30 Easy Fall Side Dishes You Can Make in Less Than 30 Minutes

It’s the eternal kitchen struggle: You want great food, but you don’t want to spend hours toiling away over a hot stove to make great food. Luckily, amazing side dishes don’t have to take all day, as evidenced by these 30 mouthwatering seasonal recipes that come together in 30 minutes or less.

Our 36 Favorite Fall Recipes of All Time

Smoked Gouda Potato Pancakes

Top these guys off with a dollop of sour cream.

Lemony Fried Brussels Sprouts

We’re keeping this one in rotation all season long.

20-minute Mashed Potatoes

Because the faster it cooks, the sooner we eat.

Mushroom Vegetable Soup

This one’s vegan and gluten-free.

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Savory Monkey Bread

Um, we each get our own loaf, yes?

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Stove-top Mac And Cheese

Sorry, just drooled a little.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

To be drowned in butter, of course.

Lemony Roasted Asparagus

The veggie dish you never knew you needed. (Oh, but you do.)

Brussels Sprouts Skillet With Crispy Pancetta-garlic Bread Crumbs

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Brussels sprouts are the greatest.

Green Bean Bacon Bundles

Question: Does anything taste bad with bacon? (Answer: No).

Steamed Artichokes

With a lemony melted butter dipping sauce.

Spinach Artichoke Mini Quiches

Fun fact: These cuties are made with wonton crust.

Loaded Skillet Toasted Green Beans

Pretty much everything we love in one bowl.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Bonus: You don’t need to turn on the oven.

Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Squash season has commenced, and we’re pumped.

Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough