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Best Side Dishes for Homecooked Meals

Good side dishes are essential components for any kitchen, whether you're a new cook or a culinary expert. Main dishes are great, but everyone gets excited about well-made sides. Prepare them and present them beautifully. Below, you’ll find our favorite side dishes for all your steamed veggies, pasta salads, and more. And with a little TLC, they’ll last forever. To make choosing the right dishes easy, we’ve given you a brief look into what we love most about each one. Keep durability, versatility, and your budget in mind as you shop.

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Best Design

Libbey Baker’s Basics 2-Quart Glass Casserole Baking Dish with Cover and Basket

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Delicious Results. This baking dish is perfect for cakes and casseroles and includes a basket for safe serving. 

What We Liked

We love the 2-quart capacity of this side dish. It easily accommodates larger cakes and casseroles. The all-glass construction and lid heats evenly and makes it simple to check in on the status of what’s inside. Plus, it includes a straw basket that serves as a built-in trivet for table serving. The bake-and-serve design could be exactly what you’re looking for. Buy Yours Here.

Best All-Purpose 

CorningWare French White 1.5-Quart Covered Round Dish with Glass Top

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Perfect for Medium-Sized Dishes. This 1.5-quart dish from CorningWare is ideal for those smaller tasty sides.

What We Liked

CorningWare has been a trusted brand for decades, and this side dish upholds that tradition of quality. Its capacity makes it great for storage and ideal for smaller portions. It’s versatile enough for cooking, baking, and serving, and it can go from oven to table, to fridge to freezer. Plus, the classic fluted design brings attractive style to any table. Order Here.

Best Value 

Pyrex 2-Quart Glass Bakeware Dish

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Trusted Performance for Less. Add an all-time classic to your kitchen with this Pyrex side dish. It’s a minimal design but oh so effective.

What We Liked

Simple, affordable, and reliable time and again. What more do you need? This is considered essential cookware for your kitchen. And it comes at a price that makes sense for every household. You’ll use it all the time, and it’ll last a lifetime with proper care. Click Here to Purchase.

Best Set

Set of 4 HIC Oval Au Gratin Baking Dishes

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Perfectly Portioned Servings. These oval side dishes are ideal for cooking and serving individual portions of everything from au gratin potatoes to crème brûlée. 

What We Liked

There’s something special about being served your own personal portion of a delicious side dish. These small baking dishes make it easy to prepare individual casseroles or serve smaller portions of a larger creation. They’ll easily go from oven to table, and their classic design makes them a welcome addition to your tableware. Get Yours Online.