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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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Jen's Baked Beans

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Jennifer Heasley
My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat, I made these beans absolutely delicious. —Jennifer Heasley, York, Pennsylvania
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Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Oven-Dried Tomatoes

We owned an organic greenhouse and business that included classes. I had 100 tomato varieties to work with, so I started oven-drying them and taught my students, too. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod Lundwall, Tooele, Utah

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Dijon & Rosemary

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Dijon & Rosemary

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Dijon & Rosemary

After moving to Alabama, I learned my friends and co-workers love sweet potatoes. I roast the potatoes with Dijon, fresh rosemary and a touch of honey. —Tamara Huron, New Market, AL

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Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

Take a break from ordinary steamed brussels sprouts by combining them with raisins and a slightly tart dressing. Thinly slicing the sprouts makes them appeal to people who normally don't like the texture.—Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, California

Creamy Mushrooms

Creamy Mushrooms

Creamy Mushrooms

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

Twice-Baked Breakfast Potatoes

Twice-Baked Breakfast Potatoes

Twice-Baked Breakfast Potatoes

Leftover baked potatoes were the inspiration for this impromptu meal. The bacon and sausage combo make it a hearty breakfast dish, but it makes a filling lunch or dinner as well.—William Brock, Amelia, Ohio
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Cheesy Vegetable Medley

Cheesy Vegetable Medley

Cheesy Vegetable Medley

Can't decide whether to cook vegetables or pasta for a side dish? Try combining them in this medley. It received rave reviews at our volunteer fire department meeting. Now, I make it for other covered-dish suppers.

Broccoli Tomato Cups

Broccoli Tomato Cups

Broccoli Tomato Cups

I had an abundance of tomatoes and broccoli one year, so I began experimenting to see how best I could use both of them. Now this recipe is a family favorite.

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

This rich and creamy spinach dish takes just minutes to make. If I'm expecting guests, I'll double or triple the recipe. —Leann Ross, San Tan Valley, Arizona

Zesty Garlic Green Beans

Zesty Garlic Green Beans

Zesty Garlic Green Beans

These green beans travel so well because they can either be served at room temperature or reheated at the party. —Christine Bergman, Suwanee, Georgia

Peachy Sweet Potatoes for Two

Peachy Sweet Potatoes for Two

Peachy Sweet Potatoes for Two

The microwave makes this special side a cinch to prepare. Juicy slices of fresh peach and cinnamon-sugar turn ordinary sweet potatoes into a standout recipe. Josie Bochek - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast Potatoes

These cheesy, hearty potatoes are a super morning side dish. Because they take no time to fix, I prepare them often for me and my husband. They go great with just about any type of entree.—Judy Dupree, Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

Pistachio Orange Asparagus

We're so pleased to have finally gotten an asparagus bed established! Now when I have a bounty of those tender spears, I pull out this recipe. Orange and pistachios complement the asparagus beautifully. —Janice Mitchell Aurora, Colorado



Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

I first tasted roasted green beans in a Chinese restaurant and fell in love with the texture and flavor. This is my Americanized version and it's always a big hit at our holiday table. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Buttery Carrots 'n' Onions

Buttery Carrots 'n' Onions

Buttery Carrots 'n' Onions

My mother served this attractive side dish for all her special dinners, so I've been eating carrots this way since I was a child. Even my dinner guests who aren't too fond of carrots ask for this recipe. The added sweetness from the honey is a pleasant surprise. -Joanie Elbourn, Gardner, Massachusetts

Oven-Crisped Potatoes

Oven-Crisped Potatoes

Oven-Crisped Potatoes

I OFTEN MAKE this easy potato dish when I invite someone over for lunch. It's a nice accompaniment to salads or sandwiches. This dish always draws complimentary comments when my lunch guest arrives...the aroma of that touch of onion baking with the potatoes whets the appetite. -Precious Owens, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Chive-Seasoned Carrots

Chive-Seasoned Carrots

Chive-Seasoned Carrots

Every cook knows delicious carrots don't need to be disguised with lots of seasonings. Simple cook then with a bit of butter and onion, then sprinkle with chives and garlic salt for a satisfying side dish.
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