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Fourth of July Baked Beans

We always choose this family recipe for July Fourth or any picnic because it's a meaty twist on everyday baked beans and it has a nice sweetness. —Wendy Hodorowski, Bellaire, Ohio
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Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Anything goes in a rice pilaf, so add peas and baby Portobello mushrooms for extra color, texture and a touch of comfort. — Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon

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

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Yellow summer squash crisps beautifully when baked. You don’t have to turn the pieces, but do keep an eye on them. — Debi Mitchell, Flower Mound, Texas

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Curried Rice Mix

Curried Rice Mix

Curried Rice Mix

Giving containers filled with homemade goodies is my merry habit. This zesty rice side dish is a particular favorite.

Corn 'n' Pepper Packets

Corn 'n' Pepper Packets

Corn 'n' Pepper Packets

Grilling foods in foil packets means little mess and cleanup. Plus, the steam cooks the vegetables to perfection. Try experimenting with different seasonings.

Green Peas with Onion

Green Peas with Onion

Green Peas with Onion

Just a hint of garlic boosts the flavor in this quick and versatile side dish. Try it with all your favorite entrees! Lorraine Stromberg - Taylor, Texas

Two-Tone Baked Potatoes

Two-Tone Baked Potatoes

Two-Tone Baked Potatoes

One potato...two potato...this recipe is doubly wonderful as far as spud lovers are concerned. I have a reputation at home and at work for trying out new recipes. Everyone is glad I took a chance on this one. -Sherree Stahn, Central City, Nebraska

Fresh Vegetable Casserole

Fresh Vegetable Casserole

Fresh Vegetable Casserole

I made this recently for a potluck supper at our church. I started with an old recipe a friend had given me and added a few things here and there.

Maple & Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Maple & Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Maple & Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Here’s a fantastic side dish for special meals even children will love. The sweet maple syrup and smoky bacon complement the brussels sprouts perfectly.—Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

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.

Green Beans with Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Green Beans with Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Green Beans with Roasted Grape Tomatoes

You’ll have a healthy red and green holiday with this full-flavored side dish. Bright, roasted tomatoes top crisp-tender beans with sweetness. Grated cheese adds protein and taste.—Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, CA

Ginger Sweet Potato

Ginger Sweet Potato

Ginger Sweet Potato

Serve up a fantastic side dish with this scrumptious recipe from Susan LeBrun of Sulphur, Louisiana. The spice of ginger and cinnamon pair perfectly with sweet potato and maple syrup.

Roasted Root Veggies

Roasted Root Veggies

Roasted Root Veggies

Baking root vegetables in the oven instead of steaming them in the microwave makes them especially tender. Plus, they give my house a wonderful aroma.—Rebecca Dornfeld, Grass Lake, Michigan

Cheesy Vegetable Medley

Cheesy Vegetable Medley

Cheesy Vegetable Medley

Can't decide whether to cook vegetables or pasta for a side dish? Try combining them in this medley. It received rave reviews at our volunteer fire department meeting. Now, I make it for other covered-dish suppers.

Sweet Potato Dippers

Sweet Potato Dippers

Sweet Potato Dippers

A savory and creamy dipping sauce accents the delicious flavor of tender sweet potato slices. Leftover sauce can be served with crackers. Cheryl Maczko - Arthurdale, West Virginia

Spicy Corn on the Cob

Spicy Corn on the Cob

Spicy Corn on the Cob

“Being from Louisiana, we like everything hot…even our vegetables,” writes Glenda Ardoin from Hessmer. “This is one of our summer favorites.”

Tangy Italian Green Beans

Tangy Italian Green Beans

Tangy Italian Green Beans

And round out any meal with Italian Green Beans from Rudy Martino. The sharpness of the Parmesan cheese goes nicely with the tangy flavor of the chicken. “This has been a family favorite for many years,” writes the Lombard, Illinois reader.
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