Fall Side Dish Recipes

Roasted fall vegetables, hearty greens, and fall fruits mean flavorful, comforting fall side dishes.

Staff Picks

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with Hazelnuts and Cranberries

Rating: 5 stars 48
Brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, and cranberries combine to make a salad that even kids will want to eat. The colors and flavors make a great fall or holiday side dish, but we have been enjoying it all summer as well.
By Amy McEver

Sweet Potato Souffles

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
It's a universal fact that people love puffy food, souffles being one of most versatile. As long as you don't knock all the air out of the egg whites in the batter, not much can actually go wrong. Since mashed sweet potato is the base, these souffles are even easier than the traditional method that requires a saucy base. They'll deflate quickly after exiting the oven, so hurry and snap those photos! Serve with cayenne-seasoned maple syrup if you like.

Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Risotto

Rating: 5 stars 1
A savory pumpkin side dish to accompany any meal, lunch or dinner. Use the small pie pumpkins for ultimate flavor and texture. Save those seeds to roast for an added treat for the rest of the week.

Nana's Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.5 stars 189
This is a recipe even veggie haters will love! People who like sweet potatoes also love it. It's a family favorite of mine.

Chef John's Root Vegetable Gratin

Rating: 3.5 stars 16
I cheated and added some potatoes to mellow things out, but this is still a very delicious and enjoyable way to eat root veggies.

Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 164
Beets were my sworn enemy until I tried them like this, it's a great way to use root vegetables. I think the beets add a beautiful red color to the dish, but if it bothers you to serve pinkish vegetables, substitute parsnips, rutabaga, or any similar vegetable; be creative!

Teena's Bacon and Cheddar Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
Yummy potato side dish. Goes well with chicken, beef, all the usual suspects. Perfect for Thanksgiving, too!

Spiced Cranberry Apple Chutney

Rating: 5 stars 36
The combination of fresh cranberries, Granny Smith apples, and spices makes for a lovely alternative to regular cranberry sauce. It is divine served over baked brie. This recipe has yielded many compliments, as I have given it as Christmas gifts in pretty jars or served at Thanksgiving dinner.

Fresh Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
This version of mushroom rice pilaf uses fresh mushrooms, not canned. Add garlic if you like.

Autumn Butternut Squash Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 13
A delicious streusel topped butternut squash casserole with sauteed apples! Can be prepared ahead. Keep streusel topping separate until ready to bake.

Instant Pot® Farro

Rating: 5 stars 1
Farro is probably my favorite grain. I love it in salads, pilafs, and soups! I find the Instant Pot® gets it to the perfect texture and I don't have to worry about overcooking it on the stove.

Sarah's Applesauce

Rating: 5 stars 3134
Make your own applesauce at home with just apples, sugar, cinnamon, and this recipe.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sauteed Apples
Rating: 5 stars 1760

This is great for any meal, but is great for breakfast. The syrup from the apples is great on homemade waffles. You may add raisins to the sauce if you wish.