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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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Rainbow Hash

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Courtney Stultz
To get my family to eat outside their comfort zone, I use lots of color. This happy hash combines sweet potato, carrots, purple potato and kale. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Grandma's Collard Greens

Grandma's Collard Greens

Grandma's Collard Greens

My grandmother made the best collard greens in the world. Eating them with a slice of buttermilk corn bread is pure bliss. —Sherri Williams, Crestview, Florida

Dilly Asparagus

Dilly Asparagus

Dilly Asparagus

This makes a good cool vegetable on a hot day—it's long been in my recipe file, and we have Dilly Asparagus often. My husband and I farm ranch in central Texas. I enjoy cooking, especially when I'm trying out new recipes shared by friends or by other Country Woman subscribers. (I love CW!)

Rosemary Root Vegetables

Rosemary Root Vegetables

Rosemary Root Vegetables

This heartwarming side dish from our Test Kitchen is sure to get rave reviews! The ingredient list may look longer, but you'll soon see, this colorful fall medley is a snap to prepare.
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Corn Stuffing Balls

Corn Stuffing Balls

Corn Stuffing Balls

My mom had many "winning" recipes, and this was one of our family's favorites. I can still picture these Corn Stuffing Balls encircling the large meat platter piled high with one of her delicious entrees.

Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes

Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes

Twice-as-Nice Mashed Potatoes

If you can't decide what kind of potatoes to serve, reach for this recipe, which blends both red and sweet potatoes. It will quickly become a staple at all of your holiday dinners.

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

Harvest Carrots

Harvest Carrots

Harvest Carrots

I make this hearty side dish quite often. Once in a while, I add leftover turkey or chicken breasts and turn it into a main dish.

Nelda's Sausage and Rice Dressing

Nelda's Sausage and Rice Dressing

Nelda's Sausage and Rice Dressing

This is an original recipe that I developed 15 years ago, and I can't count how many times I've used it since. Don't wait until Thanksgiving to try it.

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

Hearty Calico Bean Bake

Hearty Calico Bean Bake

Hearty Calico Bean Bake

For years, my mother made this savory-sweet bean dish. I was always thrilled when it was on the menu, and now I serve it often to my own family. You can vary the types of beans used, if you wish. —Heather Biedler Laura, Illinois

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.
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