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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 veggie side dish is a standby. My daughter likes to add leftover ham to it. Save room in the oven by making this savory side in your slow cooker. —Joyce Johnson, Uniontown, Ohio
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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

Celebration Green Beans

Celebration Green Beans

Celebration Green Beans

“My husband loves green beans, and really likes this recipe. It's a nice change from a regular green bean casserole!” —Kimberly Gordon, Virgilina, Virginia

Fluffy Creamed Potatoes

Fluffy Creamed Potatoes

Fluffy Creamed Potatoes

"WE ALWAYS had mashed potatoes with our roast beef, only we called them 'creamed' potatoes, a cloud-like delight crowned with golden-brown gravy from the roast! Any kind of potato will do...the secret to making them light and fluffy is in the whipping!"
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Deep-Fried Potato Skins

Deep-Fried Potato Skins

Deep-Fried Potato Skins

"The combination of potatoes, cheese, bacon and garlic dip in this recipe is fantastic," says Leslie Cunnian of Peterborough, Ontario. "The skins can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with roast prime rib or any other entree you choose."

Special Scalloped Corn

Special Scalloped Corn

Special Scalloped Corn

Carrots and green pepper make this dish colorful, which grabs attention at a potluck. (For these occasions, I double the recipe). The corn casserole is also great when you need to prepare a dish ahead of time—just bake it before serving. —Mrs. J. Brown, Fort Dodge, Iowa

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

"Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same for my family without the buttery, pecan-topped sweet potato bake they've come to love with their turkey. Now with a third less cholesterol, 25 percent fewer calories and a whopping 43 percent less fat, this recipe is one any holiday cook who cares about her family's health can be thankful for!" Sonia Chimenti - Concord, California

Mustard Potatoes Au Gratin

Mustard Potatoes Au Gratin

Mustard Potatoes Au Gratin

These rich and creamy potatoes taste great with a variety of meats. —Tangee Thaler, Silver Lake, Ohio

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

Twice-Baked Potatoes Supreme

On Christmas Day, we invite all our nearby relatives to dinner. One way I make the meal memorable is with this side dish that combines mashed and baked potatoes. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington

Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots

"THE SWEET TASTE of the glaze not only enhances these carrots, but it is very compatible with the rest of the meal. Another great thing about this vegetable dish is that it adds a nice colorful touch to the table. Whenever Mom fixed this dish I was never disappointed!"

Cheese-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes

Cheese-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes

Cheese-Stuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes

This is the first recipe I made when I initially became interested in cooking. No one can resist the creamy filling inside the crispy potato skins.—Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida

Party Potatoes Au Gratin

Party Potatoes Au Gratin

Party Potatoes Au Gratin

Hearty helpings of these cheesy spuds will please hungry folks in a hurry. The rich, creamy sauce makes this recipe of my mother's the one folks request most. The potatoes are just as delicious the next day, reheat in the microwave with a little added milk.—Debbie Carlson, San Diego, California
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