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These jazzed-up mashed potatoes make a welcome side dish for any entree. My husband loves this bake. —Laura McAllister, Morganton, North Carolina
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Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Our Test Kitchen assembled this easy dish with leftover rice. The spinach, red peppers, cheese and pine nuts make it a vibrant accompaniment to any meal.

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Laramie, Wyoming’s Vera Reid uses corn and peppers to add color and nutrition to this veggie side dish. “It’s so fresh and appealing and complements any meal,” she says.

Carrot Coin Casserole with Cheddar

Carrot Coin Casserole with Cheddar

Carrot Coin Casserole with Cheddar

Linda Phillippi of Ronan, Montana has been making this comforting casserole for three decades. She's enhanced the recipe over the years by adding nutmeg and trying different vegetables.
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Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Turn everyday baked potatoes into an impressive grilled delight with this simple and flavorful treatment. Jennifer Black-Ortiz of San Jose, California shares the recipe.

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, Mississippi

Basil Buttered Beans

Basil Buttered Beans

Basil Buttered Beans

Basil Buttered Beans is shared by Laura Porter of Sheridan, Oregon. She confirms this small-portioned fresh-tasting side dish goes great with any meat entree.

Broccoli-Cheddar Baked Potatoes

Broccoli-Cheddar Baked Potatoes

Broccoli-Cheddar Baked Potatoes

This hearty side dish will bring good taste and a dash of holiday color to any table, promises Mary Bauer in Wichita, Kansas. “It’s great with almost any entree.” TIP: Adding a cup of leftover diced chicken to the vegetables makes this a quick lunch or meal-in-itself, suggests Mary.

Bacon-Mushroom Brussels Sprouts

Bacon-Mushroom Brussels Sprouts

Bacon-Mushroom Brussels Sprouts

I discovered this recipe while watching a cooking show some years ago. The first time I served it, my guests raved and were surprised when I told them it was brussels sprouts. —Tangee Zayas-Thaler Silver Lake, Ohio

Swiss Potato Gratin

Swiss Potato Gratin

Swiss Potato Gratin

Grated potatoes and creamy Swiss or Gruyere cheese make this side dish a satisfying alternative to mashed or baked potatoes. Connie Bryan of Linwood, Kansas submitted the recipe.

Penne with Caramelized Onions

Penne with Caramelized Onions

Penne with Caramelized Onions

“This hearty recipe is a favorite of my fly-fishing buddies when we take our annual trip to British Columbia,” Paul Humphrey relates from Allyn, Washington. “The pine nuts are a delicious surprise.”

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasting peppers yields a sweet, smoky flavor, and a silky texture. Mix in some fresh basil, and you have a titillating treat! It's absolutely delicious, plus it contains less than one gram of fat and zero cholesterol. —Tammy Landry, Saucier, Mississippi
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