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Father's Day Side Dishes

Make him memorable sides with these recipes for stuffed potatoes, grilled corn, grilled veggies and more.

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Grilled Herb Vegetables

Grilled Herb Vegetables

Grilled Herb Vegetables

The convenience of frozen vegetables takes the worry out of cooking dinner. Best of all, you still get that fresh flavor of summer. Simply take a bagged veggie blend, add some quick pantry staples, and cook for a satisfying complement to just about any main dish.

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

My mother and I love to eat vegetables the most flavorful way—grilled! Seasoned with fresh herbs, these colorful kabobs showcase the best of summer's bounty. —Susan Bourque of Danielson, Connecticut

Red Potato Bundles

Red Potato Bundles

Red Potato Bundles

As a basketball player in college, I was always hungry. My mother began supplying me with recipes, and I haven't stopped cooking since!—Kriss Erickson, Kalauea, Hawaii
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Roasted Corn on the Cob

Roasted Corn on the Cob

Roasted Corn on the Cob

"I've been grilling corn on the cob for years this way...our friends always insist on it!" writes Sandy Szwarc from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

This grilled side goes well with pasta or grilled meats. Thanks to the Cajun seasoning, it gets more attention than an ordinary veggie. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas

Sweet 'n' Spicy Roasted Corn

Sweet 'n' Spicy Roasted Corn

Sweet 'n' Spicy Roasted Corn

In Bryan, Texas, Erin Littlefield saves herself the trouble of husking those ears of sweet corn she brings to family picnics and get-togethers with this scrumptious grilling technique. “My husband came up with the sweet and spicy glaze,“ she confides. “It tastes really good, looks beautiful with the flecks of red pepper and requires much less butter than folks generally use.“

Veggies from the Grill

Veggies from the Grill

Veggies from the Grill

Bright asparagus, yellow summer squash and other vegetables get flame-broiled treatment in this must-try side dish. The grilled specialty gets a flavor boost from red wine vinegar, basil and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Veggies on the Grill

Veggies on the Grill

Veggies on the Grill

"I like to experiment a bit with marinades and sauces that combine different spices and herbs," relates H. Ross Njaa of Salinas, California. "This particular mix of seasonings really perks up garden-fresh vegetables."

Basil Grilled Corn on the Cob

Basil Grilled Corn on the Cob

Basil Grilled Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a comforting and cherished Midwest dish. It's amazing when grilled, and my recipe adds a few unexpected ingredients to make it taste even more like summertime. —Caitlin Dawson, Monroe, Ohio

Corn on the Cob with Lemon-Pepper Butter

Corn on the Cob with Lemon-Pepper Butter

Corn on the Cob with Lemon-Pepper Butter

Roasting fresh-picked corn is as old as the Ozark hills where I was raised. My Grandpa Mitchell always salted and peppered his butter on the edge of his plate before spreading it on his corn, and I did the same as a kid. Today, I continue the tradition by serving lemon-pepper butter with roasted corn—it's a favorite! —Allene Bary-Cooper, Wichita Falls, Texas

Garlic Corn on the Cob

Garlic Corn on the Cob

Garlic Corn on the Cob

Every summer we look forward to fresh corn on the cob. I make it extra special by jazzing it up with garlic. — Heather Carroll, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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