Our 15 Best Veggie Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner
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.
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!"
Holiday ONLY Mashed Potatoes
Cream Corn Like No Other
Buttery Garlic Green Beans
Garlic Potatoes Gratin
Chef John's Sweet Potato Casserole
Pear and Pomegranate Salad
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
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!"
Roasted Yam and Kale Salad
Best Green Bean Casserole
We couldn't forget the green bean casserole! Here's a simple five-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."
Cheesy Creamed Spinach
And while we're on the subject of creamy sides, your Thanksgiving table wouldn't be complete without Cheesy Creamed Spinach. Right? "This was amazing! I used this as a new recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a huge success," AMPCOOKING says. "Everyone loved it, even the spinach haters."
Butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper are all you need to turn carrots into a holiday-worthy side. "I have been making candied carrots similar to these for all of my 47 years as did my mother before me and my grandmother before her. These are a staple in my house, at the very least on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter," reviewer LROHNER says.
Butter, sharp Cheddar, mayonnaise, cream of mushroom, and eggs turn broccoli into a decadent side dish that even kids will devour. Crunchy, buttery crackers top it off.
Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
Butternut squash can go sweet or savory. With nothing but garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper, this five-star recipe reminds us that sometimes less is more.