What are some simple side dishes?


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Food Network has simple side dishes, including Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli and Sunny's Easy Baked Beans. The former serves 6 people, and the latter serves around 8 to 10 people.

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To make Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut approximately 8 cups of florets from 4 to 5 pounds of broccoli, and place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Top with 4 peeled and thinly sliced garlic cloves and drizzle with 5 tablespoons olive oil. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until tender. In a bowl, combine 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, 1/3 cup grated Parmesan and 2 tablespoons julienned basil. Toss with the broccoli.

To make Sunny's Easy Baked Beans, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a pot, cook 3 strips diced bacon until crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate, and add 1 cup chopped onion, 6 to 8 sprigs fresh thyme, salt and pepper to the same pot. Cook, and add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3 grated garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon dry mustard, 1 teaspoon sweet paprika, 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire and 2 tablespoons sriracha. Cook, and add 4 chopped Roma tomatoes and three 15 1/2-ounce cans cannellini beans. Add 4 cups beef stock and 3 strips bacon. Cover, and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover, and bake for 20 minutes.

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