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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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Mom would prepare home-grown green beans using this recipe, and boy did they ever taste good. The bacon provides rich flavor and the brown sugar a touch of sweetness. This is one irresistible side dish. -Willa Govoro, St. Clair, Missouri
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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!

Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta

Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta

Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta

"The addition of whole-wheat flour to these buttery noodles pumps up the nutrition and fiber of this special side dish." Paula Young - Tiffin, Ohio

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.
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Scarborough Fair Stuffing

Scarborough Fair Stuffing

Scarborough Fair Stuffing

This is a delicious recipe that I start saving leftover bread for in the fall. It is so easy especially if you pre-make by mixing the bread and herbs together and keeping it on hand.—April Greenwood, Lakewood, Colorado

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

"One of my favorite potato dishes, this recipe is creamy and comforting. It freezes well, so it's great make-ahead dish to take along when you're RVing," says Carole Alexander of Norton, Ohio.

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

Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

In October, my husband helps harvest cranberries at a friend's bogs, so I have access to the very freshest ingredients. Their bold autumn flavor pairs up perfectly with sweet potatoes to make a seasonal side dish my family looks forward to.

Twice-Baked Spuds

Twice-Baked Spuds

Twice-Baked Spuds

This satisfying dish is nutritious and can be prepared a day ahead, refrigerated and baked before serving.

Four-Bean Supreme

Four-Bean Supreme

Four-Bean Supreme

This recipe has been in my family as long as anyone can remember. It's possible it came from Ireland with my great-great-grandparents.

And the Beets Go On

And the Beets Go On

And the Beets Go On

This is an appetizing side dish. Their ruby red color and tangy flavor make these beets an excellent choice for Valentine’s Day.

Green Beans with Almond Butter

Green Beans with Almond Butter

Green Beans with Almond Butter

Many beans are grown here in Georgia, so we find lots of ways to serve them. This is one of my favorite side dishes for holiday meals. To make it even more special, substitute hazelnuts for the almonds.
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