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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.

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."

Rich Spinach Casserole

Rich Spinach Casserole

Rich Spinach Casserole

"I found this recipe in an old slow cooker cookbook," recalls Vioda Geyer of Uhrichsville, Ohio. "When I took the side dish to our church sewing circle, it was a big hit."

Orange-Glazed Carrots

Orange-Glazed Carrots

Orange-Glazed Carrots

"I'm a 78-year-old who does my own cooking," writes Robert Wahlfeldt. The Danville, Illinois cook shares this colorful microwave side dish ideal for casual meals. It gets its zest from a tart yet sweet citrus glaze.
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Garlic-Chive Mashed Potatoes

Garlic-Chive Mashed Potatoes

Garlic-Chive Mashed Potatoes

Creamy and comforting, these savory spuds will complement many entrees. "Stir in extra broth to get the texture you desire," suggests Leslie Cain of Starkville, Mississippi.

Soup Carrot Coins

Soup Carrot Coins

Soup Carrot Coins

I have always loved the carrots in my mom's chicken soup, so I tried to imitate the flavor in this side dish.—Denise Loewenthal, Hinckley, Ohio

Seasoned French Fries

Seasoned French Fries

Seasoned French Fries

These simple spuds come together easily with frozen crinkle-cut fries and just a few other ingredients. They're perfect with a sandwich, hamburger or hot dog.—Sharon Crider, Junction City, Kansas

Fried Apple Rings

Fried Apple Rings

Fried Apple Rings

Four ingredients and a skillet are all that you'll need for these delightful apple rings that Mary Jane Ruther cooks in her Trenton, New Jersey kitchen. Serve them as a sweet side dish alongside pork...or for dessert.

Au Gratin Taters N Chops

Au Gratin Taters N Chops

Au Gratin Taters N Chops

"This easy entree will please adults and children alike," promises Laura Starkey of Manhattan, Kansas. "I made it often as a college student, decreasing the number chops to two so I would have great-tasting leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day."

Four-Vegetable Bake

Four-Vegetable Bake

Four-Vegetable Bake

"Several members of my family enjoy meatless dishes, and I'm partial to casseroles, so this tasty dish pleases everyone," relates Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "It lets the goodness of the veggies come through."

Lemon-Basil Snow Peas

Lemon-Basil Snow Peas

Lemon-Basil Snow Peas

“Sugar snap peas are a delicious vegetable that often gets overlooked,” notes Mitzi Sentiff in Annapolis, Maryland. “We love the flavor of this crunchy side dish and its splash of lemon with broiled fish, chicken or pork.”

Fruited Rice Pilaf

Fruited Rice Pilaf

Fruited Rice Pilaf

I'm always trying to get fruit into our menus. I stirred some into plain rice pilaf one night, and it was a hit!—Lucille M. Gendron, Pelham, New Hampshire
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