Blue Ribbon American Quick & Easy Side Recipes


Sauteed Parmesan Zucchini & Yellow Squash

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

Spicy Apple Baked Beans

By Cindy Ferguson
One of my three teenage sons loves all things apple. He's not a big bean fan...

Grilled Fresh Green Beans

By Lynn Socko
This bean and veggie combination is even more delicious cooked outside on the grill. Leave...

Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

By Rhea Altamura
I started making these for cookouts. By request, I now make them year-around. Some people...

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

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

Florida Slaw

By tiege rd
This is light and so refreshing on a hot summer day or alongside a burger.

Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

By Sherri Williams
I love all types of squash and I love to grill. The balsamic reduction adds...

Squash Croquettes

By DEBORAH SANDERS
Great side dish. When cooked in the cooking spray, it is just 2 Weight Watchers points...

Summer Squash Casserole

By Cheryl Kopcak
Something different to do with ALL that yellow summer squash and zucchini that just keeps coming!...

Chicken Pasta Salad

By Bobbie Keefer
I buy chicken from the grocery store deli and a large container of macaroni salad and...

Millie's Holy Guacamole Pasta Salad

By Millie P. York
I do a lot of cooking for the hospitality team at my church and I was...

BBQ Crock Pot Beans

By Gloria Bernal
The perfect summer recipe for picnics, reunions or summer parties. I'm always asked for the recipe,...

Ranch Pasta Salad

By Dawn Whitted
This is one of my most requested pasta salads at my house. There are few ingredients...

Zucchini Skillet

By Cara Metzger
The summertime means an abundance of zucchini. This is a favorite recipe that the kids will...

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

By Dannell M
A quick and easy and a family favorite. It looks pretty too. :)

Vegetarian Squash Saute Pasta Dish

By Rebecca Trent
This is something new I decided to try. My family loves squash. I combined the recipe...

Keto Squash Casserole

By Monika Rosales
By omitting the butter crushed crackers and replacing with cheese, makes this recipe not only Keto-friendly...

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...
14 Summer Squash Recipes

14 Summer Squash Recipes


Summer produce is our favorite, especially summer squash! With so many delicious ways to prepare summer squash, it’s a healthy go-to ingredient during these warmer months. Yellow with a fat bottom that gets skinnier towards the neck, it’s very easy to differentiate summer squash from zucchini. No matter how you cut, cook or top it, […]

22 Summer Strawberry Recipes

22 Summer Strawberry Recipes


Yay! It’s finally strawberry season! These summer strawberry recipes are bursting with sweet fruity flavor in every bite. Strawberry cupcakes, strawberry pie, strawberry pound cake, and more are perfect to make with a carton of fresh strawberries. Check out 22 strawberry recipes you need in your life this summer!

18 Snacks To Make Dad

18 Snacks To Make Dad


If you don’t have access to a grill to host a Father’s Day cookout, you can still show dad how much you care. How? By preparing a smorgasbord of snacks catered to dad. Does Dad enjoy eating meat? How about sausage stuffed crescent rolls or skillet chicken nachos? Dad the king of cheesy jokes? Enjoy […]