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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.

Best Broccoli Casserole

Best Broccoli Casserole

Best Broccoli Casserole

I'm a home economics teacher, and finding vegetables recipes my students enjoy preparing and eating really puts me to the test. Many kids who say they don't like broccoli actually ask for second helpings of this one!—Cynthia Kolberg, Syracuse, Indiana

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

A real Southern favorite, black-eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring good luck. My mother's recipe with bacon, garlic and thyme makes them extra special. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Broccoli Bake

Broccoli Bake

Broccoli Bake

This tasty side dish is always a big hit when my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter come for dinner or when I'm hosting a shower or party. At Easter, it's a great way to use up hard-cooked eggs! —Carolyn Griffin Macon, Georgia
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Broccoli with Red Pepper

Broccoli with Red Pepper

Broccoli with Red Pepper

Karen Davies of Wanipigow, Manitoba shares this colorful side dish. The crisp snap of water chestnuts adds to its great taste.

Cabbage Casserole

Cabbage Casserole

Cabbage Casserole

Even those who don't care for cabbage will enjoy it make this way. This tangy, creamy, comforting side dish goes exceptionally well with pork roast. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Candy-Coated Carrots

Candy-Coated Carrots

Candy-Coated Carrots

Getting my kids to eat vegetables was a problem for me... until I came up with this recipe that easily dresses up carrots with a sweet, tangy glaze.—Lavonne Hartel, Williston, North Dakota

Chivey Potato Topper

Chivey Potato Topper

Chivey Potato Topper

Folks would likely turn away from a plain baked potato. But this cool and creamy topper—featuring fresh chive—adds some spark to spuds!—Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington

Continental Zucchini

Continental Zucchini

Continental Zucchini

Zucchini are big and plentiful here, and people often joke about using them up before they multiply! Sharing zucchini—and zucchini recipes—is a good neighbor policy. This colorful and easy recipe wins raves at church and school gatherings. —Martha Fehl, Brookville, Indiana

Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Sweet Potatoes

I took my mother's delicious sweet potato casserole recipe and gave it a new twist by adding the tempting taste of orange-a fruit very abundant in our state. The flavors are wonderful together and make this dish a family favorite. —Norma Poole, Auburndale, Florida

Delicious Corn Pudding

Delicious Corn Pudding

Delicious Corn Pudding

Corn has been a staple for generations in my family. This comforting dish from my grandma was a part of our meals for years and shared at gatherings. I hope to one day pass this recipe onto my granddaughter.—P Marchesi, Rocky Point, Long Island, New York

Garlic-Buttered Green Beans

Garlic-Buttered Green Beans

Garlic-Buttered Green Beans

These dressed-up beans are simple to make but look and taste special. They're a perfect side dish for nearly any meal.
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