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Simple Side Dishes

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Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

Dried basil adds its rich herb flavor to this creamy and delicious skillet side dish that's table-ready in just minutes! Thanks to Anna Chaney of Antigo, Wisconsin for sharing her recipe.

Shoepeg Corn Casserole

Shoepeg Corn Casserole

Shoepeg Corn Casserole

This comforting side dish makes a creamy accompaniment to most any main course. Not only can you double the recipe for larger crowds, but you can use reduced-fat or low-sodium ingredients if you prefer. —Lori Talamao Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Maple-Glazed Green Beans

Maple-Glazed Green Beans

Maple-Glazed Green Beans

After I picked my first green beans one year, I desired a savory dish that was unique, quick, and packed with flavor. I had all the ingredients in my pantry and began to experiment. The results were outrageously YUMMY! I couldn’t stop eating my creation, so the next day I picked more beans and made this delicious side dish again. It's a keeper.—Merry Graham, Newhall, California
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Noodles with Broccoli

Noodles with Broccoli

Noodles with Broccoli

I found a recipe for a noodle and broccoli side dish, then changed it to use what I had on hand and to make it faster. Wow, it is good!—Janene Christensen, Eureka, Missouri

Lemon Pasta with Spinach

Lemon Pasta with Spinach

Lemon Pasta with Spinach

Healthy spinach, garlic and lemon combine to coat angel hair pasta for a lovely side that’ll freshen any meal. —Charlene Anderson, Bonney Lake, Washington

Golden Corn Casserole

Golden Corn Casserole

Golden Corn Casserole

Marcia Braun of Scott City, Kansas stir together corn bread mix, French onion dip and canned corn to make this super-moist side dish. "It went over so well at Thanksgiving one year that it's now served at all our holiday gatherings," she says with a smile.

Au Gratin Taters N Chops

Au Gratin Taters N Chops

Au Gratin Taters N Chops

"This easy entree will please adults and children alike," promises Laura Starkey of Manhattan, Kansas. "I made it often as a college student, decreasing the number chops to two so I would have great-tasting leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day."

Chili Cheese Corn

Chili Cheese Corn

Chili Cheese Corn

“I got this yummy corn recipe from a co-worker more than 10 years ago,” writes Nadene Melton from Euless, Texas. “It’s so easy and tasty that it’s become a favorite in our family—especially for holidays or special meals. I’ve had many requests for the recipe.” TIP: To turn Nadene’s creamy side dish into a convenient meal, simply add cooked chicken, beef or shrimp. Serve with a leafy tossed salad and crusty loaf of bread.

Healthy Garlic Green Beans

Healthy Garlic Green Beans

Healthy Garlic Green Beans

"Because this recipe is easy to prepare, healthy and delicious, it has become the only way I make green beans," says Clara Saxe of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The versatile beans feature plenty of garlic and Italian seasoning and complement most any entree.

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme and Gorgonzola

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme and Gorgonzola

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme and Gorgonzola

Creamy Gorgonzola cheese turns this basic potato recipe into a savory and spectacular side! Try this with all your favorite entrees. Virginia Sturm - San Francisco, California

Skillet Sausage Stuffing

Skillet Sausage Stuffing

Skillet Sausage Stuffing

I dressed up a package of stuffing mix with pork sausage, mushrooms, celery and onion to make this stuffing. It impressed my in-laws at a family gathering and has since become a popular side dish with my husband and children. —Jennifer Lynn Cullen, Taylor, Michigan
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