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Side Dish Recipes

Discover the perfect accompaniment for your next meal with these delicious side dishes. Find potato, rice and vegetable side dishes as well as side dishes for chicken, fish, steak, ham and more. Browse the best recipes for easy and healthy side dishes.

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When I have a hungry family to feed, these tasty beans with spinach, tomatoes and carrots are a go-to dish. This veggie delight is frequently on the menu. —Jennifer Reid, Farmington, Maine
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Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

The first time I grew a garden, I harvested summer squash and cooked it with garlic and herbs. Using pattypan squash is a creative twist. —Kaycee Mason, Siloam Springs, AR

Roasted Acorn Squash & Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Acorn Squash & Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Acorn Squash & Brussels Sprouts

I love creating dishes with few ingredients and easy steps, like squash with Brussels sprouts. Maple syrup adds a slight sweetness, and pecans give it a toasty crunch. —Angela LeMoine, Howell, NJ

Quick & Easy au Gratin Potatoes

Quick & Easy au Gratin Potatoes

Quick & Easy au Gratin Potatoes

On Christmas night, a friend serves these creamy, cheesy potatoes when we gather together to celebrate with lifelong friends and grown children. —Carol Blue, Barnesville, PA

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Hearty Maple Beans

Hearty Maple Beans

Hearty Maple Beans

"I modified this recipe to suit my family's taste," notes Marge Glassic from Easton, Pennsylvania. "It's a great side dish for a backyard barbecue with hamburgers and hot dogs. It can be made in advance and kept warm in a slow cooked for hours without losing any flavor."

Chili-Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Chili-Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Chili-Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

These are bound to become your new favorite side for sandwiches. A little chili powder adds a lot of flavor. —Toni Cordova, Pueblo, Colorado

Speedy Stuffed Potatoes

Speedy Stuffed Potatoes

Speedy Stuffed Potatoes

These potatoes are always a hit when I serve them. I grow the garlic and chives in my own garden.- Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada
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Company Green Beans

Company Green Beans

Company Green Beans

Top off these green beans with onion rings or toasted bread crumbs for an even fancier side dish.—Rhonda Hogan, Eugene, Oregon

Zesty Succotash

Zesty Succotash

Zesty Succotash

This dish is fun to serve because it's so colorful. The combination of vegetables offers a nice texture contrast, too.

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

We're so pleased to have finally gotten an asparagus bed established! Now when I have a bounty of those tender spears, I pull out this recipe. Orange and pistachios complement the asparagus beautifully. —Janice Mitchell Aurora, Colorado

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Cutting the carrots lengthwise makes this dish look extra pretty. For even more elegance, garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme or parsley. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Garlic Thyme Potatoes

Garlic Thyme Potatoes

Garlic Thyme Potatoes

Small red potatoes, partially peeled, make an eye-catching presentation in this simple side dish from our Test Kitchen. The potatoes are steamed, then tossed with oil and a flavorful combination of thyme and lemon peel.

Fried Onions and Apples

Fried Onions and Apples

Fried Onions and Apples

Since a lot of delicious onions are grown in our state, they are always part of my menu. This tangy side dish is good with pork and beef. The inspiration for this unusual combination was a prolific apple tree!—Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado

Apple Almond Pilaf

Apple Almond Pilaf

Apple Almond Pilaf

"This pilaf is packed with a delightful mix of tastes and textures," reports Mary Patterson of Bethel, Connecticut. "It's great for a dinner party or just to treat your family."



Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

Tarragon balances the tangy flavor from lemon in the creamy sauce covering colorful asparagus and green beans. I serve this as a side dish as well as an appetizer. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Fancy Bean Casserole

Fancy Bean Casserole

Fancy Bean Casserole

My daughter gave me this wonderful recipe, and I've since shared it with many of my friends.—Venola Sharpe, Campbellsville, Kentucky

Potatoes with Beans 'n' Pasta

Potatoes with Beans 'n' Pasta

Potatoes with Beans 'n' Pasta

Basil and parsley, plus a generous dash of lemon, help perk up the flavors in this pretty and appealing side dish from Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas. Starring both pasta and potatoes, it's a hearty choice to round out almost any menu.

Rice Stir-Fry

Rice Stir-Fry

Rice Stir-Fry

A colorful stir-fry shared by Gloria Warczak comes together in no time with leftover long grain rice. "This is one of our family favorites,” Gloria relates from Cedarburg, Wisconsin. "It's quick and easy and takes just minutes to prepare."
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