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Simple Side Dishes

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Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Garlic and other seasonings give great flavor to this colorful medley of vegetables at little cost. The pretty side dish from Sally Domark of Orland Hills, Illinois is tasty and inexpensive, too, at 33 cents a serving.

Rice Vegetable Medley

Rice Vegetable Medley

Rice Vegetable Medley

This recipe combines rice with frozen vegetables. The veggies are small enough for my daughter, Sara, to handle easily. The same's true of the rice, which she can pick up with her fingers.—Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Salsa Rice

Salsa Rice

Salsa Rice

It's a snap to change the spice level in this popular rice side dish by choosing a milder or hotter salsa. It's a delicious way to round out burritos or tacos when the clock is ticking. —Molly Ingle, Canton, North Carolina
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Spicy Creamed Corn

Spicy Creamed Corn

Spicy Creamed Corn

"One of my family's favorite vegetables is corn, and this quick corn dish is so easy to prepare," assures Nancy McDonald of Burns, Wyoming. "It tastes delicious and goes very well with turkey and chicken. It's a simple way to add a touch of spice to your meal."

Summer Squash Bake

Summer Squash Bake

Summer Squash Bake

From Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Gail Smrtic shares this colorful casserole that makes the most of fresh summer squash. A handful of chopped pecans adds a nutty crunch to the creamy side dish.

Like-Homemade Baked Beans

Like-Homemade Baked Beans

Like-Homemade Baked Beans

Looking for a speedy way to jazz up canned pork and beans? Sue Thomas of Casa Grande, Arizona gives them homemade taste with bacon, onion, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. A pleaser at picnics, this dish is easy on your pocketbook at a mere 28¢ per serving.

Sauteed Cabbage

Sauteed Cabbage

Sauteed Cabbage

Chopped onion, minced garlic and soy sauce add savory seasoning to this snappy side dish from Connie Moore of Medway, Ohio. At a mere 10¢ a serving, it's easy to stir-fry on the stove top when time is short.

Antipasto Potato Bake

Antipasto Potato Bake

Antipasto Potato Bake

This hearty side dish has a surprising Mediterranean flavor. With lots of color from red peppers and black olives, it’s shared by Kelley Butler-Ludington of East Haven, Connecticut.

Apricot-Glazed Green Beans

Apricot-Glazed Green Beans

Apricot-Glazed Green Beans

Serve this classic pasta toss withApricot-Glazed Green Beans from Nancy Mueller. "I like to add a little extra flavor to homegrown beans, and this is one of our favorite treatments," she writes from Bloomington, Minnesota. Apricot preserves make the simple yet tasty coating for the veggies. Try this side dish alongside most any entree whenever time is tight.

Blue Cheese Green Beans

Blue Cheese Green Beans

Blue Cheese Green Beans

Bacon, blue cheese and chopped nuts make this my mom's favorite way to enjoy green beans. I always prepare this side dish when she's coming for dinner.

Broiled Parmesan and Swiss Tomatoes

Broiled Parmesan and Swiss Tomatoes

Broiled Parmesan and Swiss Tomatoes

Planning to serve steak or tenderloin? These cheesy tomatoes make the ideal accompaniment. Plus, the recipe is simple to double for guests. —Mary Price, Youngstown, Ohio
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