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Crouton Tomato Casserole

3 reviews

This old-fashioned side uses lots of delicious tomatoes and seasonings that give it an Italian twist. Every time I serve it, someone asks for the recipe. —Norma Nelson, Punta Gorda, Florida

Pistachio Gorgonzola Cheesecake

More than anything, I love having friends over for drinks & appetizers. My savory cheesecake always makes a grand impression!...

Honey Pecan & Goat Cheese Salad

2 reviews

I once made this salad for my wife and son—who loves goat cheese—while our homemade pizza was baking. One of...

Butternut Ravioli with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

1 review

Each year our family receives 25 pounds of pecans from a friend. With that many nuts, it requires some imagination...

Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

3 reviews

Asparagus marinated in vinaigrette and dotted with cheese makes an awesome side. We’re blue cheese fans, but you might like...

Grilled Cauliflower Wedges

1 review

This meal is incredibly easy, yet is packed with flavor and looks like a dish from a five-star restaurant. The...

Roasted Red Peppers Soup

12 reviews

If you like cream of tomato soup, try making it with purchased roasted red peppers. Using jarred roasted red peppers...

Sweet Herbed Carrots

2 reviews

“The original recipe, which my mother acquired over 45 years ago, called for two bunches of small carrots so I...

Creamy Pepper Penne

1 review

A flavorful sour cream sauce nicely coats every bite of penne pasta in this pleasing side dish. To turn it...

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Green beans blend nicely with the broccoli, carrots, red onion and sweet potato in this well-seasoned side dish. "I created...

Green Beans and Red Peppers

1 review

I believe that simple sides are best. These basic, but beautiful beans prove my theory correct!—Betty Ellis, Boaz, Alabama

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

19 reviews

This creamy, bubbly appetizer spread is sure to please. Baked to a golden brown, it gets its richness from cream...

Lemon-Pepper Green Beans

1 review

The perfect partner for a rich main course, these delicious green beans from our Test Kitchen bring a light and...

Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

2 reviews

Crisp asparagus is topped with soy sauce and sesame seeds in this delightful dish our Test Kitchen shares.

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

9 reviews

Mushrooms and spinach make a super fast combination that’s perfect for two. It’s easy to double or triple for a...

Apricot-Ginger Asparagus

Our Test Kitchen home economists blend apricot preserves and a few simple seasonings to dress up tender asparagus spears. This...

Roasted Asparagus with Feta

3 reviews

Pretty and festive, this simple-to-make side dish is delicious right out of the oven. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas

Mushroom Asparagus Quiche

70 reviews

Loads of asparagus pieces add color and flavor to this hearty, creamy quiche. And its easy crescent roll crust means...

Peachy Green Beans

1 review

Apricot preserves lend a sweet flavor to tender green beans, while cayenne pepper gives this side a slight kick. Lisa...

Basil Baked Tomatoes

5 reviews

This baked tomatoes recipe has been in our family for many years. My mother brought it with her when she...

Pasta Puttanesca

1 review

This pasta puttanesca recipe is great for a big gathering. It works well as a starter dish or as a...

Fennel Wild Rice Salad

2 reviews

This is a salad I invented years ago when my sister's family had to go gluten-free. It has since become...

Ginger Beets and Carrots

4 reviews

I love fresh garden foods, especially ones as hearty as beets and carrots. This is a great way to enjoy...

Snow Pea Medley

2 reviews

Even in frosty weather, Lucille Mead of Ilion, New York serves up garden-fresh flavor with this pretty, colorful side dish....

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Special Baked Potatoes

8 reviews

For a nifty way to spice up plain old potatoes, try Tressa Surdick's recipe. To make them, she slices the...

Tomato-Artichoke Side Dish

At the heart of this recipe is plenty of flavor, according to Valree Augustine of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina. "The...

Seasoned Potatoes

1 review

Mildly seasoned with fresh parsley and the flavors of garlic and onion, this stovetop side dish goes well with just...

Green Bean Stir-Fry

4 reviews

Soy sauce and peanut butter flavor these crisp-tender beans. "They're a nice change from the usual green bean salads and...

Portobello-Spinach Salad

1 review

This salad could make a great entree as well as a side. The combination of the onions and the portobello...

Rosemary Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

3 reviews

Roasted potatoes are amazing. Add some rosemary and caramelized onions and they are over-the-top delicious! —Mary Jones, Athens, Ohio