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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Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

In our house, Brussels sprouts have always been popular. When I topped them with a creamy sauce, Swiss cheese and bread crumbs, it became a new holiday dinner tradition.—Gwen Gregory, Rio Oso, California
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Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

In our house, Brussels sprouts have always been popular. When I topped them with a creamy sauce, Swiss cheese and bread crumbs, it became a new holiday dinner tradition.—Gwen Gregory, Rio Oso, California

Spring Green Risotto

Spring Green Risotto

Spring Green Risotto

Once a week, I create a new recipe for my blog, An Officer and a Vegan. I first made this risotto when I needed something cheerful and comforting. It's fantastic with asparagus, zucchini or summer squash, but use whatever veggies are in season. —Deanna McDonald, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

I am a firm believer that fresh is best. I developed this recipe to take advantage of our garden veggies. It really shows off the full flavor of the green beans. —Carol Mayer, Sparta, Illinois

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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.

Steamed Veggie Bundles

Steamed Veggie Bundles

Steamed Veggie Bundles

“In late summer, when we have an abundance of garden produce, we enjoy this medley of fresh veggies,” says Terri Mulé from Angola, New York. “Usually, we pop the packets on the grill, alongside our main dish meat, fish or poultry.”

Sherried Peas

Sherried Peas

Sherried Peas

Looking for an easy way to dress up dinner veggies and make them something special? Here’s a quick tasty solution from our Test Kitchen that goes together in no time flat—and goes with a variety of main dishes.

Tangy Green Beans

Tangy Green Beans

Tangy Green Beans

This vegetable side dish is delicately dressed with white wine vinegar and subtle mustard and garlic seasonings, rather than swimming in butter and salt.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Pork Loin Roast with Yam-Stuffed Apples

Pork Loin Roast with Yam-Stuffed Apples

Pork Loin Roast with Yam-Stuffed Apples

I was given this delicious pork recipe by a neighbor, and it's become a real favorite with our family! We always serve this dish for special occasions.

Savory Green Beans with Mushrooms

Savory Green Beans with Mushrooms

Savory Green Beans with Mushrooms

When we have family get-togethers, this is the dish I'm always asked to bring.

Dilly Asparagus

Dilly Asparagus

Dilly Asparagus

This makes a good cool vegetable on a hot day—it's long been in my recipe file, and we have Dilly Asparagus often. My husband and I farm ranch in central Texas. I enjoy cooking, especially when I'm trying out new recipes shared by friends or by other Country Woman subscribers. (I love CW!)

Southwestern Barley Salad

Southwestern Barley Salad

Southwestern Barley Salad

Cilantro comes through in this colorful side that's zesty but not too spicy. It also makes a great luncheon dish when served with sesame breadsticks, sherbet and sugar cookies. It's sure to satisfy! —Tommi Roylance of Charlo, Montana

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

I am a firm believer that fresh is best. I developed this recipe to take advantage of our garden veggies. It really shows off the full flavor of the green beans. —Carol Mayer, Sparta, Illinois

Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce for Two

Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce for Two

Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce for Two

This unbelievable Asian side dish will impress and surprise even confirmed broccoli haters! Twinkle30 — Tasteofhome.com Community

Golden Mashed Potatoes

Golden Mashed Potatoes

Golden Mashed Potatoes

Meet the Cook: When there's no gravy with the meat, this is great to serve in place of regularly mashed potatoes. I make it often to take to picnics and church socials. My husband even made it for his family's reunion one year when I couldn't go! We have a grown son, a 17-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter. -Cindy Stith, Wickliffe, Kentucky

Neapolitan Potatoes

Neapolitan Potatoes

Neapolitan Potatoes

One taste of these yummy potatoes and I pestered my friend for months to give me the recipe! The tantalizing blend of flavors complements any festive entree.

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

Tomato-Mushroom Bow Tie Pasta

"With fresh mushrooms, plum tomatoes and herbs to spice up its flavor, this dish tastes like summertime to me," says Jacqueline Graves of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Chock-full of garden goodness, the chunky sauce cooks up quickly, too.

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

A succulent mixture of spinach, peppers and sunflower kernels gives extra-special flavor to these steak slices from Jetta Kaune of Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. "When I have time, I roast my own sweet peppers for the filling," she notes.
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