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30 Easy Yet Impressive Sides for Summer Dinner Parties


Despite the fact that we usually labor over a main, we can all agree that the sides usually complete a dinner party! They're savory, delicious, and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes! Here are a few of our favorite recipes to make your summer feast prep' even easier.

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If you've got a bread-loving family, you've got to try these amazing homemade no-yeast breadsticks that come together in less than 30 minutes (yes, really!). You can shape them however you like, but this braided version is especially pretty and perfect for a dinner party! Get the recipe here.

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VIDEO: Crispy Zucchini Potato Cakes

Combine summer zucchini with leftover mashed potatoes for a delicious, savory treat!


  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

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