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!


Slap Your Mama It's So Delicious Southern Squash Casserole

By Sherri Jackson
This is a tried and true Southern recipe that can be modified by adding meat or...

Spicy Spinach pizza

By Janus Joy Miller
Some really awesome recipes are total accidents - like this one. There I was at home...

Bacon & Tomato Pasta Salad

By Marianne Gleason
Perfect for these hot summer nights! Goes together quickly and not too heavy! Serving...

JD's Fried Macaroni and Cheese

By Kathy Schroeder
The first time I saw this, a friend who is a student at the University of...

Southern Hash Brown Casserole

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

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...

Tater Tot Casserole

By Muna Escobar
My kids love this. The more tater tots and cheese I put in it, the better.

Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

By Rhea Altamura
I started making these for cookouts. By request, I now make them year-around. Some people...

Millie's Holy Guacamole Pasta Salad

By Millie P. York
I do a lot of cooking for the hospitality team at my church and I was...

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...

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...

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...

Breakfast Casserole

By Tonna Canfield
This is delicious and so quick and easy! Even though it is a breakfast casserole,...

Bread and Butter Pickles

By Barbara Alden
I don't remember where this recipe came from. But this is my all-time favorite. So...

Tiffany's Chicken Nachos

By Tiffany Young
Very good everyone loves them! Let me know how your family likes the best nachos out...

Missy's Creamy Deviled Eggs

By Melissa Dommert
I've been making these Cajun-style creamy deviled eggs for years. They're pretty much like any standard...

Ranch Pasta Salad

By Dawn Whitted
This is one of my most requested pasta salads at my house. There are few ingredients...

Carmelized Onion and Pepper Potato Salad

By Sharron Boerum
Was trying to think of how I could make potato salad without my usual ingredients and...

JAMIE'S LOADED CAULIFLOWER

By jamie Beecham
This is such a good dish to make and eat. It is just like my...

Caprese Chicken Stacker With Reduced Balsamic

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

Southern Spice Hash Brown Casserole

By Renae McVay
Who doesn't love hash brown casserole? We love a little bite to our dishes so I...

Garlic Rubbed Roasted Cabbage Steaks

By Sue West
If you love cabbage, you are going to freak out about how good this is. Now,...

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

By Lorene Lloyd
Perfect salad for cookouts and summer meals. Put that veggie and herb garden to work!!!

Scalloped Potatoes With Bacon

By Cindi M Bauer
This is my all-time "favorite" scalloped potato recipe!
Fresh Fruit Recipes That Aren’t for Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Recipes That Aren’t for Fruit Salad


One of life’s simple pleasures in the summer is fresh fruit. We know it’s delicious to make a fruit salad and we have fantastic ones for summer here. But, we’re sharing 18 recipes that go beyond fruit salad. More than just for dessert, fresh fruit can be incorporated into main meals too. From breakfast to […]

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 […]

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer


Turning on the oven during the summer should be illegal. These no-bake dessert ideas are going to be your new favorites! Sweet and rich, these no-bake desserts set up in the fridge or freezer for an easy summer treat. So get ready to indulge in these delicious no-bake desserts!