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Side Dish Recipes For Two

Looking for side dish recipes for two? Find side dish recipes for two including easy side dishes, vegetable side dishes, and more side dish recipes for two from the cooking for two magazine.

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Turns out that carrots with fennel, red onion and lemon is an addictive flavor combination. I usually add more carrots—as many as the pan will hold. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Marinated Carrots

Marinated Carrots

Marinated Carrots

—Shannon Emmanuel, Charlotte, North Carolina

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Laramie, Wyoming’s Vera Reid uses corn and peppers to add color and nutrition to this veggie side dish. “It’s so fresh and appealing and complements any meal,” she says.

Basil Buttered Beans

Basil Buttered Beans

Basil Buttered Beans

Basil Buttered Beans is shared by Laura Porter of Sheridan, Oregon. She confirms this small-portioned fresh-tasting side dish goes great with any meat entree.
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Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod Lundwall, Tooele, Utah

Rice Vegetable Pie

Rice Vegetable Pie

Rice Vegetable Pie

When craving a meatless meal, we look no further than this creative pie, writes Hazel Porter from Sublimity, Oregon. Rice and cheese make an excellent crust and the pie stays creamy after baking.

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Denise Ramey from Francesville, Indiana created this recipe by combining some of her favorite flavors and textures. Serve warmed tortilla chips on the side of this robust, crunchy pasta dish.

Twice-Baked Spuds

Twice-Baked Spuds

Twice-Baked Spuds

This satisfying dish is nutritious and can be prepared a day ahead, refrigerated and baked before serving.

Bacon-Mushroom Brussels Sprouts

Bacon-Mushroom Brussels Sprouts

Bacon-Mushroom Brussels Sprouts

I discovered this recipe while watching a cooking show some years ago. The first time I served it, my guests raved and were surprised when I told them it was brussels sprouts. —Tangee Zayas-Thaler Silver Lake, Ohio

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."

Baked Sweet Potato Deluxe

Baked Sweet Potato Deluxe

Baked Sweet Potato Deluxe

"I downsized the original recipe for this spicy side dish and adjusted it a bit for my husband and me," writes Sarah Gottschalk of Richmond, Indiana. "It's such a nice change from the usual baked potato...and healthier, too!"

Baked Horseradish Carrots

Baked Horseradish Carrots

Baked Horseradish Carrots

Edna Hoffman from Hebron, Indiana suggests a deliciously different way to dress up carrots on a wintry night. A dash of horseradish adds just the right amount of heat!
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