Side Dishes

Collection by David Murdoch

Slow-Cooked Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 305
Why take something that normally takes 5 minutes to cook and cook it for 2 hours? Because it produces one of the most delicious things you'll ever taste. There's going to be a lot of juice, and that's what you dip your corn bread into.

Refried Beans Without the Refry

Rating: 4.5 stars 2591
Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe yields flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeño, and cumin.
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Billman's Clam Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
This is like baked stuffed clams without the shells - my mom used to make something like this growing up and I loved it. Serve with a little pasta with butter garlic on the side or like I used have as a kid, with french fries to dip!

Oyster Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Quick and easy oyster casserole.

Chef John's Scalloped Oysters

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
Some recipes you only make once a year because they're just so-so. Other recipes, like this dish of scalloped oysters, you only make once a year because they're too good.

"Special" Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 123
This recipe for yellow potatoes turns out delicious and crusty. The secret step is boiling the potatoes in a salted, seasoned liquid. As a result, they absorb flavor and salt and, more importantly, cook on the surface, forming a great, crunchy texture in the oven.

Simple Hush Puppies

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
Simple and easy hush puppies.

Robin's Quinoa with Mushrooms and Spinach

Rating: 4.5 stars 190
I do pilates over my lunch break a couple of times a week, and this is the perfect thing to eat after it. It's way better than the usual lean-cuisine, and way better for you. Plus, it's super-cheap to make and you get three lunches out of it, easily.

Easy Tortilla Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
A friend passed this on to me. It is wonderful besides being so easy.

Mother's Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
My mother's potato salad — chunky and flavorful — is a favorite at our family gatherings. Best if made the day before. Season with salt carefully because the olives will be salty.

Chinese Egg Dumplings

Rating: 3.5 stars 9
Do not let the number of ingredients scare you, these are fantastic and so easy. You may want to double the recipe because everyone will love them. Great as an appetizer.

Roasted Okra

Rating: 4.5 stars 554
Roasting okra is simple, and bonus: Its texture will be firm and toothsome.