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Two for Thai, anyone? Peanut butter, soy and hoisin sauce flavor this quick and fabulous bean dish from Lexington, South Carolina’s Candy McMenamin.
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Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Here’s a super-simple way to dress up zucchini from Wanda Penton of Franklinton, Louisiana. Asian flavor and sesame seed crunch make this side dish a treat to eat! Tip Idea: Yellow summer squash could be substituted for some of the zucchini.

Broccoli-Potato Pancakes

Broccoli-Potato Pancakes

Broccoli-Potato Pancakes

I LOVE POTATOES prepared in any way. I came up with this recipe by combining two recipes for broccoli and potato "latkes". These are easy to prepare and make a delicious side dish. —Patricia Kile Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

“This recipe was originally an entree with chicken and linguini,” notes Barbara Spitzer of Lodi, California. “I keep changing the ingredients to go with whatever else I’m serving for dinner, but my husband prefers this recipe.”
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Lemon-Studded Artichokes

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

For a change-of-pace side dish or appetizer, microwave some artichokes. Lorraine Galazyk of South Surrey, British Columbia flavors them with lemon slices and garlic butter, which is great for dipping.

Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

“Rice doesn’t have to be a boring side dish,” declares Aurora, Colorado’s Janice Mitchell. “Beef consomme and a dash of hot sauce really warm up this recipe for a moist, savory pilaf. It goes well with pork, beef or chicken.”

Spaghetti Carbonara for Two

Spaghetti Carbonara for Two

Spaghetti Carbonara for Two

When the temperature drops in Shawnee, Kansas, Melanie Hudson warms up with a comforting Italian classic. “As a zippy side or light entree, you simply can’t beat it for simplicity,” she notes. Serve with a tossed green salad.

Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Curried Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes roasted with curry and smoked paprika delight everybody at our table. The mango chutney makes a tangy dip. —Simi Jois, Streamwood, Illinois

Roasted Squash

Roasted Squash

Roasted Squash

“I love grilled veggies, but our condo has no grill,” writes Amy Cherwin of Chicago, Illinois. “So I tried this recipe in the oven with some goat cheese and herbs. Wonderful!”

Twice-Baked Spuds

Twice-Baked Spuds

Twice-Baked Spuds

This satisfying dish is nutritious and can be prepared a day ahead, refrigerated and baked before serving.

Asparagus with Sesame

Asparagus with Sesame

Asparagus with Sesame

This recipe turns a super spring vegetable into a more special one. It's nice to treat myself to a 'fancy' side dish with very little work.—Violet Beard, Marshall, Illinois

Vegetable-Stuffed Eggplant

Vegetable-Stuffed Eggplant

Vegetable-Stuffed Eggplant

A friend of mine who raised eggplant shared this recipe with me. This fast and delicious side will compliment most any entree. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina
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