Blue Ribbon American Side Recipes


Scalloped Potatoes With Bacon

By Cindi M Bauer
This is my all-time "favorite" scalloped potato recipe!

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

By Annamaria Settanni McDonald
These are so good and simple. I sometimes with even add a cup of sharp cheddar...

Breakfast Casserole

By Tonna Canfield
This is delicious and so quick and easy! Even though it is a breakfast casserole,...

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

By Angie Buehler
I grew up marinating cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes every summer as a side dish. Always a...

Ooey Gooey Mac and Cheese

By Samantha Jacobs
This baked mac and cheese is so creamy and delicious. It's great for a Crock Pot...

Pork Chop Potato Casserole

By Tonna Canfield
I have been making this recipe for more than 20 years. It is delicious, easy and...

Susan's Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta Salad

By Susan Din
My family loves this yummy salad. It's similar to La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta Salad,...

Delectable Bacon & Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

By Ashley Burnam
I made this for a Thanksgiving work potluck and it was the first pan to be...

Roasted Turkey With Scrumptious Chestnut Stuffing

By Kami Roberts
I love chestnut stuffing for the added sweetness chestnuts bring. What I've always hated about...

Sauteed Parmesan Zucchini & Yellow Squash

By Lynelle Caldwell
Every summer no matter how few plants we plant it seems like we have too much...

Stuffed Summer Squash

By Linda Wasko
I found this recipe in our local newspaper many years ago. It now bears no resemblance...

Whole Roasted Spaghetti Squash

By Kitchen Crew
When brushed with a little olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and roasted, spaghetti squash...

Balsamic Potato Salad

By Tonya Young
Well, I'm a huge balsamic vinegar fan AND red potato fan, so this potato salad is...

Corn and Bacon Casserole

By Zinnia Martinez
This is so creamy and delicious!

Stuffed Tomatoes

By Judy Sprague
I love the taste of this! It is a very easy side dish to make a...

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

By Judy Sprague
This is a quick easy recipe that enhances any meal.

Guilty Green Bean Casserole

By Tonya Young
This is such a simple and classic recipe, but it's one of my guilty pleasures! I...

Cornbread Dressing

By Judy Sprague
This is a tradition at our Thanksgiving Dinner each year. Nothing like old traditional southern cornbread...

Cheddar Cheese Risotto

By Melanie Young
Takes some time, but worth it. This dish will serve 2 if used as a main...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Donna Brown
This is a good way to use an abundant supply of fresh veggies in the summer...

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

By Brian Blackley
I was visiting a friend on a cold night and his wife pulled "stuffed mushrooms" out...
8 Fun & Flavorful Margarita Recipes

8 Fun & Flavorful Margarita Recipes


Guacamole and chips just taste a little better with a margarita. Sitting on the back patio on a warm day is a tad more relaxing sipping on a frozen margarita. They are traditionally made with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. One reason we love margaritas, though, is you can adjust ingredients to suit your […]

14 Snacks for Cinco De Mayo

14 Snacks for Cinco De Mayo


Send your taste buds south of the border with these tasty Mexican appetizers. Cinco de Mayo is a fun holiday. We can’t think of anything more fun than celebrating with finger foods. Fresh salsa, kicking guacamole, cheesy corn dip, meaty queso … each bite will be a party of flavors in your mouth. Turn your […]

Recipes for a Special Sunday Brunch

Recipes for a Special Sunday Brunch


Brunch is one of my favorite things. I love to meet friends at our favorite restaurant and catch up over a meal and mimosas. But, heading to my favorite restaurant takes a little more planning these days. Thankfully, hosting brunch at home is easy and just as tasty. Omelets are a delicious brunch option but […]