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German Side Dishes

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Ruby Red Cabbage

Ruby Red Cabbage

Ruby Red Cabbage

I usually serve this great side dish with pork roast or sausages. You can't beat the sweet-and-sour taste.

Classic Lima Bean Casserole

Classic Lima Bean Casserole

Classic Lima Bean Casserole

An abundance of homegrown lima beans and leftover sausage inspired me to create this dish more than 20 years ago. It's proven to be a timeless classic.

Fast Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Fast Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Fast Lemony Brussels Sprouts

"The tangy lemon glaze and toasted almonds make this easy vegetable dish popular at my table," explains Trisha Kruse from her kitchen in Boise, Idaho. "It even pleases those who say they don't care for brussels sprouts."
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Floret Cheese Strudel

Floret Cheese Strudel

Floret Cheese Strudel

This is a unique way to serve broccoli and cauliflower, wrapped in puff pastry. It looks so pretty on the table. Without fail, I'm asked for the recipe whenever I serve it. —Bonnie Zaparinuk, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

German Potato Balls

German Potato Balls

German Potato Balls

With a few additional basic ingredients, my mom transforms potatoes into these delightful dumplings. This authentic German side dish is so hearty and comforting. We love the dumplings covered in sauerbraten gravy. —Cathy Eland Hightstown, New Jersey

Nutty Brussels Sprouts

Nutty Brussels Sprouts

Nutty Brussels Sprouts

Even my son will eat brussels sprouts when I make this side dish. I use pecans, but this English recipe is traditionally made with chestnuts.

Six-Bean Casserole

Six-Bean Casserole

Six-Bean Casserole

I like starting out with recipe ideas and adding ingredients to make them mine. This bean dish, passed to our family by a friend, got a double-dash of barbecue sauce flavor from me. I have all sons—no daughters. But I'm not afraid of losing our family recipes. My boys love to help cook!

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

Stuffed Potato Dumplings

Stuffed Potato Dumplings

Stuffed Potato Dumplings

"THIS IS A sticky part of the meal to prepare, but these dumplings are so good they're worth the mess! When I was a child, I loved to watch the cooking dumplings pop to the top of the pot of boiling water. We youngsters always had two helpings...one with sauerbraten gravy and the other with warm plum jam on top!

Winter Vegetable Medley

Winter Vegetable Medley

Winter Vegetable Medley

I peel and cut the veggies early, then refrigerate them in a resealable storage bag. Baking up this dish is a snap.—Nancy Brown, Dahinda, Illinois

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

With a little up-front preparation, you can include this delicious, colorful side dish on a holiday buffet without any last-minutes fuss.—Cathryn J White, Newark, Delaware
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