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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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Parmesan-Butternut Squash

Parmesan-Butternut Squash

Parmesan-Butternut Squash

Butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan and breadcrumbs makes a superb side dish we love to share. Using the microwave cuts down on long roasting time. —Jackie O'Callaghan, Carmel, Indiana

Grilled Herb Potatoes

Grilled Herb Potatoes

Grilled Herb Potatoes

Every year my father and I plant a garden together. After an especially great growing season, we had plenty of produce to eat! We like to use fresh herbs from our garden but dry is just as tasty in this dish. —Bernadette Bennett, Waco, Texas

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

I grow purple asparagus, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Recently, my husband and I discovered how wonderful any color of asparagus tastes when it's grilled. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

This moist stuffing, with its fruity blend of raisins and tart cherries, is a sweet twist on a traditional version. It's a tasty complement to tender poultry slices. Be prepared to dish up second helpings when you serve this bird.

Idaho Tacos

Idaho Tacos

Idaho Tacos

In Ozona, Texas, Kaleta Shepperson loads her potatoes with a taco topping that's quick, easy and flavorful. "Everyone who tries these potatoes likes them," she comments. "They're almost a meal by themselves. I serve them with breadsticks, a green salad and dessert."

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds

"Here's one of my very favorite recipes for that first early-spring asparagus," writes Marie Hattrup from Sparks, Nevada. "Stir-frying keeps the texture crisp but tender; lemon and soy sauce make for a light tasty coating, and the toasted almonds add a flavorful crunch."
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Rice Dressing

Rice Dressing

Rice Dressing

This yummy rice mixture is a delightful change from our traditional corn bread dressing. To make it a meal in itself, I sometimes will add finely chopped cooked chicken and a little more broth before baking. -Linda Emery, Tuckerman, Arkansas

Three-Cheese Creamed Spinach

Three-Cheese Creamed Spinach

Three-Cheese Creamed Spinach

Cream cheese, Parmesan and mozzarella make this dish wonderfully cheesy. Sprinkle it with french-fried onions before baking for a crisp boost of flavor. —Kathy Vazquez, Amarillo, Texas

Walnut Rice

Walnut Rice

Walnut Rice

“I always get compliments whenever I serve it, and there are never any leftovers. The short prep and cooking time is just an added bonus.” -Vera Whisner of Elkton, Maryland

Veggie Rice Bowl

Veggie Rice Bowl

Veggie Rice Bowl

As Sherry Hulsman of Louisville, Kentucky will tell you, this yummy recipe makes a lot, so it’s great for a gathering. With lots of vegetables and two kinds of rice, it’s a quick and easy dish.

Sesame Vegetable Medley

Sesame Vegetable Medley

Sesame Vegetable Medley

"This yummy veggie medley makes a great accompaniment to any menu," says Tanya Lamb of Talking Rock, Georgia.

Nutty Barley Bake

Nutty Barley Bake

Nutty Barley Bake

When I started bringing this distinctive dish to holiday dinners, a lot of people had never seen barley in anything but soup. They have since dubbed me "the barley lady", and now I wouldn't dare bring anything this dish. Even if I double the recipe, I come home with an empty pan. -Renate Crump, Los Angeles, California

Creamy Mushrooms

Creamy Mushrooms

Creamy Mushrooms

So simply prepared yet so satisfyingly good, these thinly sliced mushrooms are creamy, mild and comforting.

Minty Sugar Snap Peas

Minty Sugar Snap Peas

Minty Sugar Snap Peas

Fresh mint is great on cooked sugar snap peas. Mint is also nice on green beans or carrots. —Alice Kaldahl, Ray, North Dakota

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Mom and I made a great team in the kitchen, cooking and baking for hours at a time. I treasure this holiday favorite from her the most.

Creole-Stuffed Turkey

Creole-Stuffed Turkey

Creole-Stuffed Turkey

Trying out new recipes is such a "passion" of mine that my husband sometimes will ask to have something for dinner that he's actually seen before! My Creole-Stuffed Turkey originated when my sister from Texas and her family—who love Southern cooking—were here one Thanksgiving. Everyone kept coming back for another serving...and we ended up stuffed, too.

Russian Potatoes

Russian Potatoes

Russian Potatoes

A standout at potlucks, these creamy potatoes always get "vacuumed" out of the dish and leave guests asking for more. Try them with prime rib or a beef roast.—Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona
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