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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.

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.
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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."

Spicy Garlic Green Beans

Spicy Garlic Green Beans

Spicy Garlic Green Beans

I created this recipe while trying to reproduce a dish served at my favorite Chinese restaurant. These come very close and use just a few handy ingredients.—Jennifer Hoeft, Thorndale, Texas

Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes

Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes

Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes

If you like the filling in twice-baked potatoes, you'll love the flavor of this savory side dish that complements most entrees. "It's a good way to finish off extra mashed potatoes," says Margaret Mayhugh of Murphysboro, Illinois.

Cheesy Sliced Potatoes

Cheesy Sliced Potatoes

Cheesy Sliced Potatoes

Your microwave makes this rich and cheesy treatment for sliced potatoes quick to prepare. "It is so delicious and a good change for plain scalloped potatoes," says Jeannine Ricketson of Saugerties, New York.

Hearty Maple Beans

Hearty Maple Beans

Hearty Maple Beans

"I modified this recipe to suit my family's taste," notes Marge Glassic from Easton, Pennsylvania. "It's a great side dish for a backyard barbecue with hamburgers and hot dogs. It can be made in advance and kept warm in a slow cooked for hours without losing any flavor."

Irish Spud Strips

Irish Spud Strips

Irish Spud Strips

"I came up with this recipe by sheer luck when I was trying to create a good tasting yet different side dish," explains Naomi Kay Smith of Canandaigua, New York. She tosses the crisp fries with Cajun seasoning and Parmesan cheese. "They're a bit hit with my family."

Golden Spiced Rice

Golden Spiced Rice

Golden Spiced Rice

Our Test Kitchen created this flavorful rice medley that’s sure to jazz up any entree. Golden raisins add sweetness to the blend of aromatic herbs.

Mexican Spoon Bread

Mexican Spoon Bread

Mexican Spoon Bread

This warm and comforting side dish is fluffy, cheesy and stick-to-your-ribs good! Try it with everyday meals, but it'll be a hit at family gatherings, too. Sherry Thompson — Seneca, SC
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