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    Butternut Squash Burrito Bowl

    2 reviews

    This butternut squash burrito bowl is an easy-to-prep dinner that combines fresh ingredients with wholesome convenience foods. It comes together in just minutes and can be customized with everyone's favorite toppings. —Patricia Kukuc, Clearwater, Florida

    Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

    I love mushrooms and am learning how to make heartier dishes out of my old favorites. This delicious vegan cream...

    Citrus Peach Carrots

    2 reviews

    The bright flavors of lemon and peach balance the sweet earthiness of carrots
    in this delicious side. —Taste of...

    Edamame Hummus

    2 reviews

    We love hummus at our house. This recipe is a scrumptious and refreshing twist on an old favorite, and it's...

    Honey-Glazed Carrots

    7 reviews

    My mother used sugar in this recipe, but a local man who keeps bees on our farm shares honey with...

    Garden Frittata

    12 reviews

    I created this frittata recipe one day to use up some fresh yellow squash, zucchini and tomato. It's so easy...

    Beer-Battered Potato Wedges

    3 reviews

    Serve these wonderful wedges just about anytime. These potatoes are really good with hamburgers. They're just like the ones served...

    Orange Sweet Potato Bake

    —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

    Colorful Corn Salad

    10 reviews

    This colorful, tasty corn salad is an excellent way to perk up a summer picnic. The seasonings add a bold,...

    Microwave Brussels Sprouts

    2 reviews

    Prepare these dressed-up microwave Brussels sprouts when your conventional oven is filled with the main dish. I think you will...

    Scalloped Potatoes and Veggies

    If you're like me, you're always searching for easy side dishes. This vegetable medley in a creamy cheese sauce couldn't...

    Hash Brown Potatoes

    2 reviews

    "My mother-in-law served these buttery potatoes at brunch a while ago, and I wouldn't leave until I had the recipe,"...

    Speedy Sweet Potatoes

    2 reviews

    "I discovered this yummy sweet potato recipe years ago," relates Beth Buhler, Lawrence, Kansas. "There's no need for lots of...

    Crunchy Celery Casserole

    1 review

    "I first sampled this tempting treatment for celery when a friend brought it to a 4-H covered dish dinner," recalls...

    Alfredo Potatoes

    5 reviews

    "These cheesy stuffed potatoes are great for a meal or as a side dish," says Peter Barry of Norrisville, Maryland....

    Summer Squash Bake

    4 reviews

    From Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Gail Smrtic shares this colorful casserole that makes the most of fresh summer squash. A handful...

    Microwave Acorn Squash

    1 review

    Acorn squash is my favorite fall vegetable—and it goes to great use in this quick-and-easy side dish.—Rita McPherson, Nashua, New...

    Microwave Corn Chowder

    2 reviews

    "I used to cook for a tearoom, and this rich, sunny-colored chowder was a customer favorite," reports Isabel Kublik of...

    Gingered Lime Carrots

    3 reviews

    The produce manager at my grocery store suggested this memorable mixture of lightly sweet carrots, zippy ginger and tart lime....

    Basil Garlic Bread

    5 reviews

    This is a must have accompaniment in my home. It goes well with Italian dishes to a simple salad dishes.—Stephanie...

    Microwave Potato Wedges

    4 reviews

    These wedges taste like baked potatoes but are faster to make because they cook in the microwave. The simple seasoning...

    Horseradish Potatoes

    1 review

    Looking for a speedy way to dress up potatoes? Try this zippy treatment from Myra Innes. "When our potatoes are...

    Dressed-Up Broccoli

    1 review

    "In Clayton, Ontario, Bryan Forster needs only four ingredients to turn ordinary broccoli into a dressed-up side dish. The garlic...

    Teriyaki Potatoes

    1 review

    Simple seasonings turn red potatoes into a special side dish that's attractive, too. "They're so easy to prepare that you...

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    Tangy Cauliflower

    4 reviews

    "Our children never liked cauliflower until I started serving it this way," reports Stephanie Myers of Mobile, Alabama. "They love...

    Cheesy Chili Dip

    2 reviews

    Three ingredients are all Amy adds to a few cups of chili to create this fast-to-fix snack. Simply zap the...

    Quick Chili con Queso

    2 reviews

    I love to make this dip for parties, because it is so easy and I usually have all the ingredients...

    Classy Carrots

    3 reviews

    Toasted pecans add a sweet crunch to this buttery side. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

    Broccoli with Orange Browned Butter

    1 review

    This no-fuss butter sauce with orange peel, salt and nutmeg will turn even broccoli haters into broccoli lovers! —Christine Bergman,...

    Swiss Mushroom Loaf

    4 reviews

    I'm always prepared for recipe requests when I serve this outstanding stuffed loaf. It's excellent not only as an appetizer...