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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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Cheesy Summer Squash Casserole

Cheesy Summer Squash Casserole

Cheesy Summer Squash Casserole

Onion and cheddar cheese perk up the rich flavor of summer squash in this comforting casserole from Katherine Metz, Jacksonville, Florida (with husband Chuck, at right). A crispy cornflake-crumb topping adds a little crunch.

Corn Bread Pudding

Corn Bread Pudding

Corn Bread Pudding

I love serving this satisfying corn bread pudding recipe with shrimp or other seafood. I actually adapted the dish from my mom’s recipe, and it always reminds me of her. —Bob Gebhardt, Wausau, Wisconsin

Asian Spaghetti

Asian Spaghetti

Asian Spaghetti

We love this recipe with its bright, crisp-tender snow peas and carrots, but you could easily substitute any veggies you have on hand. —Anne Smithson, Cary, North Carolina
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Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread Casserole

Since my husband likes spicy foods, I frequently sprinkle chopped jalapeno peppers over half of this casserole for him. —Carrina Cooper, McAlpin, Florida

Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

These special potatoes are a hit with my whole family, from the smallest grandchild on up. I prepare them up to a week in advance, wrap them well and freeze. Their flavorful filling goes so nicely with juicy ham slices. —Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana

Contest-Winning Glazed Carrot Coins

Contest-Winning Glazed Carrot Coins

Contest-Winning Glazed Carrot Coins

These glossy carrots, flavored with orange juice, cinnamon and ginger, are pretty enough for a special meal. To save time, you could substitute two 15-ounce cans of carrots for the fresh ones. —Helen Bethel, Maysville, North Carolina

Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms

Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms

Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms

Mushrooms cooked over hot coals always taste good, but this easy recipe makes the mushrooms taste fantastic. As the mother of two children, I love to cook entire meals on the grill. It's fun spending time outdoors with the kids. —Melanie Knoll, Marshalltown, Iowa

Three-Bean Baked Beans

Three-Bean Baked Beans

Three-Bean Baked Beans

I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef and bacon mixed in, these satisfying beans are a big hit at backyard barbecues and church picnics. I'm always asked to bring my "special" beans. —Julie Currington, Gahanna, Ohio

Seasoned Red Potatoes

Seasoned Red Potatoes

Seasoned Red Potatoes

These simple but tasty potatoes are on the menu at my SideTrack Cafe in Metamora, Indiana. I've collected recipes for years, and this is a favorite.—Nancy Johnson, Connersville, Indiana

Broccoli Side Dish

Broccoli Side Dish

Broccoli Side Dish

With just a few ingredients, this makes a special side that kids of all ages would enjoy. A touch of brown sugar makes it a great dish for parents trying to get the kids to eat more veggies! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Double-Baked Mashed Potatoes

Double-Baked Mashed Potatoes

Double-Baked Mashed Potatoes

Dress up an all-time favorite comfort food with savory fixings. This is an easy twice baked mashed potatoes recipe that delivers big flavor. Better still, you can effortlessly double or triple it for a crowd. —Anna Mayer, Fort Branch, Indiana

Overnight Asparagus Strata

Overnight Asparagus Strata

Overnight Asparagus Strata

I've made this tasty egg dish for breakfast, brunch, even dinner as a side dish. This is not your run-of-the-mill strata. —Lynn Licata, Sylvania, Ohio

Country Baked Beans

Country Baked Beans

Country Baked Beans

After sampling these savory beans at our local John Deere dealer's open house, I asked for the recipe. To my surprise, they had started with canned beans and easily given them a wonderful homemade taste. They went over big at our summer reunion.

Pecan Sweet Potato Bake

Pecan Sweet Potato Bake

Pecan Sweet Potato Bake

The recipe for this luscious souffle was handed down through my husband’s family, and it’s become a tradition for me to serve it during the holidays. Everyone loves it! —Nanci Keatley, Salem, Oregon
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