Never Fail Scalloped Potatoes

Take the chill off any blustery day and make something special to accompany meaty entrees. This is the best scalloped potatoes recipe ever, and my family loves when I serve it. -Agnes Ward, Stratford,...

Simple Au Gratin Potatoes

These homemade au gratin potatoes are always welcome at our dinner table, and they're so simple to make. A perfect complement to ham, this homey potato gratin also goes well with pork, chicken and other...

Sour Cream Cucumbers

We have a tradition at our house to serve this creamy cucumber salad with the other Hungarian specialties my mom learned to make from the women at church. It's especially good during the summer when the...

Easy Baked Beans

My family enjoys this easy baked beans recipe with cornbread, but it also rounds out any cookout. Canned pork and beans make meal prep quick. -Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas

Corn and Black Bean Salad

This colorful, crunchy black bean and corn salad is chock-full of easy-to-swallow nutrition that all ages will love. Try it with a variety of summer entrees, or as a wholesome salsa! -Krista Frank, Rhododendron,...

Oven Fries

I jazz up these baked french fries with paprika and garlic powder. Something about the combination of spices packs a punch. The leftovers are even good cold! -Heather Byers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Creamy Coleslaw

For me, this is the best coleslaw recipe because a package of shredded cabbage and carrots really cuts down on prep time. This creamy coleslaw recipe is great for potlucks or to serve to your family on...

Creamed Potatoes

These melt-in-your-mouth potatoes, in a mild creamy sauce, complement any meat entree, and they're a pleasant change from mashed or baked. -Susan Ormond, Jamestown, North Carolina

Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad

This creamy cucumber salad, a Norwegian favorite, was a staple at all of our family holidays. -Patty LaNoue Stearns, Traverse City, Michigan

Crunchy Ramen Salad

For potlucks and picnics, this ramen noodle salad is a knockout. I tote the veggies in a bowl, dressing in a jar and noodles in a bag. Then I shake them up together when it's time to eat. -LJ Porter, Bauxite,...

Vegetable Couscous

Looking for a different way to serve vegetables? These tiny pasta granules act like a magnet, pulling together the flavors of the chicken broth and vitamin-rich veggies. Carrots, celery, peppers and zucchini...

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Most commercial garlic dressings don't have enough garlic taste for me, but this one always hits the spot. The thick and creamy dressing will jazz up any salad. -Michele Odstrcilek of Lemont, Illinois

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Fresh sweet potatoes Mom grew disappeared fast at our family table when she served them with this easy, flavorful glaze. She still makes them this way, and now her sweet potato recipe has become a favorite...

Pineapple Coleslaw

When I was a child, my mother often served this salad with multicolored marshmallows sprinkled on top, much to my delight. The marshmallows added a touch of sweetness that really complemented this salad's...

Southern Cornbread Salad

To feed a crowd, especially when I want to make a good impression, I make this eye-popping cornbread salad. It's beautiful in a trifle bowl. I love it in summer, when we can make it with our own garden...

Crispy Fried Onion Rings

I use this onion rings recipe as a burger topper to add an extra element to already fantastic burgers. These onion rings are also perfect for giving your salads a little crunch. -Taste of Home Test Kitchen,...

Roasted New Potatoes

This simple recipe is anything but plain. The flavors of garlic and herbs combine to add extra zip to tender new potatoes. This side dish goes hand in hand with the delicate taste of fish. --Ann Berg,...

Curried Rice

I've been cooking this simple rice dish for more than 40 years. The pleasant curry flavor is especially nice with roasted chicken, turkey or duck, making it the perfect addition to a holiday spread.-Bess...

Creamy Vegetable Casserole

Searching for a different way to prepare vegetables? Look no further. I have a fussy eater in my house who absolutely loves this medley. It can be assembled in a snap, leaving time to fix the main course,...

Roasted Garlic Potatoes

A good friend provided the food for the one-of-a-kind Western-style wedding Jerry and I planned. These potatoes are scrumptious and easy to fix since there's no need to peel them.

Creamy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

My mom gave me the recipe for these twice-baked potatoes, and I altered them by adding garlic, bacon and green onions. They're perfect for a potluck or even an elegant meal. My two boys absolutely love...

Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

As a four-generation Idaho family, we love our easy cheesy potatoes. I have served this cheesy potato recipe for weddings, family dinners and more. These company potatoes have become a favorite for many....

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

These hearty beans are a super side dish for a casual meal. The ingredients blend perfectly for a wonderful from-scratch taste. The old-fashioned flavor will have people standing in line for more. -Jesse...

Citrus Vinaigrette

Tart, tangy and citrusy flavors abound in this quick citrus vinaigrette recipe to whisk together any night of the week you've got the good greens to go with it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...

Quick Green Beans with Bacon

Green beans with bacon and onions makes such an easy side dish. Fresh beans lend a crisp, bright flavor to any meal. They're best when served hot. -Mari Anne Warren, Milton, Wisconsin

Glazed Baby Carrots

For a zippy side dish, try this recipe. These brown sugar-glazed carrots come together in no time at all. -Anita Foster, Fairmount, Georgia

Stuffing from the Slow Cooker

If you're hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, add this simple slow-cooked stuffing to your menu to ease entertaining. The recipe comes in handy when you run out of oven space at large family gatherings....

The Best Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

What makes this the best out of all the scalloped potatoes recipes out there? I slice them extra thin and toss them in a rich, creamy cheese sauce. Then, to make them the best ever, I sprinkle homemade...

Cheesy Potato Bake

These baked cheesy potatoes satisfy even hearty appetites. It's easy to fix since there's no need to peel the potatoes. The mild, comforting flavor goes nicely with any meat-I especially like it with meat...

Easy Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The Yukon Golds give this dish a rich, buttery color and a hearty texture. It's sure to be a hit! -Marilyn Geary-Symons, Portland, Oregon

Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas

New potatoes and peas are treated to a creamy sauce for this special side. -Jane Uphoff, Cunningham, Kansas

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

When I was a girl, Mama used Texas longhorn cheese in this recipe. After it melted all over the macaroni, I loved to dig in and see how many strings of cheese would follow my spoonful. -Imogene Hutton,...

Baked Potato Casserole

I created this baked potato casserole with input from friends and neighbors. It makes a great side dish for special meals. - Karen Berlekamp, Maineville, Ohio

Creamy Zucchini

Here's a different treatment for zucchini that's a favorite in our home. Even though the creamy Parmesan sauce is homemade, the recipe's cooking time is short. -Marguerite Shaeffer, Sewell, New Jersey

Cheddar Rice Casserole

With its blend of garlic, parsley and cheese, this rice casserole makes a savory side dish. It's one of my favorite ways to serve rice. -Nancy Baylor, Holiday Island, Arkansas

Creamy Grape Salad

Everyone raves when I bring this refreshing, creamy grape salad to potlucks. For a special finishing touch, sprinkle it with brown sugar and pecans. -Marge Elling, Jenison, Michigan

Baked Crispy Potato Wedges

French-fry fans will fall for this easy oven-baked variety and never miss the fat. Try pairing the crispy potato wedges with everything from hot dogs and hamburgers to chicken strips and fish. -Ruby Williams,...

Cucumbers in Cream

"WE HAD an enormous vegetable garden, so we enjoyed freshly picked cucumbers in summer. After the cucumber were sliced and soaked awhile in salt water. Mother added thick cream, which she carefully scooped...

Fast Scalloped Potatoes

These quick scalloped potatoes are mildly cheesy, creamy and comforting-just like Mom used to make-only less of them! -Edith Jennings, Prairie City, Iowa

Red Roasted Potatoes

Roasting red potatoes is one of my favorite way to prepare them. Some fragrant rosemary, fresh or dried, gives these potatoes a distinctive but subtle taste. This dish is simple to prepare, yet elegant...

Cowboy Baked Beans

Baked cowboy beans are a perennial favorite at barbecues and potlucks. My meaty recipe uses a variety of beans and has a perfect smoky taste. -Joe Sherwood, Tryon, Nebraska

Dirty Rice

This is an old Louisiana recipe that I've had longer than I can remember. It's a very popular Southern dish. To turn this into a main meal, simply add more sausage and chicken livers. -Mrs. Lum Day, Bastrop,...

Baked Vidalia Onions

Vidalia onion recipes are some of my favorites to whip up. Served alongside any of a variety of fish and meats, these tender onions are a nice change of pace. Folks find it a fun and flavorful side dish....