Move over main dishes, we have some tasty sides to devour!

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Move over main dish. We're talking about those tasty side dishes everyone likes to devour. Mark Hagen from Taste of Home joined the Studio A team on Friday, April 24th with a closer look.

Pasta with garlic oil

Pasta with garlic oil

Pasta with Garlic Oil

My family is Italian, and this is one of our old faves with plenty of garlic, mushrooms and herbs. To help the sauce adhere, don't rinse the pasta in water after you drain it. —Pamela Vittori, Chicago Heights, Illinois

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup jarred sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in oil. Stir in the mushrooms, olives, basil, parsley, garlic salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Drain spaghetti; place in a serving bowl. Pour sauce over pasta; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 5 servings

Herbed steak fries

Herbed steak fries

Herbed Steak Fries

Seasoned to perfection, these Herbed Steak Fries from our Test Kitchen make a quick and tasty side dish for casual suppers. A great way to dress up frozen fries in a hurry!

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

  • 4 cups frozen steak fries
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; toss to coat. Arrange steak fries in a single layer in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.

Bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 190 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 337 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.