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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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Asparagus marinated in vinaigrette and dotted with cheese makes an awesome side. We’re blue cheese fans, but you might like Parmesan or feta. —Susan Vaith, Jacksonville, Florida
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Savory Sprouts

Savory Sprouts

Savory Sprouts

Cream of chicken soup creates the easy sauce that coats these tender sprouts from Daphne Blandford of Gander, Newfoundland. Seasoned with thyme and sprinkled with sliced almonds, this side dish is special enough for guests.

Spinach & Feta Saute

Spinach & Feta Saute

Spinach & Feta Saute

With just the right level of garlic and a pleasant mix of cheese and almonds, this quick side will brighten any plate. You could also try it stuffed in a filet. —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Patio Pintos

Patio Pintos

Patio Pintos

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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Sweet Potato Pineapple Bake

Sweet Potato Pineapple Bake

Sweet Potato Pineapple Bake

Not only is this side yummy, but it's quick because it calls for canned yams, I got the idea from my sister...I just added the pineapple.—May Evans, Corinth, Kentucky

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

Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

"With 16 grandchildren, I find that someone is always hungry," writes Berry Carpenter of Hookstown, Pennsylvania. "This is a quick dish to fix when I'm busy. I sometimes serve it along with garlic bread for an easy meatless meal," she adds.

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

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Sandi Pichon of Slidell, Louisiana adds rosemary, garlic and lemon peel to this rich potato side dish, making it special enough for guests.

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."

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

Great Garden Veggies

Great Garden Veggies

Great Garden Veggies

I jazz up zucchini, yellow squash and tomato with cheese and seasonings. The no-fuss skillet side dish is perfect for using summer's bounty. Plus, the veggies are great alongside grilled chicken, fish and most other warm-weather fare.—Chris Schmidt, Clarksville, Tennessee
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