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!


Roasted Glazed Carrots

By Phyllis Brescia
This dish is very easy and delicious.

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

By Janet Crow
When I was going through treatments for cancer 3 years ago, I learned a lot about...

Cheesy Mashed Potato Bake

By Ellen Curry
I did this instead of making individual potato cakes and frying them. Trying to get away...

Kroketten (Dutch Croquettes)

By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
These were one of my favorite treats in Holland and they have vending machines in the...

Turkey Fried Rice

By Lynda Hayes
This is an excellent recipe for all that leftover Turkey! After a couple days of eating Turkey...

Simple Turkey Pot Pie

By sherry monfils
When you don't have the time or inclination to make a big turkey pie, this is...

Post Thanksgiving Potato Pancakes

By Barbara Scott
I don't know which I like best . . . mashed potatoes or the potato pancakes...

Aunt Linda's Corn Pudding

By Rhonda Gibson
This is my late aunt Linda's "Corn Pudding" recipe. My cousin makes this for every holiday...

Monterey Jack Cheese Soup

By Polly Sizemore
This soup has the best taste and want last long in the pot!!!

Outrageous Corn Pudding

By Mary Yamasaki
No corn muffin mix needed for this. This wonderful side dish is always the first one...

Good Luck Hoppin' John

By Terry Brooks
We were stationed at Charleston Air Force Base in S. Carolina for 13 yrs from 1976-1989....

Southern Hash Brown Casserole

By Rainie Piccione
Made these for a brunch, everyone loved them. There were no leftovers. You can find me...

Cream of Brie Soup (TNT)

By Lynnda Cloutier
This soup is so good, with lots of melted brie in it. It's practically a meal...

Holiday Spinach Casserole

By Kim Miller
This casserole is so cheesy and creamy. The casserole with all the ingredients sort of sets...

Easy Au Gratin Potatoes

By Nancy Metrick
I make this as a side dish. You can also add about a cup of cubed...

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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

Spinach Pie (Spanakopita Casserole)

By Jolyn Barrow
Substitutions used with success: * Picture indicates half recipe in 8 X 8 dish, * 2 boxes frozen...

Southern Sausage Baked Beans

By Leslie Bernardi
This is my mama's recipe. It has always been a "must-have" side at all of our...

Corn Casserole

By Rene Palmer
My mother in law found this recipe on another website but we have really made it...

Grits and Greens Casserole

By Debbie W
Bacon, butter, cream..where can you go wrong?? This creamy cheesey goodness is good anytime of the...

Grandma's Cranberry Salad

By Leah Stacey
I grew up with my grandmother and mom making this every year for the holidays. This...

Streusel Yam Casserole

By V Seward
This creamy yam casserole has been handed down for generations. I have taken the honor of...

Potato Cakes

By Helene Mulvihill
I made up this recipe back in 1985 when I got my first apartment and was...

Zucchini, Bacon and Mushroom Saute

By Sue Adame
This is a side dish my husband threw together and it goes great with some nice...
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