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Pesto Pasta & Potatoes

Although this healthy pasta dish is pretty simple to begin with, it's made even easier because you can throw the green beans and pasta into one big pot to cook. —Laura Flowers, Moscow, Idaho
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Corn 'n' Bean Bake

Corn 'n' Bean Bake

Corn 'n' Bean Bake

Surprise your family when you put this green bean dish with a twist on the table. Whole kernel corn and buttery crackers bring a new taste to this creamy casserole. —Nellie Perdue, Summer Shade, Kentucky

Orange-Glazed Broccoli

Orange-Glazed Broccoli

Orange-Glazed Broccoli

“This recipe is based on one my neighbor gave me years ago. It was tucked away in a filing box and when I finally used it, I wished I had tried it sooner!” Barbara Langan - Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Florets with Cheese Sauce

Florets with Cheese Sauce

Florets with Cheese Sauce

Tossed in a homemade cheese sauce, these tender cauliflower and broccoli florets from our Test Kitchen make a tasty topping for the mashed potatoes. But the combination also can be served as a side dish to round out most any meal.
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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

Garden Green Beans

Garden Green Beans

Garden Green Beans

Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida uses garlic and Italian seasoning to dress up green beans straight from the garden. "This fast flavorful side dish is frequently on the menu for special occasions," she relates.

Broccoli Mushroom Salad

Broccoli Mushroom Salad

Broccoli Mushroom Salad

Fresh-tasting, pretty and packed with broccoli, mushrooms, bacon and cheese, this simple salad makes a perfect partner for all kinds of summery entrees. —Deb Williams, Peoria, Arizona

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!

Warm Pecan Cabbage Slaw

Warm Pecan Cabbage Slaw

Warm Pecan Cabbage Slaw

Marie Hattrup, a field editor from Sparks, Nevada, gives a new twist to this slaw, which she serves warm. The mild mustard flavor and pleasing blend of crisp-tender vegetables and toasted pecans is a nice complement to fish or ham.

Corn Spoon Bread

Corn Spoon Bread

Corn Spoon Bread

In Frederic, Wisconsin, Tamara Ellefson prepares this comforting side dish with all of her holiday meals. "It's moister then corn pudding made in the oven, plus the cream cheese is a nice addition. It goes great with Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham."

Sharp Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Sharp Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Sharp Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Try as I might, I can never follow a recipe exactly, so here's what I came up with when I made a family friend's scalloped potatoes in my own kitchen. They’re so awesome, you just keep going back for more. —Susan Simons, Eatonville, Washington

Loaded Potatoes

Loaded Potatoes

Loaded Potatoes

Fancy enough for company, these baked potatoes look like you fussed but are really simple to fix. Our home economists sliced each one into a fan, covering them with cheese, bacon and savory seasonings. (For a quick how-to on creating potato fans, turn to page 50.)
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