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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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After our two children became adults and left home, I continued to cook meals as usual. Soon we became tired of having to eat the same leftovers several days in a row, so I sat down and came up with this pared-down recipe, which quickly became one of our favorites. -Marilyn MacIntyre, Rome, New York
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Sherried Peas

Sherried Peas

Sherried Peas

Looking for an easy way to dress up dinner veggies and make them something special? Here’s a quick tasty solution from our Test Kitchen that goes together in no time flat—and goes with a variety of main dishes.

Noodles and Kraut

Noodles and Kraut

Noodles and Kraut

I sampled this recipe at a 25th anniversary party and was told it was a family favorite, courtesy of a Polish grandmother. I shared the recipe with my sister-in-law’s family and she told me her five-year-old son loved it so much that he would eat it cold for breakfast! Every time our family gathers now, someone brings this dish.

Carrot Coin Casserole with Cheddar

Carrot Coin Casserole with Cheddar

Carrot Coin Casserole with Cheddar

Linda Phillippi of Ronan, Montana has been making this comforting casserole for three decades. She's enhanced the recipe over the years by adding nutmeg and trying different vegetables.
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Zippy Carrots

Zippy Carrots

Zippy Carrots

THIS RECIPE originally didn't call for green pepper, but when I was making it one time, I noticed some in the refrigerator and decided to add it. It gave a little extra zip, so I've kept it a part of the recipe. This makes ordinary carrots special and adds nice color to a meal. -Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba

Pasta with Tomatoes

Pasta with Tomatoes

Pasta with Tomatoes

Earlene Ertelt of Woodburn, Oregon found the recipe for Pasta with Tomatoes in the newspaper a few years ago and has used it frequently ever since. "My husband, Charles, and I are busy on our farm and with other activities, so quick and easy dishes like this one are very important to me," Earlene asserts.

Broccoli-Potato Pancakes

Broccoli-Potato Pancakes

Broccoli-Potato Pancakes

I LOVE POTATOES prepared in any way. I came up with this recipe by combining two recipes for broccoli and potato "latkes". These are easy to prepare and make a delicious side dish. —Patricia Kile Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

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.

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

Lemon-Studded Artichokes

For a change-of-pace side dish or appetizer, microwave some artichokes. Lorraine Galazyk of South Surrey, British Columbia flavors them with lemon slices and garlic butter, which is great for dipping.

Cheddar Green Beans

Cheddar Green Beans

Cheddar Green Beans

THIS DISH was my grandmother's way of getting us young kids to eat our green vegetables. She was a wonderful cook and inspired me to get creative in my cooking. Sunday dinner was always served at noon at her house, and everything on the table was homemade and delicious. -Linda Poole, Rainbow, Texas

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Soy sauce and peanut butter flavor these crisp-tender beans. "They're a nice change from the usual green bean salads and casseroles," says Robin Joss from Ashburn, Virginia. "With a sesame seed crunch, this dish always wows guests and brings plenty of recipe requests."

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, Mississippi
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