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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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Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once, she made a batch for my cousin’s birthday, and he ate the entire thing. —Joan Hallford, Fort Worth, Texas
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More Simple Side Dishes

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

I take this dish to Thanksgiving family gatherings, and it's requested every year. —Cynthia Edmiston, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

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

Rosemary Root Vegetables

Rosemary Root Vegetables

Rosemary Root Vegetables

This heartwarming side dish from our Test Kitchen is sure to get rave reviews! The ingredient list may look longer, but you'll soon see, this colorful fall medley is a snap to prepare.
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Fruity Rice Mix

Fruity Rice Mix

Fruity Rice Mix

Dried apricots and golden raisins lend sweetness and pretty color to this flavorful rice mix from Emily Chaney of Penobscot, Maine. "I usually serve this special side dish with fish or chicken," she relates. "Dotted with almonds it gets rave reviews from my family."

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin oranges and a warm glaze transform canned beets into a super side dish. Lemon juice provides a bit of tartness. If your family doesn't like the tart flavor, I suggest adding a little more sugar. —Shirley Dehler Columbus, Wisconsin

Tomato-Onion Green Beans

Tomato-Onion Green Beans

Tomato-Onion Green Beans

Fresh green beans are the star of this healthy side. Serve with grilled chicken, pork tenderloin or seafood for a delicious end to a busy day. &emdash;David Feder, Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Thymed Zucchini Saute

Thymed Zucchini Saute

Thymed Zucchini Saute

Simple and flavorful, this recipe is a tasty and healthy way to use up all those zucchini that are taking over your garden. It's ready in no time! —Bobby Taylor, Ulster Park, New York

Scalloped Potatoes and Veggies

Scalloped Potatoes and Veggies

Scalloped Potatoes and Veggies

If you're like me, you're always searching for easy side dishes. This vegetable medley in a creamy cheese sauce couldn't be simpler. It uses ingredients you likely have on hand and costs 24¢ a serving. —Linda Renberger Derby, Kansas

Herbed Corn and Carrots

Herbed Corn and Carrots

Herbed Corn and Carrots

Bail, parsley and onion salt dress up this simple veggie medley in moments. It has so much flavor, you'd never guess it could be that easy! —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota

Maple Raisin Carrots

Maple Raisin Carrots

Maple Raisin Carrots

Golden raisins are a sweet addition to this time-saving treatment for carrots. Gay Duhon from Paulina, Louisiana shares the speedy skillet side dish that's mildly flavored with maple syrup.

Crispy Fried Onion Rings

Crispy Fried Onion Rings

Crispy Fried Onion Rings

These crispy burger toppers add an extra element to already-fantastic burgers. They're also perfect for giving your salads a little crunch. Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
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