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Spiced Carrots with Pistachios

1 review

Satisfy everyone during the holidays with this side that mixes carrots with pistachios and raisins. It's gluten free, vegan and vegetarian, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chilled Asparagus with Basil Cream

My family loves chilled asparagus. It's the perfect veggie to have on a warm night, or any night for that...


Glazed Marsala Carrots with Hazelnuts

This makes an elegant side dish for company and is easy enough to make when you want to serve something...


Orange Rosemary Carrots

1 review

Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...


Buttery Mashed Potatoes

2 reviews

These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes use simple ingredients. The tricks are to use Yukon Gold potatoes and then to warm...

Ranch-Glazed Baby Carrots

There's no need to dip these flavor-packed carrots in a creamy dip—they're already sauteed in delicious ranch dressing mix. You...


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Air-Fryer Garlic-Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

5 reviews

This air-fryer Brussels sprouts recipe is my go-to Thanksgiving side dish. It's healthy and easy, and it doesn't take very...

Triple Mash with Horseradish Bread Crumbs

4 reviews

Why settle for traditional mashed potatoes when you can enjoy three times the flavor? Combine spuds with rutabaga and parsnips,...


Sweet Candied Carrots

9 reviews

These tender, vibrant candied carrots have a buttery glaze and a mild sweetness. This is a simple dish, but it...


Swiss Angel Hair ‘n’ Asparagus

4 reviews

I found this recipe in an old community cookbook that I paid 50 cents for at a garage sale! My...


Spicy Honey Mustard Green Beans

I love fresh beans, but was getting tired of just steaming and eating them plain. So I whipped up this...

Super-Simple Garlic Broccoli

5 reviews

My kids love broccoli, especially with lots of garlic. It’s great for a special occasion, but it’s so quick that...


Honey-Lemon Asparagus

4 reviews

Everyone who tastes my glazed asparagus takes a second helping, so I usually double the recipe. For another option, try...


Brandy-Glazed Carrots

5 reviews

Carrots sport a light brandy sauce for a beautiful side with mass appeal. —Tammy Landry, Saucier, Mississippi


Basic Boiled Potatoes

Cook a big pot of red potatoes, and you'll not only have a fuss-free side dish, but a head start...


Egg and Spinach Side Dish

With four young children, I'm always on the lookout for fast and flavorful recipes. This speedy side dish is a...

Drop Doughnuts

15 reviews

For 30 years, I've been using leftover mashed potatoes to make these light and fluffy doughnuts. The recipe was originally...


Vegetable Frittata

4 reviews

When you're looking for something healthy in a hurry, you can't beat this vegetable frittata cooked in a cast-iron skillet....


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Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

15 reviews

One taste of this outrageously delicious hot spinach artichoke dip and your guests will not stop eating it until it's...


Italian Mixed Vegetables

3 reviews

These eye-appealing vegetables are the ideal accompaniment to any main course. Bottled salad dressing and herbs dress up frozen vegetables,...


Chive Smashed Potatoes

5 reviews

No need to peel the potatoes—in fact, this is the only way we make mashed potatoes anymore. They’re chunky, tasty...


Asparagus with Fresh Basil Sauce

1 review

Add flair to your appetizer platter with this easy asparagus starter. The dip also doubles as a flavorful sandwich spread....