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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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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
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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 would be fantastic with asparagus, zucchini or summer squash, but use whatever veggies are in season. —Deanna McDonald, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Garlic

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Garlic

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Garlic

These sprouts are easy to toss together on weeknights, but they really wow at a holiday dinner. We usually have bacon on hand, but pancetta makes them extra special. —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina

Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole

Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole

Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole

This is my Grandma Ostendorf's corn recipe I grew up enjoying. Now a grandmother myself, I still serve this comfy, delicious side as a family classic. —Lonnie Hartstack, Clarinda, Iowa

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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

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Even folks who aren't fond of vegetables will gobble up this simple-to-prepare side dish. For even more color, toss in some chopped frozen carrots.

Glazed Salmon with Brussels Sprouts

Glazed Salmon with Brussels Sprouts

Glazed Salmon with Brussels Sprouts

This meal goes on the table in under 30 minutes and proves that you can be fancy and fuss-free at the same time! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ginger Broccoli Stir-Fry

Are you looking for an appetizing way to enhance a nutritious vegetable? Try this eye-catching stir-fry from Marie Rossey of Creston, Ohio. The broccoli keeps its bright color and crispness, while ginger and soy sauce help to spice it up nicely.

Chilled Marinated Asparagus

Chilled Marinated Asparagus

Chilled Marinated Asparagus

"My mother had surgery a few years back in spring, so my two sisters and I were challenged to prepare dishes like this that would keep well and still taste great as leftovers," recalls Nicole LeCroy of Nashville, Tennessee. "Mom got her appetite back when she tried this cool and crunch asparagus that gets a flavor boost from soy sauce. It's a nice accompaniment to chicken, roast beef or ham."

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Ginger Rice

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Ginger Rice

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Ginger Rice

This delicious recipe is lower in fat, super-fast and elegant enough for company. It's packed full of vitamins and antioxidants and is good not only for your waistline, but for your heart, too! Katrina Lopes - Lyman, South Carolina

Steak over Potatoes

Steak over Potatoes

Steak over Potatoes

I enjoy preparing this dish since it is one of the easiest, hearty meals I serve...so tasty, too. The chicken gumbo soup adds a unique flavor to the rest of the ingredients. -Dennis Robinson, Laurel, Montana

Corn Potato Pancakes

Corn Potato Pancakes

Corn Potato Pancakes

"I love combining different foods to see what I can come up with," writes Carolyn Wilson from Lyndon, Kansas. She puts last night's mashed potatoes to delicious use in these slightly crisp golden brown cakes.

Orange Sweet Potatoes

Orange Sweet Potatoes

Orange Sweet Potatoes

"Seconds are common once folks try these wonderfully satisfying sweet potatoes—they're smothered with a cinnamon-orange sauce and dotted with walnuts," writes Bonnie Baumgardner from her home in Sylva, North Carolina.

Savory Sprouts

Savory Sprouts

Savory Sprouts

Cream of chicken soup creates the easy sauce that coats these tender sprouts from Daphne Blandford of Gander, Newfoundland. Seasoned with thyme and sprinkled with sliced almonds, this side dish is special enough for guests.

Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

I usually serve this as a side dish with poultry or pork. As the wonderful aroma wafts through the house, I'm always asked, "Is dinner ready yet?" So don't be surprised if your gang comes to the table extra-hungry.

Cabbage Bundles with Kraut

Cabbage Bundles with Kraut

Cabbage Bundles with Kraut

In our area, cabbage rolls are a popular dish at potluck dinners. My family loves them, and I like them because they freeze well.

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
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