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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.

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Pair any entree with Tara Sensenbaugh's Garlic Parmesan Asparagus for a truly succulent meal. With subtle garlic, melted butter and a hint of Parmesan cheese, what's not to love?

Florets with Cheese Sauce

Florets with Cheese Sauce

Florets with Cheese Sauce

Tossed in a homemade cheese sauce, these tender cauliflower and broccoli florets from our Test Kitchen make a tasty topping for the mashed potatoes. But the combination also can be served as a side dish to round out most any meal.

Peachy Sweet Potatoes

Peachy Sweet Potatoes

Peachy Sweet Potatoes

The microwave makes this special side a cinch to prepare. Juicy slices of fresh peach and cinnamon-sugar turn ordinary sweet potatoes into a standout recipe. Josie Bochek - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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Maple Raisin Carrots

Maple Raisin Carrots

Maple Raisin Carrots

Golden raisins are a sweet addition to this time-saving treatment for carrots. Gay Duhon from Paulina, Louisiana shares the speedy skillet side dish that's mildly flavored with maple syrup.

Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Garlic Parmesan Orzo

The buttery pasta dish calls for orzo, which cooks quickly and is a nice change from ordinary pasta shapes."This fantastic recipe was inspired by a similar dish I once tried," Stephanie says. "It makes a superb side dish anytime. The garlic and Parmesan cheese really stand out."

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling asparagus for a side dish. I serve these bacon-wrapped spears with grilled meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas

Con Queso Spirals

Con Queso Spirals

Con Queso Spirals

"This few-ingredient dish is a sure favorite no matter what the main course may be," assures JoAnne Palmer from Mechanicsville, Maryland. Spicy Mexican cheese dip from the snack aisle creates a zippy coating for spiral pasta.

Pea 'n' Mushroom Medley

Pea 'n' Mushroom Medley

Pea 'n' Mushroom Medley

“This side dish is such a snap to throw together,” writes Laurie LaClair of North Richland Hills, Texas. Fresh mushrooms and bacon jazz up frozen peas with ease. “It’s pretty and impressive enough for company, so I make it often.”

Lemon Corn and Zucchini

Lemon Corn and Zucchini

Lemon Corn and Zucchini

This is a delicious veggie accompaniment to most meals. A combination of lemon and dill offers an elegant taste that's simple to achieve. The colorful medley is great for special occasions or weeknight meals. —Linda Massicotte-Black Coventry, Connecticut

Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

"With 16 grandchildren, I find that someone is always hungry," writes Berry Carpenter of Hookstown, Pennsylvania. "This is a quick dish to fix when I'm busy. I sometimes serve it along with garlic bread for an easy meatless meal," she adds.

Quick and Flavorful Creamed Spinach

Quick and Flavorful Creamed Spinach

Quick and Flavorful Creamed Spinach

"This flavorful side dish is so tasty you'll forget that it features nutritious spinach," says Elizabeth Hunter from Flower Mound, Texas. "It's a family favorite for holidays and special occasions. It pairs well with roasted turkey, chicken, ham or brisket."
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