15 No Fail Sides

on September 28, 2011
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mushroom, Artichoke and Onion Matzo Kugel

This traditional Jewish dish deserves a little limelight for its unique and tasty blend of farfel, mushrooms and tender artichoke hearts. Recipe: Mushroom, Artichoke and Onion Matzo Kugel

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Bombay Sweet Potatoes

A Southern classic mixed with Indian spices? Your guests certainly won't see this flavor-filled collision of cultures coming their way. Recipe: Bombay Sweet Potatoes

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Green Beans with Parmigiano Reggiano

Top off a green bean saute with a sprinkling of cheesy Italian Parmigiano Reggiano and your taste-buds will be forever grateful. Recipe: Green Beans with Parmigiano Reggiano

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Lemon Spinach with Toasted Pistachios

Lemon juice and pistachio nuts transform classic wilted spinach into a citrus infused side Popeye would absolutely adore. Recipe: Lemon Spinach with Toasted Pistachios

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Gratin of Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Warning: Your main course may be jealous of the attention this insanely rich yam side will receive at holiday dinners and special occasions. Recipe: Gratin of Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Cajun Corn and Kale Salad

Frozen corn and sturdy seasonal kale combine with spicy Cajun seasoning for an easy make-ahead side. Recipe: Cajun Corn and Kale Salad

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Caesar Salad

Sometimes you just don't mess with a classic. A traditional Caesar salad will tastefully accompany just about any meal. Recipe:

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Roasted Parsnip

Salt, pepper, herbs and honey are all you need to let the natural sweetness of roasted parsnips shine. Recipe: Roasted Parsnip

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Sugar Snap Peas with Mint and Lemon

There may be no crackle, but there is certainly snap and pop in this bright and zesty side. Recipe: Sugar Snap Peas with Mint and Lemon

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Roasted Vegetables with Miso Sauce

An unexpected wingman to traditional turkey, these roasted veggies are doused in Japanese miso sauce and flavored with ginger and sweet sake. Recipe: Roasted Vegetables with Miso Sauce

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone

Move over basic mashed potatoes - there are some new mashed spuds in town. And they're mixed with Italian mascarpone cheese, making them unbelievably rich in one simple step. Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Brussels Sprouts with Parmigiano Reggiano

Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts are given a quick saute with garlic, butter and broth, then sprinkled with a bit of Parmigiano Reggiano to oomph up the flavor. Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Parmigiano Reggiano

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Marinated Carrot Salad

Carrots are not only good for your eyes, but they aren't hard on them either - especially in this pretty dish dressed in a tomatoey vinaigrette. Recipe: Marinated Carrot Salad

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

Mixed Greens with Garlic

Greens and garlic sing like Johnny and June in this versatile and toothsome side. Recipe: Mixed Greens with Garlic

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