com

Tomato Basil No Knead Bread

Forget frozen pizza rolls! These Pizza Roll Ups are the perfect last minute appetizer or indulgent snack on busy days! BudgetBytes.com

Pizza Roll Ups

These Maple Miso Roasted Carrots are sweet, savory, and rich, and make a great side dish to any Asian inspired meal. BudgetBytes.com

Maple Miso Roasted Carrots

This Kimchi Fried rice is tangy, spicy, and the perfect way to use up all the leftover ingredients and scraps in your kitchen. BudgetBytes.com

Kimchi Fried Rice

Plenty of vegetables, a hearty wild rice blend, and a super creamy sauce make this Wild Rice and Vegetable Casserole a warm comforting dish for winter! BudgetBytes.com

Wild Rice and Vegetable Casserole

This is the Creamiest Green Bean Casserole you'll ever make with no "cream of" soups. The ingredient list is short and simple, but flavors are classic and comforting. BudgetBytes.com

The Creamiest Green Bean Casserole (no canned soup)

This simple Sesame Slaw makes a great side dish, or a bed for other items like gyoza, fried tofu, or grilled chicken. BudgetBytes.com

Sesame Slaw

Braised Red Cabbage is an easy, cost efficient, and healthful side for your comforting winter meals. BudgetBytes.com

Braised Red Cabbage

Streuseled Sweet Potatoes are an easy, deconstructed version of the classic sweet potato casserole that is manageable enough for weeknight dessert. BudgetBytes.com

Streuseled Sweet Potatoes

Lemon Garlic Asparagus Pasta is a fast, easy, and fresh weeknight dinner that you'll come back to again and again and have memorized in no time. BudgetBytes.com

Lemon Garlic Asparagus Pasta

This Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice is a fast and flavorful side when you don't have time to make a classic Broccoli Cheddar Casserole. BudgetBytes.com

Easy Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Whether enjoyed alone as a meal or as a side for grilled meat or fish, this Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is rich, smoky, and packed with flavor and nutrients. BudgetBytes.com

Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This flavorful Taco Rice is packed full of herbs and spices, but is neutral enough to serve as the base for several different recipes, like bowl meals, burritos, and more! BudgetBytes.com

Easy Taco Rice

Kale makes a great inexpensive and earthy pesto! Dress up this Kale Pesto pasta with add-ins to make it a meal, or keep it simple for the perfect summer side. BudgetBytes.com

Kale Pesto Pasta

Enfrijoladas are an easy, flavorful, and customizable recipe based on corn tortillas drenched in a spicy black bean sauce. BudgetBytes.com

Enfrijoladas – Tortillas in Black Bean Sauce

This classic summer Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad features smoky fire licked vegetables and a homemade creamy balsamic vinaigrette. BudgetBytes.com

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Colcannon is a simple Irish recipe that combines two hearty but inexpensive ingredients to make a delicious and filling side dish. BudgetBytes.com

Colcannon

Thick Cut Garlic Parmesan Oven Fries - BudgetBytes.com

Thick Cut Garlic Parmesan Oven Fries

Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Chickpeas - BudgetBytes.com

Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Frozen Broccoli - BudgetBytes.com

Oven Roasted Frozen Broccoli

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes - BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Quick Garlic Parmesan Broccoli - BudgetBytes.com

Quick Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Cabbage and Cranberry Sald - BudgetBytes.com

Cabbage and Cranberry Salad

Spinach and Chickpea Rice Pilaf - BudgetBytes.com

Spinach and Chickpea Rice Pilaf

Sweet Potato Cornbread - BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Potato Cornbread

Toss that boxed mix and make this fast and Easy Homemade Cornbread, which makes a great side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Budgetbytes.com

Easy Homemade Cornbread

Vegetarian Mustard Greens - BudgetBytes.com

Vegetarian Mustard Greens

Simple Tomato Cucumber Salad - BudgetBytes.com

Simple Tomato Cucumber Salad

Smoky Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower - BudgetBytes.com

Smoky Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Spinach and Feta Mashed Potatoes

Spinach and Feta Mashed Potatoes

Sriracha Deviled Eggs - BudgetBytes.com

Sriracha Deviled Eggs