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 large bowl of Basil Tomato Salad.

Basil Tomato Salad

I LOVE this salad! Not only does it taste yummy... it's extremely EASY!! The best ...

Gorgeous Greek potatoes topped with fresh chopped parsley and served with a few lemon wedges


Crispy & flavorful on the outside and moist & tender on the inside, these potatoes ...

Cauliflower and Swiss Mash

Great cheesy alternative to mashed potatoes.

Bowls of Leek and Potato Soup.

Leek & Potato Soup

A soup for any time of the year. When served chilled, it is then known ...

Cranberry Seasoned Rice.

Cranberry Seasoned Rice (Rice Cooker)

This is an excellent seasoned rice dish. I made this for the family on 12 ...

This is my version of my Mom's Hot German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

This is my version of my Mom's German Potato Salad. Many fond memories of this ...

A bowl of Sour Cream & Dill Cucumbers.

Sour Cream & Dill Cucumbers

I grew up with your everyday sour cream, dill, and cucumber salad on our Polish ...

Loaded Summer Squash Casserole ready to be served.

Loaded Summer Squash Casserole

My family loves my version of squash casserole. A lot of recipes use cream of ...

A platter of French Fried Jicama.

French Fried Jicama

Started trying out jicama when I was doing an "Around the World" culinary quest. I ...

So yummy

Side Essentials: Baked Broccoli, Two Ways

I like all kinds of veggies; however, broccoli has got to be near the top ...

Twice Baked Potatoes w Blue Cheese & Rosemary

Yummy side dish. Sour cream can be substituted for creme fraiche.

Pasta Slaw ready to be served.

Pasta Slaw

We came up with this recipe after eating pasta slaw at Nordy's BBQ. Neither my ...

Yang Chow Fried Rice on a plate.

Yang Chow Fried Rice

My family would call me an expert when it comes to fried rice. I seemingly ...

Brian's Favorite Cowboy Beans ready to be served.

Brian's Favorite Cowboy Beans

My son Brian will eat these for a week. He absolutely loves them. Whatever beans ...

Golden Brown Baked Italian Sausages.

Baked Italian Sausages

This is a great way to cook Italian sausages! Just a few minutes of prep ...

Tangy Green Beans

There are lots of versions of green beans with bacon and onions. I like this ...

Crispy Corn

This is a method, not really a recipe. Sometimes we're craving a Mexican elote, but ...

Onion Rice.

Onion Rice (Rice Cooker)

I made this on 27 Apr 2022, and it is good! Mother in law loved ...

Beet Risotto

creamy and delicious