Side Dishes

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Shrimp Avocado Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars 97
Nice on a summer's afternoon. Great as a side dish, but also as a refreshing lunch or supper.

Cranberry Sauce with Orange Juice

Rating: 4.5 stars 1156
A classic stovetop recipe for cranberry sauce with orange juice and sugar.

Polenta Fries

Rating: 4 stars 28
This is a great twist on the traditional french fry. If you don't want to go to the trouble of making your own by scratch, you can always buy prepared polenta at just about any grocery store, slice them into fries, and fry.

Butternut Squash Cajun Fries

Rating: 4.5 stars 104
You'll love this yummy, salty, spicy, slightly sweet alternative to deep-fried French fries. Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

Easy Oven-Baked Real Polenta (Not Instant)

Rating: 5 stars 5
Why stir polenta forever when this delicious recipe works beautifully? I like to roast veggies (eggplant, zucchini, onion) while the polenta bakes, then when the polenta is done, top with roasted veggies and some chopped tomatoes, some spices, and bake another 20 minutes. It's dinner.

Creamy Butternut Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
Substitute Grana Padano cheese for Parmesan if desired. You can cube butternut squash a food processor with the pommes frites (french fry) cutter and then just pulse it one or two times with a regular blade.

Jicama Zebra Fries

Rating: 4 stars 11
Ever wonder what to do when you have too much jicama? Here's a quick guide to making a quick snack. Best served with barbeque sauce. The stripes on the fries are caused by the moisture escaping the jicama and creating fissures where the starch from the jicama collects and browns.

Can't-Tell-It's-Gluten-Free Corn Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
A moist and delicious corn bread that's almost as easy to make as the box kind--plus it's gluten free!

Vicki's Hush Puppies

Rating: 4.5 stars 655
A simple, no-fuss recipe for crispy and tender deep-fried cornmeal batter.

Baked Mexican Chips on a Stick

Rating: 5 stars 2
Forget about ripping open a bag of potato chips and make your own healthier baked potato chips on a stick. These chips have a subtle Mexican flavor, but get creative and use different seasonings that you like. Once you get used to threading the potato spirals onto skewers, these are not only fun, but easy!

Spanish Rice II

Rating: 4.5 stars 1861
Rice is sauteed with onion and green bell pepper, and then simmered with water, chopped tomatoes and spices.

Grilled Onions and Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
My family loves these tasty potatoes. There are never leftovers. Once the potatoes are all tucked in their foil packets, they can wait overnight to be grilled the next day. Great for camping. Check foil packets at 15 and 30 minutes to ensure they are not burning. May require a few more minutes to ensure all is cooked through.