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Every Thanksgiving should have delicious Thanksgiving vegetable sides. These 55 recipes are all so tasty and healthy.

Every Thanksgiving should have delicious Thanksgiving vegetable sides. These 55 recipes are all so tasty and healthy. If you are looking for delicious side dishes other than stuffing, make one of these vegetable recipes. #eatingonadime #thanksgivingvegetablesides #vegetablesides
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Vegetable Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Even though turkey is the most important and traditional dish during Thanksgiving meal, vegetable side dishes are just as important. Without them, the feast won’t feel complete and the dinner table will feel plain. We have lots of delicious and healthy vegetable side dish recipes that you can choose from.

Also, see Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes and Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes.

Every Thanksgiving should have delicious Thanksgiving vegetable sides. These 55 recipes are all so tasty and healthy. If you are looking for delicious side dishes other than stuffing, make one of these vegetable recipes. #eatingonadime #thanksgivingvegetablesides #vegetablesides

1. Instant Pot Glazed Carrots

The brown sugar glaze in this instant pot glazed carrots recipe adds just the right amount of sweetness to the carrots. This recipe is made with 5 simple ingredients and it’s so easy to cook in the pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots
Pressure Cooker Carrots are an easy side dish and we love the brown sugar glaze as it adds just the right amount of sweetness to the carrots.
Instant Pot Glazed Carrots

2. Ranch Carrots

Ranch carrots are made with seasoned carrots that are baked to perfection. It results in carrots with slightly crisp edges that are tender on the inside. You will only need 4 ingredients for this easy delicious side dish.

Ranch Carrots
In less than 20 minutes, enjoy these delicious ranch-roasted carrots are slightly crisp around the edges and so tender on the inside.
Ranch Carrots

3. Easy Roasted Carrots

Having delicious roasted carrots at your Thanksgiving dinner may sound too simple. But they’re so tasty that you should try them. The carrots are so soft and roasting them to perfection gave them an amazing flavor.

Easy Roasted Carrots
Not only are these frugal, but they are healthy! They are packed with flavor so even the pickiest of eaters will like these!
Easy Roasted Carrots

4. Glazed Grilled Carrots

The guests will love this glazed grilled carrots recipe. The brown sugar’s sweetness mixes well with the tasty grilled carrots. The charred look is also very appealing and gives a smoky flavor.

Glazed Grilled Carrots
This budget-friendly, easy-to-prepare, and crowd-pleaser has a glaze that transforms this veggie into something special.
Glazed Grilled Carrots

5. Cracker Barrel Carrots

Cracker Barrel carrots are a budget-friendly side dish that copies the style of Cracker Barrel. This copycat recipe is an excellent side dish that has the perfect blend of sweetness. It’s made with baby carrots that are easy to boil. Add in brown sugar and butter that loads the carrots with so much flavor.

Cracker Barrel Carrots
This copycat Cracker Barrel Carrots recipe makes an excellent side dish and is loaded with a sweet flavor.
Cracker Barrel Carrots

6. Crock Pot Glazed Carrots

An effortless way to cook glazed carrots is by cooking them in a slow cooker. Crock pot glazed carrots are made with 6 easy ingredients that you just toss inside the slow cooker. All you have to do is stir it once halfway through and wait for it to be cooked.

Crock Pot Glazed Carrots
Sweet, buttery, and perfectly fork tender, these brown sugar-glazed carrots keep your oven free and practically make themselves.
Crock Pot Glazed Carrots

7. Air Fryer Carrots

Air fryer carrots are so crispy outside while tender inside that even the kids have fun eating this dish. It’s seasoned with easy ingredients that are just enough to bring out a delicious taste. It’s a recipe that’s similar to fries but is a lot healthier and easier to make.

Air Fryer Carrots
If you need an easy side dish, make air fryer carrots in just minutes. The air fryer makes them tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Air Fryer Carrots

Green Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

Make your dinner table look greener with these green vegetable side dish recipes. These dishes include recipes for asparagus, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and more.

8. Vegetable Kabobs

Vegetable kabobs are the perfect vegan alternative to meat kabobs. They are so smoky and flavorful and have an amazing marinade.

grilled vegetable skewers on a white plate
Vegetable Kabobs
This delicious vegetable kabobs recipe is an easy and healthy side dish option. It is so tasty and flavor-packed from the simple marinade.
Vegetable Kabobs

9. Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Jazz up your asparagus with some parmesan to create the perfect side dish. Oven roasted parmesan asparagus is roasted to perfection and is so flavorful that even the kids will love it. It’s so quick to make and will surely be a crowd pleaser this Thanksgiving.

Oven-Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
Oven-roasted parmesan asparagus is the perfect side dish that is flavorful and ready in just minutes.
Oven-Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

10. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Wrapping bacon on asparagus is one of the best side dish ideas ever. Bacon wrapped asparagus is made with savory bacon and fresh asparagus basted with BBQ sauce. It’s so smoky and flavorful.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Are you ready for a simple, but amazing recipe? This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe will not disappoint and has the most amazing flavor.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

11. Spinach Artichoke Dip

Dip your turkey in this delicious spinach artichoke dip. It’s so creamy and cheesy, and the vegetables are full of flavors. It’s so easy and quick to make, perfect for celebrations.

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Spinach artichoke dip recipe is a classic and delicious recipe that's so creamy and very easy to make.
Spinach Artichoke Dip

12. Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Brussels sprouts are so delicious that even picky eaters won’t have a problem with this dish. In the recipe, the Brussels sprouts are cooked in bacon grease which gives them more flavor. The cooking process is so easy, but the results are so flavorful.

Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Bacon Brussel Sprouts is an easy side dish made with only a few ingredients.
Bacon Brussels Sprouts

13. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

If you’re looking for the easiest Brussels sprouts side dish recipe, try air fryer Brussels sprouts. Just season the Brussels sprouts and put them in the air fryer. This recipe is crispy on the outside and tender and flavorful on the inside.

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
This Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipe is crispy on the outside and tender and flavorful on the inside.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

14. Roasted Zucchini and Squash

The vegetables in this roasted zucchini and squash recipe are soft, but not soggy, and are seasoned perfectly. It’s the perfect sheet pan veggie side dish for Thanksgiving.

You can easily make this acorn squash or butternut squash. Add in spaghetti squash for delicious flavor.

Roasted Zucchini and Squash
It is the easiest and perfect sheet pan recipe for a delicious veggie side dish full of flavor.
Roasted Zucchini and Squash

15. Creamy Vegetable Soup

Creamy vegetable soup is so tasty, hearty, and super creamy. The recipe uses potatoes, carrots, celery, and broccoli in the soup. But you can put almost any vegetable and it will taste as good.

Creamy Vegetable Soup
It is packed with veggies but so creamy and delicious plus ready in just minutes!
Creamy Vegetable Soup

16. Grilled Broccoli

Grilling broccoli gives it amazing flavor and crispy edges without requiring too much work. Grilled broccoli has a texture that’s so different from regular broccoli that even the kids enjoy this dish. This recipe also has a tip for a no clean up cooking process.

Grilled Broccoli
This grilled broccoli recipe is simple and delicious without much work. The texture is amazing with perfectly crispy edges.
Grilled Broccoli

17. Broccoli Salad

Combine different delicious and healthy vegetables in one bowl by making this special broccoli salad. The combination of mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar with carrots, broccoli, and bacon gives this dish a unique flavorful taste. It’s crunchy, sweet, and salty in one amazing salad.

You can even add in kale to make a kale salad. This is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu.

Broccoli Salad
This broccoli salad recipe combines all of the flavors you love, crunchy, sweet, and salty into one amazing salad!
Broccoli Salad

18. Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Cooking broccoli cheese soup in the crock pot is the best way to prepare this side dish during a busy Thanksgiving. It’s a low effort, but the results are amazing. The soup is so creamy and the cheddar cheese adds so much flavor.

Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
Crockpot broccoli cheese soup is rich and creamy. Each bite is the best comfort food and so easy in the slow cooker.
Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

19. Cauliflower Fried Rice

If you’re a rice lover, but on a strict keto diet, this cauliflower fried rice recipe is for you. You can enjoy all the flavors from regular fried rice but without any carbs. It’s made with riced cauliflower, frozen peas and diced carrots blend, green onions, and more.

Cauliflower Fried Rice
This delicious recipe is low-carb and keto-friendly while being packed with flavor.
Cauliflower Fried Rice

20. Cucumber Onion Salad

This cucumber onion salad side dish recipe is so delicious even though you only need 4 ingredients to make it. It’s so cheap and easy to make, but it’s the perfect healthy side dish for family gatherings like Thanksgiving.

Cucumber Onion Salad
This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare.
Cucumber Onion Salad

21. Paula Deen’s Broccoli Salad

Recreate this copycat version of Paula Deen’s broccoli salad using simple ingredients at your home. This salad is made with fresh vegetables covered with a delicious homemade dressing.

Paula Deen’s Broccoli Salad
Paula Deen’s Broccoli Salad is loaded with fresh vegetables and tossed in a creamy dressing.
Paula Deen’s Broccoli Salad

22. Broccoli Cranberry Salad

No one can resist the sweet and crunchy combo of this broccoli cranberry salad. The cranberry brings out an unexpected flavor twist to the salad that will surprise your guests.

Broccoli Cranberry Salad
Broccoli cranberry salad is simple to make, savory, and sweet with amazing flavor in each bite.
Broccoli Cranberry Salad

23. The Best Air Fryer Vegetables

The vegetables in this best air fryer vegetable recipe are so tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’s made with different vegetables that fill your mouth with various flavors and textures. It’s tasty, healthy, and perfect for Thanksgiving.

The Best Air Fryer Vegetables
Enjoy perfectly seasoned veggies in minutes for the best side dish.
The Best Air Fryer Vegetables

24. Grilled Vegetables in Foil Pack

You can make grilled vegetables in foil pack in so many ways. You can follow the recipe or use different vegetables depending on what you have on you. Either way, it will result in flavorful vegetables that are packed with flavor.

Grilled Vegetables in Foil Pack
Try making Grilled Vegetables Foil Pack for an easy and delicious side dish idea.
Grilled Vegetables in Foil Pack

25. Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts make a great holiday appetizer or side dish. The bacon and brown sugar add sweetness and savory to the Brussels sprouts. It’s a healthy kid-friendly dish.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
The Brussel Sprouts are made with simple ingredients for a flavorful side.
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

26. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you’re hesitant to try Brussels sprouts, you can try this recipe. These oven roasted Brussels sprouts are crispy and tender, but not soggy. It’s the perfect side dish for any meal.

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This healthy and delicious recipe is not only so easy to make, but it really is the most delicious side dish.
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

27. Keto Loaded Cauliflower

Enjoy this keto loaded cauliflower dish for a delicious and guilt free side dish. This recipe is packed with bacon, cheese, and more. It’s so tasty that you won’t even notice that it’s keto.

Roasted cauliflower is delicious topped with cheese.

Keto Loaded Cauliflower
Keto-loaded cauliflower is so delicious that you won’t even miss the carbs. Each bite has lots of cheese, sour cream, bacon, and more.
Keto Loaded Cauliflower

28. Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Make a large pot of broccoli and rice casserole on Thanksgiving for an easy side dish. Wild rice and broccoli make such an amazing combination. It’s so creamy, cheesy, and flavorful.

Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Creamy, cheesy casserole that is full of flavor and easy to make.
Broccoli and Rice Casserole

29. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Replace mashed potatoes with cauliflower mashed potatoes for a delicious low-carb side dish. The recipe is easier than mashed potatoes but tastes just like regular mashed potatoes. Now, enjoy a bowl of this delicious meal guilt-free!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
This low-carb side is full of flavor with easy ingredients.
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Potato and Sweet Potato Side Dishes

Whether you prefer sweet potatoes over regular potatoes or the other way around, these recipes won’t disappoint you.

30. Sweet Potato Casserole

This sweet potato casserole recipe will become a crowd favorite on Thanksgiving. The recipe has creamy sweet potatoes topped with delicious pecan streusel and marshmallows. It’s an amazing comfort recipe that completes your holiday dinner.

Sweet Potato Casserole
Layers of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and pecans make this more like a dessert than a side dish. Yum!
Sweet Potato Casserole

31. Crock Pot Sweet Potato Soup

Serve this hearty crock pot sweet potato soup for Thanksgiving. It’s so creamy, rich, thick, and full of flavor. You can taste all the flavors of fall in this easy recipe.

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Soup
Crock Pot Sweet Potato Soup is flavorful, rich, creamy and so delicious. Make this warm dish on a cold day with easy ingredients.
Crock Pot Sweet Potato Soup

32. Pan Fried Potatoes

Every guest during your Thanksgiving dinner will love this pan fried potatoes recipe. Each potato is crispy on the outside, but fluffy in the center. It’s the perfect comfort food.

Pan Fried Potatoes
Fried potatoes cooked with a crispy texture and fluffy center are the perfect comfort food and are always a family favorite.
Pan Fried Potatoes

33. Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Level up your classic baked potatoes by making them in the air fryer. This makes the cooking process so much quicker while still tasting delicious. It results in light and fluffy baked potatoes.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
This is a must-try and such an easy and tasty side dish for busy weeknights.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

34. Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Level up your regular mashed potatoes by making loaded mashed potatoes instead. This recipe is full of bacon, cheese, chives, sour cream, and ranch flavors. It’s a delicious flavor bomb you can serve at Thanksgiving.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Lots of bacon, cheese, sour cream and more make this a delicious comfort food side dish.
Loaded Mashed Potatoes

35. Mashed Potato Cakes

Turn your mashed potatoes into delicious cakes, with this recipe. This mashed potato cake recipe is crispy outside, but soft inside, and tastes amazing. Just add your favorite toppings, and it becomes the best side dish.

Mashed Potato Cakes
It is a delicious and super easy way to re-purpose leftovers and the kids think they are eating something new.
Mashed Potato Cakes

36. Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole

This cracker barrel sweet potato casserole recipe is rich and delicious with the creamiest filling. The sweet and creamy potatoes are perfectly cooked and layered in a baking dish.

Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole
This copycat recipe is sweet, decadent, and easy to make.
Cracker Barrel Sweet Potato Casserole

37. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

These rosemary roasted potatoes are so easy, needing only 5 simple ingredients. The rosemary added to roasted potatoes is just so delicious that you won’t be able to resist them.

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
This Rosemary-roasted potatoes recipe can be made on the grill or roasted in the oven. It is quick and easy but packed with flavor.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

38. Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled sweet potatoes are great for Thanksgiving because they have a savory and sweet taste that your family will love. It only uses a few easy ingredients, but will result in an amazing side dish.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Try these Grilled Sweet Potatoes for a savory and sweet side dish that is delicious.
Grilled Sweet Potatoes

39. Potatoes Au Gratin

This potatoes au gratin recipe will quickly become a family favorite on Thanksgiving. It’s made with thinly sliced potatoes that are mixed in a creamy sauce topped with cheese.

Potatoes Au Gratin
You are going to love this easy, cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin side dish. Thinly sliced potatoes are mixed in a creamy sauce and topped with cheese.
Potatoes Au Gratin

40. Microwave Baked Potatoes

This microwave baked potato recipe is the easiest way to make baked potatoes. It only takes a few minutes to make, but you will still be able to create amazing results. So, if you’re running out of time, this recipe is your best bet.

Microwave Baked Potatoes
This easy microwave potato recipe is the perfect solution when you want to enjoy a delicious baked potato without all the work.
Microwave Baked Potatoes

41. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Oven baked sweet potato fries are so much healthier than regular fries. It’s baked so you won’t have to deal with all the greasy oil.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
This easy oven-baked sweet potato fries recipe is one of my favorites. It is delicious, much healthier than traditional fries and they are fun to make with the kids.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

42. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Change things up with this garlic mashed potatoes recipe. Each bite from this delicious side dish is full of fluffy and creamy goodness. It’s made with simple and inexpensive ingredients, so you can enjoy this even if you’re on a budget.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
If you want to try something different, add a little minced garlic and be prepared for everyone to love garlic mashed potatoes.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes

43. Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

The best homemade mashed potatoes recipe is creamy, fluffy, and super yummy. You can easily make it from scratch with easy ingredients and a simple method. Everybody loves this delicious comfort food.

bowl of mashed potatoes
Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe
With just a few easy steps, your family can enjoy mashed potatoes from scratch that is creamy and delicious.
Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

44. Traditional Potato Salad

Your guests will enjoy this delicious traditional potato salad. This recipe has the perfect blend of mayonnaise, sweet pickles, spices, and more that even the pickiest of eaters will love.

This is the best potato salad recipe. Skip the store bought stuff and make this delicious potato salad at home. This southern potato salad will be a hit!
Traditional Potato Salad
This recipe has the perfect blend of mayonnaise, sweet pickles, spices, and more for such a flavorful potato salad.
Traditional Potato Salad

Green Beans Recipes

Green beans can be cooked in a lot of ways. Let’s explore different green bean recipes that are sure to be tasty and easy to make.

45. Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Instant pot green bean casserole is a great side dish recipe. It has layers made of mushroom soup, green beans, and French Onions.

It’s a recipe that saves time and oven space. As you can cook it in a pressure cooker for 30 minutes. This leaves your oven open for other delicious Thanksgiving dishes.

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole
This classic side dish will be made quickly and easily in the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

46. Grilled Green Beans

If you have foil, a grill, and some green beans, you have to try this grilled green beans recipe. The beans are flavorful and tasty and have a crispy texture. The easy ingredients and simple process make this side dish for any meal.

Top with you favorite herbs for delicious flavor.

Grilled Green Beans
There is just something about grilling vegetables. The flavor is different and the texture is a little bit crispy. Plus, the clean-up is so easy.
Grilled Green Beans

47. Sautéed Green Beans

Sautéed green beans is a dish full of flavor that you can make in less than 10 minutes. It has a delicious garlic flavor and the olive oil makes the green beans so tasty. It’s seasoned perfectly and the green beans are not mushy.

We have even drizzled honey, maple syrup and lemon juice for a gluten-free side dish.

Sautéed Green Beans
Sauteed green beans for an easy side dish in less than 10 minutes. They are sautéed to perfection with the perfect blend of garlic.
Sautéed Green Beans

48. Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Making tiny bundles of bacon-wrapped green beans is so fun. It looks so fabulous on the dining table, so your guest will love it. Plus, it tastes amazing with the perfect blend of flavors from the bacon, sugar, and green beans.

These Roast green beans are a family favorite.

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Make easy bacon-wrapped green beans for an appetizer or delicious side dish that's topped with brown sugar and bacon for the best flavor.
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

49. Skillet Green Bean Casserole

Cooking green bean casserole on a skillet is so easy and the result tastes amazing. This recipe is full of flavor and will always turn out deliciously. If your oven is full, try this classic skillet dish instead.

Skillet Green Bean Casserole
This classic recipe is delicious and easy to make in the skillet.
Skillet Green Bean Casserole

50. Classic Green Bean Casserole

Everyone will look forward to this delicious classic Thanksgiving side dish. From the creamy green beans to the crispy fried onion topping, green bean casserole should never be missing from the menu.

Classic Green Bean Casserole
From the crispy topping to the creamy sauce, this side dish is perfect for family dinners, holidays, and more.
Classic Green Bean Casserole

Vegetable Salad Recipes

When there is an occasion, salads should never be missing. Here are some of the best vegetable salad recipes you can serve on Thanksgiving. 

51.  Ramen Noodle Salad

Ramen noodle salad is a great Thanksgiving side dish that’s made with coleslaw mix, ramen noodles, and more. It has a crispy texture and an amazing dressing that brings this recipe all together.

The perfect side for Turkey Day.

Ramen Noodle Salad
Easy ramen noodle salad recipe comes together in minutes for a crispy and flavor-packed salad.
Ramen Noodle Salad

52. Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Roasted tomato and mozzarella salad looks stunning when you plate them. The tomatoes are roasted to perfection and pair well with the mozzarella cheese.

Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
It looks so fancy but takes literally no time at all. Plus, it tastes so delicious.
Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

53. Creamy Greek Salad

This creamy Greek salad is so creamy and delicious. It’s made with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and more blended with lots of olives and feta cheese.

Creamy Greek Salad
Everyone will love this Easy Greek Salad Recipe full of veggies, feta, and more.
Creamy Greek Salad

54. Caesar Salad

When we’re talking about salad, Caesar salad should never be missing. This recipe is so easy and tastes better than the salad kits you buy at the store. What’s great about Caesar salads is that it’s so simple that it fits with any meal.

Caesar Salad
Enjoy this light and delicious Easy Caesar Salad Recipe at home for a simple yet flavorful meal.
Caesar Salad

55. Copycat Olive Garden Salad

Impress your family by recreating the popular Olive Garden salad at home. It’s crisp, fresh, and full of flavor. It has all the flavors you would expect from Olive Garden.

Add this side to your Thanksgiving table.

Copycat Olive Garden Salad
I love serving this really good salad that's easy to make with simple ingredients.
Copycat Olive Garden Salad

56. Candied Yams

Candied Yams
Candied Yams Recipe is the perfect side dish to serve this Thanksgiving and Christmas. The buttery sauce makes these yams so delicious.
Candied Yams

Easy Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes:

These side dishes are easy to make and loaded with flavor. My family loves creamed corn or corn casserole to add to our menu. We even have made fresh green beans topped with parmesan cheese.

If you are looking for delicious side dishes other than stuffing, make one of these vegetable recipes.

More Thanksgiving Recipes to try

Every Thanksgiving should have delicious Thanksgiving vegetable sides. These 55 recipes are all so tasty and healthy. If you are looking for delicious side dishes other than stuffing, make one of these vegetable recipes. #eatingonadime #thanksgivingvegetablesides #vegetablesides

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