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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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Garlic-Almond Green Beans is her family’s favorite way to eat this popular vegetable, writes Genny Monchamp from Redding, California. “The beans stay so bright and crisp. To speed things up even more, you could use frozen green beans instead of fresh.”
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Golden Mashed Potatoes

Golden Mashed Potatoes

Golden Mashed Potatoes

When there's no gravy with the meat, this is great to serve in place of regularly mashed potatoes. I make it often to take to picnics and church socials. My husband even made it for his family's reunion one year when I couldn't go! —Cindy Stith, Wickliffe, Kentucky

Rosemary-Onion Green Beans

Rosemary-Onion Green Beans

Rosemary-Onion Green Beans

From Jackson, Mississippi, Lucy Banks writes, "I came across this recipe in a cookbook from France. Every time I serve it, people want to know what gives the green beans their unique flavor. It's the rosemary, of course!"

Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

I leave out the giblets my mom used in stuffing and bump up the apples, wild rice and cranberries instead. —Miranda Allison, Simpsonville, SC
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Alfredo Rice Casserole

Alfredo Rice Casserole

Alfredo Rice Casserole

Rice lovers won’t be able to get enough of this creamy, comforting casserole. Substitute a mushroom Alfredo or three-cheese sauce for equally delicious results.—Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

Corn 'n' Pepper Packets

Corn 'n' Pepper Packets

Corn 'n' Pepper Packets

Grilling foods in foil packets means little mess and cleanup. Plus, the steam cooks the vegetables to perfection. Try experimenting with different seasonings.

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

“This is such an excellent recipe and one of my very best side dishes,” writes Karen Grant from her home in Tulare, California. “It looks lovely and is much easier to make than it might sound.”

Cheesy Chili Fries

Cheesy Chili Fries

Cheesy Chili Fries

My family is all about chili fries, but restaurant versions pile on the calories. For a healthier approach, bake them and serve with green onions and avocado. —Beverly Nowling, Bristol, Florida

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

"This new twist on an old favorite is great for company because it makes plenty," assures Debra Francis of Nathalie, Virginia. "The original recipe called for baked potatoes, but boiling them is quicker."

Fruited Rice Mix

Fruited Rice Mix

Fruited Rice Mix

The way I came upon this mix is very fitting—a friend gave me a container of it as a gift one Christmas. The next year, I gave it to many friends, all dressed up in decorated mason jars. Every single one asked for the recipe! I learned to cook through trial and error. I've been doing it for 30 years...it's my favorite pastime. My husband and I live on a 50-acre farm, where we breed and race horses. We also raise chickens and lambs. Our six children are grown, and now we're t

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.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Be sure to leave room on the plate for light and creamy casserole. It's dressed up with green onions and melted cheddar cheese and gets its rich texture from the addition of reduced-fat sour cream. Donna Noel - Gray, Maine
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