Sweet Potato and Rice Casserole. Great for vegetarian guests, this hearty rice casserole is full of good-for-you ingredients like black beans, edamame, and sweet potato. Fresh sage gives the dish a light, earthy flavor.
Italian Pesto Pasta Salad The key to this easy dish is a quality pesto. If you have a few extra minutes, make your own: In a food processor combine 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, cup toasted pine nuts, cup grated Parmiagiano-Reggiano cheese
Vegetable-Pesto Risotto Casserole Hearty enough for a meal on its own but perfect as a side to any grilled meat, this creamy rice casserole is packed with a bounty of vegetables, including summer squash, eggplant, tomatoes and corn.
Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake Fold three types of cheeses and garlic-thyme butter into mashed potatoes then cover with a crunchy Parmesan and panko topping. Bake it till its golden and bubbly for an ultra-comforting side dish food-ideas