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    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 beets with fresh herbs and tangy goat cheese are wonderful in the winter or they can be enjoyed all year. —Courtney Archibeque, Greeley, Colorado

    Smoky Vegan Bacon

    1 review

    This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the...

    Cauliflower Stuffing

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

    Roasted Beets with Orange Gremolata and Goat Cheese

    My grandma always grew beets then pickled or canned them, but I prefer to prepare them differently. I like these...

    Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    I created these mashed sweet potatoes shortly after my firstborn began eating solid food. She loved them then and still...

    Fruit and Nut Sweet Potato Casserole

    Here’s a naturally sweet and comforting twist on a classic holiday dish. Fruit, cinnamon, ginger and chopped nuts make it...

    Grilled Bruschetta

    3 reviews

    This is my go-to appetizer in the summer when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. The balsamic glaze...

    Pressure-Cooker Sicilian Steamed Leeks

    I love the challenge of developing recipes for my garden leeks, a delicious but underused vegetable. This Italian-flavored dish...

    Oregano Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts

    1 review

    This super easy side dish is a wonderful picnic or potluck recipe. It’s a beautiful, surprising mix that leaves guests...

    Citrus Peach Carrots

    2 reviews

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

    Green Tomato Salsa

    I came up with this green tomato salsa recipe so I could use up all the fresh tomatoes from my...

    Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes

    7 reviews

    These slow-cooker baked potatoes are so easy—just add your favorite toppings. Save any extra potatoes to make baked potato soup...

    Balsamic-Glazed Zucchini

    1 review

    I am a member of a community supported agriculture farm. I once received the most delicious garlic and garden-fresh zucchini...

    Shaved Fennel Salad

    1 review

    This salad tastes even more impressive than it looks. It has an incredible crunch thanks to the cucumbers, radishes and...

    Broccoli Supreme

    1 review

    I'm always on the lookout for filling but quick-to-prepare side dishes. I spotted this recipe on a package of bread...

    Citrus Broccoli Toss

    I love the pairing of citrus and broccoli. It is a refreshing recipe which I serve often.—Lois McCutchan, Monticello, Missouri

    Summer Squash and Potato Saute

    3 reviews

    In summer, I like to keep the oven off as much as possible. This side dish cooks up quickly on...

    Walnut Zucchini Saute

    1 review

    This recipe is special to me because I can get my family to eat their veggies when I make this...

    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...

    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

    5 reviews

    This versatile side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it. Grilling the colorful veggies in...

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    Baked Butternut Squash

    9 reviews

    Take advantage of fabulous fall produce and roast this scrumptious side. Lightly seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, this...

    Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

    1 review

    I made this satisfying side dish often when I was single. Now I prepare it for my family. By adding...

    Broccoli in Herbed Butter

    3 reviews

    This economical side dish dresses up a plain vegetable to make it extra special for your family.—Norma Apel, Dubuque, Iowa

    French Peas

    2 reviews

    I'm always on the lookout for side dishes that go with nearly any main meal. This medley of peas, onions...

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    Orange Buttered Peas

    1 review

    Fresh mushrooms sauteed in a tangy orange-butter sauce give peas a new and interesting twist.—Zita Wilensky, North Miami Beach, Florida

    Cranberry-Glazed Beets

    Why serve ordinary beets when you can dress them up with an extraordinary cranberry glaze? Folks who don't care for...

    Orange Sweet Potato Bake

    —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

    Zucchini with Dill

    This is a much-requested recipe. Everyone loves the creamy sour cream sauce enhanced with dill.—Diane Glowinski, Chicago, Illinois

    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...

    Carrot-Apple Side Dish

    4 reviews

    Whenever this dish makes an appearance at a family gathering or church potluck, folks always comment on the interesting combination...