Blue Ribbon Quick & Easy Side Recipes


Brussels Sprouts With Onion and Bacon

By Lisa Johnson
My family loves Brussels sprouts and I do too. I make them for supper and it...

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...

Cool & Tangy Marinated Cucumbers

By Amy H.
My Grandma always used to make these and they're awesome. I could never find the recipe...

Delectable Bacon & Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

By Ashley Burnam
I made this for a Thanksgiving work potluck and it was the first pan to be...

Zucchini and Squash Au Gratin

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

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!...

Balsamic Potato Salad

By Tonya Young
Well, I'm a huge balsamic vinegar fan AND red potato fan, so this potato salad is...

Mixed Greens

By Faye Patterson
This is a dead-ringer for the recipe a local restaurant makes. A great side for...

Basil Tomatoes

By Judy Sprague
If at all possible, use fresh, homegrown tomatoes - you'll be in heaven!

Bourbon Baked Beans

By Danielle Lorton
I know the ingredients may seem a little odd, but these are soo good. I hope...

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

By Tonya Young
I'm always looking for a way to eat squash and this is a great one. It's...

Basil Tomato Salad

By Belinda Ramsey
I LOVE this salad! Not only does it taste yummy... it's extremely EASY!! The best of...

Baked Green Tomatoes

By Faye Patterson
I love fried green tomatoes, so this is my try at lightening it up a bit...

Asparagus Strudel

By Kara Barnes
This looks pretty fancy, but it's really fairly easy to make. I hope you try...

Corn and Bacon Casserole

By Zinnia Martinez
This is so creamy and delicious!

Roasted Vegetables with Pasta

By Ina Cobh
This is my go-to picnic recipe. I love it!

Mediterranean Salad

By liz carrier
Light salad with a great Greek flavor...

Stuffed Tomatoes

By Judy Sprague
I love the taste of this! It is a very easy side dish to make a...
7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles


Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad


Gone are the days of boring tuna fish sandwiches we used to get in the school cafeteria. Nowadays, a tuna sandwich is still a great lunch option, but it’s loaded with flavor and anything but basic. Easy to make, we’re sharing five stellar ways to make homemade tuna salad.

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes


The Mediterranean “diet” has been popular for years, but it’s really not a diet. More so, it’s a healthier eating lifestyle that limits processed foods. It gets its name because it includes foods from regions around the Mediterranean Sea, like Greece, Italy, and Spain. Vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and healthy fats (such as olive […]