Name These Tasty Side Dishes From an Image!

By: Teresa McGlothlin
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4 min
Name These Tasty Side Dishes From an Image!
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About This Quiz

We are certain that you know a lot about side dishes, but do you know them well enough to name them from a single image? Throughout this quiz, we are going to put your food knowledge to the test. We are also going to make you very hungry. 

For once, we thought it would be nice to turn the spotlight away from the entrees and point it at the side dishes that make our meals complete. After we show you a picture, we want you to choose the correct side dish from the list we have provided. You might have to take a few guesses, but we have every confidence that you have enough food know-how to get you through. 

From cornbread to boiled potatoes, the possible list of side dishes is endless. While we didn't choose anything too fancy that might throw you off, you might learn about a new dish and simply have to try it out on your friends. Put on your chef's hat, and try to accurately choose the dish you see. Only when you finish will you be able to claim side dish royalty. Will you get as many right as you think you will? 

Cornbread Can you name this traditional southern side dish?
Grits
Cornbread
Traced all the way back to the times of Native Americans, cornbread has become a staple side dish for southern cooking. Dried corn is milled like flour, and cornbread is make from the resulting cornmeal.
Bread pudding
Pinto beans

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Fried Green Tomatoes What would you call this fried side dish?
Chow chow
Salsa verde
Fried green tomatoes
A true summertime treat, fried green tomatoes are a southern tradition. Green tomato slices are dipped in egg, dredged in flour or cornmeal and fried to perfection on the stovetop.
Fried apples

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Mac and Cheese Do you know what this comforting side is called?
Lasagne
Potatoes Au Gratin
Macaroni and cheese
One of the world's most loved comfort foods, macaroni and cheese is an easy side dish that brings an instant smile to any meal. From the homemade variety to the store-bought kind, mac and cheese can warm up any chilly day.
Roasted corn

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Hasselback Potatoes What are these fancy potatoes called?
Hasselback potatoes
Created by thinly slicing potatoes without going all the way through, Hasselback potatoes can be dressed up with any of your favorite toppings. From breadcrumbs to cheese and bacon, there's no wrong way to bake as Hasselback potato.
Scalloped potatoes
French fries
Boiled potatoes

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Cranberry Sauce This side dish is a Thanksgiving time hit, what is it called?
Roasted beets
Butternut squash
Baked sweet potato
Cranberry sauce
Served as a traditional side dish at Thanksgiving dinner, cranberry sauce is a colorful addition to any table. Its jelly-like consistency spreads easily, and it adds a tangy and sweet addition to any meal.

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Green Bean Casserole What would you call this potluck favorite?
Green bean casserole
If you've ever been to a potluck, there's a very high chance you have seen a green bean casserole. Green bean casserole is a favorite of home cooks everywhere, but you either love it or you hate it.
Mac and cheese
Broccoli au gratin
Scalloped potatoes

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Risotto This side dish is a true Italian favorite, do you know what it's called?
Cannoli
Carbonara
Risotto
An Italian speciality, risotto is a rice dish that takes its flavor from a broth or additional ingredients. Its thick and creamy consistency is the trademark of the dish. Both mushrooms and butter are popular risotto additions.
Gnocci

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Coleslaw You can eat this side alone or on top of a sandwich - do you know what it is?
Coleslaw
Made from mayonnaise and shredded cabbage, coleslaw is a popular food addition or side dish. In West Virginia, coleslaw is served as a hot dog topping. In the American south, it is often served on top of BBQ sandwiches, but it stand just as well alone.
Cottage cheese
Ambrosia
Sauerkraut

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Onion Rings You might order this side dish instead of fries, but can you name it?
Onion rings
Sometimes, you want something a little extra to go with your burger. Onion rings are the perfect alternative. They are deep fried like fries, but they are battered and they have a thin ring of cooked onion in the middle.
Fried green tomatoes
Potato wedges
Caesar salad

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Corn on the Cob Which healthy side dish do you see here?
Acorn squash
Corn on the cob
Many great side dishes are made with corn, but nothing beats a fresh piece of corn on the cob. Whether boiled or grilled, corn on the cob is a true favorite throughout the United States.
Antipasto
Yellow peppers and onions

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Cucumber Salad This side dish is quite refreshing, but what is its name?
Zucchini crumble
Cucumber salad
Cucumber salad is a potluck favorite. Whether served as a simple dressed cucumber salad or dressed up with tomatoes and onions, cucumber salad is a refreshing addition to any plate.
Coleslaw
7-layer salad

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Refried Beans Burritos are not complete without this side dish, what is it?
Refried beans
No homestyle burrito is complete without a helping of refried beans on the side of the plate. Refried beans are first boiled. Then, they are mashed, seasoned, and fried.
Spanish rice
Risotto
Paella

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Roasted Asparagus You either love or hate this side dish, but do you know what it is?
Roasted asparagus
One of spring's first offerings is the beautiful asparagus. Whether roasted, steamed or boiled, asparagus is wonderful with a little lemon and butter.
Kale succotash
Hashbrowns
Cabbage roll

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Stuffing This side dish is sometimes found inside turkey, but can you name it?
Stuffing
Stuffing is perfect anytime, but it is traditionally served during Thanksgiving. Stuffing is made from a number of ingredients including thyme, onion, bread and celery.
Cornbread
Pakora
Green bean casserole

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French Fries Burgers are lost without this side - what do you call them?
Sweet potato strings
Onion straws
Baked potato
French fries
On average, an American eats 30 pounds of french fries per year. With so many other side dishes available, it's clear which side dish Americans prefer!

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Scalloped Potatoes This hearty side will warm you up, but do you know what it's called?
Lasagne
Roasted root vegetables
Cinnamon apples
Scalloped potatoes
Scalloped potatoes are an easy and tasty side dish that can really warm up your insides. Also called Gratin, scalloped potatoes are made from thinly sliced potatoes, cheese, and a cream base.

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Butternut Squash This side dish is a fall favorite, but what is it?
Sweet potato pie
Butternut squash
One of fall's gifts is the butternut squash. Like the pumpkin, butternut squash grows on vines and offers a nutty flavor. It's perfect when roasted or made into a soup.
Roasted carrots
Pumpkin stew

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Spaghetti Squash This side dish changes when you cook it - can you figure out its name?
Butternut squash
Gratin
Spaghetti squash
The spaghetti squash is a fascinating vegetable. Before cooking, it has the same consistency as a regular squash. After cooking, it can be raked with a fork to resemble spaghetti noodles. It's great low-carb substitute for your favorite pasta dish.
Cucumber salad

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Steamed Broccoli Vegetables are great side dishes, but can you name this one?
Kale chips
Steamed broccoli
You either love steamed broccoli or you hate it. Steamed vegetables are often served with fish, and steamed broccoli is listed as the most popular.
Spinach
Steamed cauliflower

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Pasta Salad What would you call this colorful medley of a side dish?
Pasta salad
There's no right or wrong way to make a pasta salad. However, it is usually made with a vinegar-based dressing and vegetables.
Coleslaw
Chutney
Cobb salad

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Creamed Corn Can you figure out what side dish you see in this photo?
Cauliflower rice
Roasted zucchini
Creamed corn
A hearty alternative to plain corn, creamed corn combines pulsed corn kernels with butter and milk. It is left to stew on the stovetop until it simmers into a creamy side.
Mashed potatoes

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hash browns You can smother and cover them, but what are they?
Sausage links
Hashbrowns
For a filling breakfast, order a few hashbrowns on the side. Hashbrowns are made from grated potatoes then fried on the griddle. They can also be deep fried or baked.
Fried potatoes
Succotash

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Spring Rolls You might order this side dish with Pad Thai, but can you name it?
Egg roll
Refried beans
Sweet potato fries
Spring roll
Spring rolls are found throughout many types of Asian cuisine. Thin flour surrounds a filling comprised of cabbage and other desired ingredients. Then, they are fried to a crispy texture.

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Mashed Potatoes With or without gravy, this side dish is a true favorite. Do you know what it is?
Mashed potatoes
Whether smothered in gravy or topped with butter, mashed potatoes are a favorite around the world. Boiled potatoes are mashed with butter and cream to form a consistency we all know and love.
Couscous
Risotto
Creamed corn

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Couscous This photo depicts a flavorful side dish - what name does it have?
Risotto
Fried rice
Couscous
Couscous is a traditional North African grain traditionally served after being steamed with herbs. Couscous is often enhanced with a meat or vegetable topping.
Tapioca

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Creamed Spinach Can you name the iron-packed dish dish you see here?
Kale succotash
Collard greens
Roasted broccoli
Creamed spinach
Much like creamed corn, creamed spinach is made from stewing with cream. Spinach is high in iron, and a serving of creamed spinach would do your body good.

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Collard Greens Do you know what this delicious southern side dish is called?
Kale chips
Collard greens
Sometimes simply called greens, collard greens are a southern staple. Collard greens are usually cooked with a little bacon or ham to add flavor.
Cabbage rolls
Stuffed peppers

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Candied Yams This side is sweeter than most, but what is it named?
Sweet potato pie
Pumpkin soup
Candied yams
Candied yams are traditionally served at Thanksgiving, but they are great any time of the year. Once the yams, or sweet potatoes, have thoroughly baked, they are sprinkled with brown sugar and butter.
Cranberry sauce

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Potato Pancakes This side dish is a root vegetable-based delight - can you name it?
Potato pancakes
In just a few moments, an ordinary potato can be turned into a potato pancake. Simply combine grated potatoes with an egg. Then, bake or fry to a crispy perfection.
Latkas
Pakoras
Tempora

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Vegetable Medley It can be made from most anything, but what is the musical name of this side dish?
Squash trumpet
Creamed corn
Grilled okra
Vegetable medley
When more than one vegetable is cooked together and served as a side, it is called a vegetable medley. You can create your own with nearly any vegetables of your choice.

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German Red Cabbage It's shredded and seasoned, but what is this side dish?
Tomato salad
Pasta salad
German red cabbage
German meals are usually accompanied by some sort of pickled vegetable. In this case, it is the German red cabbage. Served cold, this cabbage dish is drizzled with oil and vinegar.
Red pepper orzo

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Boiled Potatoes It's best served with butter and rosemary, but what do you call this side dish?
Roasted cauliflower
Grilled zucchini
Mashed potatoes
Boiled potatoes
When you are in the mood for a filling and simple side, place some peeled potatoes into boiling water. When they are soft, top them with a little butter and rosemary for a perfect side dish.

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Baked Beans This photo features a southern staple - can you figure out its name?
Refried beans
Coleslaw
Baked beans
Baked beans are listed as one of the world's favorite side dishes. Cooked beans are slowly baked with a barbecue or tomato-based sauce until they reach just the right texture.
Onion rings

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Potato Salad If you've been to a picnic, you should know what this side dish is named - do you?
Potato salad
Potato salad is a favorite side dish to take to picnics and potlucks. Although you'll find many different potato salad recipes on the internet, the most popular recipe search includes a mustard-based dressing.
Candied beets
Glazed carrots
Steamed peas

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Macaroni Salad Can you recognize the shapely side dish in this photo?
Potato salad
Macaroni salad
You might not think that macaroni goes with anything other than cheese, but the popularity of macaroni salad says otherwise. Macaroni salad contains noodles and thinly diced vegetables bound together by a mayonnaise sauce.
Mac and cheese
Couscous

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Yeast Rolls Can you rise to the occasion and name this side dish?
Yeast rolls
Yeast rolls are a side dish that take a while to make. First, yeast must be left to rise. Otherwise, the rolls will be flat.
Bread pudding
Cornbread
Pita

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Succotash This dish has a corn-based start, but do you know what it's called on a menu?
Rice pilaf
Cornbread
Creamed corn
Succotash
Although any vegetable can be added to succotash, it is traditionally made with corn and a shelled bean. Traditional recipes recommend using the lima bean for an extra kick of flavor.

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Ratatouille It's French and full of flavor, but what is this side dish named?
Ratatouille
Ratatouille is not only a great film, it's an excellent side dish. Sometimes referred to as a vegetable stew, traditional ratatouille contains an eggplant base.
Broccoli au gratin
Quinoa
Baked zucchini

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Fried Pickles Elvis loved this side dish, but do you know what it is?
Fried pickles
In recent years, deep-fried pickles have made a splash. First battered in a spicy mix, pickles are then fried until warm and crispy. They are a surprisingly good alternative to fries.
Fried zucchini straws
French fries
Onion rings

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