The holiday season is the perfect time to gather with loved ones and enjoy a feast of delicious food. While there’s often a focus on the main course, we can’t forget about the vegetable side dishes that can truly elevate a meal. Whether you’re looking to add some color, flavor, or nutrition to your holiday spread, this Vegetable Side Dish Round up will give you so many options to hace your guests coming back for seconds!
Hello bubbly maple bourbon glazed carrots and pears! This dish comes together in about 40 minutes, and you just need a sheet pan to make it! Although we use bourbon in this dish, you can omit that, and just add some extra maple. The alcohol will cook off, so no worries! And if you want it vegan, use plant based butter.
Roasted Garlic Hasselback Butternut Squash Recipe
Side dishes are the ultimate way to show off at a dinner! Whether you are hosting dinner or bringing a side to a party, this Roasted Garlic Hasselback Butternut Squash from Sara at Red Wine White Kitchen is a show stopper and OH SO delicious.
Roasted Green Beans - Dinner at the Zoo
These roasted green beans are fresh green beans coated in butter, garlic, olive oil and herbs, then cooked until tender and browned.
This is the easiest recipe you’ll find for roasting broccoli and cauliflower – just douse the pair of florets with olive oil, season with a little salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon (if you like), roast in a hot oven and serve. This Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower from Pinch and Swirl is a quick and easy way to get a gorgeous platter of veggies on your holiday table!
Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe - Girl Versus Dough
These Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish for any occasion! Crisp-tender and roasted with a Dijon dressing, they’re easy and delicious.
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash - Served From Scratch
Enjoy all of the flavors of fall with this Maple Roasted Butternut Squash. The perfect amount of maple flavor to highlight the sweet squash in an easy roasted squash side that will compliment any fall dinner table.
This delightful dish of Roasted Beets and Carrots with Rosemary is flavorful and aromatic, perfect as a side-dish in the Fall or any time of year! The distinct pine-like fragrance of rosemary makes me smile with fond memories of camping in the woods under the trees.
Potato Gratin is a celebration of a classic dish. Whether you’re serving this as part of a Sunday dinner or as a side at your next holiday gathering, it will have your family and friends begging you to make it again. There is something so comforting in the classics, and it doesn’t get any more classic than Potato Gratin from Albana at Uncomplicated Chef.
Smashed Potatoes (Extra Crispy!) - Chew Out Loud
Soft and tender inside with a perfectly crispy outside, these Smashed Potatoes are the easiest, tastiest side dish you’ll ever make!
Cheesy Rutabaga and Butternut Squash Casserole - Garlic & Zest
This glorious, homestyle vegetable gratin is a warm cheesy side dish that goes with anything. Layered with fennel, leeks, butternut squash and tender slices of rutabaga, it’s an easy, butternut squash casserole the whole family loves.
Cauliflower Potato Mash Recipe - Our Love Language is Food
This cauliflower potato mash recipe gives you all the comfort of your favorite mashed potatoes but with fewer carbs, less calories, more fiber, and more nutrients! Versatile, delicious, and easy to make, this healthy side dish is a great option year round!
SIDES This creamed corn is life changing! The secret is the Parmesan cheese. YES, parmesan. You can use fresh or frozen corn to make this side dish. It’s great with smoked meats, chicken, or your holiday turkey. Add to your holiday meal plans - this stuff is money!!!
When it comes to salads, it’s hard to beat a classic Pasta House Salad Recipe! One of our all-time favorite salads is this delicious Italian salad with artichokes and black olives. The dressing is a tangy combination of red wine vinegar, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. And yes, we add black olives too! If you are a traditional fan, leave them out!
Curried Quinoa Kale Salad
This vibrant quinoa salad features diced red bell peppers, juicy apricots, and fresh cilantro. The quinoa provides a fluffy base, complementing the sweet crunch of bell peppers, the fruity burst of apricots, and the herbal freshness of cilantro. Tossed in a tangy dressing, this salad offers a delightful mix of textures and flavors in every bite.
Fennel and Apple Salad with Pecans - Casual Foodist
Spinach and apples are a popular combination for fall and winter salads and this classic duo gets elevated with the addition of thinly sliced fennel. Crisp celery, crunchy pecans and a drizzle of a simple citrus viniagrette make this salad something special.
We are loving this Fall Forward salad from Faith at Edible Mosaic! Packed with autumnal ingredients like sweet potato, apple, cranberry, and pecans, this harvest salad recipe is perfect for fall! This is sure to be the center of attention at your next meal!
Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing - Chew Out Loud
This Kale, Brussels, and Cranberry Salad is simply delightful. It boasts a lemony honey mustard dressing, drizzled over crispy greens and almonds.
Grilled Zucchini from Amy at Chew out Loud requires only a few pantry staples, yet results in fantastic flavors. It’s a low effort, high reward kind of recipe. Perfect side dish for smoked turkey or roast beef.
Grilled Bok Choy/Grilled Baby Bok Choy/Easy Bok Choy - My Spice Trunk
Delicious and healthy greens for a fabulous side. This pan-grilled bok choy has a hint of lemon and chili and is so easy to put together.
These Crispy Onion Fritters from It’s nots complicsted are certain to become a regular addition to your meal plans. They are made from simple store cupboard ingredients which you may already have on hand. For fritters that are crisp and full of caramelised onion flavour, just add finely chopped onions to a simple pancake batter and shallow fry. It doesn’t get much easier than that! These Onion Fritters also happen to be both vegan and gluten-free.
Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole - Healthy My Lifestyle
This Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole is a traditional green bean casserole made without dairy and only requires 9 ingredients!
Garden Zucchini Squash Casserole - The Carrot Under Ground
Garden Zucchini Squash Casserole 🌱 Fresh zucchini, yellow squash, and ripe red tomatoes topped with toasted Italian breadcrumbs create this easy, healthy & colorfully delicious dish! GF and oil-free options.
This Air fryer Frozen Cauliflower recipe is super easy to prepare! Perfect side dish for nearly any meal! Whether you’re a cauliflower lover or simply searching for a delectable snack or side dish, this recipe is sure to impress.
Make this holiday season extra special with these delightful vegetable side dishes. From roasted vegetables to casseroles and mashed, there’s something for every taste bud. Remember to choose the recipes that complement your main course and add a pop of color and flavor to your holiday spread. Enjoy your festive feast!
And we don’t want you to forget dessert for the end of a meal!
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