By Carl Hanson

Give thanks for vegetables

We've already broken out the best Allrecipes' Thanksgiving stuffing and dressing recipes and the best Thanksgiving appetizer recipes. These then are the best of the rest, featuring vegetable side dishes, including Thanksgiving recipes for potatoes and sweet potatoes, recipes for Brussels sprouts and squash sides, Thanksgiving casseroles, green bean sides, and more.

The Best Vegetable Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

1. Shredded Brussels Sprouts

"Not too often do you hear 'fantastic' and 'Brussels sprouts' in the same sentence," says MOMZRIGHT. "But this recipe is deserving of that. When I mentioned I was bringing Brussels sprouts to a holiday get together, my mom told me not to bother. After eating this dish, my family now requests I bring it to every get together!"

Photo by Sunnyswede

2. Holiday ONLY Mashed Potatoes

It's Thanksgiving. You're green-lighted to load up your mashed potatoes with cream and butter! "These mashed potatoes are too fattening to have on a regular basis," says Saltair4. "I only make these on holidays."

Photo by Cynthia Ross

3. Cream Corn Like No Other

"This was the best cream corn any of us ever tasted," says Joe. Made it for Thanksgiving and it went fast. Didn't change a thing and wouldn't want to."

Photo by House of Aqua

4. Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Here's a quick, simple, and fresh green side for the Thanksgiving table. Fresh green beans are pan-fried in a little garlic butter "Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish," says LookWhatsCooking.

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5. Garlic Potatoes Gratin

Slices of red potatoes are layered with rich Gouda cheese and baked with butter and garlic. "An unbelievable rich twist on au gratin potatoes," says Lisa Ramos. "This casserole develops a caramelized, cheesy, roasted-garlic crust as it bakes."

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6. Chef John's Sweet Potato Casserole

Maple syrup and crunchy pistachios top a subtly sweet potato casserole. "Unlike many sweet potato casseroles, this one is not too sweet," says Chef John. "A wonderful combination of taste and textures."

7. Pear and Pomegranate Salad

"I am always eager for pomegranates to come in season so I can make this again," says JPMJ. It's a standout on the Thanksgiving table with Bartlett pears and green leaf lettuce.

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8. Fall-Infused Mashed Potatoes

It's not either acorn squash or mashers, it's acorn squash in the mashers! The squash gives them a beautiful golden hue and nutty sweetness, brightened with hints of mustard and dill. "The bounty of Autumn -- soft and creamy acorn squash -- is mixed in with mashed potatoes for a seasonal kick on an old favorite," says LenoreRockchild

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9. Corn and Porcini Mushroom Cornbread Dressing

This recipe was created by delicious accident. "I was trying to do a simple, wild mushroom-studded sweet corn casserole to reinforce our holiday side dish repertoire," explains Chef John. "And before I knew it, I was eating the best, most flavorful cornbread dressing I'd ever tasted. Not only that, but we completely eliminated the step of having to make cornbread first!"

Photo by Chef John

10. Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

A terrific alternative (or addition to!) sweet potato casserole. "A bright contrast in flavors makes this salad a favorite among friends and family," says Matt D.. "The yams have a subtle sweetness that pairs nicely with the caramelized onions and kale."

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11. Best Green Bean Casserole

And finally, we couldn't forget the green bean casserole! Here's a simple 5-star variation on the classic, with French fried onions and a sprinkle of shredded Cheddar cheese. "No kidding, this was my favorite thing on the table this Thanksgiving," says TRARECAR. "Absolutely the best green bean casserole I've ever had."

Photo by Cynthia Ross


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