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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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Corn Pudding

Corn Pudding

Corn Pudding

The pleasing flavor of this golden corn pudding side dish makes it real comfort food. And because the recipe calls for a packaged corn mix, it’s easy to prepare. —P. Lauren Fay-Neri, Syracuse, New York

Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Creamy make-ahead mashed potatoes get even better when topped with a savory trio of cheese, onions and bacon. —JoAnn Koerkenmeier, Damiansville, Illinois

Oven Fries

Oven Fries

Oven Fries

I jazz up my fries with paprika and garlic powder. Something about the combination of spices packs a heck of a punch. Everyone loves them—we even enjoy the leftovers cold! —Heather Byers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Fourth of July Bean Casserole

Fourth of July Bean Casserole

Fourth of July Bean Casserole

The outstanding barbecue taste of these beans makes them a favorite for cookouts all summer and into the fall. It's a popular dish with everyone—even kids. The beef makes it so much better than plain pork and beans. —Donna Fancher, Lawrence, Indiana

Homemade Cheesy Potato Soup

Homemade Cheesy Potato Soup

Homemade Cheesy Potato Soup

It doesn't take long for Tammy Condit, League City, Texas to put bowls of this comforting soup on the table. Convenience items such as canned soup and process cheese simplify the preparation.

Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole

People always go back for seconds whenever I serve these rich, creamy potatoes. This casserole is a snap to fix using quick convenient packaged ingredients. It travels well,too. — Susan Auten, Dallas, Georgia

Corn Bread Pudding

Corn Bread Pudding

Corn Bread Pudding

Bob Gebhardt of Wausau, Wisconsin satisfying Corn Bread Pudding with shrimp or other seafood. He adapted the dish from his mom’s recipe.

Double-Baked Mashed Potatoes

Double-Baked Mashed Potatoes

Double-Baked Mashed Potatoes

Dress up an all-time favorite comfort food with savory fixings. This is an easy recipe that delivers big flavor. Better still, you can effortlessly double or triple it for a crowd. —Anna Mayer, Fort Branch, Indiana

Three-Bean Baked Beans

Three-Bean Baked Beans

Three-Bean Baked Beans

I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef and bacon mixed in, these satisfying beans are a big hit at backyard barbecues and church picnics. I'm always asked to bring my "special" beans. —Julie Currington, Gahanna, Ohio

Twice-Baked Cheddar Potato Casserole

Twice-Baked Cheddar Potato Casserole

Twice-Baked Cheddar Potato Casserole

Bacon, cheddar and sour cream turn ordinary potatoes into an extraordinary casserole. It's one of our family's beloved standards for the holidays. —Kyle Cox, Scottsdale, Arizona

Hearty Baked Beans

Hearty Baked Beans

Hearty Baked Beans

This saucy dish is flavorful and filling, chock-full of ground beef, bacon and four varieties of beans. I've had the recipe for over 10 years and make it often for big appetites at home and potlucks at work and church. —Cathy Swancutt, Junction City, Oregon
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