PART OF Thanksgiving

30 Vegetable Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Everybody loves stuffing and fresh-baked rolls, but every successful Thanksgiving menu needs its vegetables. From Brussels sprouts to mashed potatoes, green salads and more, these recipes are the perfect complement to your turkey-topped table.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions

"This was a really nice change from steamed or roasted sprouts. The cider vinegar added a nice tang to the dish that I really enjoyed. I'll definitely be making these again."


Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

"Delicious! Used veggie broth instead of chicken broth to make it vegetarian. Also forgot to buy cream cheese, but a little plain yogurt worked fine. Would definitely make again."

-Amy B.

Lentil Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

"Awesome! Made a great lunch; we'll be making it again this week for dinner. We used a generous amount of smoked paprika and the flavor was excellent. We liked the queso fresco and this week we will try feta."

-Larry Spaghetti

Roasted Buttercup Squash With Balsamic-Agave Glaze

"Not only healthy but delicious, and a great accompaniment for a main meal or for your holiday table. I also love eating this on it's own as a light lunch, in which case I sometimes omit the butter."


Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes

"I made these for Thanksgiving and got many compliments. My family loved them and asked that I make them like this always. I love that they are hot and ready after everyone has went through the line."


Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

A great sweet potato casserole that you can make without having to turn on your oven. Loaded with veggies yet super-sweet, it's a side dish with a dessert-like twist.

Ginger Green Beans

"Simply put, these are a sure-fire winner. Have used the same recipe with asparagus and that, too, was fabulous."


Instant Pot Bacon Lemon Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a cinch when you use a pressure cooker. They're packed with bacon and fresh lemon juice, which makes for a savory-and-tangy side dish.

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Some of the best-tasting mashed potatoes you'll ever make. Not only that, but you'll free up some stove space in the process, since these spuds are cooked in a pressure cooker.

Green Bean Salad with Pine Nuts & Feta

"Sensational salad that really does transport you to the Mediterranean."

-Leggy Peggy

Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

"Outstanding is the word for this soup! I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant about the ingredients, but I jumped in anyway and made it according to directions. Wow. I brought it to work for lunch and had to fight my way out of the lunch room."


Pumpkin & Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

This salad just screams fall. With seasonal ingredients like pumpkin seeds and pumpkin (or squash) and a sweet maple dressing, it's a perfect healthy side for your Thanksgiving table.

Sweet Potato Fries

"These were delicious. I sliced them pretty thin so they would be crispy, and they turned out great. I used the baggy to mix it all up, and it worked fine with extra focus on distributing the spices. Definitely enjoyed them!"


Broccoli-Stuffed Vidalia Onions

"I love sweet onions, broccoli, and cheese, so it's kind of hard NOT to love this recipe. This was easy to make and tastes delicious. I had extra broccoli and just mixed it with the sauce and ate it like that."


Simple Creamed Spinach

"Just made this using our own home-grown spinach and it tasted great. The only thing I added at the end was a good grind of fresh nutmeg, as it goes really well with spinach."

-Bridget C

Vegan Broccoli Soup

"This was wonderful! I couldn't believe how the oatmeal thickened it up. It made a lot of soup, so I have some containers in the freezer. I didn't miss the milk or cream at all."


Warm Potato & Leek Salad

For this fresh take on fingerling potatoes, we add peas, leeks and chives for a whole lot of freshness.

Shaved Sweet Potato Salad

With a spiralizer, you can add these vibrant sweet potato ringlets to your Thanksgiving table.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

"I made this for Thanksgiving and it turned out great! It even tasted great the next day when we reheated it. I used frozen green beans instead of canned, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. I would definitely make it again."


Spinach Salad with Caramelized Pecans

"It's interesting that the recipe origin is from a microbrewery - why do they always have the best food? For me, it was all about the pecans, since I had never tried caramelizing nuts before. They are amazing!"


Make-Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes

"This is a very easy way to have something great in the freezer! My family loves them! I have even made different kinds and have several in the freezer. One of our favorites is to stir in sauteed leeks and bacon. So good!"


Sweet Acorn Squash

"I am happy to say that we all loved this recipe, the squash came out tender and full of flavor."


Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

"Yummy! I used fresh cauliflower, and instead of using a blender, I used a potato masher so the cauliflower would still have some texture! I will be making different varieties as well, such as broccoli."


Sweet Potato Gratin

"We've made this gratin every Thanksgiving for the past six years; it's very much loved and eaten quickly with no leftovers ever, no matter if the recipe's doubled or tripled!"


Warm Bean Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

"I really enjoyed the flavor the balsamic vinegar added to this dish. It was very easy to assemble. I am looking forward to taking the leftovers to work with me. I for sure will be making this again."

Kellie in SLO

Pomegranate & Persimmon Salad with Warm Goat Cheese

"This is a restaurant-worthy recipe! Made for Thanksgiving and it was the highlight of the meal. Even the dressing was delicious."


Greek Beet Salad

"Such a simple and beautiful salad. I combined the lettuces with the vinaigrette, plated it, then topped with remaining ingredients."


Broccoli Casserole

"This was so good! I used fresh broccoli and steamed it until just getting tender, that way it still had a bit of crunch and color in the casserole. Love the technique of melting the cheese into the soup."


Roasted Brussels Sprouts

"A first-rate winner with Brussels sprouts lovers, and it even won over a few who 'hated them.' As an added plus, they were very easy to fix. I did mine with just cracked pepper instead of lemon pepper and added some baby carrots to stretch the veggies."


Honey-Glazed Carrots & Parsnips

"It is so good. I love carrots and parsnips together. The flavor and textures are spot on. They were a perfect side for our moose steak and cornbread stuffing."

-Baby Kato