Simple Side Dishes

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Broiled Parmesan and Swiss Tomatoes

Serving steak or tenderloin tonight? Here’s the ideal accompaniment. “It’s a winner every time and so simple to double for guests.” —Mary Price, Youngstown, Ohio
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Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

My trick to roasting veggies is to choose ones that cook in the same amount of time. Try pairing up cauliflower florets with baby carrots or okra with cherry tomatoes.— Courtney Gaylord, Columbus, Indiana

Veggie-Stuffed Potatoes

Veggie-Stuffed Potatoes

Veggie-Stuffed Potatoes

Marinated artichoke hearts are an unusual addition to these impressive packed potatoes from Jennifer Andrzejewski of Grizzly Flats, California. Bacon, cheese, sour cream and broccoli round out the savory flavor.

Brie Mashed Potatoes

Brie Mashed Potatoes

Brie Mashed Potatoes

These rich, buttery whipped potatoes are delicately flavored with Brie and fresh thyme—and likely to become a family tradition for special occasions. Thanks to Yvonne Starlin of Portland, Tennessee for the recipe.
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Italian-Style Broccoli

Italian-Style Broccoli

Italian-Style Broccoli

With just a handful of ingredients, this side comes together in a jiffy. Coupled with the ravioli, it’s a menu that might just make you fall in love, Italian-style! —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, KS

Whipped Carrots with Cranberries

Whipped Carrots with Cranberries

Whipped Carrots with Cranberries

Margie Haen of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin sends her special dish with an obvious fall feel. The buttery texture and sweetness of cranberries and brown sugar make this a great addition to Thanksgiving turkey.

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.

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Even folks who aren't fond of vegetables will gobble up this simple-to-prepare side dish. For even more color, toss in some chopped frozen carrots.

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

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

Grilled Herb Vegetables

Grilled Herb Vegetables

Grilled Herb Vegetables

The convenience of frozen vegetables takes the worry out of cooking dinner. Best of all, you still get that fresh flavor of summer. Simply take a bagged veggie blend, add some quick pantry staples, and cook for a satisfying complement to just about any main dish.

Lemon-Pepper Green Beans

Lemon-Pepper Green Beans

Lemon-Pepper Green Beans

The perfect partner for a rich main course, these delicious green beans from our Test Kitchen bring a light and refreshing flavor, as well as a dash of color to the table. They’re sure to be a hit!
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