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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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“A handful of ingredients, a pot and a bowl are all you need to quickly make a great side that goes with any meal. These are my favorite potatoes!” —Valerie Belley, St. Louis, Missouri
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Heavenly Onion Casserole

Heavenly Onion Casserole

Heavenly Onion Casserole

I like to serve this side often. It goes wonderfully with many different main dishes including chicken, beef, lamb or pork.—Maryln Rose, Naples, Florida

Grilled Potato Fans with Onions

Grilled Potato Fans with Onions

Grilled Potato Fans with Onions

Sharon Crabtree GRAHAM, WASHINGTON Looking for the ultimate grilled potato? These seasoned potato “fans” are filled with tender onions, roasted garlic cloves and savory Parmesan cheese.

Creamy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Creamy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Creamy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

My mom gave me the recipe for these twice-baked potatoes, and I altered them by adding garlic, bacon and green onions. They're perfect for a potluck or even an elegant meal. My two boys absolutely love them! -Kristyn Drews, Omaha, Nebraska
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Garlic-Almond Green Beans

Garlic-Almond Green Beans

Garlic-Almond Green Beans

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.”

BLT Twice-Baked Potatoes

BLT Twice-Baked Potatoes

BLT Twice-Baked Potatoes

Two favorites go together in this hearty dish: BLTs and twice-baked potatoes. I like to serve these potatoes with grilled steaks or barbecued chicken. —Mary Shenk, DeKalb, Illinois

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

Cranberry Cornmeal Dressing

This moist dressing is perfect when paired with poultry or even pork. The sweet-tart flavor of the dried cranberries really complements the dish's turkey sausage. —Corinne Portteus, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Broccoli with Mock Hollandaise

Broccoli with Mock Hollandaise

Broccoli with Mock Hollandaise

Roxana Quarles of Ralph, Alabama dresses up broccoli with a lemony sauce that complements the veggie flavor nicely. Not a fan of broccoli? This simple side dish will change your mind.

Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

My kids, husband and nephews love these potatoes. I make a large batch in disposable pans and serve them at get-togethers— the holidays aren't the same without them. It's also a great recipe for brunch or a ham dinner.—Brenda Smith, Curran, Michigan

Glazed Parmesan Potatoes

Glazed Parmesan Potatoes

Glazed Parmesan Potatoes

Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food to me. If you haven't tried them with a touch of honey, you won't be disappointed with this savory-sweet combination. &mdash:Stephanie Shay, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Garlic-Oregano Grilled Potato Fans

Turn everyday baked potatoes into an impressive grilled delight with this simple and flavorful treatment. Jennifer Black-Ortiz of San Jose, California shares the recipe.
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