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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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Peas Please Asian Noodles

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Catherine Cassidy
My Asian-inspired pasta salad doubles up on the peas for some serious crunch and sweetness. —Catherine Cassidy, Editor, Taste of Home
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Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

My favorite stuffing uses a slow cooker, which helps when your oven's busy. It goes with everything from turkey to game hens. —Hope Wasylenki, Gahanna, OH

Creamed Celery and Peas

Creamed Celery and Peas

Creamed Celery and Peas

This special side dish never fails to have people returning for more. The celery and almonds provide a great crunch. It tastes impressive, but it's very simple to prepare. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Spiced Apple Purees

I used to make this dish with lots of butter, brown sugar and cream. I slimmed it down and this low-fat version is just as delicious-my family loves it,” writes Shannon Abdollmohammadi from Woodinville, Washington.
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Squash Provencal

Squash Provencal

Squash Provencal

All of my family loves vegetables, and in the summer when squash is plentiful, I serve this dish frequently. It is truly my husband's favorite and can serve as a complete dinner for him.

Nutty Vegetable Rice

Nutty Vegetable Rice

Nutty Vegetable Rice

"This is a nutritious and delicious recipe that my family and guests love," writes Kathy Rairigh from Milford, Indiana. "We enjoy it as a side dish to grilled meats."

Root Vegetables

Root Vegetables

Root Vegetables

This dish's pretty harvest colors make it any eye-catching addition to the Thanksgiving table. It's a fix-it-and-forget-it favorite of mine. —Cathryn White, Newark, Delaware

Nanny's Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Nanny's Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Nanny's Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

My grandsons rave over these creamy potatoes loaded with Parmesan. That’s all the endorsement I need. Sometimes I use golden or red potatoes, with skins on. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

Cuernavaca Casserole

Cuernavaca Casserole

Cuernavaca Casserole

This dish is the perfect complement to any kind of barbecued meat; just add a salad for a complete meal. Leftovers are good served with a chili topping.

Creamy Skillet Potatoes

Creamy Skillet Potatoes

Creamy Skillet Potatoes

An envelope of ranch salad dressing mix perks up these saucy potatoes prepared on the stovetop. It's a great side dish with almost any meal. --Denise Pritchard of Seminole, Oklahoma.

Carrots with Rosemary Butter

Carrots with Rosemary Butter

Carrots with Rosemary Butter

These appealing carrots from Veronica Callaghan of Glastonbury, Connecticut are simple, yet savory. Just steam and toss with Veronica’s homemade rosemary butter. Voila!

Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

My kids, husband and nephews love these potatoes. I make a large batch in disposable pans and serve them at get-togethers— the holidays aren't the same without them. It's also a great recipe for brunch or a ham dinner.—Brenda Smith, Curran, Michigan

Herbed New Potatoes

Herbed New Potatoes

Herbed New Potatoes

"I make these potatoes often for my husband and me. They're easy to prepare and have a nice dill flavor," writes Vi Neiding of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "We eagerly await the start of farmers market season to get garden-fresh new potatoes."

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

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Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

Cherry & Fontina Stuffed Portobellos

I developed this hearty appetizer for my mushroom-lovin’ kids. They’re grown now with families of their own, but they still lobby for these when they come home. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin

Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Everyone who tastes my glazed asparagus takes more, so I double the recipe. For another option, try root veggies like turnip and parsnip in this honeyed side. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Goat Cheese

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Goat Cheese

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Goat Cheese

I wanted to up my veggie game, so I smothered Brussels sprouts with garlic and goat cheese. It's really a side dish, but I love to eat it for lunch! —Brenda Williams, Santa Maria, California
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