58 Green Bean, Brussels Sprout, Carrot, and Other Vegetable Side Dishes for the Holidays

You need something green (or orange, or purple, or...) for the table. We've got dozens of veggie suggestions.

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When you’re putting together your menu for Thanksgiving or other holiday celebrations, it’s important to have a bit of everything. Once you’ve nailed down the stuffing, potato, and sweet potato ‘courses,’ you might start looking for something green (or white, or purple, or orange…) to add to the mix. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite vegetable side dishes that play starring roles this season.

Great Vegetable Side Dishes for the Holidays

Green Beans

Green Beans Amandine

Hoisin-glazed Tempeh with Green Beans and Cashews

Sesame Green Beans

Rosemary-Garlic Carrot and Green Bean “Fries”

Roasted Green Bean Bundles

Green Beans and Radishes Braised in Orange Juice

Tempura Green Beans with Sriracha Aioli

Spicy Grilled Tofu and Green Bean Salad

Green Bean Curry with Peas and Cashews

Roasted Green Beans with Walnuts and Rosemary

Roasted Shallot, Squash, Grape, and Green Bean Salad

Corn Grits Polenta with Slow-Sautéed Green Beans, Cremini, and Shallots

Green Beans with Walnuts and Shallot Crisps

Dramatically Seared Green Beans with Garlic and Chiles

Dilled Green Beans



Brussels Sprouts

Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pear

Seared Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

Warm Salad of Millet and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Walnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries

Brussels Sprouts and Spinach Gratin with Mustard-Horseradish Crumb Topping

White Bean, Brussels Sprouts, and Pomegranate Tart

Root Vegetable Medley with Brussels Sprouts

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Leaves with Shallots and Gomasio

Brussels Sprouts with Kimchi

Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

Miso-roasted Brussels Sprouts


Maple-Glazed Carrots

Lemony Glazed Carrots

Heirloom Carrot Salad with Sweet Orange and Thyme Vinaigrette

Barley Salad with Pan-Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas

Carrot and Parsnip Slaw

Braised Fennel and Carrots with Cilantro Gremolata

Tunisian Carrot Salad with Radishes and Olives

Steamed Baby Carrots with Orange-Dill Butter

Squash and Pumpkin

Warm Autumn Squash Salad with Apple Dressing

Mini Pumpkin-Sage Balls

Very Non-Traditional, Very Delicious Butternut Squash Hummus

Cheddar–Butternut Squash Gratin

Roasted Winter Squash with Maple-Pepper Hazelnuts

Spiralized Butternut Squash and Apples with Lentils and Maple-Balsamic Sauce


Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Salad

Spinach and Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Pearl Barley with Roasted Squash, Pomegranate, and Pistachios

Herb-Roasted Squash and Sunchokes

Butternut Squash and Duxelles Casserole


Other Vegetable Side Dishes

Side of Greens with Crispy Garlic from OTK: Extra Good Things

Roasted Cauliflower with Crispy Sage and Toasted Pine Nuts

Turn on the Oven, it’s Celery Root, Pear, Potato Gratin Time

Mustardy Mushrooms with Piquillo Peppers

Cauliflower Gratin

Creamy Swiss Chard Gratins

Seared Cauliflower with Arugula, Dried Cranberries, and Hazelnuts

Tourte de Blettes (Swiss Chard and Apple Pastry)

Cauliflower Mash with Miso and Sage

Mixed Roasted Mushrooms Over Creamy Butternut Purée

Rainbow Chard with Pumpkin Seeds

Millet and Oyster Mushroom Bowls


Now that you’ve nailed the vegetable side dishes it’s time to try  more holiday recipes and ideas from Vegetarian Times

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