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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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This addictive combo is a fresh take on one of my mother's standard wintertime dishes. I usually add more carrots—as many as the pans will hold. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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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

Savory String Beans

Savory String Beans

Savory String Beans

I LOVE making this dish when I can pick the beans right out of the garden and put them into the pot. The fresh taste is unbeatable. I've also made it with beans purchased at the store. Either way, you'll find this recipe a winner. There's no need for any extra seasonings at the table. -Ina Reed, Kingman, Arizona

Three-Veggie Skillet

Three-Veggie Skillet

Three-Veggie Skillet

To try out the Gourmet Grillware, our Test Kitchen came up with this simple side dish featuring tender roasted vegetables with a hint of seasoning. The veggies are great alongside many entrees. You can also prepare this dish in a cast-iron skillet.
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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

Stuffed Potatoes with Cheese

Stuffed Potatoes with Cheese

Stuffed Potatoes with Cheese

Cottage cheese is the "secret" ingredient in this creamy side dish. "I make two potatoes, one for dinner and one for lunch the next day," notes Janet English, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

French Peas

French Peas

French Peas

I'm always on the lookout for side dishes that go with nearly any main meal. This medley of peas, onions and mushrooms fills the bill.—John Davis, Mobile, Alabama

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes

Roasted Potatoes and Artichokes

Potato wedges and artichoke hearts are roasted to perfection in this hearty recipe from Mary Relyea of Canastota, New York. For added zing, Mary sprinkles the veggies with crumbled feta cheese.

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

In Wyoming, Minnesota, Amanda Anderson dresses up broccoli with this savory, ranch-flavored cheese sauce.

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Our test kitchen home economists developed the recipe for this colorful side dish. Sauteed vegetables add texture and crunch to the quick-cooking couscous.

Spicy Corn on the Cob

Spicy Corn on the Cob

Spicy Corn on the Cob

“Being from Louisiana, we like everything hot…even our vegetables,” writes Glenda Ardoin from Hessmer. “This is one of our summer favorites.”

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

Comforting Hash Brown Casserole

"One of my favorite potato dishes, this recipe is creamy and comforting. It freezes well, so it's great make-ahead dish to take along when you're RVing," says Carole Alexander of Norton, Ohio.
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