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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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Our favorite rice deserves a bit of color and sweetness. We add cherries, peanuts, orange peel and coconut. That does the trick. —Joy Zacharia, Clearwater, Florida
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Campfire Cheese Hash Brown Packets

Campfire Cheese Hash Brown Packets

Campfire Cheese Hash Brown Packets

Dining by the campfire? This easy packet of potatoes, bacon and cheese makes a terrific hash. We like to serve it with eggs and fresh pico de gallo. —Gina Nistico, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

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

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Roasted Squash Medley

Roasted Squash Medley

Roasted Squash Medley

I concocted this recipe as a way to use up some vegetables before they went bad. Everyone loved this lively blend of roasted veggies, especially the acorn and butternut squash. It goes particularly well with pork roast, porn loin or pork chops. -Elaine Wier Guilford, Connecticut

Special Cauliflower Side Dish

Special Cauliflower Side Dish

Special Cauliflower Side Dish

This is my favorite way to prepare cauliflower. The topping adds color and enhances the flavor with a little zip. —Rita Reinke, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Savory String Beans

Savory String Beans

Savory String Beans

I LOVE making this dish when I can pick the beans right out of the garden and put them into the pot. The fresh taste is unbeatable. I've also made it with beans purchased at the store. Either way, you'll find this recipe a winner. There's no need for any extra seasonings at the table. -Ina Reed, Kingman, Arizona
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Cranberry Pearl Onions

Cranberry Pearl Onions

Cranberry Pearl Onions

This unusual combination of pearl onions and cranberries is surprisingly delicious. There's plenty of thick, dark red sauce, and the onions have a sweet-tangy taste. They'll melt in your mouth! -Lesley Tragesser, Charleston, Missouri

Pomegranate-Glazed Green Beans

Pomegranate-Glazed Green Beans

Pomegranate-Glazed Green Beans

Green beans are a popular vegetable in our house. They get a nice zing from this slightly tangy glaze featuring fruit juices, vinegar, maple syrup and seasonings.—Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Church Supper Potatoes

Church Supper Potatoes

Church Supper Potatoes

Meet the Cook: As a pastor's wife, I cook for crowds often. This dish's always a hit. My own family - we have a daughter, 11, and a son, 10 - thinks the potatoes are a must with London broil or marinated grill chicken breasts. I frequently prepare them for guests, too. The recipe is very adaptable, and the results disappear. -Michelle Grigsby, Beavercreek, Ohio

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

Picnic Potatoes

Picnic Potatoes

Picnic Potatoes

We love potatoes, so I'm always searching for new ways to make them. I came up with this recipe as a change of pace from the usual baked potatoes. This dish travels well to a picnic or other gathering.

Veggie Risotto

Veggie Risotto

Veggie Risotto

Short grain rice is preferred when making this classic Italian dish. Arborio rice is the most widely available short grain rice to use.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Norwegian Parsley Potatoes

Norwegian Parsley Potatoes

Norwegian Parsley Potatoes

I love to use parsley in many dishes, and it suits the fresh taste of small red potatoes well. Even though they're easy to prepare, they look fancy and go great with baked ham. —Eunice Stoen, Decorah, Iowa

Crispy Potato Puffs

Crispy Potato Puffs

Crispy Potato Puffs

Crispy coating surrounds a velvety potato filling in these adorable puffs. They make a perfect side for meats and poultry. Best of all, the recipe makes 2 dozen, so you can use just the number you need for dinner.—Eva Tomlinson, Bryan, Ohio

Buttery Mint Carrots

Buttery Mint Carrots

Buttery Mint Carrots

I reworked an old recipe to blend mint (traditionally a complement to lamb) with buttery-sweet carrots. This quick way of dressing up carrots makes a colorful accompaniment for other meats as well.

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

These potatoes are a speedy side dish that complements most any entree. Feta cheese adds a rich zesty flavor. A neighbor supplies me with garden-fresh chives, but you can use frozen or dried chives for more convenience.—Jean Komlos, Plymouth, Michigan

Carrot Mushroom Medley

Carrot Mushroom Medley

Carrot Mushroom Medley

The carrots make this side dish both colorful and tasty. It's great to serve to family and friends.—Jeanie Beers, Montgomery, New York
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