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Creamed spinach

What can be better than a side of creamy, nutmeg-infused spinach? Perfect to accompany any roast and especially good at Christmas

Author: Good Food team

Red cabbage with apples

A healthy side dish of braised cabbage with rich spices - a perfect Sunday roast or Christmas dinner accompaniment.

Author: James Martin

Abuelo Peláez's Frijoles Negros (Black Beans)

This delicious recipe comes from Ana Sofia Peláez of Brooklyn, who dug up a handful of faded index cards that her grandparents had left behind, with treasured recipes written in neat script.

Author: Rachel L. Swarns

Risotto With Asparagus

Author: Moira Hodgson

Rough puff pastry

Use Gordon Ramsay's recipe when you want a quick, light flaky pastry in minutes

Author: Gordon Ramsay

Roast tomatoes

Tomatoes take on an intensely deep flavour after roasting and can be used in many different ways

Author: Good Food team

Ultimate roast potatoes

This foolproof recipe will ensure even first timers get crispy skins and fluffy insides. Make sure your roast potatoes are perfect for Sunday lunch or even Christmas dinner

Author: Angela Nilsen

Asian slaw

Freshly made coleslaw is a wonderful thing, but every now and then it's fun to zip up the formula with a burst of lively Asian flavours

Author: Good Food team

Shallot & red wine sauce

This classic French sauce from Gordon Ramsay is just perfect with a rib-eye steak

Author: Gordon Ramsay

Homemade custard

Once you've cracked this technique for silky smooth vanilla custard, you'll never go back to tinned

Author: Good Food team

Broccoli with garlic & lemon

Jazz up your greens with fresh citrus and punchy garlic for a healthy veggie accompaniment

Author: James Martin

Saag aloo

Nutritious spinach makes the base for this traditional, healthy Indian side dish, combined with potato and spices

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Tomato & avocado salsa

This doubles up as both the guacamole and the tomato salsa element of a Mexican meal

Author: Barney Desmazery

Easy BBQ beans

Quick, simple and packed with goodness, try these beans as part of a pick-and-mix Mexican supper

Author: Barney Desmazery

Rice With Peas

Author: Pierre Franey

Sticky spiced red cabbage

This colourful dish will complement any festive main course. Toss any leftovers with a drizzle of olive oil and serve with cold cuts, pâté or cheese

Author: Barney Desmazery

Spicy cauliflower

This superhealthy curry side dish is a Punjabi staple. Deliciously spicy, it's also a good source of vitamin C

Author: Roopa Gulati

Curried chickpeas

Serve this side as part of an Indian meal for a healthy bit of spice

Author: Good Food team

Spicy potatoes

Serve these potatoes as part of an Indian buffet, or as a side dish for grilled meat

Author: Good Food team

Classic jacket potatoes

Make the perfect jacket potato - crispy on the outside and meltingly soft in the middle

Author: Good Food team

David Tanis's Persian Jeweled Rice

This dish is called jeweled rice because it is golden and glistening, laced with butter and spices and piled with nuts and gem-colored fruits. In Iran, it is typically served at weddings or other celebrations....

Author: David Tanis

Caramelised shallots

Tender, sticky shallots make a great side for your Sunday roast - and they're good for you too!

Author: John Torode

Basmati pilaff

Gordon Ramsay brings you an oven-baked rice pilaff, perfect for making ahead and to serve with his Stir fry of duck

Author: Gordon Ramsay

Gigantes plaki

Satisfying and superhealthy, enjoy at room temperature as part of a meze, or on top of toasted sourdough

Author: Good Food team

Oven baked rösti cake

Grate potatoes into a hash brown-style patty and cook in the oven for a convenient and tasty side dish

Author: Emma Lewis

Creamy Savoy cabbage with carrots

Savoy cabbage at its best, a great accompaniment to any meal - particularly the Christmas turkey or part of your Hogmanay meal

Author: Nick Nairn

Garlicky green beans

A simple sauté of fresh beans with lightly fried garlic and a touch of olive oil makes a healthy, versatile side

Author: Sarah Cook

Wild Mushroom and Potato Gratin

Wild mushrooms add a luxurious dimension to this comforting, almost classic potato gratin. There is no cream here, just milk mixed with porcini broth (the result of soaking dried porcinis for 30 minutes...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Baked potatoes

Crisp-skinned, fluffy jacket potatoes are a budget-friendly way to feed a crowd. Serve our easy baked potatoes with soured cream, cheese or baked beans

Author: Emma Lewis

Sesame & ginger green beans

This easy side is good for you and full of flavour

Author: Good Food team

Pickled radish & cucumber salad

This super-healthy side dish is a great way of getting two of your five-a-day

Author: Good Food team

Sweet carrot purée

Have something a little different on the side of your roast this week

Author: Silvana Franco

Stir fried curly kale with chilli & garlic

A quick and easy way to give kale a kick - serve with steak, chicken and oriental meals

Author: Good Food team

Holiday Cranberry Chutney

Author: Molly O'Neill

Stir fried Savoy cabbage

A simple dish full of vitamin C and folic acid and ideal on the side of your Sunday roast

Author: Silvana Franco

Apricot & hazelnut stuffing

Fantastic as part of your Christmas lunch - so much more than just a stuffing for the turkey

Author: Good Food team

Rice With Pine Nuts

Author: Pierre Franey

Jazzed up parsnip mash

Sweet root vegetables given a spicy boost

Author: Ruth Watson

Roasted herby mushrooms

No more soggy mushrooms - roasting them gets rid of the liquid and brings out all the flavour

Author: Good Food team

Superhealthy slaw

Coleslaw is a classic, simple side dish and can be made healthier by packing in more veg and omitting mayo

Author: Good Food team

Coconut rice

A make-ahead basmati side dish with mild coconut flavours. Delicious served alongside curries at a party

Author: Sarah Cook

Savory Bread Pudding With Kale and Mushrooms

These dishes, known also as strata, can be rich, but they are just as satisfying when made with low-fat milk. The formula works well for any number of cooked vegetables tossed with stale bread and mixed...

Author: Martha Rose Shulman

Honey mustard steamed green medley

Serve up an all-in-one side dish of broccoli, green beans, peas and leeks, glazed with sweet vinaigrette

Author: Good Food team

Root vegetable mash

Mash doesn't have to be all about potatoes. This superhealthy side adds swede and carrots to the mix for a veggie treat

Author: Good Food team

Lentil & tomato salad

Lentils are a substantial and healthy base to this fresh salad with onion, mango chutney, coriander, greens and tomatoes

Author: Jane Hornby

Mexican potatoes

Spicy fried potatoes with soured cream for dipping, great as part of a Tex-Mex meal

Author: Good Food team

Maple mustard glazed carrots

Maple syrup brings an extra sweet edge to the carrots making for an irresistible side-dish

Author: Angela Nilsen

Spiced rice

For the perfect side to a knockout curry supper, try this nutty aromatic rice dish

Author: John Torode

Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onions

Here is an easy, healthy addition to a Thanksgiving feast or weekday dinner from Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, which was included in a Julia Moskin video feature in 2013. Chop up a few red onions and...

Author: Julia Moskin