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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.

Kathy's Herbed Corn

Kathy's Herbed Corn

Kathy's Herbed Corn

My husband and I agreed that the original recipe for this corn needed a little jazzing up, so I added the thyme and cayenne pepper to suit our tastes. Now fresh summer corn makes a regular appearance on our grill. —Kathy VonKorff, North College Hill, Ohio

Freezer Sweet Corn

Freezer Sweet Corn

Freezer Sweet Corn

Whenever I serve this summertime go-to, people can't believe that it's frozen and not fresh. It stays crisp-tender and now I can have "fresh" corn any time of the year. —Judy Oudekerk, St. Michael, Minnesota

Quick Ginger-Orange Squash

Quick Ginger-Orange Squash

Quick Ginger-Orange Squash

"You can prepare this side dish quickly in your microwave," says field editor Vonna Wendt of Ephrata, Washington. "It has a festive holiday flavor."
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Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

I've been serving this festive appetizer for years. Everyone comments on how pretty it is. I especially like it because it's so easy to make.—Leola Seltmann, Witchita, Kansas

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Even folks who aren't fond of vegetables will gobble up this simple-to-prepare side dish. For even more color, toss in some chopped frozen carrots.

Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf

Make the side dish extra special with this rice dish. It is better then any store bought package mix.—Barianne Wilson, Falfurrias, Texas

German-Style Spinach

German-Style Spinach

German-Style Spinach

"GRANDMA'S spinach dish is flavored with her Austrian heritage. It's tasty and always looks so pretty on the plate. We children never had to be told to eat our spinach at Grandma's house!"

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

When I was a girl, Mama used Texas Longhorn cheese in this recipe. After it melted all over the macaroni, I loved to dig in and see how many strings of cheese would follow my spoonful. —Imogene Hutton, Brownwood, Texas

Quick Parmesan Noodles

Quick Parmesan Noodles

Quick Parmesan Noodles

"This is an excellent side dish that even kids love," assures Ruth Dirks from Ravensdale, Washington. "It's perfect when you don't have time to peel potatoes...and oh-so-flavorful!"

Garlic Broccoli Spears

Garlic Broccoli Spears

Garlic Broccoli Spears

Looking for an effortless way to liven up fresh broccoli? In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Shirley Glaab tosses cooked spears with garlic and lemon juice for simple, savory results.

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
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