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Side Dish Recipes

Discover the perfect accompaniment for your next meal with these delicious side dishes. Find potato, rice and vegetable side dishes as well as side dishes for chicken, fish, steak, ham and more. Browse the best recipes for easy and healthy side dishes.

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Toasted almonds add crunch to this no-fuss treatment for fresh beans. They get extra flavor from convenient onion soup mix and Parmesan cheese. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
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Western Cubed Potatoes

Western Cubed Potatoes

Western Cubed Potatoes

Green chilies add a little zip to this side dish but do no overpower this casserole's down-home appeal. It's a side dish the kids enjoyed as much as the adults did.—Karen Darrell, Bethalto, Illinois

Mushroom Oven Rice

Mushroom Oven Rice

Mushroom Oven Rice

When I was growing up, my dad, brother and I couldn't wait to get to the table when Mom was serving this delicious rice dish. With lots of fresh mushrooms and celery stirred in, it tastes so good you're sure to want seconds! -Cindy Kufeldt, Orlando, Florida

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin oranges and a warm glaze transform canned beets into a super side dish. Lemon juice provides a bit of tartness. If your family doesn't like the tart flavor, I suggest adding a little more sugar. —Shirley Dehler Columbus, Wisconsin
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Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."

Sauteed Apples and Raisins

Sauteed Apples and Raisins

Sauteed Apples and Raisins

On a chilly morning, this fruity side dish warms you up. It complements just about anything you'd choose to serve for breakfast or brunch, such as the German Pancake or an egg dish or slices of warmed Canadian bacon. -Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho

Chili-Cheese Bake

Chili-Cheese Bake

Chili-Cheese Bake

Since my husband's a Navy meteorologist, we've sampled food all over the world. I adapted this recipe from one I was given while we were stationed on the Aleutian Islands. Fresh meat was difficult to obtain in that part of Alaska, so I learned to make many meals featuring grains and legumes instead! We're looking forward to retiring soon to a small farm in central Maine. All three of our children were 4-H leader for 9 years.

Sherried Peas

Sherried Peas

Sherried Peas

Looking for an easy way to dress up dinner veggies and make them something special? Here’s a quick tasty solution from our Test Kitchen that goes together in no time flat—and goes with a variety of main dishes.

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

Creamy Herbed Vegetables

We always pass this dish to Dad first, since he likes the creamy herbed combination so much. He rates it tops among all the trimmings served for the turkey dinner when our gang of more than 20 gathers to celebrate. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

Scarborough Fair Stuffing

Scarborough Fair Stuffing

Scarborough Fair Stuffing

This is a delicious recipe that I start saving leftover bread for in the fall. It is so easy especially if you pre-make by mixing the bread and herbs together and keeping it on hand.—April Greenwood, Lakewood, Colorado

Orange Sweet Potatoes

Orange Sweet Potatoes

Orange Sweet Potatoes

"Seconds are common once folks try these wonderfully satisfying sweet potatoes—they're smothered with a cinnamon-orange sauce and dotted with walnuts," writes Bonnie Baumgardner from her home in Sylva, North Carolina.

Neapolitan Potatoes

Neapolitan Potatoes

Neapolitan Potatoes

One taste of these yummy potatoes and I pestered my friend for months to give me the recipe! The tantalizing blend of flavors complements any festive entree.

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

“This is such an excellent recipe and one of my very best side dishes,” writes Karen Grant from her home in Tulare, California. “It looks lovely and is much easier to make than it might sound.”

Creamed Beans and Potatoes

Creamed Beans and Potatoes

Creamed Beans and Potatoes

This soothing side dish is so much nicer than plain beans and potatoes. Mother relied on hearty downhome recipes such as this one. Now I also cook it for my family. —Lisa Andis, Morristown, Indiana

Roasted Carrots & Fennel

Roasted Carrots & Fennel

Roasted Carrots & Fennel

This addictive vegetable combo is a fresh take on one of my mother's standard wintertime dishes. I usually add more carrots—as many as the pans will hold. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Honey-Lemon Asparagus

Everyone who tastes my glazed asparagus takes more, so I double the recipe. For another option, try root veggies like turnip and parsnip in this honeyed side. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Sure, it’s simple and healthy but, oh, is this roasted broccoli delicious. Cutting the stalks into tall “trees” turns this ordinary veggie into a standout side dish. —Holly Sander, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Confetti Quinoa

Confetti Quinoa

Confetti Quinoa

If you've never tried quinoa, start with my easy side, brimming with colorful veggies. I serve it with orange-glazed chicken. —Kim Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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