Blue Ribbon American Quick & Easy Side Recipes


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Roasted Butternut Squash in Brown Sugar

By Tiffany Bannworth
This is great for soups, sauces, pies, sweet bread, or even cubed and sauteed.
Sep 14, 2021

Ultimate Crispy Smashed Potatoes

By Kitchen Crew
Tired of basic roasted potatoes? Then try smashed potatoes. Each bite has crispy toasted skin and...
Sep 4, 2021

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

By Kristin D
These are AWESOME for a quick and hearty weeknight meal. I hope you all enjoy them...
Sep 1, 2021

Acorn Squash Baked in Butter and Maple Syrup

By Jane Whittaker
When acorn squash became plentiful in the fall, my Mom would fix this frequently, and no...
Jul 31, 2021

Super Bowl Award Winning Chili Beans

By Joyce Newman
My personal recipe for spicy chili beans won a "Chili Cook-Off" at a Super Bowl party....
Jul 24, 2021

Fresh Corn Salsa

By Mary Elsener
I enjoyed this recipe at a potluck and made a few changes. It is fresh and...
Jul 19, 2021

Jen's Deep Fried Cajun Okra

By Jennifer J
My family loves okra! Whether it boiled, fried or mixed in a dish, we love it!...
Jul 17, 2021

Broccoli and Rice Casserole

By Rose Dailey
This is my version because I like spicy. :-)
Jul 17, 2021

The Not So Sweet Potato Casserole

By Sherry Peyton
My family may be one of ten who really doesn't like the marshmallowy, brown sugary cloying...
Jun 18, 2021

Sweet Potato Dumplings

By Callie Hill
These sweet potato dumplings are are a great appetizer to make year-round but are especially perfect...
Jun 15, 2021

Vegetarian Squash Saute Pasta Dish

By Rebecca Trent
This is something new I decided to try. My family loves squash. I combined the recipe...
May 22, 2021

Crunchy-Topped Pumpkin Casserole

By Ronna Farley
I've been tweaking this recipe for years. The result is a great combination of sweet, creamy,...
May 17, 2021

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

By Ashley Gunderson
Someone brought these bacon-wrapped asparagus to a 1st Communion party and they were delicious!
May 15, 2021

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

By Judy Sprague
This is a quick easy recipe that enhances any meal.
May 15, 2021

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...
May 15, 2021

Slow Cooker Applesauce

By Stephanie Van Den Berg
My grandchildren love Nana's homemade applesauce. Today I used remnants left in my garage from November's...
May 13, 2021

Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

By Sherri Williams
I love all types of squash and I love to grill. The balsamic reduction adds...
May 10, 2021

Sauteed Squash and Zucchini

By Hope Bolen
I love these two put together. With the dill weed, it gives it just the right...
Apr 29, 2021

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

By Angie Buehler
I grew up marinating cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes every summer as a side dish. Always a...
Apr 17, 2021

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

By Vickey Yott Morrissey
I only made 2 cups of this and it was not enough. You can increase or...
Apr 3, 2021

Ricotta Mascarpone Mousse w/ Balsamic Strawberries

By Jo Anne Sugimoto
For some reason or other, I really like balsamic vinegar, especially with fruits and vegetables. And...
Mar 30, 2021

Fruit, Nut, and Seed Salad

By cindy sandberg
Good for you and endlessly adaptable! I love having a salad like this for lunch... it's...
Feb 23, 2021

Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

By Lora DiGs
I wanted to make mac and cheese. Had some bacon that I needed to use and...
Feb 20, 2021

Shrimp Pasta Salad - Waco Style

By Michelle Waco
This is my spin on my Mom's famous shrimp salad - adapted for my DH's tastes...
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