a serving of a portion of food in addition to the principal food, usually on a separate dish.
the small additional dish used for such food.
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How to use side dish in a sentence
After two hours in a low oven, it falls apart into a sweet, caramel-y, hearty side dish for anything from a pork chop to beans, or a meal on its own with the help of maybe some bread and an egg.
This recipe promotes saucy creamed spinach from the popular side dish at occasional steakhouse dinners to the center of the plate, turning it into a healthful and quick one-pan meal.Creamed spinach gets promoted from side to star in this one-pan chicken skillet | Ellie Krieger | March 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Quinoa’s versatility extends beyond appearing as a side dish.5 hearty grains and how to use them in bowls, salads and even cake | Kari Sonde | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
The Prince George’s bill is unique because it also addresses entrees and side dishes, said Andy Krauss, a spokesman for Sugar Free Kids Maryland.Goodbye Coke, hello milk! Prince George’s pushes healthy kids’ menu | Rachel Chason | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Stuffed squashFor vegetarians and vegans, the traditional Thanksgiving meal offers a plethora of amazing side dishes to choose from.Five better turkey alternatives to serve this Thanksgiving | Claire Maldarelli | November 24, 2020 | Popular-Science
My favorite dish is the scallops (beware, the plate is quite small, so order a side dish).
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a perfect side dish of intensely flavored Spanish-style roasted potato salad.
The Daily Beast started as an aggregator with some original reporting as a side dish.
The official American side dish sometimes masquerades as a heart attack on a plate.
But done right, this is an exceedingly tasty vegetarian side dish.
She was next to her father, and was very glad to find the dinner so grand, that no side-dish fell to her lot to be carved.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
Place your eggs on a side dish, pour your curée round and finish with parsley: makes a pretty lunch dish.My Pet Recipes, Tried and True | Various
Send these up with the soup in one side dish and dry powdered mint or sweet marjoram in another.Margaret Brown's French Cookery Book | Margaret Brown
Indeed, they even had some of the venison as a side dish; this was cooked in the frying-pan after the usual manner.The Outdoor Chums in the Big Woods | Quincy Allen
Chopped very fine and sprinkled over Dutch cheese they make a very acceptable side dish or sandwich filling.Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition) | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for side dish
a portion of food served in addition to the main dish
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