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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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“Using frozen hash browns makes Easy Potato Pancakes a snap to fix,” notes Marlene Harguth of Maynard, Minnesota. “I like to team them up with pork chops and applesauce.”
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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

Spring Asparagus

Spring Asparagus

Spring Asparagus

This fresh and colorful side dish is delicious served warm or cold. I get lots of compliments on the homemade dressing. —Millie Vickery, Lena, Illinois

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

This rich and creamy spinach dish takes minutes to make. If I'm expecting guests, I'll double or triple the recipe. —Leann Ross, San Tan Valley, Arizona
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Scalloped Cheese Potatoes

Scalloped Cheese Potatoes

Scalloped Cheese Potatoes

"MOM decided to devise her own recipe for scalloped potatoes, and she cooked up a winner with this one. There was never a morsel left in the serving dish! The flavor of mushrooms gives the potatoes a unique taste that's compatible with the Poor Man's Steak."

Grilled Marjoram Corn

Grilled Marjoram Corn

Grilled Marjoram Corn

“We love grilled veggies and this recipe is a family favorite,” notes Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The sweet corn husks are soaked first for precise steaming and served with a tasty marjoram butter.

Creamy Onions

Creamy Onions

Creamy Onions

We grew a large quantity of onions on the farm where I was raised. Since they seemed to go with everything, we enjoyed them often in many different ways. Besides, back in the good old days, Mom said onions kept us from getting colds in the winter!

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

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Casserole

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Casserole

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Casserole

I am always looking for ways to use our abundant sweet potatoes. This casserole recipe is my own creation that I have made many times. I take it to family potlucks; it never fails to bring compliments! —Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana

Grandma's Corn Bread Dressing

Grandma's Corn Bread Dressing

Grandma's Corn Bread Dressing

Growing up, we didn’t have turkey. We had chicken chopped and baked in my grandmother’s dressing. Now we leave out the chicken and keep the cornbread dressing. —Suzanne Mohme, Bastrop, TX

Asian Stuffed Zucchini

Asian Stuffed Zucchini

Asian Stuffed Zucchini

"When a friend and I decided to grow zucchini, we had no idea what the results would be," details Rose LaCore of Elizabeth, Minnesota. "We made everything we could think of to use up our crop. This recipe, with its refreshing flavor, found favor with our families."

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.
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