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33 Skillet Side Dishes We Can’t Go Without

Taste of Home logo Taste of Home 3/10/2022 Lisa Kaminski

Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Even people who normally don't care for Brussels sprouts will ask for a second helping of these. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Granny’s Apple Scalloped Potatoes

This scalloped potatoes with apples dish is delicious with breaded baked pork chops, which you could cook at the same time in another cast-iron pan. We are retired and it's just the two of us, but you could easily double the recipe. —Shirley Rickis, The Villages, Florida Jalapeno Green Beans Exps Cimzw20 149496 E09 03 6b 2 Jalapeno Green Beans Exps Cimzw20 149496 E09 03 6b 2

Jalapeno Green Beans

This simple green bean dish gets a bit of a kick from jalapeno pepper. If you don't like things too spicy, reduce the amount of jalapeno by half—or eliminate it completely. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri Cannellini Baked Beans Exps Tohrc20 251374 B06 18 1b 15 Cannellini Baked Beans Exps Tohrc20 251374 B06 18 1b 15

Baked Cannellini Beans

My sister developed this baked cannellini beans recipe after a Christmas holiday. We were still all together but nobody wanted to go to the grocery store, so we made do with what we could find in the kitchen—it turned out delicious! This baked beans recipe would be great with a combination of beans, too (like half black beans and half white). —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma Maple Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts Exps Tohon19 50477 B06 19 8b 4 Maple Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts Exps Tohon19 50477 B06 19 8b 4

Maple & Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

For special meals, here’s a fantastic side dish that even children will love. The sweet maple syrup and smoky bacon complement the Brussels sprouts perfectly. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois © Taste of Home

Deluxe Cornbread Stuffing

When my husband and I were newlyweds and far from family, we invited friends over for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. I searched for stuffing recipes and combined the best aspects of several to create this one. Everyone liked it, and I still make it for holidays. —Pamela Rickman, Valdosta, Georgia © Taste of Home

Herbed Rice Pilaf

This savory side dish has been a family favorite for years. Our 12-year-old daughter, Jennifer, is an expert with this recipe, which is a great help for a busy working mom like me. We sure enjoy this rice dish in the summer with a grilled entree. -Jeri Dobrowski, Beach, North Dakota Fried Cabbage Exps Sdfm19 28300 C10 10 4b 19 Fried Cabbage Exps Sdfm19 28300 C10 10 4b 19

Fried Cabbage

When I was young, my family grew our own cabbages. It was fun to put them to use in the kitchen, just as I did with this comforting side. With potatoes, deviled eggs and cornbread, fried cabbage tastes like home. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri Onion Garlic Hash Browns Exps Bmmz20 83621 E10 23 6b 3 Onion Garlic Hash Browns Exps Bmmz20 83621 E10 23 6b 3

Onion-Garlic Hash Browns

Quick to assemble, this is a simple recipe I’ve cooked many times. Stir in hot sauce if you like a bit of heat. I also like to top the finished dish with a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese. —Cindi Hayward-Boger, Ardmore, Alabama Mushroom And Spinach Saute Exps Tham17 24335 D11 09 5b 1 Mushroom And Spinach Saute Exps Tham17 24335 D11 09 5b 1

Mushroom and Spinach Saute

Mushrooms and spinach make a super fast combination that’s perfect for two. And it’s easy to double or triple for a crowd. —Pauline Howard, Lago Vista, Texas Vegetable Barley Saute Exps Sdon18 32559 C06 14 8b 11 Vegetable Barley Saute Exps Sdon18 32559 C06 14 8b 11

Vegetable Barley Saute

This wonderful side dish can easily be turned into a hearty entree by adding cooked chicken. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen Thai Style Green Beans Exps Cf2bz20 32463 E11 15 2b 4 Thai Style Green Beans Exps Cf2bz20 32463 E11 15 2b 4

Thai-Style Green Beans

Thai for two, anyone? Peanut butter, soy sauce and hoisin sauce flavor this quick, fabulous bean dish.—Candy McMenamin, Lexington, South Carolina Cajun Rice Dish Exps Gbbz22 13574 B10 14 5b 4 Cajun Rice Dish Exps Gbbz22 13574 B10 14 5b 4

Cajun Rice

A variety of vegetables makes this delicious Cajun rice casserole a hit with everyone. I team up generous servings with garlic bread and a tossed salad.—Rose Kostynuik, Calgary, Alberta Lemon Couscous With Broccoli Exps Lsbz18 86546 C01 19 2b 12 Lemon Couscous With Broccoli Exps Lsbz18 86546 C01 19 2b 12

Lemon Couscous with Broccoli


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I combined two recipes to create this side with broccoli and pasta. The splash of lemon adds nice flavor. Instead of toasted almonds, you could also sprinkle servings with grated Parmesan cheese. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado © Taste of Home

Chive Buttered Carrots

It's nice to have a reliable side dish like this that pairs well with any entree. A friend shared the recipe with me several years ago, and I use it often. —Opan Snell, Jamestown, Ohio Exps40662 Sd153322d04 08 7b 12 Exps40662 Sd153322d04 08 7b 12

Southwestern Sauteed Corn

My mother-in-law came up with this corn skillet dish one night for dinner. Everyone who tries it absolutely loves it! —Chandy Ward, Aumsville, Oregon Old Fashioned Green Beans Exps Srbz16 496 C09 14 5b 7 Old Fashioned Green Beans Exps Srbz16 496 C09 14 5b 7

Old-Fashioned Green Beans

Mom would prepare homegrown green beans using this recipe and, boy, did they ever taste good! The bacon provides rich flavor and the brown sugar a touch of sweetness. This is one irresistible side dish. —Willa Govoro, St. Clair, Missouri Quinoa With Peas And Onion Exps Sdam19 46330 E12 04 10b 4 Quinoa With Peas And Onion Exps Sdam19 46330 E12 04 10b 4

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Even picky eaters will love this protein-packed dish. If you have freshly shelled peas on hand, substitute them for the frozen. —Lori Panarella, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Exps154820 Sd153323c06 10 3b 1 Exps154820 Sd153323c06 10 3b 1

Red Cabbage With Bacon

If you’ve braised, marinated or served red cabbage raw, try it steamed, then toss with bacon and a tangy sauce. We serve it with pork or chicken. This is how to cook cabbage with bacon. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin Exps51576 Sd143206c04 03 2b Web 2 Exps51576 Sd143206c04 03 2b Web 2

Thymed Zucchini Saute

Simple and flavorful, this recipe is a tasty and healthy way to use up all those zucchini that are taking over your garden. It's ready in hardly any time! —Bobby Taylor, Ulster Park, New York © Taste of Home

Pumpkin with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Don't hold off on serving pumpkin, thinking it can be only the finale to dinner. Bring it to the forefront with this unique and lovely side dish that will garner you lots of recipe requests. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington Exps38817 Bhr153663c01 16 2b 5 Exps38817 Bhr153663c01 16 2b 5

German-Style Cabbage and Beans

This is one of my greatest hits. If you use some red cabbage, it will have very festive colors, light pink with green. It looks so pretty. —Winifred Winch, Wetmore, Michigan Skillet Red Potatoes Exps Cf219 10453 B12 18 2b 15 Skillet Red Potatoes Exps Cf219 10453 B12 18 2b 15

Skillet Red Potatoes

When I'm in a hurry to prepare potatoes, I resort to this recipe for skillet potatoes that I created myself. The mix of seasonings is just right and makes a delicious, attractive side dish. It's been a family favorite for a long time and fits with most any meal. —Lois Collier, Vineland, New Jersey Exps46055 Bhr143425b05 20 9b 6 Exps46055 Bhr143425b05 20 9b 6

Broccoli with Asiago

This is one of the best (and most simple) ways I’ve found to serve broccoli. It’s also good with Parmesan if you don’t have the Asiago cheese. —cjintexas, Tasteofhome.com, Community Exps189899 Th143344c06 18 3b 3 Exps189899 Th143344c06 18 3b 3

Orange-Glazed Carrots, Onions & Radishes

Carrots and radishes give color and crunch to this sweet, spicy side. We never have leftovers. If you make it ahead, reheat it and add the walnuts just before serving. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey a bowl of food on a table: Kale And Fennel Skillet Exps Thso17 201693 D04 21 2b 2 Kale And Fennel Skillet Exps Thso17 201693 D04 21 2b 2

Kale and Fennel Skillet

I love to mix different vegetables together and use unexpected herbs and spices to change things up. If you can't find apple sausage for this skillet, a good mild Italian sausage would work just fine. —Patricia Levenson, Santa Ana, California a bowl of food on a plate: Carrots And Snow Peas Exps Cimz19 41502 C01 10 6b 6 Carrots And Snow Peas Exps Cimz19 41502 C01 10 6b 6

Carrots and Snow Peas

This is without question my favorite side dish, both for flavor and ease of preparation. Sherry adds an amazing spark to the vegetables. —Cheryl Donnely, Arvada, Colorado © Taste of Home

Spaghetti Squash with Apples, Bacon, and Walnuts

I've always loved spaghetti squash as an alternative to pasta and enjoy it in the classic marinara style, but I wanted a new recipe so my family and I could enjoy it more often. The savory, salty and sour flavors combine perfectly with a hint of sweet spice. While the squash is baking, prep the rest: It will take only minutes to finish after you shred the squash. —Jeff Tori, Johnstown, Colorado a plate of food on a table: Almond Vegetable Stir Fry Exps24670 Cw143433c03 20 4b Rms 2 Almond Vegetable Stir Fry Exps24670 Cw143433c03 20 4b Rms 2

Almond Vegetable Stir-Fry

While broccoli florets and chunks of red pepper give these stir-fry vegetables plenty of color, it's the fresh gingerroot, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil that round out the flavor. —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York Skillet Cabbage Exps Cimz19 5766 C01 10 12b 2 Skillet Cabbage Exps Cimz19 5766 C01 10 12b 2

Skillet Cabbage

I use this dish often when the schedule gets tight and I need a "hurry up" vegetable to cook. It adds plenty of substance to a simple meal. —Charmaine Fricke, St. Charles, Illinois © Taste of Home

Green Beans Amandine

It's hard to improve on the taste Mother Nature gives to fresh green beans, but Mom has done just that for years using this green beans amandine recipe. I have always thought the crunchy almonds were a super addition. —Brenda DuFresne, Midland, Michigan

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Festive Corn 'n' Broccoli

This recipe is delicious and versatile. I often substitute a tablespoon of minced fresh basil for the dried, and two to three ears of sweet corn (about a cup cut fresh from the cob) for the Mexicorn. —Lucile Throgmorton, Clovis, New Mexico Exps2919 Cs143580d09 23 3b 4 Exps2919 Cs143580d09 23 3b 4

Sausage and Rice Casserole Side Dish

When company's coming or when I need a quick-and-easy dish to pass, this is my hands-down favorite. A neighbor introduced me to the delicious combination of fluffy rice and sage-seasoned sausage. One forkful was all it took to convince me that I'd found a winner. —Joyce Green, Bettendorf, Iowa

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