Simple Side Dishes

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Lemon Corn and Zucchini

Lemon Corn and Zucchini

Lemon Corn and Zucchini

This is a delicious veggie accompaniment to most meals. A combination of lemon and dill offers an elegant taste that's simple to achieve. The colorful medley is great for special occasions or weeknight meals. —Linda Massicotte-Black Coventry, Connecticut

Savory Asparagus

Savory Asparagus

Savory Asparagus

Fresh asparagus dresses up a weeknight meal with aromatic tarragon. Try substituting the asparagus with broccoli for a twist.

Minty Sugar Snap Peas

Minty Sugar Snap Peas

Minty Sugar Snap Peas

Fresh mint is great on cooked sugar snap peas. Mint is also nice on green beans or carrots. —Alice Kaldahl, Ray, North Dakota

Barbecue Butter Beans

Barbecue Butter Beans

Barbecue Butter Beans

Flavorful bacon and a sweet sauce spark the flavor of this delicious dish. It takes only minutes to stir together this speedy side, making it perfect for potlucks.—Linda Hartsell, Apple Creek, Ohio

Garden Fish Packets

Garden Fish Packets

Garden Fish Packets

"I frequently serve this flavorful combination of fish, vegetables and cheese over a bed of rice," writes Sally Davis of Warren, Pennsylvania. "It's quick to assemble, and the foil packets make cleanup a breeze."

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

Spinach-Stuffed Steak

A succulent mixture of spinach, peppers and sunflower kernels gives extra-special flavor to these steak slices from Jetta Kaune of Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. "When I have time, I roast my own sweet peppers for the filling," she notes.

Green 'n' Gold Veggies

Green 'n' Gold Veggies

Green 'n' Gold Veggies

Serve the fast fillets alongside Green 'n' Gold Veggies shared by Opal Sanders of Glouster, Ohio. The buttery skillet side dish features beans, corn and green onions and works well with nearly any main course. "I use canned corn and green beans when I'm really in a hurry," says Opal. Fresh corn is nice when it's available, too. Regardless, the results are always well received at get-togethers."

Citrus Sweet Potatoes

Citrus Sweet Potatoes

Citrus Sweet Potatoes

A mild orange glaze lets the taste of sweet potatoes shine through in this nut-topped side dish. "When I was dating my husband, my mother would make this whenever he'd come over for Sunday dinner," recalls Pauline Kelley of St. Peters, Missouri. "We've been married more than 40 years and he thinks I can make it almost as good as Mom did."

Fast Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Fast Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Fast Lemony Brussels Sprouts

"The tangy lemon glaze and toasted almonds make this easy vegetable dish popular at my table," explains Trisha Kruse from her kitchen in Boise, Idaho. "It even pleases those who say they don't care for brussels sprouts."

Sesame Carrot Slices

Sesame Carrot Slices

Sesame Carrot Slices

To accompany the main dish, serve Sesame Carrot Slices shared by Jacqueline Thompson Graves of Cumming, Georgia. The sweet carrot coins are cooked on the stovetop until crisp-tender and are dressed up with a mild mixture of butter, brown sugar and sesame seeds. "This carrot dish is a welcome change of pace," Jacqueline assures. "It can be made more or less spicy, whichever your taste dictates, by altering the amount of hot pepper sauce," she adds.

Flank Steak with Couscous

Flank Steak with Couscous

Flank Steak with Couscous

It takes just minutes to broil this nicely seasoned flank steak that’s served with made-in-minutes couscous. Slicing the meat on an angle across the grain produces the most tender results. If you prefer, a pound of sirloin steak can be used instead of the flank steak in this recipe.
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