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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.

Snappy Peas 'n' Mushrooms

Snappy Peas 'n' Mushrooms

Snappy Peas 'n' Mushrooms

In Annapolis, Maryland, Laura Mahaffey makes this delightful dill-seasoned dish in mere minutes. Just wrap the fresh vegetables in foil, seal tightly and grill until tender. It's that easy.

Spinach Surprise

Spinach Surprise

Spinach Surprise

"If you're looking for a good way to get kids to eat spinach, try this zippy side dish spiced with picante sauce," suggests Sandra Weaver of Fort Gordon, Georgia. "My teenage daughter likes it so much she makes it herself."

Horseradish Potatoes

Horseradish Potatoes

Horseradish Potatoes

Looking for a speedy way to dress up potatoes? Try this zippy treatment from Myra Innes. "When our potatoes are fresh out of the garden, we eat them often, so I try to serve them in different ways," says the Auburn, Kansas cook.
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Tangy Potato Slices

Tangy Potato Slices

Tangy Potato Slices

A snappy sauce gives spuds a German potato salad-like taste that is sure to tingle the taste buds. "This is a perfect way to use up leftover cooked potatoes," notes Ilene Soroko, Norfolk, Virginia.

Zucchini with Salsa

Zucchini with Salsa

Zucchini with Salsa

Carole Hildebrand from Kelseyville, California tops zucchini slices with chunky homemade salsa to make this scrumptious side dish. "I fix it often in the summer when I have the fresh vegetables on hand," she notes.

Grilled Corn and Peppers

Grilled Corn and Peppers

Grilled Corn and Peppers

"Every Fourth of July, we invite friends to our houseboat for a cookout," writes Cindy Williams of Fort Myers, Florida. "We always have corn on the cob prepared this way, and everyone loves it. The onions and peppers add fantastic flavor to the sweet ears of corn."

Corn with a Kick

Corn with a Kick

Corn with a Kick

From Burns, Wyoming, Nancy McDonald shares this zesty summer side dish that's great with canned , frozen or leftover corn. Tomato and green pepper add bright color and taste. "It's terrific at barbecues and potlucks," she assures.

Basil Cherry Tomatoes

Basil Cherry Tomatoes

Basil Cherry Tomatoes

I especially like this light, refreshing salad in summer when cherry tomatoes from the garden are in abundance.—Melissa Stevens, Elk River, Minnesota

Chicken-Flavored Rice Mix for a Crowd

Chicken-Flavored Rice Mix for a Crowd

Chicken-Flavored Rice Mix for a Crowd

From Courtland, Minnesota, Florence Arbes gets a head start on a flavorful rice side dish with this mixture. With just five ingredients, it's simple to prepare and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Vegetable Seasoning Mix

Vegetable Seasoning Mix

Vegetable Seasoning Mix

"My husband wouldn't eat green beans until I seasoned them with this simple blend," writes Susan Johnson of Arlington, Texas. "Now he asks for seconds," she adds. Try this mix with most any vegetable for a zippy side dish that's sure to please.

Baked Basil Fries

Baked Basil Fries

Baked Basil Fries

A Parmesan cheese and basil coating provides these "homegrown" fries with their pleasant taste. "Seasoned with garlic powder and baked in the oven, they're a zippy alternative to deep-fat fried potatoes," notes Tammy Neubauer of Ida Grove, Iowa.
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