side dish


Definition of side dish

: a food served separately along with the main course

Examples of side dish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rapposelli forages in early May for the morels that grow abundantly on the inn’s property and uses them in his mushroom risotto, orzo pilaf and an asparagus side dish. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, "Satisfy Your Travel Cravings With These Seven Cookbooks From Famous Hotels," 22 Dec. 2020 Restaurants have a slew of special complete meal or side dish offerings. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurants are pulling out the stops with holiday meals to-go," 21 Dec. 2020 Remove to a side dish with a slotted spoon and increase the heat to medium-high. Star Tribune, "Recipes: Presssed Spiced Chicken With Hot Honey Glaze, Beef Bourguignon," 16 Dec. 2020 This is like choosing between green bean casserole and corn pudding as your main side dish at Thanksgiving. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Thanksgiving Day game?," 25 Nov. 2020 Roast extra slices separately in a pan and serve with the tart, or as its own side dish, along with sour cream and cheese. Kate Krader,, "A Star Chef’s Roast Vegetable Tart Solves Many Holiday Problems," 20 Nov. 2020 Grab your favorite side dish and scream at the television with the whole fam. Rachel Bogo, Seventeen, "25 Chic Thanksgiving Outfits That Are Comfy Enough for Seconds," 7 Oct. 2020 The company is partnering with online grocery delivery service Instacart to let people submit their cooking fail in exchange for a replacement gourmet side dish. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Campbell’s Will Send You Replacement Side Dishes on Thanksgiving If Yours Turn Out Horrible," 18 Nov. 2020 Replace mashed potatoes with duchess potatoes for an elegant potato side dish. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 Tips for Scaling Down Your Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of side dish

1702, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2021

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“Side dish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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