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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

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
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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

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

I couldn’t shake my mashed potato habit, until I tried cauliflower mashed to a similar consistency. I started making my own, and my family loves it. —Meredith Howard, Franklin, Kentucky

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

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Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

My husband never cared for sweet potatoes until he married me. I tell him it must be my cooking! He can't resist dipping into a bowl of these crunchy chips. They're a nice change from regular potato chips.—Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Here's a delicious way to use the tomato bounty from your garden or the great buys from the local farmers' market. If you don't have heirloom tomatoes, try regular tomatoes with grape or plum tomatoes. —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar

Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar

Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar

Who doesn’t love fluffy, homemade mashed potatoes? Make them even better with sharp cheddar cheese. To get them really creamy, my mother's secret was to add whipping cream instead of half-and-half. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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Lima Beans with Pork Sausage

Lima Beans with Pork Sausage

Lima Beans with Pork Sausage

This is a delicious dish to bring to a pot-luck or church supper. It it is so easy to put together and you will be returning home with an empty dish.—Ruby Wood, Sugar Land, Texas

Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

To make it easier to bring this traditional Southern staple to a potluck or gathering, I updated it so that it can be cooked in a slow cooker. It's hard to go wrong with candied sweet potatoes when it comes to pleasing a crowd.—Deirdre Dee Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Light Rosemary Rice

Light Rosemary Rice

Light Rosemary Rice

This quick rice dish is a favorite with my family. It's low in fat because it gets it's flavor from herbs, not butter. -Connie Regalado of El Paso, Texas

Dilly Sweet Peas

Dilly Sweet Peas

Dilly Sweet Peas

A tongue-tingling side dish. Dilly Sweet Peas gets fun flavor from dill pickles and pickle juice balanced with a bit of honey. "Whitney and I always go back for seconds," assures Felicia.

Celebration Green Beans

Celebration Green Beans

Celebration Green Beans

“My husband loves green beans, and really likes this recipe. It's a nice change from a regular green bean casserole!” —Kimberly Gordon, Virgilina, Virginia

Western Beans

Western Beans

Western Beans

I've made these zesty beans many times for picnics and potlucks—they're hearty and zippy with chili pepper and the extra flavor of lentils in the ban mix. The recipe can be made ahead and heated before serving. —Arthur Morris, Washington, Pennsylvania

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

When it comes to vegetable dishes, this traditional one is at the top of my list. The wonderful sweet-sour aroma and taste remind me of home. Plus, it looks so pretty on the table. -Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina

Twice-Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes

"I like this dish so much, I sometimes make it with deli ham when I don't have leftover baked ham," says Lorraine Menard, Omaha, Nebraska.

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.

Cheesy Zucchini Rice Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Rice Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Rice Casserole

Cheese is one of the major agricultural products in our area of northern California. A colleague gave me this recipe a number of years ago, and it's always a hit at potluck dinners.

Crispy Cod with Veggies

Crispy Cod with Veggies

Crispy Cod with Veggies

Take the chill off brisk evenings and warm body and soul with this light but nourishing entree from our Test Kitchen. Round out the meal with a loaf of crusty bread.
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