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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.

Quick Rosemary Rice

Quick Rosemary Rice

Quick Rosemary Rice

In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mary Ann Kosmas cooks up this light and lemony rice dish flecked with pretty carrot shreds. "I have an herb garden, so I prepare this with fresh rosemary in summer," she jots. "The aroma is heavenly."

Fruity Rice Mix

Fruity Rice Mix

Fruity Rice Mix

Dried apricots and golden raisins lend sweetness and pretty color to this flavorful rice mix from Emily Chaney of Penobscot, Maine. "I usually serve this special side dish with fish or chicken," she relates. "Dotted with almonds it gets rave reviews from my family."

Carrots with Dill

Carrots with Dill

Carrots with Dill

Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas shares a great way to present sweet, tender carrots. She glazes the colorful coins with margarine and adds dill just before serving for a simple, savory side dish.
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Spinach Rice Casserole

Spinach Rice Casserole

Spinach Rice Casserole

From East Troy, Wisconsin, Kathleen Taugher shares a blend of spinach, mushrooms, brown rice and cottage cheese that's hearty enough to serve as a main dish. The creamy casserole gets nice crunch from sunflower kernels sprinkled on top.

Tangy Broccoli

Tangy Broccoli

Tangy Broccoli

"For years, my family has spiced up vegetable side dishes with this tangy sauce," relates Kristi Wise of Linwood, Kansas. "Even my dad, who doesn't care much for broccoli, will eat it when it's topped with this bright fast-to-fix sauce."

Herb Potatoes

Herb Potatoes

Herb Potatoes

A neighbor who always had a large garden showed me how to make these easy, buttery potatoes. For a flavor twist, sometimes I substitute fresh or dried dill for the parsley.—Kathie Morris, Redmond, Oregon

Almond Brussels Sprouts

Almond Brussels Sprouts

Almond Brussels Sprouts

I have no trouble getting my kids to eat their vegetables. I exposed them to a variety of vegetables at an early age helped. They love these tender brussels sprouts, which have just the right amount of nutty crunch.—Kathie Morris, Redmond, Oregon

Baked Hash Browns

Baked Hash Browns

Baked Hash Browns

"Mother always served this creamy, satisfying potato dish to company, and now I do, too," writes Julie Driskel of Magnolia, Arkansas. "It tastes especially good with steak or roast beef."

Home-Style Potatoes

Home-Style Potatoes

Home-Style Potatoes

"This is a deliciously different way to prepare potatoes, and it's so easy," assures June Formanek from Belle Plaine, Iowa. "If there happen to be any leftovers, they're just as good the next day."

Zippy Beans and Corn

Zippy Beans and Corn

Zippy Beans and Corn

Onion and hot pepper sauce spark up the flavor of this unique side dish that is shared by Marsha Ransom of South Haven, Michigan.

Corny Green Bean Casserole

Corny Green Bean Casserole

Corny Green Bean Casserole

Crushed crackers and french-fried onions create this fast and flavorful topping for this home-style corn and green bean casserole from Dorothy Bahlmann. "It's a terrific dish to take to potluck dinners," remarks the Clarksville, Iowa cook.
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