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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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“I worked in an Italian restaurant that served pasta with olive oil, garlic and a sprinkling of walnuts. I enjoyed the medley so much that I developed this recipe for an important dinner—and it was a hit,” writes Nancy Beckman from Helena, Montana.
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More Simple Side Dishes

Sauteed Zucchini Strips

Sauteed Zucchini Strips

Sauteed Zucchini Strips

Just a few simple ingredients add up to one versatile side dish that’s bursting with flavor and goes together in minutes! Jeannie Klugh - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Yellow Squash and Peppers

Yellow Squash and Peppers

Yellow Squash and Peppers

Anna Stodolak sends her quick veggie side dish that's sure to perk up any dinner. Anna uses fresh yellow squash and peppers from her Volant, Pennsylvania garden.

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
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Minted Orzo

Minted Orzo

Minted Orzo

In just 15 minutes, I can make a warm, fresh-tasting side. Its mild flavor balances lots of entrees, especially the spicy ones. —Donna Curtis, Oakhurst, New Jersey

Peppered Brown Rice

Peppered Brown Rice

Peppered Brown Rice

"After searching through cookbooks without finding a brown rice recipe I liked, I decided to create my own," relates Orien Major of Hinton, Alberta. Pretty red, yellow and green peppers peek through this versatile side dish.

Stuffing Baskets

Stuffing Baskets

Stuffing Baskets

You won't find eggs and jelly beans in these appealing "Easter baskets", but you will enjoy delectable sliced mushrooms and pecan tidbits. Instant stuffing mix makes them a snap to prepare, and their fun shape won't soon be forgotten by your guests.

Tender Garlic Green Beans

Tender Garlic Green Beans

Tender Garlic Green Beans

Margaret Wagner Allen dresses up garden-fresh green beans in minutes, thanks to this easy microwave recipe. "The tender beans are delicious served with baked ham or grilled salmon," she writes from Abingdon, Virginia.

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

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

Pea Pods and Peppers

Pea Pods and Peppers

Pea Pods and Peppers

This recipe makes an easy, yet well-flavored side that goes well with a variety of main courses. “I make this about once a month. It’s a modification on a recipe I found in a cookbook." Cassie Conrad - Prescott Valley, AZ

Seasoned Fries

Seasoned Fries

Seasoned Fries

These fries are always popular with my meat-and-potatoes bunch. The cheesy seasoning can easily double as a flavorful baked potato topper, too.—Maribeth Edwards, Follansbee, West Virginia

Green Beans With Walnuts

Green Beans With Walnuts

Green Beans With Walnuts

For a simple side dish that seems nice enough for company, Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California perks up fresh green beans with minced garlic and toasted walnuts.
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