100+ Vegetable Side Dishes for Thanksgiving


100+ Vegetable Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the "Big Game" of food; it's all about the turkey, the gravy, and, of course, the side dishes. We've put together this collection of 100+ Vegetable Side Dishes for Thanksgiving that is sure to satisfy any and all of the taste buds at your Turkey Day table.  This may be a list of veggie sides for Thanksgiving, but the truth is, these recipes can be made any time of year. What's unique about this list is that all of the veggies we feature are the ones that are in season just in time for Thanksgiving (September through December), but with today's abundance of produce, you can probably find any one of these vegetables at your local grocery store year-round. These recipes some of our easiest vegetable side dishes that any at-home cook can make and enjoy. So dig into our list of 91 Vegetable Side Dishes for Thanksgiving and watch how easy it is to say, "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"

Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Our Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a quick, easy, and tasty side dish that will complement any main dish you are cookin' up for your gang tonight! As far as recipes for oven roasted vegetables go, this is one of our favorites!

Saucy Brussels Sprouts

This recipe for Saucy Brussels Sprouts will change everything you ever thought about this misunderstood vegetable! Our tasty sauce makes them one of the best veggie go-alongs ever! Serve this up alongside your other vegetable side dishes for Thanksgiving and watch as it gets gobbled up!

Best Bacon Sprouts

While these tasty sprouts may resemble tiny cabbage heads, they've got a unique flavor that's all their own! And we think our Best Bacon Sprouts taste even better than the rest, because they're cooked in all your favorite seasonings and finished off with crunchy, yummy, bacon bits!

Roasted Idaho Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels sprouts and oven roasted potatoes are tossed together in a lightly sweetened vinaigrette to make this easy and delicious side dish. We're sure our recipe for Roasted Idaho Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts can make a veggie lover out of anyone!

Squash and Sweet Potato

Golden Squash Casserole

Around our Test Kitchen, we think everything tastes better with a bit of cheese! Of course, when it comes to lighter recipes, we turn to reduced-fat cheese varieties to add that creamy goodness! That's just what you'll find in our Golden Squash Casserole, so go ahead and dig in!

Hearty Squash Casserole

This is a side dish often found at Southern "supper gatherings." It's topped with lots of melted cheese, and it's bound to make squash lovers out of everyone! Whether you're lookin' to please your city slickers or your Southern family, these are sure to be a hit.

Butternut Squash Roll

Make this the year you "roll out" a showstopping dessert that no one will forget! Our recipe for Butternut Squash Roll looks like something you picked up at a fancy bakery, but is actually easy to make. Filled with cream cheese and spices, this is a dessert they'll all "fall" over for!

Harvest Cake

Bringing in the harvest was never this scrumptious (till now)!! This simple autumn dessert brings together the best flavors of the season all put together for a Harvest Cake you won't soon forget.

Butternut Squash Mash

Your holiday go-alongs wouldn't be complete without this easy Butternut Squash Mash. Our flavorful recipe fits all your feasts perfectly from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Sweet Potato Casseroles and Other Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potato casserole recipes come in many shapes and sizes, but one thing is for sure: our recipes are easy to make and full of the traditional flavors you love. Get ready to dish out some sweet potatoes, just the way you like 'em!


Broccoli Raisin Salad

When we make this Broccoli Raisin Salad in the Test Kitchen, it's always gobbled right up. Try it and see if you get the same result in your kitchen! You might even get your littlest chefs asking for seconds! 

EDR Creamy Corn Broccoli Bake

Our Creamy Corn-Broccoli Bake can be a side or main dish, especially if you add some chunks of rotisserie chicken...it's all up to you. However you choose to serve it, we know one thing for sure: this hearty diabetes-friendly dish will warm you from the inside out!

Snappy Broccoli Bake

Our Snappy Broccoli Bake is a rich and creamy robust veggie bake that'll surely win over your finicky veggie eaters. if you're looking to add a little extra green in tonight's dinner, look no further than this quick and easy Broccoli Bake. 

Easy Broccoli Casserole

What a smart way to get everybody to eat their veggies! Easy Broccoli Casserole is bathed in a Cheddar Cheese and creamy mushroom soup sauce, making it a perfect side dish for any of your favorite main courses.

Southern Broccoli Tomato Salad

We're betting even your most finicky veggie eaters will be tempted to give our delicious Southern Broccoli Tomato Salad a try. This fresh-tasting colorful, healthy summer salad is sure to be a highlight whenever you serve it. Try adding almonds, raisins or sunflower seeds to this simple broccoli salad for some extra variety!

Easy Broccoli Recipes

You've got a stalk of broccoli in the crisper and have to decide what to do with it. Well, with this guide, you can put all that broccoli to use with a variety of vegetable side dishes, dinner recipes, and more. This versatile veggie is one of the best ways to get your family fed come dinner time!


Carrot Bake

 Our souffle-like Carrot Bake is the one of those unexpected vegetable side dishes for any main dish meal and will surely impress company. You'll never guess the secret to its smooth and velvety texture.

Citrus Honey Carrots

Sometimes the simplest things are the best, like carrots glazed with honey. Why not make our Citrus Honey Carrots and add a twist of lime zest for a nice touch of holiday green?

Glazed Baby Carrots

Glazed baby carrots are a frequent side dish at fancy hotel banquets. Ever wonder what makes them so tasty? It's in the glaze. And now that you know how they do it, why not have a banquet at your house tonight?

Classic Carrots

Whats the secret ingredient in our recipe for Classic Carrots? Believe it or not, its tomato soup! Serve this flavorful carrot go-along with any of your favorite main dishes and reap the tasty rewards!


Creamy Baked Onions

There will only be tears of joy when you serve up these Creamy Baked Onions. It's a company-fancy side dish that is one of our most popular onion recipes.

Lovin Onions

If you've never eaten onions baked like this...boy, are you in for a treat! You're gonna love 'em (and you'll love how easy they are)!

Creamy Onions

Okay, okay, you don't like the usual strong taste of onions. But made this way, so mellow and creamy, you're sure to have a change of heart about onions.

Grandma Bells Onion Tart

This southern-style sweet onion tart that we call Grandma Bells Onion Tart is a tasty go-along for a weeknight meal, or it will do you proud when you have company!

Sweet and Spicy Caramelized Onions

Some like it sweet, some like it spicy but everyone is sure going to love our easy recipe for Sweet and Spicy Caramelized Onions. The secret to this tasty marriage of flavors is sweet brown sugar and fiery hot ground red pepper. As a tasty onion topping, it cant be beat.

 Onions make easy side vegetable dishes for holidays or every day weeknight meals.  Not only does everyone like 'em, but they also pack a huge punch of flavor. Try some of these recipes and let us know what you think!


Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Our tempting East-meets-West Crab Stuffed Mushrooms get their flavorful crunch from the popular Asian panko bread crumbs. It's a dish worthy of Confucius himself!

Sicilian Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are so easy to make that you'll want to have a party just to try them out! I love 'em for those spur-of-the-moment drop-ins...or anytime I want a no-fuss appetizer that'll rise above the rest.

Everyone seems to have their own version of stuffed mushrooms, usually with a mixture of sausage or chopped mushrooms and bread crumbs. At the Test Kitchen, we decided to share a slightly different version that's sure to have everyone asking for your recipe. 

These crowd-pleasing stuffed mushroom caps get their zip from their flavorful filling and sauce. They're fancy enough for the holidays and easy enough for a weeknight sidedish, making them a great recipe for those busy days. 

We know there are many versions of stuffed mushrooms, many of them more than a bit unusual, but there's a secret to this recipe for Golden Stuffed Mushrooms. It's the cornbread stuffing that puts them in a class by themselves.

French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms

These French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms are baked to an absolutely perfect combo of crunchy inside and cheesy, velvety outside. If you're looking to impress this holiday season, whipping these up will wow anyone at your table. 


Golden Cauliflower Bake

Our Golden Cauliflower Bake is so good you might be surprised to find that even finicky eaters reach for a second helping. Easy frozen cauliflower florets are dressed up with a few seasonings and baked to tasty perfection.

Easy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Get even your most finicky veggie eaters to eagerly gobble down our creamy Easy Cauliflower Au Gratin! This tasty veggie oven bake can be thrown together in a snap, using convenient frozen and refrigerated basics!

Cauliflower Bake

Cauliflower never tasted, or looked, better! It'll perform beautifully with any star attraction-roast beef, chicken, or turkey.

Veggies are even better when they have a rainbow of colors, like these yellow and purple varieties of cauliflower. It's almost too pretty to eat...almost!


Country Sweet Potato Muffins

Move over blueberry and cranberry muffins! Country Sweet Potato Muffins are making a name for themselves. These muffins have the comforting tastes of a pumpkin pie with a hearty yet delicate, moist texture.  

Sweet Potato Pancakes

A platter of crispy sweet potato pancakes is always welcome for holiday entertaining. This healthy pancake recipe is our twist on the spuds, making great use of sweet potatoes as a tasty alternative. We especially love this recipe as the weather starts to get chilly, but don't be afraid to make these tasty bites any time of the year!

Caramel-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Enjoy delicious holiday-style sweet potatoes any time. These Caramel-Glazed Sweet Potatoes are easy because the bottled butterscotch topping does so much of the home-style flavoring for us. Who says that sweet potatoes are only for holidays? They're so easy to make, you'll want to have sweet potatoes every day!

Thanksgiving Side Dishes with Yam

From our Cranberry Candied Yams recipe to our Patchwork Potatoes recipe, these side dishes will become family favorites in no time. Some are sweet, some are savory, and some are a little of both!  This collection has something for all of the taste buds at your table, so when you say, "yam," they'll be thinking, "yum!"

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