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30+ Fabulous Dutch Oven Sides

Put your favorite pot to work. These delicious Dutch oven sides go with any meal.

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Cashew Rice PilafTaste of Home

Cashew Rice Pilaf

This hearty dish will add pizzazz to your plate with its beautiful blend of flavors and colors. I often serve it as a main course with salad and bread. —Tina Coburn, Tucson, Arizona

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Celeriac & Garlic Mashed PotatoesTaste of Home

Celeriac & Garlic Mashed Potatoes

My family can't get enough of this comforting fall favorite, especially at Thanksgiving. I love the addition of the celeriac. Its mild celery flavor pairs well with the garlic and potato. —Lynelle Martinson, Plover, Wisconsin

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Green Beans with Creamy Pistachio SauceTaste of Home

Green Beans with Creamy Pistachio Sauce

I was asked to bring vegetables for a party and wasn’t feeling inspired until I remembered Mom served them with butter and evaporated milk. I love pistachios, so I added those instead of almonds. Everybody wanted the recipe, and I was really pleased—very little work and lots of happy family and friends! —Loretta Ouellette, Pompano Beach, Florida

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Spiced Pear RisottoTaste of Home

Spiced Pear Risotto

We love risotto and are always in search of fun and different ways to prepare it. I like to serve this fruity version with pork tenderloin.—Kim Berto, Port Orchard, Washington

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Brussels Sprouts & Kale SauteTaste of Home

Brussels Sprouts & Kale Saute

In an effort to add more greens to our meals, I created this dish—and my kids eat it up. The crispy salami is the "hook." —Jennifer Mcnabb, Brentwood, Tennessee

You won’t believe you can make these unexpected recipes in a Dutch oven.

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Glazed Sweet PotatoesTaste of Home

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Fresh sweet potatoes Mom grew disappeared fast at our family table when she served them with this easy, flavorful glaze. She still makes them this way, and now her sweet potato recipe has become a favorite with the grandchildren as well! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland

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Orange-Scented Leeks & MushroomsTaste of Home

Orange-Scented Leeks & Mushrooms

This simple side is great for seasonal celebrations. The sherry and orange juice add a unique flavor twist that makes this dish special.—Carole Bess White, Portland, Oregon

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Black-Eyed Peas with BaconTaste of Home

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

A real Southern favorite, black-eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring good luck. The bacon and thyme in my mom’s recipe make them extra special. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

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German Red CabbageTaste of Home

German Red Cabbage

Sunday afternoons were a time for family gatherings when I was a kid. While the uncles played cards, the aunts made treats such as this traditional German red cabbage recipe. —Jeannette Heim, Dunlap, Tennessee

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Moist Turkey Sausage StuffingTaste of Home

Moist Turkey Sausage Stuffing

With tangy apricots and turkey sausage, this stuffing is a terrific mix of sweet and savory. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

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Black-Eyed Peas with Collard GreensTaste of Home

Black-Eyed Peas with Collard Greens

Time to gather round the table, y'all! This dish has special meaning on New Year's Day, when Southerners eat greens for future wealth and black-eyed peas for prosperity. —Athena Russell, Greenville, South Carolina

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Creamed Pearl OnionsTaste of Home

Creamed Pearl Onions

When our children were small, we always celebrated Christmas at our house. This was one of many recipes I relied on that could be prepared a day in advance, which gave me more time to spend with guests. Everyone expected to see this vegetable dish on the table every year. —Barbara Caserman, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

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Classic Red Beans N RiceTaste of Home

Classic Red Beans N Rice

After 25 years in a place where Cajun cooking is common, we’ve come to rely on this staple menu item. If you've never tried red beans and rice before, I assure you'll like this recipe.—Jackie Turnage, New Iberia, Louisiana

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Creamy MushroomsTaste of Home

Creamy Mushrooms

So simply prepared yet so satisfyingly good, these thinly sliced mushrooms are creamy, mild and comforting.

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Maple-Ginger Glazed CarrotsTaste of Home

Maple-Ginger Glazed Carrots

I first made this dish for my family and friends one Thanksgiving. Not only are the carrots lovely on the table, they taste terrific, too! —Jeannette Sabo, Lexington Park, Maryland

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Parmesan RisottoTaste of Home

Parmesan Risotto

Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish. In this version, the rice is briefly sauteed, then slowly cooked in wine and seasonings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Makeover Creamed CornTaste of Home

Makeover Creamed Corn

This healthy creamed corn has all the rich feel and flavor of the original, but only about half the calories and about a third of the saturated fat. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Simple Maple Baked BeansTaste of Home

Simple Maple Baked Beans

I came up with this recipe in a pinch after running out of baked beans at our oldest daughter's birthday party. I dressed up canned beans with maple syrup and a few other ingredients to produce this sweet, saucy version that tastes like homemade. They're so easy to fix that I rarely make baked beans from scratch anymore.

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Mustard Brussels SproutsTaste of Home

Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Mustard boosts the green flavor of the sprouts in this versatile side dish. Great served with breaded chicken or pork chops. —Leah-Anne Schnapp, Grove City, Ohio

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Zucchini in Dill Cream SauceTaste of Home

Zucchini in Dill Cream Sauce

As retired dairy farmers, we always knew fresh dairy products made a difference in my recipes. This creamy sauce combines some of our favorite foods. Josephine Vanden Heuvel, Hart, Michigan

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Cantina Pinto BeansTaste of Home

Cantina Pinto Beans

This dish was inspired by one served at a Dallas, Texas, restaurant. The chef added chunks of ham, but my version is meatless. It makes a great Tex-Mex side or a filling lunch when served with cornbread. —L.R. Larson, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Oyster Sausage StuffingTaste of Home

Oyster Sausage Stuffing

I’ve had this wonderful recipe for more than 30 years and always use it during the holidays. It’s so rich and buttery that I often serve it with pork roast or stuffed pork chops. It never fails to bring raves. —Page Alexander, Baldwin City, Kansas

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Creamy Roasted Garlic & Spinach OrzoTaste of Home

Creamy Roasted Garlic & Spinach Orzo

This side dish brings instant comfort. I first made it without spinach, so my husband and daughter would like it. The next time, I added spinach for the extra health benefits. They still devoured it, so in my book, that's a win-win. —Dawn Moore, Warren, Pennsylvania

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Mashed Potatoes with Garlic-Olive OilTaste of Home

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic-Olive Oil

Garlic mashed potatoes are high on our love list. To intensify the flavor, I combine garlic and olive oil in the food processor and drizzle it on top of the potatoes. — Emory Doty, Jasper, Georgia

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Country Turnip GreensTaste of Home

Country Turnip Greens

If you’ve never tried making turnip greens, my recipe is an easy, tasty way to start. Pork and onions give the fresh greens wonderful flavor .—Sandra Pichon, Memphis, Tennessee

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German Potato DumplingsTaste of Home

German Potato Dumplings

Potato dumplings (called Kartoffel Kloesse in Germany) are a delightful addition to any German feast. The browned butter sauce is delectable.—Arline Hofland, Deer Lodge, Montana

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Caramel Sweet PotatoesTaste of Home

Caramel Sweet Potatoes

The sauce is the star of this recipe. It really does taste like butterscotch. It is a nice side dish for poultry or ham. —Mary Jo Patrick, Napoleon, Ohio

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Tangy Baked Seven BeansTaste of Home

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod Lundwall, Tooele, Utah

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Bacon Collard GreensTaste of Home

Bacon Collard Greens

A staple of Southern cuisine, these collard greens with bacon make for one incredible side dish. —Marsha Ankeney, Niceville, Florida

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Gouda Mixed Potato MashTaste of Home

Gouda Mixed Potato Mash

Everything's better with cheese, right? This cheesy two-potato mash is no exception. If you cube the cheese, you’ll discover delicious pockets of melted cheese throughout the dish. —Shelby Goddard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Seasoned Brown Rice PilafTaste of Home

Seasoned Brown Rice Pilaf

For those of us who are white rice lovers at heart, this recipe makes brown rice taste great! Everyone takes seconds; it is that good. It is so easy to prepare. To convert for vegetarians, just substitute veggie broth for the beef broth. Any leftovers are delicious the next day. —Amy Berry, Poland, Maine

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Sicilian Steamed LeeksTaste of Home

Sicilian Steamed Leeks

I love the challenge of developing recipes for my garden leeks, a delicious underused vegetable. This Italian-flavored dish is a family favorite. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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Spicy Chuck Wagon BeansTaste of Home

Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans

Baked beans don't get any easier! All you have to do is open some cans, chop a pepper and an onion, and add a dash (or two) of hot sauce. They'll simmer to perfection in minutes.—James Schend, Food Editor, Taste of Home magazine

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