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Simple Side Dishes

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My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling asparagus for a side dish. I serve these bacon-wrapped spears with grilled meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas
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Sesame Carrot Slices

Sesame Carrot Slices

Sesame Carrot Slices

To accompany the main dish, serve Sesame Carrot Slices shared by Jacqueline Thompson Graves of Cumming, Georgia. The sweet carrot coins are cooked on the stovetop until crisp-tender and are dressed up with a mild mixture of butter, brown sugar and sesame seeds. "This carrot dish is a welcome change of pace," Jacqueline assures. "It can be made more or less spicy, whichever your taste dictates, by altering the amount of hot pepper sauce," she adds.

Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

The first time I grew a garden, I harvested summer squash and cooked it with garlic and herbs. Using pattypan squash is a creative twist. —Kaycee Mason, Siloam Springs, AR

Green Beans With Walnuts

Green Beans With Walnuts

Green Beans With Walnuts

For a simple side dish that seems nice enough for company, Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California perks up fresh green beans with minced garlic and toasted walnuts.
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Vegetable Wild Rice Stuffing

Vegetable Wild Rice Stuffing

Vegetable Wild Rice Stuffing

"Although it uses many of the same ingredients found in typical stuffings, my family enjoys this version because the wild rice provides a different texture," shares Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah.

Basil Grilled Corn on the Cob

Basil Grilled Corn on the Cob

Basil Grilled Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a comforting and cherished Midwest dish. It's amazing when grilled, and my recipe adds a few unexpected ingredients to make it taste even more like summertime. —Caitlin Dawson, Monroe, Ohio

Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Mom always said “eat your carrots, help your eyes.” Rich in beta-Carotene, carrots not only support health but also taste amazing when roasted and tossed with Parmesan. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rosemary Root Vegetables

Rosemary Root Vegetables

Rosemary Root Vegetables

This heartwarming side dish from our Test Kitchen is sure to get rave reviews! The ingredient list may look longer, but you'll soon see, this colorful fall medley is a snap to prepare.

Simple Lemon Rice

Simple Lemon Rice

Simple Lemon Rice

Pat Stevens' tasty rice side dish has colorful flecks of fresh parsley and pimientos and delivers a lip-smacking splash of sunshiny citrus flavor. Thanks to this Granbury, Texas cook for her recipe.

Corn 'n' Bean Bake

Corn 'n' Bean Bake

Corn 'n' Bean Bake

Surprise your family when you put this green bean dish with a twist on the table. Whole kernel corn and buttery crackers bring a new taste to this creamy casserole. —Nellie Perdue, Summer Shade, Kentucky

Seasoned Fries

Seasoned Fries

Seasoned Fries

These fries are always popular with my meat-and-potatoes bunch. The cheesy seasoning can easily double as a flavorful baked potato topper, too.—Maribeth Edwards, Follansbee, West Virginia

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
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