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Comfort Food Side Dishes

Add interest to any plate with these recipes for comfort food side dishes, including pasta, vegetables, soup, potatoes, mac and cheese, casserole, baked beans, stuffing, corn pudding and more.

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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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More Comfort Food Side Dishes

Pumpkin and Plantain Mash

Pumpkin and Plantain Mash

Pumpkin and Plantain Mash

Beautiful and simple to prepare, this flavorful pumpkin-and-plantain mash is perfectly flavored with roasted garlic and caramelized shallots.—Donna Noel, Gray, Maine

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Sandi Pichon of Slidell, Louisiana adds rosemary, garlic and lemon peel to this rich potato side dish, making it special enough for guests.

Springtime Asparagus Medley

Springtime Asparagus Medley

Springtime Asparagus Medley

Seasonal and tasty, this colorful side dish is delicious served warm or cold. I get lots of compliments on the zesty sauce.
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Corn with Herbs

Corn with Herbs

Corn with Herbs

Tania Bikerman PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA A pleasant blend of herbs enhances this fast, easy and yummy side dish. It’s our family’s favorite way to eat fresh corn.

Double-Stuffed Potatoes

Double-Stuffed Potatoes

Double-Stuffed Potatoes

This creamy dish comes alive with the addition of sweet potatoes, brown sugar and cinnamon. Fresh pears lend an unexpected, yet fitting, special touch. Taste of Home Test Kitchen - Greendale, Wisconsin

Cheese-Topped Roasted Vegetables

Cheese-Topped Roasted Vegetables

Cheese-Topped Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is a great addition to any meal. If your family aren't veggie loves, try this. The cheese adds extra flavor everyone will love.—Meredith Holman, Silver Spring, Maryland

Eddie's Favorite Fiesta Corn

Eddie's Favorite Fiesta Corn

Eddie's Favorite Fiesta Corn

When sweet corn is available, I love making this splurge of a side dish. Frozen corn works, but taste as you go and add sugar if needed. —Anthony Bolton, Bellevue, NE

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

We always pass this dish to Dad first, since he likes the creamy herbed combination so much. He rates it tops among all the trimmings served for the turkey dinner when our gang of more than 20 gathers to celebrate. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

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.

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

I take this dish to Thanksgiving family gatherings, and it's requested every year. —Cynthia Edmiston, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Gingered Orange Beets

Gingered Orange Beets

Gingered Orange Beets

My husband was pleasantly surprised when he tried my new twist on beets. The orange and ginger are a surprising compliment, making this particular vegetable a wonderful addition to any holiday table. —Marion Tipton, Phoenix, Arizona
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