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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.

Mashed Potato for One

Mashed Potato for One

Mashed Potato for One

With two dance classes, bowling and crafting each week, this easy recipe is perfect when I need an out-of-the-ordinary side dish but have little time.—Winifred Chesborough, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage

When it comes to vegetable dishes, this traditional one is at the top of my list. The wonderful sweet-sour aroma and taste remind me of home. Plus, it looks so pretty on the table. -Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina

Potato Dumplings

Potato Dumplings

Potato Dumplings

These moist dumplings are an extra-special way to serve potatoes. The bread centers add a comforting touch, and the potato taste really comes through. They go so well with the Beef Rouladen and gravy. -Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina
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Slice 'n' Fry Potato Pancakes

Slice 'n' Fry Potato Pancakes

Slice 'n' Fry Potato Pancakes

When you want a break from ordinary potato pancakes, reach for this recipe. It makes quite a few servings, so you can feed a hungry crowd. But with such fantastic flavor, don't be surprised if they disappear quickly.—Carl & Isobel Wanasek, Rogers, Arkansas

Special Herb Dressing

Special Herb Dressing

Special Herb Dressing

Our budget was tight when our children were small, so I cooked with ground beef often. Nowadays, I make this creative casserole simply because we love it! —Trudy Williams, Shannonville, Ontario

Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

These hearty beans are a super side dish for a casual meal. The ingredients blend perfectly for a wonderful from-scratch taste. The old-fashioned flavor will have people standing in line for more. -Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I love both mashed potatoes and garlic, so this seemed like the perfect recipe for me. People say these potatoes rival varieties some restaurants are now serving.—Myra Innes, Auburn, Kansas

Garlic Au Gratin Tomatoes

Garlic Au Gratin Tomatoes

Garlic Au Gratin Tomatoes

You'll likely reach for this recipe when you have a bumper crop of tomatoes. The distinctive taste of garlic nicely enhances sweet juicy tomatoes.—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Cabbage-Potato Saute

Cabbage-Potato Saute

Cabbage-Potato Saute

For a quick and easy side dish, try this recipe. The cabbage is so flavorful with the butter and vinegar.—Jeann Jones, Ogema, Wisconsin

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

Sausage-Pecan Turkey Stuffing

Ever since I first tried this, I've never made another stuffing. The sausage and pecans really give it a different flavor. Our home is on 20 acres where we have hay and horses—my husband, our two children, (8 and 6) and I ride a lot.
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