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Vegetable Side Dishes

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If Brussels sprouts taste bitter to you, roast them for a gentle sweetness that goes with cranberries and almonds. This side dish won us over. —Claudia Lamascolo, Melbourne, FL
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Cheddar Green Beans

Cheddar Green Beans

Cheddar Green Beans

THIS DISH was my grandmother's way of getting us young kids to eat our green vegetables. She was a wonderful cook and inspired me to get creative in my cooking. Sunday dinner was always served at noon at her house, and everything on the table was homemade and delicious. -Linda Poole, Rainbow, Texas

Breaded Tomatoes

Breaded Tomatoes

Breaded Tomatoes

I grew up in southern California, and my dad took advantage of our long growing season by keeping a great garden. Dad grew potatoes, lettuce, radishes, onions and lots of tomatoes. If we were lucky enough to have meat on Sunday, Mother would fix this tomato side dish. The sauce gives them a different flavor.

Lemon-Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-pepper seasoning and lemon juice turn Brussels sprouts into a delightful side! Katherine Stallwood - Richland, WA
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Cauliflower with Parmesan Topping

Cauliflower with Parmesan Topping

Cauliflower with Parmesan Topping

For quicker preparation, purchase ready-to-use cauliflowerets. Packages can be found in the produce section of your local grocery store.

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

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

A little peppery heat warms up this tasty and versatile veggie-and-orzo side dish from Sam Stusek in Annapolis, Maryland. “I often substitute a variety of our favorite seasonal vegetables and it's always delicious,” he notes.

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

Squash Casserole Side Dish

Squash Casserole Side Dish

Squash Casserole Side Dish

Our 1-year-old son can be a fussy eater, and my husband is mostly a "meat and taters" man. But both my guys love this cheesy squash bake! Often, I make a double batch of it and take one to the 4-H nutrition class I teach. It's a "hit" there, too. If you're a pressed-for-time cook like I am, this squash casserole will streamline your menu planning.

Vegetable Rice Pie

Vegetable Rice Pie

Vegetable Rice Pie

I like all kinds of rice dishes, so I was pleased when I found this recipe. My husband, Stan, and I have a small country farm, where we grow three kinds of apples.

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



Rosemary Peas 'N' Squash

Rosemary Peas 'N' Squash

Rosemary Peas 'N' Squash

The beauty of this recipe is that I can substitute any vegetables and still have a terrific side dish. I grow fresh rosemary and use it to season whatever garden bounty I harvest. Since zucchini is abundant almost every year, this recipe puts that to good use.—Emily R Chaney, Blue Hill, Maine

Asparagus 'n' Vinaigrette

Asparagus 'n' Vinaigrette

Asparagus 'n' Vinaigrette

"Living in the Midwest, we anticipate spring treats like fresh asparagus all winter long," affirms Mickey Kelly, Burnsville, Minnesota. "Our three small children can't help but snitch a taste when this dish is chilling in the fridge. I use the vinaigrette dressing on salads, sliced tomatoes and other steamed vegetables as well."

Cauliflower with Almonds

Cauliflower with Almonds

Cauliflower with Almonds

"THIS WAS MOTHER'S favorite vegetable dish for Thanksgiving dinner because it was so showy. The huge head of cauliflower was presented whole, covered with cheese sauce. The green beans surrounding it gave the dish a bright, festive look."

Italian Spaghetti Squash

Italian Spaghetti Squash

Italian Spaghetti Squash

This is a unique and easy way to cook spaghetti squash. Be sure the squash is on the small or medium side so that it fits into the slow cooker after being cut in half.—Melissa Brooks, Sparta, Wisconsin
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