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Halloween Side Dishes

Add something scary to your meal with these Halloween side dishes, including sweet potatoes, wild rice, potato chips, casseroles, cooked carrots, pumpkin gnocchi, apple slices and more.

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When Mom didn't couldn’t get sweet potatoes in Zimbabwe, she substituted this creamy casserole, adding sweetness and spice to butternut squash. It soon became a family favorite. —Susan Hansen Auburn, Alabama
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Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

"Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same for my family without the buttery, pecan-topped sweet potato bake they've come to love with their turkey. Now with a third less cholesterol, 25 percent fewer calories and a whopping 43 percent less fat, this recipe is one any holiday cook who cares about her family's health can be thankful for!" Sonia Chimenti - Concord, California

Sausage & Rice Stuffed Pumpkins

Sausage & Rice Stuffed Pumpkins

Sausage & Rice Stuffed Pumpkins

My children often request this dish. It also adds a great "wow" factor to a festive buffet table.—Andria Peckham, Lowell, Michigan

Sweet 'n' Tangy Carrots

Sweet 'n' Tangy Carrots

Sweet 'n' Tangy Carrots

I dress up carrots with a brown sugar and mustard sauce as a side dish for my New Year’s meal. Garnished with a little bright green parsley, the carrots add color to the dinner plate.
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Cashew-Peach Sweet Potatoes

Cashew-Peach Sweet Potatoes

Cashew-Peach Sweet Potatoes

After trying this tasty side dish, I think you’ll agree that it is holiday-special. Sweet peaches and crunchy cashews really enhance the sweet potatoes.

Pumpkin and Plantain Mash

Pumpkin and Plantain Mash

Pumpkin and Plantain Mash

Beautiful and simple to prepare, this flavorful pumpkin-and-plantain mash is perfectly flavored with roasted garlic and caramelized shallots.—Donna Noel, Gray, Maine

Wicked Witch Stuffed Potatoes

Wicked Witch Stuffed Potatoes

Wicked Witch Stuffed Potatoes

Here's a yummy side dish that suits the season. These rich, cheesy potatoes are a nice savory way to work Halloween into your menu. They're sure to cast a spell that produces smiles on the fun-loving folks around your table.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Creamy Butternut Squash Casserole

Creamy Butternut Squash Casserole

Creamy Butternut Squash Casserole

When Mom didn't couldn’t get sweet potatoes in Zimbabwe, she substituted this creamy casserole, adding sweetness and spice to butternut squash. It soon became a family favorite. —Susan Hansen Auburn, Alabama

Apple-Sweet Potato Bake

Apple-Sweet Potato Bake

Apple-Sweet Potato Bake

Apples and sweet potatoes are perfect partners in this slightly sweet casserole from our home economists. Every bite tastes like fall!

Spiderweb Trap

Spiderweb Trap

Spiderweb Trap

We use a spaghetti squash "web" to cleverly capture tender gnocchi "bugs" in this pesto-based side dish.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Whipped Autumn Vegetables

Whipped Autumn Vegetables

Whipped Autumn Vegetables

“This puts my sweet potato crop to delicious use. I've substituted butternut squash for the sweet potatoes with equally yummy results." Undertones of apple make this mildly sweet, creamy dish stand out. Kathy Rairigh - Milford, Indiana

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Sage Butter

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Sage Butter

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Sage Butter

For a delicious autumn spin on an Italian classic, try this hearty, seasonal gnocchi. Sage and garlic butter sauce complements the pumpkin wonderfully. —Donna Mosca Kahler, Jupiter, Florida
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