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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.

Swiss Potato Gratin

Swiss Potato Gratin

Swiss Potato Gratin

Grated potatoes and creamy Swiss or Gruyere cheese make this side dish a satisfying alternative to mashed or baked potatoes. Connie Bryan of Linwood, Kansas submitted the recipe.

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Creamy sweet potatoes are treated to a brown-sugar-and-pecan topping in this pared-down casserole. “I like to double the recipe for my company's Thanksgiving potluck,” Tina Browning writes from Lehigh Acres, Florida. “Everyone loves it.”

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasted Peppers with Basil

Roasting peppers yields a sweet, smoky flavor, and a silky texture. Mix in some fresh basil, and you have a titillating treat! It's absolutely delicious, plus it contains less than one gram of fat and zero cholesterol. —Tammy Landry, Saucier, Mississippi
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Sweet Onion Blossom

Sweet Onion Blossom

Sweet Onion Blossom

"Using fresh asparagus from my garden, I created this side dish for lunch one day...and was delighted by the unusual combination of colors and flavors," says Judy Stratton of Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota.

Rice with Mushrooms

Rice with Mushrooms

Rice with Mushrooms

Convenient canned mushrooms dress up chicken bouillon-flavored rice in this easy recipe from Anita Miller of Sartell, Minnesota. "I used to prepare this dish when we were first married," Anita notes. "Now that the kids are grown and we're retired, I'm using it again."

Parmesan Basil Spaghetti

Parmesan Basil Spaghetti

Parmesan Basil Spaghetti

This light and lemony pasta side dish is from Greenfield, Wisconsin's Sarah Briggs.

Zesty Lemon Potatoes

Zesty Lemon Potatoes

Zesty Lemon Potatoes

"I created this recipe to go with fish, but it's also excellent with chicken and pork," shares Susan MacKenzie of Edwards, California. "The potatoes are good at room temperature or piping hot."

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

"You'll find this delicious squash is a welcome change from plain vegetable side dishes," assures Karen Scaglione of Nanuet, New York. "It makes a great accompaniment to pork roast."

Baked Garlic Green Beans

Baked Garlic Green Beans

Baked Garlic Green Beans

This flavorful dish from Marilyn Farmer of Centerville, Utah dresses up frozen green beans with onion, cheese, bread crumbs and garlic. It’s easy enough to serve any day of the week.

Sweet Herbed Carrots

Sweet Herbed Carrots

Sweet Herbed Carrots

“The original recipe, which my mother acquired over 45 years ago, called for two bunches of small carrots so I had to guess how much to use. I eventually got the recipe amounts worked out to my liking,” says Beverly Christofferson of Sioux City, Iowa.

Baked Home-style Mashed Potatoes

Baked Home-style Mashed Potatoes

Baked Home-style Mashed Potatoes

These flavorful mashed potatoes provide a hearty accompaniment to any meat entree--a sure pleaser!
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