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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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This tangy and sweet casserole is full of flavor. We've served it at many celebrations over the years and it's always been a bit hit! —Gloria Mezikofsky, Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Slow Cooker Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa

My husband adores this roast simmered in lime juice, chipotle and cumin. I serve it over rice flavored with cilantro and more zippy lime. —Aundrea McCormick, Charles Town, WV

Crispy Smashed Herbed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Herbed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Herbed Potatoes

While scanning a local newspaper, I found a recipe with an intriguing title. As advertised, these potatoes are crispy, herbed and smashed. —Althea Dye, Howard, Ohio

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

I spent hours looking up sides for a cooking demo to present to women from my church. These easy green beans became my star attraction. —Alice White, Willow Spring, NC

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Smokin' Spiced Corn

Smokin' Spiced Corn

Smokin' Spiced Corn

My dad, the family gardener, grew corn in abundance, so it graced our table A LOT. This is one of the ways my grandmother spiced it up on the grill. —Shirley Hodge, Bangor, Pennsylvania

Mom's Vegetable Medley

Mom's Vegetable Medley

Mom's Vegetable Medley

A colorful mix of zucchini, onion, celery, green pepper and tomato is at its tasty best in this simple side dish. Mom came up with this recipe as a way to use up her garden vegetables. It has the taste of summer.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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.
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Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

This is my very favorite rice recipe. I've served it many times and it's always received rave reviews. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Veggie Black Bean Stew

Veggie Black Bean Stew

Veggie Black Bean Stew

The flavors in this stew work so well together that you'll never miss the meat. Cilantro, honey and garlic are an ideal matche for the black beans and fresh vegetables. —Marilyn Waters of Outing, Minnesota

Pasta with Tomatoes

Pasta with Tomatoes

Pasta with Tomatoes

Earlene Ertelt of Woodburn, Oregon found the recipe for Pasta with Tomatoes in the newspaper a few years ago and has used it frequently ever since. "My husband, Charles, and I are busy on our farm and with other activities, so quick and easy dishes like this one are very important to me," Earlene asserts.

Herbed Zucchini 'n' Carrots

Herbed Zucchini 'n' Carrots

Herbed Zucchini 'n' Carrots

Tamra Duncan, Centerton, Arkansas, shares this colorful blend of garden veggies.

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

Black Bean Tart

Black Bean Tart

Black Bean Tart

"This colorful dish was a hit at a get-together I had for friends," say Ellen Papa, who works as a caterer in Miami, Florida. "I served the tart with sour cream on the side, a green salad and crusty bread."

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

This recipe features wild rice and apricot stuffing tucked inside a tender pork roast. —Kim Rubner, Worthington, Iowa

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

My sister-in-law, who is a dietitian, shared this recipe with me. Buttermilk and garlic flavor these smooth mashed potatoes that are better for you than typical versions that include lots of butter. —Stephanie Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

We always pass this dish to Dad first, since he likes the creamy herbed combination so much. He rates it tops among all the trimmings served for the turkey dinner when our gang of more than 20 gathers to celebrate. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

Roasted Italian Vegetables

Roasted Italian Vegetables

Roasted Italian Vegetables

This buttery medley of oven-baked vegetables is ideal with fish or most any meat. Zucchini and orange pepper make it colorful, but feel free to substitute yellow summer squash or red or green pepper.

Potatoes for a Crowd

Potatoes for a Crowd

Potatoes for a Crowd

Here's a creamy comforting potato casserole to make when you need a side dish sure to please a large group. It's so simple to assemble, and everyone likes the flavor. -Merrill Powers Spearville, Kansas
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