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Chili season is in full force (have you tried our turkey chili with avocado?), but no dinner is complete without a few tasty sides (hint, corn bread) to balance things out. So what goes with Chili? Transform a simple pot of chili into total dinner nirvana with these 40 side dishes.

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1. Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread with Tomatoes and Scallions

It’s a little bit fancy, but still just as tasty.

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2. Jalapeno-Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers

Only three ingredients to deliciousness.

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3. Macaroni and Cheese in Acorn Squash Bowls

We’re not drooling, you’re drooling.

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4. Chilaquiles with Poached Eggs and Spicy Honey

A drizzle of spicy honey cuts the richness of the eggs and fried tortillas for a beautifully balanced dish.

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5. Savory Monkey Bread

The taste is infinitely adaptable (mozzarella today, Swiss tomorrow).

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6. Brussels Sprouts Three Ways

Our favorite cold-weather veggie strikes again.

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7. Buttermilk Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

How can you resist?

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8. Gluten-Free Cheese and Cauliflower ‘Breadsticks’

Cauliflower is a regular guest star in our kitchen and it’ll forever hold a special place in our heart.

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9. Shrimp, Roasted Corn and Avocado Salad

We’re in the mood for some Tex-Mex tonight. Don't skimp on the avocado.

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10. Poblano and Mushroom Tacos with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

They’re colorful, bursting with flavor, vegetarian and, best of all, ready in 30 minutes.

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11. Mediterranean Style Grilled Zucchini Salad

Throwing your vegetables on the grill to get them nice and charred is totally worth it.

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12. Baked Gorgonzola Bites

All you need is five ingredients to make this melty, cheesy, pull-apart recipe.

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13. Smoky Barbecued Corn

Let’s keep grilling season going all year round.

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14. Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

No, there will not be leftovers for breakfast.

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15. Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Chopped Salad

There’s a reason this classic is still popular.

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16. Garlicky Cauliflower 'Rice'

It’s the brainchild of Chrissy Teigen, so you know it’s fabulous.

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17. Tater Tot Nachos

Add your favorite salsa, sour cream, green onions and cilantro and you’ve got yourself an epic side dish.

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18. Kale Salad with Persimmons, Crispy Chickpeas and Fried Shallots

Look up “hearty” in the dictionary and you’ll find a photo of this amazing salad.

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19. Cheesy Vegan Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Root Vegetables

Cool if we have seconds?

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20. Cheesy Roasted Mushroom Melts

It’s like grilled cheese times 100.

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21. Cheese and Bacon Baked Potatoes

There’s extra surface area for more toppings. Brilliant.

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22. Mango Guacamole

Sweet and spicy, just the way we like it.

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23. Creamy Fall Root Vegetable Gratin

Put that farmers market haul to good use.

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24. Sauteed Swiss Chard

It’s all about the pickled onions on top.

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25. Zucchini ‘Fries'

We don’t miss potatoes. (Can you believe we said that?)

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26. Cheesy Polenta Bites with Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta

So fancy.

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27. Passover Pull Apart Garlic Rolls

Where have these been all our life?

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28. Baked Mac-and-Cheese Bites

A total crowd-pleaser.

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29. Small Batch Black Pepper Parmesan Chive Biscuit Recipe

You: 1. Bakery: 0.

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30. Vegan Kentucky Fried Chick’n

Who needs the bird anyway?

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31. The Best Baked Sweet Potato Fries

You heard us: the best.

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32. Black Rice with Spinach, Squash and Sesame Ginger Dressing

We almost don’t want to call this brilliance by Jodi Moreno a side.

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33. ‘Everything Bagel' Cauliflower Rolls

Yeah, we’re eating three.

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34. White Sangria Recipe with Peaches and Berries

Bonus: This concoction is totally white-jeans-friendly.

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35. Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

Use a slow-cooker to make the carnitas. We can’t recommend it highly enough.

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36. Prosciutto and Fig Salad Board

Serve this salad on a big cutting board so that you can see (and access) all the gorgeous toppings.

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37. Sweet Potato and Arugula Salad

This one takes only 35 minutes, and is oh-so impressive.

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38. Easy Zucchini Bread

All you need is one bowl to mix the ingredients and a little patience as the loaf bakes.

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39. Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad

Buy your sprouts pre-shredded (and thank us later).

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40. Julia Turshen's Skillet Corn Bread with Cheddar and Scallions

The ultimate side? Corn bread, of course.

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