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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.

Apple Dumpling Bake

Apple Dumpling Bake

Apple Dumpling Bake

"I received this recipe from a friend of mine, then tweaked it to suit my family's tastes," says Chris Shields of Monrovia, Indiana. Mountain Dew is the "secret" ingredient in this rich apple dessert that's a snap to make.

Savory Baked Onion Rings

Savory Baked Onion Rings

Savory Baked Onion Rings

"If you love onion rings but not the fat from deep-frying them, try baking them," suggests Marilyn Lee of Richmond, Missouri. The crisp rings round out lunch...or make a scrumptious snack.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Need a swift side dish? Try these spiced sweet potatoes from out Test Kitchen. They're quick to cook and easy to mash in a food processor.
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Gingered Snow Peas

Gingered Snow Peas

Gingered Snow Peas

A hint of ginger makes these peas special and one of my favorites.

Elegant Scalloped Potatoes

Elegant Scalloped Potatoes

Elegant Scalloped Potatoes

I wanted a different side dish one night, so I dressed up my usual scalloped potatoes with bacon, green onion and extra cheese. Microwaving speeds things up, but you can save even more time by preparing it a day early.

Seasoned Asparagus

Seasoned Asparagus

Seasoned Asparagus

Our Test Kitchen used lemon juice and a pinch of mint to give a light fresh taste to tender asparagus. The pretty spears cook quickly in the microwave.

Veggie-Stuffed Potatoes

Veggie-Stuffed Potatoes

Veggie-Stuffed Potatoes

Marinated artichoke hearts are an unusual addition to these impressive packed potatoes from Jennifer Andrzejewski of Grizzly Flats, California. Bacon, cheese, sour cream and broccoli round out the savory flavor.

Sauteed Summer Squash

Sauteed Summer Squash

Sauteed Summer Squash

My family likes squash when it still has a little crunch, which results in a shorter cooking time. I take advantage of my garden bounty of squash.—Gloria A. Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Hot Green Rice

Hot Green Rice

Hot Green Rice

"Our boys don't like spinach, but they love this casserole," relates Judy Brown of Rockdale, Texas. "I think the jalapeno peppers disguise the spinach taste."

Herbed Potatoes

Herbed Potatoes

Herbed Potatoes

No one will ever suspect that this rosemary-seasoned side dish starts with canned potatoes. "Fast ideas are a big part of my recipe file, and these buttery potatoes are a favorite," writes Jane Symens of Anchor Point, Alaska.

Buttery Corn Casserole

Buttery Corn Casserole

Buttery Corn Casserole

Lisa Whitehead from Caraway, Arkansas sends this comforting side dish her daughter (pictured) prepares. "Megan is an excellent cook and baker," Lisa writes. "She has won several top prizes for her cooking and baking skills."
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