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Simple Side Dishes

Find simple side dish recipes from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple side dish recipes featured in our publication.

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Crispy Fried Onion Rings

Crispy Fried Onion Rings

Crispy Fried Onion Rings

I use this onion ring recipe as a burger topper to add an extra element to already-fantastic burgers. They're also perfect for giving your salads a little crunch. Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme and Gorgonzola

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme and Gorgonzola

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme and Gorgonzola

Creamy Gorgonzola cheese turns this basic potato recipe into a savory and spectacular side! Try this with all your favorite entrees. Virginia Sturm - San Francisco, California

Garden Orzo Risotto

Garden Orzo Risotto

Garden Orzo Risotto

No one will believe this rich, creamy dish was prepared in less than 30 minutes! I developed the recipe when my garden tomatoes, zucchini and basil were coming on strong. Using orzo instead of Arborio rice makes the risotto so much easier to prepare. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois
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Mashed Potatoes Supreme

Mashed Potatoes Supreme

Mashed Potatoes Supreme

Says Julia Daubresse of Sun City Center, Florida: “I received this recipe from my sister some 60 years ago and so many people have requested it since then! The potatoes are rich, creamy and taste like twice-baked. It offers make-ahead convenience, so it’s great for potlucks.”

Scalloped Apples

Scalloped Apples

Scalloped Apples

When I was a child, I loved eating at my grandma's house, especially when she baked this comforting apple dish. As a busy mother of seven, I'm often short on time, so I use the microwave to fix it quickly. My family enjoys its "apple pie" flavor with a meal or topped with ice cream for dessert. -Sandy Daniels, Grandville, Michigan

Seasoned Oven Baked Fries

Seasoned Oven Baked Fries

Seasoned Oven Baked Fries

For a swift side dish, Patricia bakes Seasoned Oven Fries "These potato wedges are as tasty as the deep-fried versions but with less mess," she reports.

Spinach Penne Toss

Spinach Penne Toss

Spinach Penne Toss

Spinach provides a delicious base for all the wonderful flavor combinations found in Kierste Wade's hearty salad. The Midland, Michigan reader writes, This salad is perfect for so many different occasions, including when company comes.”

Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

Kathy Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania writes of her Yellow Squash and Tomatoes, “Don't be fooled by the simplicity; this is so good. I made it at least once a week last summer when the garden was producing squash, tomatoes and basil.”

Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Even people who don’t like zucchini can’t seem to get enough of this full-flavored side dish. I always bring it to our family gatherings and potlucks because it goes well with any entree. —Cathy Johnston, Ranchester, Wyoming

Alfredo Potatoes

Alfredo Potatoes

Alfredo Potatoes

"These cheesy stuffed potatoes are great for a meal or as a side dish," says Peter Barry of Norrisville, Maryland. "Cut the recipe in half and use a small potato for an after-school snack," he adds.

Creamy Hash Brown Bake

Creamy Hash Brown Bake

Creamy Hash Brown Bake

My mother always insisted on a sit-down dinner with the whole family every night so I use many of her recipe when my family sits down for a meal.—Yvonne Nave, Lyons, Kansas
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