15 No Fail Sides

September 28, 2011

It's not so bad sitting on the sidelines—especially when you're in the company of these tasty dishes.

Mushroom, Artichoke and Onion Matzo KugelBombay Sweet PotatoesGreen Beans with Parmigiano ReggianoLemon Spinach with Toasted PistachiosGratin of Sweet Potatoes and Swiss ChardCajun Corn and Kale SaladCaesar SaladRed Apple Salad with Oranges and FetaRoasted ParsnipSugar Snap Peas with Mint and LemonRoasted Vegetables with Miso SauceMashed Potatoes with MascarponeBrussels Sprouts with Parmigiano ReggianoMarinated Carrot SaladMixed Greens with Garlic
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
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
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
Lemon juice and pistachio nuts transform classic wilted spinach into a citrus infused side Popeye would absolutely adore. Recipe: Lemon Spinach with Toasted Pistachios
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
Frozen corn and sturdy seasonal kale combine with spicy Cajun seasoning for an easy make-ahead side. Recipe: Cajun Corn and Kale Salad
Sometimes you just don't mess with a classic. A traditional Caesar salad will tastefully accompany just about any meal. Recipe:
Salt, pepper, herbs and honey are all you need to let the natural sweetness of roasted parsnips shine. Recipe: Roasted Parsnip
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
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
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
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
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
Greens and garlic sing like Johnny and June in this versatile and toothsome side. Recipe: Mixed Greens with Garlic
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 KugelA Southern classic mixed with Indian spices? Your guests certainly won't see this flavor-filled collision of cultures coming their way.


Recipe: Bombay Sweet PotatoesTop 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 ReggianoLemon juice and pistachio nuts transform classic wilted spinach into a citrus infused side Popeye would absolutely adore.


Recipe: Lemon Spinach with Toasted PistachiosWarning: 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 ChardFrozen corn and sturdy seasonal kale combine with spicy Cajun seasoning for an easy make-ahead side.


Recipe: Cajun Corn and Kale SaladSometimes you just don't mess with a classic. A traditional Caesar salad will tastefully accompany just about any meal.


Recipe:This elegant fruit and feta salad proves side salads can be so much more than a handful of greens and a splatter of ranch.


Recipe: Red Apple Salad with Oranges and FetaSalt, pepper, herbs and honey are all you need to let the natural sweetness of roasted parsnips shine.


Recipe:  Roasted ParsnipThere may be no crackle, but there is certainly snap and pop in this bright and zesty side.


Recipe:  Sugar Snap Peas with Mint and LemonAn 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 SauceMove 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 MascarponeThinly 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 ReggianoCarrots 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 SaladGreens and garlic sing like Johnny and June in this versatile and toothsome side.


Recipe: Mixed Greens with Garlic
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