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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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Autumn Vegetable Mash

Autumn Vegetable Mash

Autumn Vegetable Mash

I stop mashing before the veggies get too smooth because I like a chunky texture. But go ahead and keep mashing if you like them smoother in this dish. —Dana Balter, Naples, Florida

Butternut Apple Casserole

Butternut Apple Casserole

Butternut Apple Casserole

When we want to share our bounty, we bake a casserole of butternut squash, apples and spices. Top it with a buttery cinnamon streusel and pecans. —Lorraine J. Darocha, Mountain City, Tennessee

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
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Potato Pumpkin Mash

Potato Pumpkin Mash

Potato Pumpkin Mash

No more plain white mashed potatoes for us! I swirl fresh pumpkin into potatoes for a little extra holiday color. — Michelle Medley, Dallas, Texas

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

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!

Gingered Orange Carrots

Gingered Orange Carrots

Gingered Orange Carrots

This attractive side dish looks lovely served alongside poultry, pork or beef. Every time my guests taste the deliciously spiced carrots, they ask for the recipe. —Laurie Hicks, Troy, Montana

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

Squash Appetizer Cups

Squash Appetizer Cups

Squash Appetizer Cups

“These cheesy, moist bites always go fast!” says Lori Bowes from Waterford, Michigan. “If I’m in a hurry, I bake the mixture in a greased 9 x 13-in. pan and cut into squares.”

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

Whipped Vegetable Trio

Whipped Vegetable Trio

Whipped Vegetable Trio

When you only have a few potatoes and want them mashed, fill in with parsnips -a root vegetable similar in shape to a carrot. The first frost of the season turns their starch to sugar, giving parsnips a subtle, sweet taste. Cook potatoes, carrots and parsnips together for a twist on garden-variety whipped potatoes. —LeAnn Bird, West Jordan, Utah
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