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    Air-Fryer Hash Browns

    These air-fryer hash browns are one of my go-to sides. They come together quickly, and the air fryer gets them nice and crispy in no time. If you'd like, try topping them with a sprinkling of shredded pepper jack cheese. —Cindi Boger, Ardmore, Alabama

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    Air-Fryer Latkes

    1 review

    Hot, crispy potato latkes are such a treat, but who wants to deal with all the oil and grease? I...


    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    3 reviews

    This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love...


    Mean Green Smoothie Bowls

    This delicious bright green smoothie bowl recipe contains powerful antioxidants. Top with cucumber slices and fresh parsley sprigs for a...


    Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

    1 review

    This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and...

    Pressure-Cooker Lentil Pumpkin Soup

    4 reviews

    Plenty of herbs and spices brighten up my hearty pumpkin soup. It?s just the thing we need on nippy days...


    Baked Veggie Cups

    These colorful veggie cups are not only tasty, but they also pack in a surprising amount of nutrition! The addition...

    Asian-Style Green Beans

    4 reviews

    These Asian-style green beans are a tasty addition to any meal. The flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce work...


    Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    1 review

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


    Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

    4 reviews

    This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey


    Cabbage Barley Soup

    9 reviews

    My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come...

    Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Olives

    1 review

    This squash is outstanding as a side dish, but you can also top it with canned tuna to create a...


    Buffalo Wing Potatoes

    3 reviews

    I was getting tired of mashed and baked potatoes, so I decided to create something new. This potluck-ready recipe is...


    Butternut Squash and Barley Soup

    3 reviews

    I love to use my garden produce in this veggie-packed soup. Serve it with oatmeal dinner rolls and you have...


    Colcannon Potatoes

    49 reviews

    Every Irish family has its own colcannon recipe, since it's a classic dish. My recipe comes from my father's family...


    Succotash

    7 reviews

    You can't get more southern than succotash. This recipe comes from my mother, who was a fantastic cook. —Rosa Boone,...

    Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

    4 reviews

    An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that's tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort. —Rachael Cushing, Portland, Oregon


    Zucchini and Summer Squash Side Dish

    5 reviews

    I’m trying to cut my risk for cardiac disease by changing the way I eat. This colorful sauteed zucchini and...


    Slow Cooker Bacon-Mushroom Dressing

    1 review

    My favorite stuffing uses a slow cooker, which helps when your oven's busy. It goes with everything from turkey to...


    Vegetable Barley Bake

    1 review

    Forget the potatoes and rice, and consider this change-of-pace dinner accompaniment. Wholesome barley makes for a heart-smart dish that complements...


    Lemon Pasta with Spinach

    10 reviews

    Healthy spinach, garlic and lemon combine to coat angel hair pasta for a lovely side that’ll freshen any meal. —Charlene...


    Fiesta Corn and Beans

    1 review

    Bursting with southwestern flavors, the zesty veggie medley here can be served as a side dish or a meatless meal-in-one....


    Butternut Turkey Soup

    2 reviews

    Although chock-full of lots of nutritious vegetables and turkey, this soup is also light on calories. —Denise LaRoche, Hudson, New...


    Cilantro Ginger Carrots

    1 review

    Peppery-sweet ginger and cooling cilantro have starring roles in this colorful side of crisp-tender carrots. The veggie goes from pan...

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    Carrot Raisin Couscous

    6 reviews

    Golden raisins add a slightly sweet flavor to this unique side dish featuring both couscous and carrots. —Jordan Sucher, Brooklyn,...


    Peas with Shallots

    1 review

    I first served this at an Easter dinner. Delicious! My guests suggested I use even more shallots. It's so easy,...


    Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

    15 reviews

    This cucumber and onion salad is one of the first recipes I came up with myself. It's a great salad...


    Sesame Turkey Stir-Fry

    1 review

    I really like the rich taste of sesame oil in this Thai-inspired dish. If you don't have it, canola oil...


    Flavorful Mashed Potatoes

    7 reviews

    Earthy herbs bring a full chorus of flavor to creamy red potatoes, making this side dish anything but ordinary. Save...


    Roasted Root Vegetables

    2 reviews

    Pleasantly seasoned with rosemary and garlic, this appealing side dish showcases good-for-you roasted turnips, carrots and potatoes. It's...