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!


Broccoli Crunch Salad With a Parmesan Twist

By Mary Kay Nugent
Light, crisp, savory, and sweet are the words that come to mind when I describe this...

Bacon Fried Corn

By Jenny Powers
As a child, I would go to my grandmothers garden and pick fresh corn for dinner....

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

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

Zucchini Chips

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

Zucchini or Summer Squash Fritters

By Rose Abrams
We all have an abundance of both yellow summer squash and zucchini. Here's a recipe that...

Sauteed Parmesan Zucchini & Yellow Squash

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

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 Apple Baked Beans

By Cindy Ferguson
One of my three teenage sons loves all things apple. He's not a big bean fan...

Florida Slaw

By tiege rd
This is light and so refreshing on a hot summer day or alongside a burger.

Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

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

Zucchini and Tomatoes Foil Packets

By Natalie Loop
My second favorite after zucchini boats. Something about squash is so satisfying I wish it were...

Out Of This World Baked Beans

By Norma DeRemer
I have made this for so long I don't remember where I got the recipe. I...

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Asparagus

By Danielle Matthews
LOVE this! It's a little time-consuming because the asparagus has to be cooked slow and turned...

Grilled Fresh Green Beans

By Lynn Socko
This bean and veggie combination is even more delicious cooked outside on the grill. Leave...

Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

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

Fried Squash and/or Zucchini

By Sherry Wilkins
This is our favorite way to cook squash and zucchini.

Loaded Potato Salad

By Amy H.
They had some variation of this at my grocery store, called smashed potato salad, I've also...

Squash Croquettes

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

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

By Annamaria Settanni McDonald
These are so good and simple. I sometimes with even add a cup of sharp cheddar...

Ranch Pasta Salad

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

Summer Squash Casserole

By Cheryl Kopcak
Something different to do with ALL that yellow summer squash and zucchini that just keeps coming!...

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

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

Creamiest Cheesiest Mac Ever!!- Crock Pot

By Amanda Michelle
I wanted homemade Mac and cheese with dinner tonight but wanted to make it early in...
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