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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.

Apricot Barley Casserole

Apricot Barley Casserole

Apricot Barley Casserole

It doesn't take long to put together this pretty side dish dotted with dried apricots and golden raisins. Then just pop it into the oven and enjoy the aroma! Diane Swink of Signal Mountain, Tennessee writes, "My mother was a farm girl who helped feed the threshers during harvesttime. They always asked for seconds of this."

Company Carrots

Company Carrots

Company Carrots

These savory dressed-up carrots add color to any meal-and do it with just five ingredients. "Use packaged baby carrots for added convenience," notes Lee Ann Arey of Scarborough, Maine.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

"I often serve this side-dish casserole to company because it's easy to make and looks so appealing," says Vicki Schrupp of Little Falls, Minnesota. "The crumb topping is very flavorful."
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Cheesy Broccoli Pie

Cheesy Broccoli Pie

Cheesy Broccoli Pie

Biscuit mix is the secret to the no-fuss crust in the tasty broccoli dish shared by Judy Siegrist of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "There's no need to roll out a crust—it makes its own as it bakes," she says. "I keep one pie in the freezer to thaw and warm up in a jiffy."

Almond Currant Rice

Almond Currant Rice

Almond Currant Rice

Her Almond Currant Rice is 9-year-old Whitney's favorite. "Stirring in the almonds and currants at the last minute is a snap, and we love the flavor," Felicia says. "You can substitute your favorite dried fruits and nuts if you like."

Dilly Sweet Peas

Dilly Sweet Peas

Dilly Sweet Peas

A tongue-tingling side dish. Dilly Sweet Peas gets fun flavor from dill pickles and pickle juice balanced with a bit of honey. "Whitney and I always go back for seconds," assures Felicia.

Stir-Fried Cabbage

Stir-Fried Cabbage

Stir-Fried Cabbage

Stir-fried Cabbage cooks quickly so it stays crisp and keeps its bright color. "I serve economical cabbage often," Carol says. "Prepared this way, it's an excellent side dish with any entree."

Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice

Bonnie Baumgardner often serves this quick skillet side dish to delighted guests at her Sylva, North Carolina home. "It tastes so delicious it's hard to believe it's good for you," she exclaims. "And it's hearty enough to serve as a meatless main dish."

Budget Corn Casserole

Budget Corn Casserole

Budget Corn Casserole

"Besides helping on our farm, I work as an environmental assistant for a power district," relates Denise Goedeken from Platte Center, Nebraska. "It's quite a challenge to put a good nutritious meal on the table and still have time for doing things with my family." Denise's husband and their two girls enjoy this dish, which you can make for just 20¢ a serving.

Cottontail Carrots

Cottontail Carrots

Cottontail Carrots

Glistening with a subtly sweet glaze, these scrumptious carrots are sure to become an often-requested dish on special occasions. They take only minutes to cook in the microwave.

Stuffing Baskets

Stuffing Baskets

Stuffing Baskets

You won't find eggs and jelly beans in these appealing "Easter baskets", but you will enjoy delectable sliced mushrooms and pecan tidbits. Instant stuffing mix makes them a snap to prepare, and their fun shape won't soon be forgotten by your guests.
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