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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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Yukon Golds are great for mashed potatoes because of their buttery flavor and low moisture content. They easily absorb the warm milk or melted butter you add to your spuds. —Brittany Jackson, Seymour, Wisconsin
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Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Nothing about this moist, pecan-topped stuffing says ‘lighter.’ Fabulous flavors! —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce

Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce

Asparagus with Creamy Dill Sauce

Nothing says "spring" like a fresh crop of young asparagus. And this recipe superbly ushers in this wonderful season. The delicate cheese sauce and assorted seasonings nicely complement the tender stalks without being overwhelming.

Deep-Fried Potato Skins

Deep-Fried Potato Skins

Deep-Fried Potato Skins

"The combination of potatoes, cheese, bacon and garlic dip in this recipe is fantastic," says Leslie Cunnian of Peterborough, Ontario. "The skins can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with roast prime rib or any other entree you choose."
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Cheese-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes

Cheese-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes

Cheese-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes

This is the first recipe I made when I initially became interested in cooking. No one can resist the creamy filling inside the crispy potato skins.—Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida

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

Veggie Turkey Centerpiece

Veggie Turkey Centerpiece

Veggie Turkey Centerpiece

Planning a special Thanksgiving celebration? We can't think of a more novel way to start the table talk-or serve the veggies-than with this incredible edible Mr. Turkey centerpiece! Subscriber Anita Johnson of Morrison, Colorado says, "Half the fun is putting this gobbler together. He's a traditional tasty guest at our Thanksgiving table now, but the first time I made him, folks found him simply too cute to eat!"

Chive Carrots

Chive Carrots

Chive Carrots

Chive Carrots have such rich garden-fresh flavor, you'd never guess how inexpensive this dish is to prepare. Relates Dorothy Pritchett, field editor from Wills Point, Texas, "My husband and I both love the garlic in this colorful side dish."

Rich N Creamy Potato Casserole

Rich N Creamy Potato Casserole

Rich N Creamy Potato Casserole

My husband, a pastor, and our three children enjoy these potatoes so much that I don't wait until the holidays to make them. This casserole often comes out when we invite church members over for a family-style meal.

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

A local restaurant got me hooked on sweet potato fries. I started making them at home with different seasonings to match the taste. I'm thrilled with the results! —Jackie Gregston, Hallsville, Texas

Mushroom Stuffing

Mushroom Stuffing

Mushroom Stuffing

"I first tried this stuffing a few years ago, and it fast became our family's favorite," says Kathy Traetow of Waverly, Iowa. Her hearty corn bread mix is flavored with mushrooms and bacon.

Herbed Spinach Bake

Herbed Spinach Bake

Herbed Spinach Bake

This is a special side dish my mother liked to serve at church dinners. She was recognized by family and friends as an outstanding cook. It's a pleasure to share her recipe with you. —Nancy Frank, Ariel, Pennsylvania
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