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    Thanksgiving Colcannon

    I discovered colcannon on St. Patrick's Day, as it is an Irish mashed potato dish. Months later I tweaked the original recipe for the Thanksgiving season. The results? A flavorful and substantial side dish. —Marty Paola, Medford, Oregon

    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...


    Penne All’Arrabiata

    Pasta all'arrabiata, a classic Italian recipe, is my comfort food be it summer or winter. My kids and I love...


    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...


    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    1 review

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

    Green Goddess Vegan Potato Salad

    Don't be fooled by the green color—this vegan potato salad is absolutely delicious! It's perfect for potlucks and for those...


    Marinara

    My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce "gravy." She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several...

    Creamy Spinach Mushroom Soup

    This spinach mushroom soup is the perfect accompaniment to any buffet. It can even be made ahead, then warmed and...


    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...


    Marinated Vegetables with Olives

    Veggies play nicely together in a healthy, easy dish that can be an appetizer or a salad.
    —Sue Hansen,...


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    Asiago Mashed Cauliflower

    11 reviews

    Asiago and fresh parsley help turn this mashed potato alternative into a flavorful side dish that won't leave you feeling...

    Caramelized Onion Potato Salad

    This is the recipe I make on a day where a little extra time isn't an issue and I'm craving...


    Summer Vegetable Soup

    16 reviews

    This vegetable soup is loaded with garden goodness, from zucchini and green beans to celery and potato, but it's the...


    Quick Mushroom Barley Soup

    13 reviews

    I surprised my mother with a visit some years ago, and she was preparing this soup when I walked in....


    Hash Brown Potato Salad

    2 reviews

    Frozen hash browns pare down prep time for this quick mayonnaise potato salad from Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "It's...


    Lemon Broccoli

    2 reviews

    Add a hint of citrus to your vegetables with an attractive side dish. Ideal with most any entree, this time-saving...

    Glazed Baby Carrots

    10 reviews

    For a zippy side dish, try this recipe. These brown sugar-glazed carrots come together in no time at all. —Anita...


    Couscous Salad with Olives & Raisins

    There's plenty to like in this recipe, and you'll want to pair it with your next special meal.—Mya Zeronia, Pittsburgh,...


    Simple Lemon Parsley Potatoes

    5 reviews

    For a simply delicious side dish, I often prepare these potatoes. I like the fact that there are few ingredients...


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    Pickled Beets

    11 reviews

    The pickled beets my mother made came from our garden and were canned for the winter months. Even as a...


    Warm Green Bean & Potato Salad

    6 reviews

    The combination of green beans and red potatoes, sometimes known as green beans Pierre, is one of my go-to side...


    Orecchiette with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    8 reviews

    Small ear-shaped pasta with roasted Brussels sprouts has everything I look for in a main dish: flavor, texture, and stick-to-the-ribs...


    Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

    4 reviews

    "These nicely seasoned potatoes are so fresh-tasting and creamy that there's no need for extra butter or gravy," writes Natalie...


    Squash Stuffing Casserole

    8 reviews

    The recipe for this zippy side dish was given to me by my husband's grandmother. Convenient corn bread stuffing mix...

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    Creamy Sweet Corn

    6 reviews

    In Granite Falls, Minnesota, Florence Jacoby uses cream to dress up fresh or frozen corn. The simple side dish tastes...


    Idaho Spudnuts

    6 reviews

    Raising eight children on a potato farm in Idaho, Mother was very creative at using an abundant crop. We especially...


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    Butternut Squash Soup

    19 reviews

    This deep golden soup is as pretty as it is yummy. If you'd like, you can intensify the garlic flavor...


    Chive Buttered Carrots

    5 reviews

    It's nice to have a reliable side dish like this that pairs well with any entree. A friend shared the...


    Mushroom & Broccoli Soup

    1 review

    One of my girls won’t eat meat and the other struggles to get enough fiber. This recipe is a perfect...


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    Easy Refrigerator Pickles

    59 reviews

    This easy refrigerator pickles recipe is a great way to use cucumbers and onions from the garden. Here in Upstate...