“Using instant potatoes is a time-saver, but you can use leftover mashed potatoes, too. I switch this recipe up with different flavors of onion rings and by adding garlic.”
Margaret Wilson - Sun City, CA
"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."
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.
Cinnamon and sugar coat warm apple slices in this change-of-pace side dish from Shirley Heston of Pickerington, Ohio. It's priced at just 56¢ a serving, so the sweetly seasoned specialty is both fuss-free and frugal.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
Rockwell, North Carolina