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Simple Side Dishes

Find simple side dish recipes from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple side dish recipes featured in our publication.

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These lightly golden onions have a delicate taste that complements green, beans, peas and almost any type of meat. Try them over steaks, on burgers, with pork chops and more. —Melba Lowery Rockwell, North Carolina
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Basil Red Potatoes for 2

Basil Red Potatoes for 2

Basil Red Potatoes for 2

Tender red potatoes get a light coating of butter, wine and basil for a side that's just right with almost any main dish. Bernadette Bennett - Waco, TX

Lemon-Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-pepper seasoning and lemon juice turn Brussels sprouts into a delightful side! Katherine Stallwood - Richland, WA

BLT Twice-Baked Potatoes

BLT Twice-Baked Potatoes

BLT Twice-Baked Potatoes

Two favorites go together in this hearty dish: BLTs and twice-baked potatoes. I like to serve these potatoes with grilled steaks or barbecued chicken. —Mary Shenk, DeKalb, Illinois
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Festive Rice Medley

Festive Rice Medley

Festive Rice Medley

Vicki Zobal of Georgetown, Texas punches up the flavor and nutrition of this fast-fixing mainstay with fresh green cilantro and confetti-colored peppers.

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

Tarragon Asparagus

I grow purple asparagus, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Recently, my husband and I discovered how wonderful any color of asparagus tastes when it's grilled. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

These potatoes are a speedy side dish that complements most any entree. Feta cheese adds a rich zesty flavor. A neighbor supplies me with garden-fresh chives, but you can use frozen or dried chives for more convenience.—Jean Komlos, Plymouth, Michigan

Veggie Rice Bowl

Veggie Rice Bowl

Veggie Rice Bowl

As Sherry Hulsman of Louisville, Kentucky will tell you, this yummy recipe makes a lot, so it’s great for a gathering. With lots of vegetables and two kinds of rice, it’s a quick and easy dish.

Scalloped Apples

Scalloped Apples

Scalloped Apples

When I was a child, I loved eating at my grandma's house, especially when she baked this comforting apple dish. As a busy mother of seven, I'm often short on time, so I use the microwave to fix it quickly. My family enjoys its "apple pie" flavor with a meal or topped with ice cream for dessert. -Sandy Daniels, Grandville, Michigan

Herbed Veggie Platter

Herbed Veggie Platter

Herbed Veggie Platter

This eye-appealing combination is an interesting twist on mixed vegetables. Topped with herb butter and Parmesan cheese, the crowd-pleaser is an ideal addition to buffets. Divide the ingredients between two plates if your microwave can't accommodate one large platter. -Patricia Vandiver, Tucson, Arizona

Orange-Glazed Carrots

Orange-Glazed Carrots

Orange-Glazed Carrots

"I'm a 78-year-old who does my own cooking," writes Robert Wahlfeldt. The Danville, Illinois cook shares this colorful microwave side dish ideal for casual meals. It gets its zest from a tart yet sweet citrus glaze.

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Vegetable Stir-Fry

This flavorful dish comes together in less than 10 minutes and is so aromatic that mouths will be watering from rooms away. Kelly Graham - Niagara Falls, Ontario
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