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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.

Mexican Couscous

Mexican Couscous

Mexican Couscous

Changed contributor from TK to a reader name. AT 4/30/12

Dried Fruit Stuffing

Dried Fruit Stuffing

Dried Fruit Stuffing

Fruit and almonds give new life to a boxed stuffing mix in this flavorful recipe. — Taryn Kuebelbeck, Plymouth, Minnesota

Asparagus on Toast Points

Asparagus on Toast Points

Asparagus on Toast Points

At home in Cody, Wyoming, Wendy Prevost relies on this springtime specialty for family and friends. It’s no fuss to double for a crowd. And, as Wendy says, “It’s a cinch to make, delightful to present and delicious to eat!”
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Fresh Garden Medley

Fresh Garden Medley

Fresh Garden Medley

Kim Wenzel of Jefferson, Oregon tosses sauteed carrots, red pepper, zucchini and yellow squash with seasonings and dressing for a side dish filled with fresh flavors. “This combination is not only tasty and nutritious, its bright colors give it great eye-appeal,” she says.

Chive 'n' Garlic Corn

Chive 'n' Garlic Corn

Chive 'n' Garlic Corn

Our Test Kitchen created this fresh tasting corn side dish as a great way to dress up frozen corn.

Peachy Green Beans

Peachy Green Beans

Peachy Green Beans

Apricot preserves lend a sweet flavor to tender green beans, while cayenne pepper gives this side a slight kick. Lisa Ruehlow of Blaine, Minnesota shares the recipe.

Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

Dried basil adds its rich herb flavor to this creamy and delicious skillet side dish that's table-ready in just minutes! Thanks to Anna Chaney of Antigo, Wisconsin for sharing her recipe.

Tangy Italian Green Beans

Tangy Italian Green Beans

Tangy Italian Green Beans

And round out any meal with Italian Green Beans from Rudy Martino. The sharpness of the Parmesan cheese goes nicely with the tangy flavor of the chicken. “This has been a family favorite for many years,” writes the Lombard, Illinois reader.

Spinach Penne Toss

Spinach Penne Toss

Spinach Penne Toss

Spinach provides a delicious base for all the wonderful flavor combinations found in Kierste Wade's hearty salad. The Midland, Michigan reader writes, This salad is perfect for so many different occasions, including when company comes.”

Asparagus Lemon Pasta

Asparagus Lemon Pasta

Asparagus Lemon Pasta

“This is a wonderful side dish alongside grilled meats,” shares Donna Lascher of Sun Lakes, Arizona. Summery asparagus and citrus star in the refreshing accompaniment that's ready to serve in no time flat.

Pasta with Garlic Oil

Pasta with Garlic Oil

Pasta with Garlic Oil

My family is Italian, and this is one of our old faves with plenty of garlic, mushrooms and herbs. To help the sauce adhere, don’t rinse the pasta in water after you drain it. —Pamela Vittori, Chicago Heights, Illinois
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