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Blue Ribbon Side Recipes

Memorable sides can make the meal... or even become a meal in themselves. Dig into these scrumptious sides: vegetables, casseroles, risottos, beans and more!

A platter of Fried Sweet Potato Tidbits.

Fried Sweet Potato Tidbits

I looked and looked for a recipe for fried sweet potatoes. I was unhappy with ...

My Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes in a cast iron skillet.

My Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

My mom always made sweet potatoes using this recipe. They're delicious! Try not to think ...

Traditional Cranberry Relish with orange zest on top.

Traditional Cranberry Relish

For the holidays, we serve up several different cranberry sides. This is more of a ...

A slice of Potato Kugel on a plate.

Potato Kugel

I love ethnic foods and kugel is one of my favorites. It's a Jewish casserole ...

Honey Glazed Vegetables in a bowl.

Honey Glazed Vegetables

This sweet glaze is nice if you have a sweet tooth and are trying to ...

Jamie's Loaded Cauliflower ready to be served.

Jamie's Loaded Cauliflower

This is such a great dish to make and eat. It is just like my ...

A platter of Country Fried Cauliflower.

Country Fried Cauliflower

We are always looking for various recipes for fresh vegetables, and cauliflower is one of ...

Texas Baked Potato Casserole ready to serve.

Texas Baked Potato Casserole

We've had this at our family reunion for years! It's always been a hit with ...

Jell-O Fat-Free Fruit Salad in two serving glasses.

Jell-O Fat-Free Fruit Salad

When I needed to lose weight and add better things to my health, I came ...

Italian Pasta Salad ready to be served.

Italian Pasta Salad

I just love this recipe. A hit at BBQ's on a hot summer day.

A slice of Savory Spinach Carrot Mushroom Kugel on a plate.

Savory Spinach Carrot Mushroom Kugel

This is my version of a savory kugel side dish I tweaked over the years. ...

A serving bowl of Cracker Salad.

Cracker Salad

I have had this recipe for a few years. A lady gave it to me ...

Platter of Herbalicious Grilled Corn.

Herbalicious Grilled Corn

We love grilled corn at our house. This is a great accompaniment to grilled ribs, ...

A bowl of Bacon Parmesan Parsnip Puree.

Bacon Parmesan Parsnip Puree

I was going to go to the grocery store and I asked my husband which ...

A platter of Rosemary Bacon Brussels Sprouts & Bacon.

Rosemary Bacon Brussels Sprouts & New Potatoes

I'm terrible about measurements!! I will have to estimate as best I can. When my ...

Lighter Summer Squash Casserole in two serving bowls.

Lighter Summer Squash Casserole

Yesterday I had a new recipe I wanted to try but was not in the ...

A platter of Grilled Corn on the Cob.

Grilled Corn On The Cob

Honestly, you don't necessarily have to grill this corn. You can boil it first, drain ...

Zucchini and Quinoa Medley ready to be served.

Zucchini and Quinoa Medley

I threw this together for lunch one day. Brought it to work and it was ...

A big bowl of Creamed Corn.

Creamed Corn

This is so great to make when your oven is full of other yummy things.

Stuffed Mushrooms in a baking dish.

Stuffed Mushrooms

I love mushrooms - any way ya make them. This is one of my fave ...

The Best Ever Sweet Potato Pudding ready to serve.

The Best Ever Sweet Potato Pudding

This recipe calls for grated sweet potatoes. A food processor could also be used for ...

Pineapple Pudding Salad in two serving glasses.

Pineapple Pudding Salad

This is all 8 of my children's favorite side dish! It's sweet and delicious. Everyone ...

A platter of Squash Patties.

Squash Patties

These fried squash patties are a nice summer side dish and very similar to potato ...

Summertime Corn Salad ready to serve.

Summertime Corn Salad

This is a quick and easy summertime recipe I have been making for years, and ...