Fabulous Side Dishes (Giveaway)

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Whether you’re cooking a dinner for two, cooking for the family, or hosting a dinner get together, you’ll need some good side dishes. While it’s true that the main dish is usually the hero of any meal, side dishes are still important! You certainly don’t want to serve canned corn to guests! With these recipes, you’ll find some classic side dishes with a twist, and some absolutely mouthwatering dishes that are sure to impress! Sides don’t have to be simple, they don’t have to be fancy- they can even be the star of the meal if you want. Live a little.  Bend the rules.  Sometimes we like to do a quick main dish and focus on the sides that go with them- a Ristorante pizza or chicken on the grill can be made into a fabulous meal with something special on the side to go with it!

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I’m sure you remember by now that Ristorante by Dr. Oetker is our go-to frozen pizza brand. I always have 2-3 of them on hand in the freezer downstairs.  It’s quick, it’s easy, and with plenty of delightfully pleasing toppings, something for everyone.  The gourmet toppings lend themselves to a full meal and not just quick pizza fixes, so you feel like you are indulging a little!

 

To see if Ristorante pizzas are available near you, check out the Store Locator. Don’t see Ristorante in your supermarket? You can put in a request with the store manager!

 

Be sure to like Ristorante Pizza on Facebook and enter their Savor Your Summer sweepstakes for fun giveaways before it’s over!

 

I love Ristorante because of its delicious toppings, particularly the veggies. Check out these fabulous side dishes we found around the web- wonderful side dishes to complement Ristorante pizzas and sneak even more veggies into your meal!

Summer Salad with Pepitas

We have a garden and are fortunate enough to be able to grow much of what we enjoy IN our salads right in our backyard. Salad’s always a quick and easy side dish, all year round, but in summer, we like to mix things up a bit.  Fresh chopped broccoli and pepitas add some fun new flavors to this salad, a little more calcium and protein, and a little extra crunch! Perfect with a pizza for dinner on the porch.

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Grilled Zucchini- This is a favorite simply because it’s a quick and easy recipe you can make with just about any in season veggie.  Simple seasonings and a quick turn on the grill make for flavorful, healthy and delicious sides.

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Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

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Lemon Parmesan Broccoli goes SO well with the Pizza Vegetale. Lots of delicious flavors and no meat- a great Vegetarian dinner idea that’s quick and easy.

Lemon Pepper Asparagus

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Asparagus is one of our top 3 veggies in this house- we’ll eat it any time of year with just about any meal.  The simple flavors of this side dish pair also pair well with any of the Ristorante pizzas- they will serve to complement the pizza toppings and not pull away from them.  Lemon pepper asparagus is also a great side to pair with fish for a main course!

Roasted Cauliflower

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Pizza and a salad with roasted cauliflower?  Great dinner idea, ready in no time!

 

What are YOUR favorite side dishes?

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Ristorante by Dr. Oetker is going to send one of my readers a Side Dish Prize Pack including:

10.5″ Serving Bowl, Crate & Barrel
13.75” Platter, Crate & Barrel
Wooden Salad Servers, Amazon.com
2 Ristorante coupons

 

 This post is sponsored by our friends at Ristorante by Dr. Oetker.  Opinions are my own. 

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  • The Pizza Spinaci is my favorite. I love it!

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  • I love the Quattro Formaggi pizza!

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  • I am a mushroom lover so the Pizza Fungi would be my favorite I believe.

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  • My favorite is the Quattro Formaggi.

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  • I think the Pizza Speciale would be our favorite! We are kind of traditional pizza eaters :)

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  • I like the Pizza Mozzarella

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  • My favorite is pizza spinaci

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  • My favorite is their Pizza Vegetale. I love veggie pizzas and this one looks so good!

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  • Pizza Mozzarella

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  • I would like the pizza mozzarella best.

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  • The Pizza Mozzarella looks good!

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  • I like the Pizza Spinaci

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  • i would like to try the pizza speciale

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  • The Pizza Spinaci is my favorite Ristorante variety.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  • i so love pizza i think i could eat pizza almost every day, mmmmm, i think im going for the pizza quatro formaggi, im also a cheese freak and this is the cheese bomb, i cant wait to try it out, im looking for it next time i go to the store

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  • I would like to try the Pizza Speciale.

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  • Mozzarella

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  • Pizza Vegetale is our favorite. It’s delicous!

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  • The pizza vegetale for me

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  • I would love to try the Quattro Formaggi. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  • It’s hard to choose! I really like the vegetale.

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  • Pizza Funghi. does it for me!

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  • Would have to say that it would be Pizza Funghi

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  • Pizza Spinachi sounds yummy.

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  • Pizza Mozzarella.

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  • I like pizza spinaci

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  • The Pizza Speciale looks great. It has all my favorite ingredients. :)

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  • the pizza mozzarella would be my pick of them.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  • The pizza mozzarella

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  • Their pizza speciale is my fave.

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  • The Pizza Mozerella

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  • I haven’t tried ristorante but the Pizza Quattro Formaggi looks reallly yummmy.

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  • The Funghi would be one id love to try first

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  • Pizza Spinaci is my favorite.

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  • Pizza Spinachi

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  • Our favorite would be spinaci pizza. Sounds yummy

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  • I love simple and with veggies so pizza funghi!

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  • My favorite is their vegetable pizza.

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  • I haven’t tried Ristorante yet, but the Mozzarella would probably be my favorite.

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  • I haven’t tried any, but would love to try the Pizza Funghi!

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  • I would like to try Pizza Spinaci.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  • My favorite pizza is the spinaci. they make really good pizzas.

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  • The Funghi is my favorite.

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  • pizza/spinaci

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  • I would love the Pizza Spinachi!

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  • I like pizza spinaci.

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  • I LOVE Dr. Oetker pizza! My favorite Ristorante variety is the Pizza Funghi.

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  • I’d like to try the Pizza Speciale.

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  • I like the Vegetale, but my family loves the Mozzarella. Yum!

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    • I thing the pizza fungi would be our favorite because we love mushrooms here.

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    • I thing the pizza fungi would be our favorite because we love mushrooms here.

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    • I thing the pizza fungi would be our favorite because we love mushrooms here.

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