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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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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.

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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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

Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes with dried cherries and walnuts make this a delicious dish.—Sarah Herse, Brooklyn, New York

Pumpkin & Cauliflower Garlic Mash

Pumpkin & Cauliflower Garlic Mash

Pumpkin & Cauliflower Garlic Mash

I wanted healthy alternatives to my family's favorite recipes. Pumpkin, cauliflower and thyme make an amazing dish. You'll never miss those plain old mashed potatoes. —Kari Wheaton, South Beloit, Illinois

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

Easy Grilled Squash

Easy Grilled Squash

Easy Grilled Squash

This is one of my favorite ways to use butternut squash, which I love not just for its flavor but also because it's full of vitamin A. I usually make this when I am grilling steak or chicken. —Esther Horst, Monterey, Tennessee

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

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
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