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Whether you’ve DIYed mac and cheese or simply popped some in the microwave (hey, no judgment), you’ve committed to something gloriously cheesy for dinner. Here, 27 sides that will transform it into a full meal.

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Coconuts and Kettlebells

Strawberry Cobb Salad with Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

We heart toppings.

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Korean-Style Popcorn Cauliflower

These sweet and tangy flavors pair miraculously with gooey cheese.

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Keto Guacamole Burger Bites

Finger food is the best food.

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15-Minute Skillet Pepper Steak

Now this is what we call balanced.

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Helen Cathcart/Tuscany

Zucchini & Tomato Ragù

Saucy.

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Aubrie Pick/Great Tastes

Lemon-Tahini Salad with Lentils, Beets and Carrots

Like a breath of fresh air.

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The Minimalist Kitchen

Family Style Chicken Caesar Salad

A match made in heaven.

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Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

We can’t get over these cuties.

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Power Plates

Quick Guacamole Quinoa Salad

Basically a giant bowl of guac masquerading as a salad.

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Yuki Sugiura/Lagom

Swedish ‘Pizzasallad’ Cabbage Slaw

This sharp, vinegary dressing was literally created to complement melty cheese.

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Weeknight Society

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa

It’s ready in just 30 minutes.

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Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Veggies

Not today, dishes.

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Cook Beautiful

Delicata Squash Agrodolce

We love a good high-low pairing.

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One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes

So easy.

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Easy Zucchini Chips

Move over, potato chips.

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Avocado Rice

Instant upgrade.

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Light and Tangy Coleslaw

We love pairing pasta with something crunchy.

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Asparagus Caesar Salad

Plus, you can totally make it in advance.

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The Best Damn Tomato Soup

Naturally.

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Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

You probably have all of the ingredients already.

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Chilled Cucumber Salad

We love no-cook recipes.

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Crispy Mushrooms

Cremini + garlic + salt + vinegar = bliss.

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Beef Empanadas

Bonus: They can be frozen for three months.

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Coconut Creamed Spinach

Even the kids will want seconds.

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Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

You can’t go wrong.

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Onion Rings and Things

Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli and Carrots

Simple, nourishing.

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Julia’s Album

Creamy Pea, Bacon and Pecan Salad

All of our favorite foods, combined.

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