Side Dishes

Collection by Kathy Costa Upshaw

Cheesy Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 71
My mom would make this when I was young, and it was always a favorite. Serve with a crisp green salad and garlic bread.

Barley Risotto Primavera

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
Easy to make and bursting with flavor, this risotto uses barley instead of rice for an extra nutritional punch. This is a hearty and filling meat-free alternative to the usual skillet meals.

Crusty Herb Potato Wedges

Rating: 4.5 stars 118
Simple and delicious. The key is tossing the spices with the potatoes and oil in a bowl and then on to the pan. The silicone mat we are baking on is a very nice thing to have in your kitchen.

Chef John's Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.5 stars 86
This makes a very nice side dish to your holiday feast, and I can't think of a main course, especially one made from some type of succulent animal, that this wouldn't pair wonderfully with.

Blue Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 361
This is my recipe for a very tasty and unique cranberry sauce. It was this recipe that converted my 'we only want the jellied sauce in can' family into homemade cranberry sauce lovers. This sauce is best if made a day ahead and can be served either warm or cold. (I prefer warm, but my family is partial to cold).

Mujadarra (Lentils with Rice)

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
I was introduced to this Middle Eastern dish by one of my best friends, who is Palestinian. His mother made this once a week at her deli and after trying it once I had a standing order to save me a plate every week. This is so healthy and delicious, and it's so simple to make. After she retired and closed her deli I had to search through several recipes and make my adjustments to get it to my liking. It has become a staple in my home.

Dave's Georgia Black-Eyed Peas

Rating: 5 stars 196
Black-eyed peas are cooked low and slow with bacon, onion, and ham.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Apples

Rating: 4.5 stars 128
Deliciously spiced sweet potatoes are grilled with apples for a perfect summertime dish!

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
The sweetness of the potatoes is offset by the spiciness of the Cajun pepper. Adjust the pepper to taste. My family absolutely loves this recipe!

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.5 stars 547
Grilled corn on the cob is the perfect addition to every summer barbecue.

Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 2473
This squash casserole features gooey cheese and crunchy crackers.

Classic Fried Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 177
Here's the perfect way to use leftover rice--fried rice with bacon makes a quick weeknight meal, and it's ready in just minutes.
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