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!


Tuesday, Jun 15 at 8:00 AM

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 29, 2021

Grits and Greens Casserole

By Debbie W
This dish will convert a proclaimed grits hater into a grits lover. This creamy cheesy goodness...
May 28, 2021

Caprese Chicken Stacker With Reduced Balsamic

By Stephanie Beacham
I just made this last weekend. Salt and pepper chicken with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil &...
May 25, 2021

Mexican Corny Cucumber Salad

By Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal
Love this salad for something different to be served as a Mexican side, over your enchiladas,...
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 22, 2021

Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

By Amy Wallace
Taken from my late Aunt Dorothy's personal cookbooks. She was 92 at her parting and these...
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 30, 2021

Faux- Fried Zucchini

By Nicole Barth
A great way to use an oversupply of zucchini. Most people can't believe these aren't fried.
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 15, 2021

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...
Apr 5, 2021

Mexican Street Corn

By Wiley P
Here's a great side dish to go along with your grilled New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburgers...
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...
Apr 3, 2021

Fettuccine Alfredo

By Megan Olson
This rich, creamy dish is one of my favorite comfort foods and it has gotten rave...
Apr 1, 2021

Mi-Mi's Mac and Cheese Please

By Jean Goss
Sometimes box macaroni and cheese will just not satisfy the craving for homemade macaroni and cheese....
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...
Mar 24, 2021

Four Cheese Mac and Cheese

By Susan McGreevy
I make this when I'm feeding a crowd. Holidays, large family dinners, or sports dinners. Everyone...
Mar 20, 2021

Creamy Zucchini Pancakes

By Deb Lund
With the bumper crop of zucchini this year I had to get creative. I have been...
Mar 16, 2021

Smashed Roasted Herb Potatoes-Annette's

By Annette W.
I was going to make these each little individual smashed potatoes but decided I didn't care...
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