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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.

Carrots with Raisins

Carrots with Raisins

Carrots with Raisins

You can fix this simple side dish in minutes. Just combine the ingredients, then cook in the microwave.—Claudine Moffatt, Manchester, Missouri

Veggie Skewers

Veggie Skewers

Veggie Skewers

"I discovered this recipe while trying to spruce up plain vegetables for dinner guests," recalls Monica Meek Flatford of Knoxville, Tennessee. A mild spice blend coats colorful skewers of fresh zucchini, summer squash and mushrooms.

Campfire Onions

Campfire Onions

Campfire Onions

"When cooking out, my family prefers these sweet tender onions instead of potatoes," shares Barbara Magruder of Odessa, Missouri. They make an especially flavorful side dish alongside grilled steaks.
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Speedy Sweet Potatoes

Speedy Sweet Potatoes

Speedy Sweet Potatoes

"I discovered this yummy sweet potato recipe years ago," relates Beth Buhler, Lawrence, Kansas. "There's no need for lots of butter and sugar because the pineapple and marshmallows provide plenty of sweetness. It's a holiday favorite at our house," she shares.

Microwave Herbed Green Beans

Microwave Herbed Green Beans

Microwave Herbed Green Beans

Rosemary and basil complement green beans, celery and onion in this savory side dish from Ruth Andrewson of Peck, Idaho. "My mother always cooked with fresh herbs from her garden," she writes. "Now I find myself doing the same."

Italian Beans and Pasta

Italian Beans and Pasta

Italian Beans and Pasta

"This hearty recipe calls for convenient pantry items, so it's extremely easy to prepare," writes Judy Henfey of Austin, Texas. "It's best served with warm bread on a cool, crisp day."

Alfredo Potatoes

Alfredo Potatoes

Alfredo Potatoes

"These cheesy stuffed potatoes are great for a meal or as a side dish," says Peter Barry of Norrisville, Maryland. "Cut the recipe in half and use a small potato for an after-school snack," he adds.

Tomato Spiral Toss

Tomato Spiral Toss

Tomato Spiral Toss

"When my husband and I don't have a lot of time, we fix this pleasing pasta dish," remarks Nicole Lynch of Powell River, British Columbia. It's easy to prepare...and easy on the pocketbook at 42 cents a serving. The price comes down even more if you use homegrown tomatoes from your garden.

Corn Zucchini Medley

Corn Zucchini Medley

Corn Zucchini Medley

"I concocted this fresh-tasting side dish when I needed to use zucchini and a little leftover spaghetti sauce," recalls Mary Ann Pals of Chesterton, Indiana. The colorful combination is a mere 31 cents per serving and on the table in minutes.

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.

Creamy Hash Brown Bake

Creamy Hash Brown Bake

Creamy Hash Brown Bake

My mother always insisted on a sit-down dinner with the whole family every night so I use many of her recipe when my family sits down for a meal.—Yvonne Nave, Lyons, Kansas
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