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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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Oven Parmesan Chips

Oven Parmesan Chips

Oven Parmesan Chips

My husband and I avoid fried foods, but potatoes are part of our menu almost every day. These delectable sliced potatoes get nice and crispy and give our meals a likable lift. — Mary Lou Kelly, Scottdale, Pennsylvania

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

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Everyone who has tasted these creamy, cheesy potatoes asks how to make them. Since this comforting casserole bakes at the same temperature as my chicken bundles, I get it started in the oven and pop in the entree a little later. -Brad Moritz, Limerick, Pennsylvania
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Creamy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Creamy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Creamy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

My mom gave me the recipe for these twice-baked potatoes, and I altered them by adding garlic, bacon and green onions. They're perfect for a potluck or even an elegant meal. My two boys absolutely love them! -Kristyn Drews, Omaha, Nebraska

Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

With a yummy cream cheese filling, these rich, delicious potatoes are sure winners. "They look fancy but are not tricky to make," promises Linda Wheeler of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. "Try doubling the recipe for company."

Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes because they can be made ahead, refrigerated and then popped into the oven just prior to dinnertime. When my grandchildren come for dinner, I have to double this recipe. They love it! —Vivian Bailey, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Family-Favorite Baked Beans

Family-Favorite Baked Beans

Family-Favorite Baked Beans

Lea Ann Anderson TULSA, OKLAHOMA Here’s a quick and easy recipe familiar to most at reunions and other large gatherings. The sweet and hearty dish includes three kinds of beans and plenty of beef and bacon.

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

Dolloped Sweet Potatoes

Dolloped Sweet Potatoes

Dolloped Sweet Potatoes

Our Test Kitchen used a little microwave magic to turn sweet potatoes into a speedy and special side dish for hectic holiday feasts. Brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice flavor the simple but rich cream-cheese topping.

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

Fresh Green Beans & Garlic

I am a firm believer that fresh is best. I developed this recipe to take advantage of our garden veggies. It really shows off the full flavor of the green beans. —Carol Mayer, Sparta, Illinois

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

People really do "eat with their eyes," and no one ever misses the fat and calories in this dish when they see how yummy and attractive the makeover version is. —Tamra Duncan, Lincoln, Arkansas
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