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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.

Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

“These tasty mushrooms are a wonderful accompaniment to meat, but they could also be served as an appetizer,” notes Joan Schroeder of Pinedale, Wyoming.

Teriyaki Zucchini and Onion

Teriyaki Zucchini and Onion

Teriyaki Zucchini and Onion

I came up with this dish because I was tired of all of the same dishes. It's quick, easy and uses up extra garden-fresh zucchini.—Cher Conley, Laurel, Montana

Garlic-Scented Broccoli Florets

Garlic-Scented Broccoli Florets

Garlic-Scented Broccoli Florets

This broccoli side with a light garlic scent adds beautiful color and bursts of flavor to any meal. Laura Merkle of Dover, Delaware comments, “With fresh broccoli so full of nutrients and so readily available in the supermarket, it's a great accompaniment to just about any dish.”
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Green Beans with Red Pepper

Green Beans with Red Pepper

Green Beans with Red Pepper

“This is one of our favorite in-a-snap side dishes,” writes Tracey Medeiros of Atlanta, Georgia. It’s also a beautiful addition to any holiday plate.

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Zucchini 'n' Corn Saute

Laramie, Wyoming’s Vera Reid uses corn and peppers to add color and nutrition to this veggie side dish. “It’s so fresh and appealing and complements any meal,” she says.

Barbecued Potato Wedges

Barbecued Potato Wedges

Barbecued Potato Wedges

“So easy to prepare, these toasty, roasted potatoes go well with just about any meat entree and are a year-round favorite at our house,” writes Karen McRowe in Avon, Ohio.

Nutmeg Brussels Sprouts

Nutmeg Brussels Sprouts

Nutmeg Brussels Sprouts

Gladys De Boer of Castleford, Idaho provides this lightly spiced side dish with only a handful of ingredients for maximum ease. Gladys writes, “The trick with brussels sprouts is, don't overcook them!”

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

A little peppery heat warms up this tasty and versatile veggie-and-orzo side dish from Sam Stusek in Annapolis, Maryland. “I often substitute a variety of our favorite seasonal vegetables and it's always delicious,” he notes.

Cranberry-Apple Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry-Apple Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry-Apple Sweet Potatoes

A few convenience items hurry along prep of this speedy casserole from Nella Parker of Hersey, Michigan. A sweet-and-tangy fruit glaze tops canned sweet potatoes and apple pie filling with delicious results. Serve it alongside roasted meats or take it to a potluck.

Creamy Mushroom Bow Ties

Creamy Mushroom Bow Ties

Creamy Mushroom Bow Ties

“This pasta dish has become one of our favorites,” reports Dodi Walker of Peachtree City, Georgia. “It is so easy! But it tastes like it took much longer in the kitchen than it does. Some of our friends don’t eat red meat, so I sometimes serve this as a meatless main dish. It’s wonderful with a salad and a loaf of French bread.”

Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes

Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes

Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes

Even people who claim not to like sauerkraut will enjoy this tangy side dish from Betsy Esley of Three Mile Bay in New York. She uses handy convenience products to make it as quick and easy as it is delicious. "It's also especially good served with ham or any pork dish," Betsy adds. "And the flavor is even better the next day—if you're lucky enough to have leftovers!"
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