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Comfort Food Side Dishes

Add interest to any plate with these recipes for comfort food side dishes, including pasta, vegetables, soup, potatoes, mac and cheese, casserole, baked beans, stuffing, corn pudding and more.

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These creamy tasty potatoes can be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to pop them in the oven (I often do that). The garlic powder and chives add zip, and the shredded cheese adds color. —Sharon Mensing, Greenfield, Iowa
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Twice-Baked Breakfast Potatoes

Twice-Baked Breakfast Potatoes

Twice-Baked Breakfast Potatoes

Leftover baked potatoes were the inspiration for this impromptu meal. The bacon and sausage combo make it a hearty breakfast dish, but it makes a filling lunch or dinner as well.—William Brock, Amelia, Ohio

Skillet Sausage Stuffing

Skillet Sausage Stuffing

Skillet Sausage Stuffing

I dressed up a package of stuffing mix with pork sausage, mushrooms, celery and onion to make this stuffing. It impressed my in-laws at a family gathering and has since become a popular side dish with my husband and children. —Jennifer Lynn Cullen, Taylor, Michigan

Contest-Winning Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Contest-Winning Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Contest-Winning Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

When I prepare these sweet potatoes, I like to serve them with ham. Those two different tastes always team really well. —Miriam Christophel, Battle Creek, Michigan
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Speedy Stuffed Potatoes

Speedy Stuffed Potatoes

Speedy Stuffed Potatoes

These potatoes are always a hit when I serve them. I grow the garlic and chives in my own garden.- Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada

Dilly Mashed Potatoes

Dilly Mashed Potatoes

Dilly Mashed Potatoes

In this recipe, dill adds a little spark to ordinary mashed potatoes. Plus the green flecks of this delightful herb make for a pretty presentation.—Annie Tompkins, Detona, Florida

Mustard Potatoes Au Gratin

Mustard Potatoes Au Gratin

Mustard Potatoes Au Gratin

These rich and creamy potatoes taste great with a variety of meats. —Tangee Thaler, Silver Lake, Ohio

Corn 'n' Pepper Packets

Corn 'n' Pepper Packets

Corn 'n' Pepper Packets

Grilling foods in foil packets means little mess and cleanup. Plus, the steam cooks the vegetables to perfection. Try experimenting with different seasonings.

Mashed Potato for One

Mashed Potato for One

Mashed Potato for One

With two dance classes, bowling and crafting each week, this easy recipe is perfect when I need an out-of-the-ordinary side dish but have little time.—Winifred Chesborough, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Sweet Potato Pineapple Bake

Sweet Potato Pineapple Bake

Sweet Potato Pineapple Bake

Not only is this side yummy, but it's quick because it calls for canned yams, I got the idea from my sister...I just added the pineapple.—May Evans, Corinth, Kentucky

Twice-Baked Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Creamy Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Creamy Sweet Potatoes

“Everyone loves twice-baked potatoes but they're even better made with sweet potatoes! The microwave helps turn ordinary potatoes into a dish fit for a holiday.” —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Nelda's Sausage and Rice Dressing

Nelda's Sausage and Rice Dressing

Nelda's Sausage and Rice Dressing

This is an original recipe that I developed 15 years ago, and I can't count how many times I've used it since. Don't wait until Thanksgiving to try it.
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