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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.

Horseradish-Dill Grilled Corn

Horseradish-Dill Grilled Corn

Horseradish-Dill Grilled Corn

Give corn on the cob some zing with this recipe. Guest will be surprised how easy it will be to add flavor to an ear of corn.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Crispy Potato Pancakes

Crispy Potato Pancakes

Crispy Potato Pancakes

Here's a potato pancake that doesn't take much time to make and is just right for two people. Weekends become our time to relax and enjoy life, and this is one of our favorite treats. -Nancy Salinas, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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Feta Zucchini Pancakes

Feta Zucchini Pancakes

Feta Zucchini Pancakes

Guests at our farmhouse bed and breakfast see zucchini in our garden one day and savor it in these moist and flavorful pancakes the next. They make a refreshing side dish and a unique use for excess zucchini.

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic

If you'd like a new twist on mashed potatoes, try this recipe from Jennifer Adams of Plymouth, Massachusetts. She adds garlic to the potatoes and then places a cruet of olive oil on the table for guests to drizzle on the potatoes.

Swiss Scalloped Onions

Swiss Scalloped Onions

Swiss Scalloped Onions

This rich, special side dish makes frequent appearances on my Thanksgiving menu. Simmering the onions before assembling the casserole mellows their flavor.

Rich Mushroom Bake

Rich Mushroom Bake

Rich Mushroom Bake

I developed this recipe to camouflage mushrooms for my family. Stuffing gives great flavor and Parmesan adds the "mandatory" cheese topping for the kids.

Microwave Corn Pudding

Microwave Corn Pudding

Microwave Corn Pudding

Here’s a favorite homestyle casserole that is ready to pop in the microwave in about 15 minutes. It is a real time-saver and delicious, too.

Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole

“I’ve shared the recipe for Mashed Potato Casserole many times with relatives and friends, just as my sister-in-law shared it with me,” writes Margaret Lindberg of Richland, Washington. “It can be prepared up to 2 days in advance.”

Easy Potato Pancakes

Easy Potato Pancakes

Easy Potato Pancakes

“Using frozen hash browns makes Easy Potato Pancakes a snap to fix,” notes Marlene Harguth of Maynard, Minnesota. “I like to team them up with pork chops and applesauce.”

Hominy Squash Skillet

Hominy Squash Skillet

Hominy Squash Skillet

This original recipe from my mother captures the flavors of the South. I make it for family dinners and barbecues and even Thanksgiving.
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