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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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For easy veggies, I make a simple sauce of sweet red peppers, almonds and parsley. We also like this sauce with zucchini or roasted cauliflower. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Mashed Potato Spinach Bake

Mashed Potato Spinach Bake

Mashed Potato Spinach Bake

I LIKE this potato recipe because it’s a make-ahead dish and when the company rings the bell, it can be placed in the oven. Of Swedish origin, it was first served to my husband and me when we visited our daughter in Michigan and this was part of her Easter meal. She had received it from a friend.

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

The Thanksgiving table just isn’t complete without a steaming side of mashed potatoes. This makeover transformed high-fat Patrician Potatoes into a light side that still tastes decadent.

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

"You'll find this delicious squash is a welcome change from plain vegetable side dishes," assures Karen Scaglione of Nanuet, New York. "It makes a great accompaniment to pork roast."
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Sausage and Rice Casserole Side Dish

Sausage and Rice Casserole Side Dish

Sausage and Rice Casserole Side Dish

When company's coming or when I need a quick-and-easy dish to pass, this is my hands-down favorite. A neighbor introduced me to the delicious combination of fluffy rice and sage-seasoned sausage. One forkful was all it took to convince me that I'd found a winner.

Sweet Potatoes with Apples

Sweet Potatoes with Apples

Sweet Potatoes with Apples

This satisfying dish is very welcome at any meal at our house, especially on holidays. The tart apple slices taste so good baked on top of the mild sweet potatoes. —Jean Winfree, Wausau, Wisconsin

Rich N Creamy Potato Casserole

Rich N Creamy Potato Casserole

Rich N Creamy Potato Casserole

My husband, a pastor, and our three children enjoy these potatoes so much that I don't wait until the holidays to make them. This casserole often comes out when we invite church members over for a family-style meal.

Snow Pea Stir Fry

Snow Pea Stir Fry

Snow Pea Stir Fry

When my children were growing up, I had difficulty getting them to eat green vegetables. This recipe changed their minds. They liked the crisp-tender pea pods and tasty sauce.—Pam Rahmer, Phillips, Wisconsin

Snap Peas 'n' Mushrooms

Snap Peas 'n' Mushrooms

Snap Peas 'n' Mushrooms

It takes mere minutes to stir up this four-ingredient side dish, a nice change of pace from your usual green vegetable. —Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada

Lemon-Pepper Green Beans

Lemon-Pepper Green Beans

Lemon-Pepper Green Beans

The perfect partner for a rich main course, these delicious green beans from our Test Kitchen bring a light and refreshing flavor, as well as a dash of color to the table. They’re sure to be a hit!

Creamy Broccoli Casserole

Creamy Broccoli Casserole

Creamy Broccoli Casserole

"MOTHER called this her secret recipe, and to this day, I'm not quite sure I have all the ingredients she used in it. But it still tastes great, so who knows—maybe I acquired some of her 'touch'. After I was married, this casserole became my husband's favorite vegetable dish."



Chinese-Style Zucchini

Chinese-Style Zucchini

Chinese-Style Zucchini

A quick side, this fresh-tasting dish is a good pair with salmon. The toasted sesame seeds really bring out the flavor. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

Stovetop Orzo Medley

Stovetop Orzo Medley

Stovetop Orzo Medley

A burst of butter and a colorful array of vegetables make this pretty pasta side good enough for company. Use a blend of exotic mushrooms to make it extra special. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

Quick & Easy au Gratin Potatoes

Quick & Easy au Gratin Potatoes

Quick & Easy au Gratin Potatoes

On Christmas night, a friend serves these creamy, cheesy potatoes when we gather together to celebrate with lifelong friends and grown children. —Carol Blue, Barnesville, PA

Wild Rice Brunch Casserole

Wild Rice Brunch Casserole

Wild Rice Brunch Casserole

Wild rice is one of our state's prized foods. Paired with our garden specialty—fresh asparagus—this recipe can't miss!

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Twice-Baked Red Potatoes

Twice-Baked Red Potatoes

Twice-Baked Red Potatoes

Before my baby was born, I was in nesting mode and made lots of freezable recipes like these creamy red potatoes. The yogurt is a healthy swap for sour cream. —Valerie Cox, Secretary, Maryland

Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Mom always said “eat your carrots, help your eyes.” Rich in beta-Carotene, carrots not only support health but also taste amazing when roasted and tossed with Parmesan. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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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