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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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This recipe certainly represents our region, as our state is famous for its ham and the South is known for sweet potatoes. It's one of the very best sweet potato recipes I've ever tried. It makes a great light meal all by itself.
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Fontina Potatoes Au Gratin

Fontina Potatoes Au Gratin

Fontina Potatoes Au Gratin

We use a white sauce and mild fontina cheese to coat sliced potatoes in this casserole for two. It's rich and delicious!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

Cheesy Asparagus Casserole

MY SISTER created this recipe and shared it with me. I always serve it on special holidays, particularly Easter. My husband says he hates asparagus, but he loves this casserole. He doesn't know he's eating his "enemy vegetable"! -Joyce Allison, Millsap, Texas

Home-Style Mashed Potatoes

Home-Style Mashed Potatoes

Home-Style Mashed Potatoes

Leaving the tender skins on the spuds not only saves time, it sparks the taste and adds color to these hearty mashed potatoes. They're perfect with the pork roast and versatile enough to go well with other entrees. —Christine Wilson Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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Homemade Mashed Potato Bake

Homemade Mashed Potato Bake

Homemade Mashed Potato Bake

A co-worker gave me this recipe. Once my family tasted it, we all agreed it was a keeper! Speckled with ham and flavored with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, it's a little different.—Gail Buss, Westminster, Maryland

Savory Sausage Stuffing

Savory Sausage Stuffing

Savory Sausage Stuffing

I used to make the same old stuffing every year for Thanksgiving. About 10 years ago, I decided to jazz up my recipe by adding pork sausage. Now folks ask for this for every meal. Ursula Hernandez, Waltham, Minnesota

Herbed Corn and Carrots

Herbed Corn and Carrots

Herbed Corn and Carrots

Bail, parsley and onion salt dress up this simple veggie medley in moments. It has so much flavor, you'd never guess it could be that easy! —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota

Herbed Spinach Bake

Herbed Spinach Bake

Herbed Spinach Bake

This is a special side dish my mother liked to serve at church dinners. She was recognized by family and friends as an outstanding cook. It's a pleasure to share her recipe with you. —Nancy Frank, Ariel, Pennsylvania

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

Corn 'n' Bean Bake

Corn 'n' Bean Bake

Corn 'n' Bean Bake

Surprise your family when you put this green bean dish with a twist on the table. Whole kernel corn and buttery crackers bring a new taste to this creamy casserole. —Nellie Perdue, Summer Shade, Kentucky

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.

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
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