Sides & Vegetables

An oval serving bowl filled with German potato salad

German Potato Salad

Classic German comfort food made with a hot and tangy vinegar dressing and and crisp bacon. Here’s how to make it.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 5
Two white bowls filled with lentil and escarole soup with a jar of olive oil on the side

Lentil and Escarole Soup

Truly the epitome of classic rustic Italian cooking. Here’s to the simple things in life that taste anything but simple.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
Cast iron skillet with a pan boxty(Irish potato pancake) in it, on a wooden cutting board

Pan Boxty | Irish Potato Pancake

An Irish classic for a darn good reason. Actually, three reasons—it’s shamelessly simple, flagrantly frugal, and undeniably delicious. Lovers of colcannon, rösti, latkes, and hash browns will find comfort here.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Colcannon Potatoes

Colcannon

There are countless versions of this classic. We’re partial to this recipe which gilds the potatoes and cabbage with kale and bacon and beer.

  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A decorative metal serving bowl filled with fried rice with leftovers and a bowl of jalapeño garlic vinegar on the side

Fried Rice With Leftovers

A superlative version of the classic clean-out-the-fridge stir-fry that reinvents leftovers. Beware the optional but addictive jalapeño garlic vinegar.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
An unsliced loaf of brown soda bread with a knife resting beside it

Brown Soda Bread

We guarantee you’re going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A red Dutch oven filled with easy tomato soup and a pile of grilled cheese croutons on the side

Easy Tomato Soup

Yup. It’s still winter. Darn good thing this simple made-from-scratch soup requires barely more effort than heating up some Campbell’s.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 19
A glass casserole dish filled with golden brown easy scalloped potatoes

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Weeknight comfort food with ease. That’s what we’re talking about when it comes to these easy scalloped potatoes. Barely any effort or time. Lotsa payoff.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 0
A big bowl of Brussels sprouts Caesar salad with sliced Brussels sprouts, pickled red onion, croutons, Pecorino cheese, and Caesar dressing

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

All the traditional of the classic Parmesan and anchovy dressing of a classic Caesar salad. But this little lovely swaps in charred sprouts for the romaine, caraway breadcrumbs in place of croutons, and adds pickled onions. Wowza.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0
Potato and Chickpea Stew

Potato and Chickpea Stew

Yet another failproof recipe from Deborah Madison that’s hearty and healthy and satisfying beyond words.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
Gray speckled bowl of beet salad with feta and pumpkin seeds, along with spinach and sliced red onions

Beet Salad with Feta and Pumpkin Seeds

A stunning jumble of ingredients you’ll forget are healthy the moment you take a bite. Sweet roasted beets. Peppery watercress. Tangy feta. And a perfectly balanced vinaigrette.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 2