Vegetable Side Dishes

Browse more than 2,120 vegetable side dish recipes. Find recipes for green bean casseroles, sweet potato fries, grilled corn and much, much more.

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Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions

Rating: Unrated
Fattening? Oh yeah. Worth it? Oh yeah!

Roasted Cauliflower with Pecorino and Mint

Rating: Unrated
Cauliflower is first roasted over high heat with brown butter and salt before being tossed with Pecorino Romano cheese, red onions, mint, and lemon juice.

Sweet and Savory Hasselback Butternut Squash

Rating: Unrated
The glaze creates a smoky caramelized topping, and the cranberries and pistachios add tartness and crunch. My 10-year-old walked in as I pulled this from the oven for the first time and announced, 'that's beautiful!' It's just as amazing in flavor, and it makes a gorgeous, elegant side.

Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes

Rating: Unrated
Everyone loves roasted potatoes, and fingerling potatoes have a natural hint of sweetness that makes them a nice alternative to other potatoes. They pair well with almost anything, from grilled steak to chicken marsala. The possibilities are endless! The Parmesan cheese and garlic brown up in the oven for crunchy bits of flavor.

Sheet Pan Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

Rating: Unrated
These roasted Mediterranean vegetables featuring cherry tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, onion, and garlic make a delicious sheet pan dinner with an easy cleanup.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

Rating: Unrated
Delicious glazed sprouts. Our family loves them with lots of bacon. While we do enjoy them prepared lighter, this is a great quick side dish for a special meal. Also perfect for holiday get-togethers.

Tasty Roasted Beets

Rating: Unrated
Try roasting beets, it is easy and quick.
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Easy Garlic Kale

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Kale is supposed to have cancer-fighting properties. I love it, but my husband hates it. Cooking it this way is the only way he'll eat it.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: Unrated
Salty and savory, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: Unrated
If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Rating: Unrated
This is my husband's favorite dish, and he considers it a special occasion every time I make it. The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It's a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread, and you have found the magic path to a man's heart. To avoid lumps in your sauce, add the milk just a little at a time as you stir the flour and butter. Experiment with different cheeses for variety.

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Rating: Unrated
Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Five-Star Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Brussels sprouts make the perfect partner for all manner of roasted meats and stews.

10 Quick and Easy Potato Side Dishes

Need a quick weeknight side? These recipes are all ready in about 30 minutes.

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Rating: Unrated

Who knew Brussels sprouts could ever taste this good! Caramelized and crispy, these sprouts gain a nutty flavor from the roasting process.