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Simple Side Dishes

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Here's an elegant and mouthwatering Parmesan Orzo, shared by Marian Platt in Sequim, Washington. The creamy cheese-flavored side dish goes with a variety of entrees and is something to celebrate with its flecks of green onions and red pimientos.—Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
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Dilly Sweet Peas

Dilly Sweet Peas

Dilly Sweet Peas

A tongue-tingling side dish. Dilly Sweet Peas gets fun flavor from dill pickles and pickle juice balanced with a bit of honey. "Whitney and I always go back for seconds," assures Felicia.

Cukes and Carrots

Cukes and Carrots

Cukes and Carrots

Carrots and green peppers bring extra color and crunch to this refreshing cucumber salad from Karla Hecht, Plymouth, Minnesota. The sweet dressing she creates is an ideal match for the crisp summer produce.

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, Arkansas
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Green Peas Supreme

Green Peas Supreme

Green Peas Supreme

Canadian bacon and pearl onions are tasty additions to this simple stovetop side dish made with convenient frozen peas. "I always get requests for second helpings," reports Marlene Muchenhirn from Delano, Minnesota.

Tender Garlic Green Beans

Tender Garlic Green Beans

Tender Garlic Green Beans

Margaret Wagner Allen dresses up garden-fresh green beans in minutes, thanks to this easy microwave recipe. "The tender beans are delicious served with baked ham or grilled salmon," she writes from Abingdon, Virginia.

Lemon-Dill Steamed Vegetables

Lemon-Dill Steamed  Vegetables

Lemon-Dill Steamed Vegetables

For a pretty side dish, try this lovely combination of fresh vegetables from Page Alexander of Baldwin City, Kansas. Tossed with a buttery sauce seasoned with lemon and dill, the delicious and nutritious blend cooks in minutes on the stove.

Corn Potato Pancakes

Corn Potato Pancakes

Corn Potato Pancakes

"I love combining different foods to see what I can come up with," writes Carolyn Wilson from Lyndon, Kansas. She puts last night's mashed potatoes to delicious use in these slightly crisp golden brown cakes.

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Goat Cheese

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Goat Cheese

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Goat Cheese

I wanted to up my veggie game, so I smothered Brussels sprouts with garlic and goat cheese. It's really a side dish, but I love to eat it for lunch! —Brenda Williams, Santa Maria, California

Vibrant Veggie Stir-Fry

Vibrant Veggie Stir-Fry

Vibrant Veggie Stir-Fry

From Alverton, Pennsylvania, Betty Claycomb whips up a simple side dish featuring broccoli, carrots and zucchini. "Over the years, my husband and I have learned to cook with less fat and sugar so we can enjoy good health as we grow older," she shares.

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

My trick to roasting veggies is to choose ones that cook in the same amount of time. Try pairing up cauliflower florets with baby carrots or okra with cherry tomatoes. —Courtney Gaylord, Columbus, Indiana

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Smoky bacon leads the way in this East Coast-inspired stuffing. If you really like oysters, add an extra can. Doubling the oysters will add about 17¢ per serving.—Sherry Thompson, Seneca, South Carolina
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