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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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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.
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Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

“This recipe was originally an entree with chicken and linguini,” notes Barbara Spitzer of Lodi, California. “I keep changing the ingredients to go with whatever else I’m serving for dinner, but my husband prefers this recipe.”

Corn 'n' Celery Saute

Corn 'n' Celery Saute

Corn 'n' Celery Saute

Phyllis Groves of Ukiah, California, says, “This light but different vegetable combination goes well with almost any main dish.”

Portobellos Parmesano

Portobellos Parmesano

Portobellos Parmesano

Our Test Kitchen home economists came up with this easy-to-fix meatless entree. Fontina cheese and marinara sauce give a real Italian flavor to this satisfying twist on eggplant Parmesan.
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Carrots 'n' Celery with Pecans

Carrots 'n' Celery with Pecans

Carrots 'n' Celery with Pecans

This tasty side dish makes my holiday meal complete. When I first tried the recipe, it was instantly a "keeper".

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.

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!

Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Our Test Kitchen assembled this easy dish with leftover rice. The spinach, red peppers, cheese and pine nuts make it a vibrant accompaniment to any meal.

Vegetable Ramekins

Vegetable Ramekins

Vegetable Ramekins

Says Dona Alsover of Upland, California, “Our children and grandchildren live far away, so my husband, Jim, and I frequently plan a quiet dinner by candlelight. We have Vegetable Ramekins often since we can pull fresh things from our garden all year. It is a colorful and delicious side dish.”

Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

“At the end of the growing season, we always have a few acorn squash remaining," says Laurina Jo Tucker of La Marque, Texas. "I usually bake the squash with butter and honey, but decided to try something more savory and I came up with this.”

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.

Seasoned Potatoes

Seasoned Potatoes

Seasoned Potatoes

Mildly seasoned with fresh parsley and the flavors of garlic and onion, this stovetop side dish goes well with just about any main course.—Sandra Novotny, Windsor, Pennsylvania
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