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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.

Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus

Clarice Scheeringa of Ripon, California shares this dressed-up asparagus. "I live in the heart of asparagus country, so I'm always on the look out for new ways to serve it," she explains. "Lemon and a touch of tarragon make it a quick elegant side dish."

Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Scalloped Potatoes and Onions

Writes Dorothy Bateman from Carver, Massachusetts. "This creamy potato dish is so delicious. You can prepare it in the morning, than put it in the oven later—just be sure the sauce covers the potatoes so they won't turn brown."

Zesty Broccoli

Zesty Broccoli

Zesty Broccoli

"This is a last-minute side dish that hardly takes any time at all," says Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "The sauteed florets stay bright green and fresh-looking, and the garlic and pepper add a spark of flavor."
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Herbed Potato Wedges

Herbed Potato Wedges

Herbed Potato Wedges

I'M a widower and cook mainly for myself. This recipe is simple and I've used it many times. Since it makes enough for two, I'll wrap half of the baked potato wedges in foil and freeze them for another time. Then I simply warm them in the toaster oven or microwave. -R. V. Taibbi, Honolulu, Hawaii

Italian Vegetable Saute

Italian Vegetable Saute

Italian Vegetable Saute

"This speedy side dish is loaded with flavor," comments Kenda Nicholson, Honey Grove, Texas. "It's a wonderful way to use up garden bounty—the recipe was the result of an abundant crop of green peppers my parents grew."

Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

Garlic Angel Hair Pasta

From Dalhart, Texas, Denise Baumert serves up a savory side dish with wonderful garlic flavor. "I add the cloves to the noodles as they are cooking for fast and flavorful results," she explains. At only 11¢ a serving, this pleasing pasta is a thrifty accompaniment to most any lunch or dinner.

Vegetable Bobbers

Vegetable Bobbers

Vegetable Bobbers

A simple combination of fresh vegetables makes an irresistible "bobber" garnish, especially when placed of a bed of herb "seaweed". You could also use celery in place of carrots, radishes rather than tomatoes, and zucchini or yellow squash instead of cucumber. Let your imagination—and the bounty of your backyard garden—be your guide.

Saucy Scalloped Potatoes

Saucy Scalloped Potatoes

Saucy Scalloped Potatoes

For old-fashioned flavor, try these scalloped potatoes from Elaine Kane of Keizer, Oregon. They cook up tender, creamy and comforting. "Chopped ham adds a hearty touch," she relates.

Slow-Cooked Vegetables

Slow-Cooked Vegetables

Slow-Cooked Vegetables

In Westgate, Iowa, Kathy Westendorf simmers and assortment of garden-fresh vegetables into a satisfying side dish. "My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me. It's a favorite at holiday gatherings and potlucks," she assures.

Rice Seasoning Mix

Rice Seasoning Mix

Rice Seasoning Mix

"With rice and this mix on hand, you can whip up a tasty side dish whenever you need one," says Linnea Rein from Topeka, Kansas. "It goes with any meat and has superb flavor."

Seafood Stuffing

Seafood Stuffing

Seafood Stuffing

For an easy and elegant side dish, I add canned crab and shrimp to boxed stuffed mix. When I served this to my mom as part of her birthday dinner, she said it was the best she had ever tasted...and nest time she wanted just the stuffing for her meal! —Marcy Thrall Haddam Neck, Connecticut
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