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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Holiday Sage Sausage Dressing

Growing up, my mom would make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Today my family still enjoys this recipe, but I'm the one that makes it for the holidays now. —Kim Holzapfel, Employee, Omaha, NE
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Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

I am a firm believer that fresh is best. I developed this recipe to take advantage of our garden veggies. It really shows off the full flavor of the green beans. —Carol Mayer, Sparta, Illinois

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Yellow summer squash crisps beautifully when baked. You don’t have to turn the pieces, but do keep an eye on them. — Debi Mitchell, Flower Mound, Texas

Twice-Baked Cheddar Potato Casserole

Twice-Baked Cheddar Potato Casserole

Twice-Baked Cheddar Potato Casserole

Bacon, cheddar and sour cream turn ordinary potatoes into an extraordinary casserole. It's one of our family's beloved standards for the holidays. —Kyle Cox, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Sage-Rubbed Roast Turkey

Sage-Rubbed Roast Turkey

Sage-Rubbed Roast Turkey

A savory sage rub and delicious moist stuffing make this traditional turkey a mouthwatering master piece for dinner. Family and friends can't help but ooh and aah when this show stopping entree with its crispy golden crust is set on the holiday table.—Peggy West, Georgetown, Delaware

Spinach Potato Pancakes

Spinach Potato Pancakes

Spinach Potato Pancakes

"Like dressed-up potato pancakes, this version has a medley of vegetables that makes them extra tasty and nutritious," says Mildred Sherrer of Bay City, Texas.

Four-Bean Medley

Four-Bean Medley

Four-Bean Medley

"This bean side dish always draws compliments," relates Susanne Wasson of Montgomery, New York. "Because it's easy to fix ahead and simmer in the slow cooker, it's convenient to take to potlucks and church meals."
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Twice-Baked Spuds

Twice-Baked Spuds

Twice-Baked Spuds

This satisfying dish is nutritious and can be prepared a day ahead, refrigerated and baked before serving.

Julienned Carrots 'N' Onion

Julienned Carrots 'N' Onion

Julienned Carrots 'N' Onion

From Shirley Saeger, this slightly sweet combination of glazed carrots and sliced onion makes a tasty change of pace. "It's popular everytime I serve it," she notes from her kitchen in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Asian Stuffed Zucchini

Asian Stuffed Zucchini

Asian Stuffed Zucchini

"When a friend and I decided to grow zucchini, we had no idea what the results would be," details Rose LaCore of Elizabeth, Minnesota. "We made everything we could think of to use up our crop. This recipe, with its refreshing flavor, found favor with our families."

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

This pleasant pasta dish offers an elegant way to round out almost any meal. And with so few ingredients, it couldn’t get much easier! Mandi Smith - Knoxville, TN

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

The phrases “holiday dinner” and “low-fat” are seldom used together, unless Rebecca Baird’s corn bread stuffing is on the menu. Made with turkey sausage, herbs, fruit and veggies, this recipe lets you enjoy all the trimmings without the guilt, notes the field editor from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

This pasta is great for a big gathering. It works well as a starter dish or as a main dish for a smaller group. One peeled, diced carrot may be used in place of the sugar for a milder, sweeter and healthier substitute.—Kathryn White, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Herbed Veggie Platter

Herbed Veggie Platter

Herbed Veggie Platter

This eye-appealing combination is an interesting twist on mixed vegetables. Topped with herb butter and Parmesan cheese, the crowd-pleaser is an ideal addition to buffets. Divide the ingredients between two plates if your microwave can't accommodate one large platter. -Patricia Vandiver, Tucson, Arizona

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

This is a perfect way to use up your garden's green beans. The Cajun flavor makes it different from your regular green bean recipe.—Shannon Lewis, Andover, Minnesota

Garlic Potato Bake

Garlic Potato Bake

Garlic Potato Bake

I created this recipe for an end-of-summer harvest picnic. Everyone loved it.

Silk Purse Potatoes

Silk Purse Potatoes

Silk Purse Potatoes

Always a crowd-pleaser, Silk Purse Potatoes (As in “Can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.”) have a delicious, creamy cheese sauce. I’ve taken this dish to many a potluck.

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

"One of my favorite potato dishes, this recipe is creamy and comforting. It freezes well, so it's great make-ahead dish to take along when you're RVing," says Carole Alexander of Norton, Ohio.
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