Beat the Clock with Easy, Under-15-Minute Side Dishes

By: Alyse Whitney

Photo by: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved. 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Armando Rafael Moutela, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved. 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

If you're always running around your kitchen to get dinner together after a hectic day at work — hopefully not while holding a knife — sit down. We have six timesaving recipes for you.

Check out our favorite easy side dishes that can be made in 15 minutes or less, including a Roasted Peanut Slaw (pictured above) and a lightning-fast fried rice.

This twist on a Greek salad uses quick-pickled cucumbers and onions for more complex flavor, plus plenty of fresh dill and salty feta cheese.

Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice

Egg fried rice with scrambled eggs, tomatoes, soy sauce, and sliced green onion.

This quick side dish can be transformed into a full meal if you add a protein such as chicken or shrimp.

Give raw asparagus a chance, alongside orange segments, Pecorino Romano cheese, chives and hazelnuts.

Tiffani Thiessen's easy, cheesy spread is perfect for a simple Southern comfort supper, whether served as an appetizer or a side.

A Plum Caprese Salad on the table for breakfast, as seen on Cooking Channel's Dinner At Tiffani's, Season 1.

Photo by: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Adam Rose, 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As plums come into season, add some fruity flair to caprese salad, complete with juicy tomatoes, creamy Burrata cheese and plenty of fresh basil.

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