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Side Dish Recipes

Posted by on Nov. 2, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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Post your recipes for side dishes here.

I will try and go through old posts and add any other recipes.

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Copycat KFC Macaroni Salad (from
Famous Green Bean Casserole
Corn pudding
Marinated Carrots (Copper Penny Salad)
Pea Salad/Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad
Simple Cinnamon Sweet potatoes
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Sweet Potatoes

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by Rhonda on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Copycat KFC Macaroni Salad (from

  • 16 oz. dry elbow macaroni, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 2 Tbsp. instant minced dry onion
  • 2/3 c. chopped celery
  • 2/3 c. chopped sweet pickles (I use drained sweet pickle relish)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pimento (optional)
  • 1/2 tomato, seeded and chopped


  • 1/2 c. sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c. Miracle Whip
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar (I cut this down to 1 Tbsp.)
  • 1 tsp. onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

Combine dressing ingredients and set aside. Combine rest of ingredients in large bowl and stir in dressing until well mixed. Chill before serving. Store in refrigerator.

by Rhonda on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Famous Green Bean Casserole:

  • 4 cups (32 oz.) regular cut green beans, cooked
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 2.8 oz. can french fried onions, divided

In 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish mix soup, milk, pepper and 2/3 c. (1/2 can) french fried onions. Stir in beans. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Top with rest of french fried onions and bake an additional 5 minutes.

by Rhonda on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Corn pudding:

  • 2 c. cooked corn (frozen or canned or fresh)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. crushed saltines.

Combine all ingredients, reserving a small portion of the cracker crumbs. Place in a 1 quart casserole dish and sprinkle remaining cracker crumbs on top. Dot with small pats of butter and bake in 325 degree oven for 50 minutes.

by Rhonda on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Marinated Carrots (Copper Penny Salad)

  • 2 lb. carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 onion, sliced thin


  • 1/2 c. veggie oil
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard (I have used prepared mustard when I'm out of this ingredient)

Cook carrots until just tender. While carrots are cooking, combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until almost boiling. Drain carrots, put into bowl with lid. Pour sauce over carrots, stir and cover. Store in fridge.

by Rhonda on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Pea Salad/Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

  • 1 16 oz. pkg frozen peas, thawed OR 3 cups fresh broccoli & cauliflower flowerets
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  • 1 small white or red onion, diced
  • 1 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients except veggies in a bowl. Stir in veggies. Store in refrigerator

by Rhonda on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Simple Cinnamon Sweet potatoes:

Open a large can of sweet potatoes, drain and mash. Put in casserole dish and drizzle with about 1/4 c. each melted butter or margarine and honey. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.

by Tiesha on Nov. 2, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Cheesy Potato Casserole

2 lbs hash brown cubes (country style)
3 tsp salt
pepper to taste
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cube margarine
1 can cr. chicken soup
1 pint sour cream
1/2 c. milk
2 cups crushed corn flakes

Mix hash browns, cheese, salt, and pepper and pour into a 9x13 pan. Mix butter, soup, sour cream, and milk - pour over hash brown mixture. Top with corn flakes and a little melted butter. Bake 1 hour at 350.

by Tiesha on Nov. 2, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 whole Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • ½ cups Flour
  • ¾ sticks Butter

Wash 4 medium sweet potatoes and bake them in a 375-degree oven until fork tender, about 30-35 minutes. When they are finished cooking slice them open and scrape out the flesh into a large bowl.

Add 1 cup of (regular grandulated) sugar, 1 cup of milk, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of salt. With a potato masher, mash them up just enough-you don't want to be perfectly smooth.

Now, in a separate bowl, add 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup pecans, chopped (that means measure a cup of pecans, then chop them), ½ cup flour, and ¾ stick of butter. With a pastry cutter or fork, mash together until thoroughly combined.

Spread the sweet potato mixture into a regular baking dish and sprinkle the crumb mixture all over the top.

Bake in a 400-degree oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

by on Nov. 4, 2010 at 6:30 AM

Creamed Corn

1 pound corn (use fresh if possible; if frozen, place kernels in
    a strainer and thaw under cool tap water.) I just used a regular sized frozen bag tonight.
4 tablespoons butter
1/4  cup flour

1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Prepare corn kernels; set aside.

Melt butter in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until blended, stirring constantly to make a roux. Still stirring, cook roux for least 2 minutes or until it is a light tan color.

Whisk in the half-and-half, salt and pepper. Turn up the heat, whisking constantly until sauce
 just comes to a boil. Do not scorch the milk.

Add the corn to the sauce, stirring to incorporate.

Lower heat and allow mixture to cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently

by on Nov. 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

5 1/2 c. mashed potatoes
1/2 c. milk
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 c. sour cream
2 t. parsley flakes
1 t. garlic salt
3/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
12 slices bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 350.  Place all ingredients, except cheese and bacon, in a large bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until potatoes are smooth and creamy.  Spoon mixture into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish.  Sprinkle with cheese and bacon.  Cover.  Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.

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