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Budget Side Dish Recipes

Looking for Budget Side Dish recipes? Find cheap side dishes including potato recipes, rice recipes, and more side dish recipes.

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This side dish are always popular at my table. The rich sauce coats the carrots nicely and really perks up their flavor.—Eva Bailey, Olive Hill, Kentucky
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Chive Carrots

Chive Carrots

Chive Carrots

Chive Carrots have such rich garden-fresh flavor, you'd never guess how inexpensive this dish is to prepare. Relates Dorothy Pritchett, field editor from Wills Point, Texas, "My husband and I both love the garlic in this colorful side dish."

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

Broccoli in Herbed Butter

This economical side dish dresses up a plain vegetable to make it extra special for your family.—Norma Apel, Dubuque, Iowa

Belgian-Style Carrot Coins

Belgian-Style Carrot Coins

Belgian-Style Carrot Coins

• “I received the recipe for Belgian-Style Carrot Coins years ago from a neighbor,” notes Billye Crumlish of Dallas, Texas. “I’ve lost touch with the neighbor but not with this recipe. It’s my family’s favorite way to eat carrots.”
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Asian Green Beans with Walnuts

Asian Green Beans with Walnuts

Asian Green Beans with Walnuts

“I came up with this easy recipe one night, and I’ve made it several times since then. The sauce is not only yummy on green beans but also on frozen broccoli,” says field editor Barbara Carlucci of Orange Park, Florida.

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Tender cubed zucchini gets pleasant flavor from a cheesy sauce and cracker-crumb topping. "This fast-to-fix side dish is a great way to use up a big crop of the common squash," says Kathi Grenier of Auburn, Maine. At 35¢ a serving, it's an uncommon value.

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

These lovely tangy carrots are a super vegetable side dish.—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

In a nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add ginger and garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Add the teriyaki sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, salt and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add rice and mixed vegetables; cook and stir over medium heat until vegetables are tender.

Scalloped Pineapple Casserole

Scalloped Pineapple Casserole

Scalloped Pineapple Casserole

My family can't get enough of this sweet and satisfying side dish. This casserole disappears quickly whenever I prepare it.—Judy Howle, Columbus, Mississippi

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Garlic and other seasonings give great flavor to this colorful medley of vegetables at little cost. The pretty side dish from Sally Domark of Orland Hills, Illinois is tasty and inexpensive, too, at 33 cents a serving.

Potluck Red Beans and Rice

Potluck Red Beans and Rice

Potluck Red Beans and Rice

This recipe originated from my sister-in-law, but I changed it around a bit to suit the tastes of my family. I chop and freeze garden peppers in individual packets so they're ready any time I want them.—Marcia Salisbury, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Quick Creamed Carrots

Quick Creamed Carrots

Quick Creamed Carrots

This side dish are always popular at my table. The rich sauce coats the carrots nicely and really perks up their flavor.—Eva Bailey, Olive Hill, Kentucky
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