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    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 matter. My kids like this side dish so much that they snack on leftovers while watching TV at night. —Melissa Puccetti, Rohnert Park, California

    Pesto Mashed Potatoes

    Rich and creamy mashed potatoes get a pop of flavor with a swirl of pesto just before serving. These Pesto...


    Thanksgiving Colcannon

    I discovered colcannon on St. Patrick's Day, as it is an Irish mashed potato dish. Months later I tweaked the...


    Vegetable Tian

    This colorful, hearty and delicious Vegetable Tian originated in Provence, France. A mandoline makes easy work of slicing all the...


    Maple Miso Sweet Potato Casserole

    This recipe takes a beloved holiday side dish and gives it a savory twist. —Sara Schwabe, Bloomington, Indiana

    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...


    Butternut Squash Jumble

    This dish was a huge hit at Thanksgiving. It's a unique side that still feels traditional. I like Gorgonzola for...

    Air-Fryer Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

    My grandma always grew beets and then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. These roasted...


    Glazed Carrots with Green Grapes

    After receiving a slow cooker many years ago and not knowing what to do with the thing, I finally branched...


    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...


    Fiesta Corn

    1 review

    Corn with tomatoes and jalapenos is one of the first dishes I cooked for my husband. Don’t like heat? Use...

    Air-Fryer French Fries

    This low-calorie, air-fryer french fries recipe is perfect because I can whip it up at a moment's notice with ingredients...


    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...


    Tomato Cobbler

    I make this tomato cobbler recipe during the height of summer, when tomatoes are abundant and super flavorful. The topping...


    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...


    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...

    Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

    This grilled zucchini salad with Mediterranean salad dressing is the perfect side dish. I also like to add summer squash,...


    Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

    These rosemary sweet potatoes are simply one of the best recipes we've ever made. Roasting them brings out all of...


    Sweet Potato Pone

    Sweet potatoes are among my favorite vegetables, and this sweet potato pone is my absolute favorite way to prepare them....


    Cauliflower Stuffing

    This cauliflower stuffing is the vegan substitute you've been looking for. It's perfect for the holidays. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin


    Syrian Green Beans with Fresh Herbs

    This is how my mom always made green beans. She got the recipe from a neighbor when we lived in...


    Air-Fryer Red Potatoes

    4 reviews

    Roasting is one of my favorite ways to prepare veggies. Some fragrant rosemary, fresh or dried, gives these air-fryer red...


    Breaded Air-Fryer Summer Squash

    1 review

    Air-fryer summer squash is beautifully crispy. You don't have to turn the fried pieces, but do keep an eye on...


    Garlic-Herb Fried Patty Pan Squash

    1 review

    The first time I grew a garden, I harvested summer squash and cooked it with garlic and herbs. This fried...

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    Air-Fryer Acorn Squash Slices

    This air-fryer acorn squash recipe was adapted from the one my passed down from my grandma, who always served it...


    Air-Fryer Eggplant Fries

    My kids love these air-fryer eggplant fries—and I like that they're healthy. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic...


    Air-Fried Radishes

    Radishes aren't just for salads anymore. These fried radishes make a colorful side for any meal. Plus, they're quick to...


    Air-Fryer Herb and Lemon Cauliflower

    This air-fryer cauliflower side is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a touch...


    Air-Fryer Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful salad recipe always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. It's a timesaver during the...


    Air-Fryer Okra with Smoked Paprika

    Smoked paprika gives this air-fryer okra even more roasty oomph. When you want to cook okra without frying it, roast...