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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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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

Sweet Potatoes and Apples Au Gratin

Sweet Potatoes and Apples Au Gratin

Sweet Potatoes and Apples Au Gratin

This is a favorite of ours that we make every year and people on both sides of the family rave about it! —Erica Vickerman, Hopkins, Minnesota

Gouda Mixed Potato Mash

Gouda Mixed Potato Mash

Gouda Mixed Potato Mash

Everything's better with cheese, right? This cheesy two-potato mash is no exception. If you cube the cheese, you’ll discover delicious pockets of melted cheese throughout the dish. —Shelby Goddard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Apple & Sausage Wild Rice

Apple & Sausage Wild  Rice

Apple & Sausage Wild Rice

Chunks of apples and summer sausage bring a delicious, sweet-and-savory contrast to wild rice. My husband absolutely loves it, and the prep work takes only 15 minutes.—Rebecca McIntire, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Fiery Potato Chips

Fiery Potato Chips

Fiery Potato Chips

Seasoned with chili powder and cayenne pepper, these paper-thin chips are surefire crowd-pleasers.

Make-Ahead Corn Bread Dressing

Make-Ahead Corn Bread Dressing

Make-Ahead Corn Bread Dressing

Being from California, my family has always been big veggie eaters. I wanted to share a little taste of home with my in-laws so I created this dish for Thanksgiving. You don't have to let it sit overnight, but it's a nice make-ahead option and the flavors mesh more that way. —Patricia Broussard, Lafayette, Louisiana

Pickled Pumpkins

Pickled Pumpkins

Pickled Pumpkins

Thanks to Mary Innes or Auburn, Kansas, you can enjoy a taste of autumn for weeks at a time! With just a few basic ingredients, fresh pumpkin turns into a tasty topping for pork chops or poultry.

Pineapple Sweet Potato Boats

Pineapple Sweet Potato Boats

Pineapple Sweet Potato Boats

Crushed pineapple adds a tasty twist to these twice-baked sweet potatoes. Mini-marshmallows can be used in place of the pineapple if you prefer.

Pumpkin with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Pumpkin with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Pumpkin with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Don't hold off on serving pumpkin as the dinner finale. Bring it to the forefront with this unique and lovely side dish that will garner you recipe requests.

Silence of the Yams

Silence of the Yams

Silence of the Yams

The adobo sauce gives just enough heat to make this a unique yam dish. It is delicious and is a perfect orange color for a Halloween gathering.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sweet and Sour Carrots

Sweet and Sour Carrots

Sweet and Sour Carrots

I’ve rounded out many dinners with my carrots. I like them best with a main dish of roast turkey, brisket or braised short ribs.
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