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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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Jen's Baked Beans

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Jennifer Heasley
My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat, I made these beans absolutely delicious. —Jennifer Heasley, York, Pennsylvania
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Creamy Rosemary Potatoes

Creamy Rosemary Potatoes

Creamy Rosemary Potatoes

I love making potato dishes during the holidays. Everyone will fall in love with these tender spuds that bake in a creamy sauce and are perfectly seasoned with rosemary and garlic.—Tamra Duncan, Castle, Oklahoma

Sunday Dinner Mashed Potatoes

Sunday Dinner Mashed Potatoes

Sunday Dinner Mashed Potatoes

Sour cream and cream cheese add delicious dairy flavors to these potatoes. They're special enough to serve guests and can be prepared in advance. Since I'm a busy mother, that's a convenience I appreciate.—Melody Mellinger, Myerstown, 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
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Creamy Broccoli Casserole

Creamy Broccoli Casserole

Creamy Broccoli Casserole

"MOTHER called this her secret recipe, and to this day, I'm not quite sure I have all the ingredients she used in it. But it still tastes great, so who knows—maybe I acquired some of her 'touch'. After I was married, this casserole became my husband's favorite vegetable dish."

Sweet 'n' Spicy Roasted Corn

Sweet 'n' Spicy Roasted Corn

Sweet 'n' Spicy Roasted Corn

In Bryan, Texas, Erin Littlefield saves herself the trouble of husking those ears of sweet corn she brings to family picnics and get-togethers with this scrumptious grilling technique. “My husband came up with the sweet and spicy glaze,“ she confides. “It tastes really good, looks beautiful with the flecks of red pepper and requires much less butter than folks generally use.“

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.

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.

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.

Corn Bread Vegetable Cobbler

Corn Bread Vegetable Cobbler

Corn Bread Vegetable Cobbler

Here's a new flavor spin on the traditional cobbler. A medley of delicious veggies, this warm and savory treat is topped with a delicious cornbread mixture. —Field Editor Edna Hoffman Hebron, Indiana

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

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

A local restaurant got me hooked on sweet potato fries. I started making them at home with different seasonings to match the taste. I'm thrilled with the results! —Jackie Gregston, Hallsville, Texas
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