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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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Parmesan Potato Balls

• Add a dash of fun to weeknight meals with Parmesan Potato Balls from Pat Habiger, a field editor in Spearville, Kansas. The well-seasoned mashed potato bites have a crispy cornmeal coating that young and old will find appealing.
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Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

"We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy...until this recipe came along," writes Stephenie Liston of Ankeny, 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.”

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

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

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.

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Cumin and curry powder give this chilled three-bean salad terrific zip. "I get a lot of compliments on it," says Howie Wiener, Spring Hill, Florida. Not only does it come together quickly, but at 70 cents a serving, it's economical, too.

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."

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.

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
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