Everyday mashed potatoes become appealingly elegant in Kathy Kittell's extra-cheesy souffle. "This casserole bakes up fluffy and golden-and makes a perfect company side dish," she confides from her Lenexa, Kansas kitchen.
"I usually roast quite a few ears of corn when they are on sale and freeze what I don't use at that time," writes Marilyn Rodriguez of Fairbanks, Alaska.
"This is a wonderful side dish to go with a fish fry, barbecue or almost any summer meal. It's a constant at my house."
Looking for a side dish with a pleasant nutty flavor? Our Test Kitchen came up with this easy pilaf recipe that's a perfect mild accompaniment to poultry, beef or fish. The combination of rice, bulgur and barley gives it a nice blend of textures.
"I made this dish for my Women's Health Initiative Group at our local university, and everyone just loved it," informs Betty Washburn of Reno, Nevada. "The grilled vegetables pick up a pleasantly mild flavor from the lemon juice and herb seasonings."
This side dish takes a flavorful twist on traditional red beans and rice. "The sweetness of the molasses and ketchup contrasts nicely with the garlic and onion...and reminds some people of barbecued beans," writes Rita Farmer of Houston, Texas. "This dish never fails to spark compliments and recipe requests.
This savory side dish from Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California is reason enough to give zucchini extra space in your garden. "I like to serve these veggie-stuffed boats with a loaf of homemade bread and slices of melon and avocado nestled on crisp lettuce leaves," she suggests. "They're also wonderful paired with any meat."
"I concocted this eye-pleasing recipe as a quick-and-easy side dish, and it's fast become a family favorite," notes Mildred Rickett of Magnolia, Texas. "It's a wonderful way to use up an abundance of veggies from your garden."
Crunchy cashews and citrus-seasoned sauce will stir your appetite for this colorful vegetable medley. "My husband requests the meatless entree often," says Dorothy Swanson of St. Louis, Missouri, "so it's on the menu at least once a month."