Easy side dishes for every day or any occasion.

Dearborn Brand makes cooking for every day and special occasions as simple as possible. Here are some side dishes to complete your meals with clear, step-by-step directions and easy-to-find ingredients, including Dearborn Brand products. Try these recipes to upgrade your meal without upping your heart rate.

Leftover Hambone Soup

Total prep & cook time: 75 min Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 leftover Dearborn Brand hambone 1 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, dried 2 carrots, peeled & diced 1 russet potato, peeled & diced 1 cup canned white kidney beans, drained & rinsed ¾ cup frozen...


Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Total prep & cook time: 95 min Serves: 10–12 Ingredients: 3 cups Dearborn Brand boneless mini ham, diced & cooked 2 lbs russet potatoes, washed thoroughly 2 cups Monterey jack cheese, grated 4 tbsp butter – plus extra for greasing dish ½ yellow onion, diced ⅓ cup...


Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

Ingredients: 2 lbs macaroni 1 ½ lbs Dearborn Brand sliced bacon – diced ¼ inch (uncooked) 1 lb velveeta 1.5 lbs sharp cheese ½ lb marble longhorn 1 ½ cups chopped onions 2 ½ cups milk ½ lb margarine 2 tsp pepper 2 tsp salt Directions: Dice 1 ½ lbs of Dearborn Brand...


Kielbasa & Kraut

Ingredients: 1 lb Dearborn Brand kielbasa 2 lbs Dearborn Brand smoked kraut ⅓ lb Dearborn Brand bacon ¼ cup onions 1 tbsp brown sugar ¼ tsp pepper Directions: Rinse 2lbs of Dearborn Brand kraut & drain Cook ¼ lb of Dearborn Brand bacon, chop & add to kraut Sauté ¼ cup...


Festive Smoked Kielbasa

Total prep & cooking time: 40 min Serves: 6-8 Ingredients: 2 lbs (or 4 links) of Dearborn Brand smoked kielbasa, sliced on diagonal 2 granny smith apples, sliced and seeded 1 small onion, sliced 1 red pepper, sliced and seeded 2 tbsp of butter ¼ cup light brown sugar...