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Simple Side Dishes

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Pepperoni Angel Hair

Pepperoni Angel Hair

Pepperoni Angel Hair

This noodle side dish is so versatile that it can accompany steak, pork chops, chicken or even hamburgers. Chill leftovers to serve as a cool main-dish salad on a warm summer night. When time allows, I like to replace the pepperoni with sliced cooked chicken. -Julie Mosher, Coldwater, Michigan

Rigatoni Chard Toss

Rigatoni Chard Toss

Rigatoni Chard Toss

I had to get my firefighter husband to eat more fruits and veggies to lower his cholesterol and triglycerides. Fresh chard and tomatoes add a lot of fiber and vitamins to our diets, but we love this recipe for the flavor. While he would never admit to eating "health food" around the firehouse, this dish is one of many that made his trips to the doctor much more pleasant! —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

“Fresh rosemary is the key to these savory and colorful potatoes. You can substitute carrots for the sweet potatoes with equally tasty and beautiful results.” Shannon Koene - Blacksburg, Virginia
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Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

Kathy Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania writes of her Yellow Squash and Tomatoes, “Don't be fooled by the simplicity; this is so good. I made it at least once a week last summer when the garden was producing squash, tomatoes and basil.”

Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Zucchini Tomato Casserole

"Even people who don't like zucchini can't seem to get enough of this full-flavored side dish," says Cathy Johnston of Ranchester, Wyoming. "I always bring it to family gatherings and potlucks because it goes well with any entree."

Cabbage on the Grill

Cabbage on the Grill

Cabbage on the Grill

"My father first fixed these bacon-wrapped cabbage wedges a few years ago," relates Demi Rice from Macks Creek, Missouri. "Now I make them for my family when we put steak and potatoes on the grill. Even our three daughters like them."

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Out of thyme? No worries, the beauty of this dish is in its versatility. Try using another herb instead. —Sarah Reid, Oshawa, Ontario

Carrots with Pineapple Glaze

Carrots with Pineapple Glaze

Carrots with Pineapple Glaze

Pretty and versatile Pineapple-Glazed Carrots are ready in just 10 minutes and pair up with a variety of meats for weekday meal magic! Anna Stodolak - Volant, Pennsylvania

Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

Contest-Winning Hot Fruit Compote

“This sweet and colorful fruit compote is perfect with an egg casserole at a holiday brunch. It can bake right alongside the eggs, so everything is conveniently done at the same time,” notes Joyce Moynihan in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Creamy Hash Browns

Creamy Hash Browns

Creamy Hash Browns

My mother often took this comforting side dish to social dinners because it was such a hit. Now I get the same compliments when I make it. Bacon and onion jazz up a creamy mixture that’s quick and easy to make thanks to convenient frozen hash browns and canned soups. —Donna Downes, Las Vegas, Nevada

Creamy Parmesan Spinach

Creamy Parmesan Spinach

Creamy Parmesan Spinach

This recipe, from Priscilla Gilbert of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, combines fresh baby spinach with a delicious, creamy Parmesan cheese sauce. Crushed croutons top it off and give the side dish a wonderful crunch.
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