Simple Side Dishes

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Spinach Potatoes Au Gratin

"This creamy mixture of sliced potatoes and spinach makes a pretty side dish," writes Edna Shaffer of Beulah, Michigan. "It may sound like it's labor-intensive, but it's not," she assures.
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Honey-Soy Asparagus

Honey-Soy Asparagus

Honey-Soy Asparagus

It’s love at first bite when you get a delectable burst of sweet-and-salty flavor with just the right amount of garlic in this simple side. Just trim the asparagus, and it’s ready to eat in the blink of an eye. —Lisa Daniell, Loveland, Colorado

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!

Bundle of Veggies

Bundle of Veggies

Bundle of Veggies

"I came across the recipe for this grilled vegetable medley at a nurses' station at the hospital where I work," notes Sheila Dedman of New Dundee, Ontario. "It's a big hit at home and while camping. The foil packet makes cleanup easy, too."
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Vegetables with Cheese Sauce

Vegetables with Cheese Sauce

Vegetables with Cheese Sauce

These will please even picky eaters, so get ready to receive lots of compliments! “The cheese sauce is great with other veggies—like summer squash or potatoes, too." Crystal Sheckles-Gibson - Beespring, Kentucky

Veggie Skewers

Veggie Skewers

Veggie Skewers

"I discovered this recipe while trying to spruce up plain vegetables for dinner guests," recalls Monica Meek Flatford of Knoxville, Tennessee. A mild spice blend coats colorful skewers of fresh zucchini, summer squash and mushrooms.

Roasted Veggie Platter

Roasted Veggie Platter

Roasted Veggie Platter

"This combination of colorful vegetable is so good when baked in the oven," assures Margaret Allen of Abingdon, Virginia. "They make a lovely presentation when threaded on skewers before roasting, too," she notes.

Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

Spiced Acorn Squash

"Working full-time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved. So I re-created many of our favorites in the slow cooker," notes Carol Greco of Centereach, New York. "This cinnamony treatment for squash is one of them."

Orange-Glazed Beets

Orange-Glazed Beets

Orange-Glazed Beets

“Beets were a popular vegetable in our house when I was growing up and this recipe is a real favorite of ours. It's very easy to make, and the citrus flavor of the orange is a delight.” Susan Punzal - Orchard Park, New York

Green Peas Supreme

Green Peas Supreme

Green Peas Supreme

Canadian bacon and pearl onions are tasty additions to this simple stovetop side dish made with convenient frozen peas. "I always get requests for second helpings," reports Marlene Muchenhirn from Delano, Minnesota.

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Smoky bacon leads the way in this East Coast-inspired stuffing. If you really like oysters, add an extra can. Doubling the oysters will add about 17¢ per serving.—Sherry Thompson, Seneca, South Carolina

Sesame Steamed Vegetables

Sesame Steamed Vegetables

Sesame Steamed Vegetables

"Broccoli grows abundantly during the long summer days here in Alaska," Heidi Doudna explains from Fairbanks. "I like to harvest it and freeze it along with julienned carrots, so this is always ready to go. The two vegetables are wonderful together, and the judges at our state fair even awarded this dish a first prize."
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