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!


Sauteed Parmesan Zucchini & Yellow Squash

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

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

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

Grilled Peaches By Freda

By FREDA GABLE
Grilled peaches and Georgia peaches, of course, are a wonderful surprise while camping or anytime. These...

Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

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

Yellow Squash Casserole

By Judy Martin
I have tried several recipes using yellow squash and this is the one my friends like...

Summer Squash Cheesy Bake

By Stacey Lawson
My brother plants a large garden every year and just the other day his zucchini and...

Zucchini and Squash Au Gratin

By Bobbie Seacrist
This zucchini and squash au gratin is an amazing side dish and cooks up so quick...

Roasted Garlic Zucchini and Squash

By tina inzer
A delicious way to use up all the extra zucchini and squash you have during the...

Sauteed Squash and Zucchini

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

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

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

Zucchini Chips

By Patti Rahilly- Jones
With all the surplus zucchini at this time of year, this can be a side dish...

Squash Croquettes

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

Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

By Amy Wallace
Taken from my late Aunt Dorothy's personal cookbooks. She was 92 at her parting and these...

Faux- Fried Zucchini

By Nicole Barth
A great way to use an oversupply of zucchini. Most people can't believe these aren't fried.

Dee's Smoked Mac N Cheese

By Dee Stillwell
After trying to make a really good mac n cheese in our smoker several times, I...

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

By Susan Din
Veggies marinated in balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and cooked in a grill basket until smoky,...

Creamy Crock Pot Hash Browns

By Penny R
Awesome variation to regular potatoes.

Spring Rolls (My Mother's Recipe)

By Darla Mays
My mom made this while I was growing up. She'd make a big batch of it...

Baked Carrots

By Vicky Arnold
Best way to get children to eat carrots.

Zucchini Chips

By Jenn Visser
In yet another attempt to foster a love for vegetables in my child, I came up...

Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage & Dried Cherries

By Jo Zimny
It's fall and time for squash. I love butternut squash and paired with the sage...

Stuffed Mushrooms

By Diane Eldridge
i love mushrooms....any way ya make them.... this is one of my fav recipes for them......
19 Sweet Peach Recipes to Make this Summer

19 Sweet Peach Recipes to Make this Summer


Sweet, juicy and full of bright summer flavor, we love peach recipes! From cobblers to grilled peaches to pies, you can never have enough peaches during the summer. These peach recipes showcase our favorite seasonal fruit and will have everyone coming back for thirds!

22 Cheers-Worthy Summer Cocktails

22 Cheers-Worthy Summer Cocktails


Get your shakers, blenders, and ice-makers ready! These cheers-worthy summer cocktails are the refreshing drink you need to beat the heat. No matter your drink of choice, we have a tasty adult beverage that’s sure to have you reaching for your cocktail glasses. Margaritas, mojitos, mint juleps, and a plethora of cocktails that don’t start […]

20 Portobello Mushroom Recipes

20 Portobello Mushroom Recipes


The portobello mushroom is one of the most popular varieties of mushrooms in the world. Known as natural cancer-fighters and providing numerous health benefits, so portobellos are a tasty addition to your diet. Whether you are going low-carb, want to partake in Meatless Monday, or are on a plant-based diet, portobellos will become a staple […]