Our Favorite Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes
As one of the most important cooking holidays of the year, planning out your Thanksgiving dinner menu takes time and thought. Sure, it’s a time for family and friends and being thankful for all we have, but we’re all secretly thinking about how thankful we are to be able to dig into all our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes when the time finally comes. From the corn pudding cooked to perfection to the classic green bean casserole, we've rounded up some of our favorite Thanksgiving vegetable recipes to help round out your meal.
Whether it’s a steamy pot of collards or a tray full of brightly colored roasted veggies, Thanksgiving vegetable dishes are just as important as your heap of mashed potatoes or side of dressing. What more beautiful way to complete your Thanksgiving menu than to add bright, beautiful colors of Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes?
With these Thanksgiving vegetable recipes, you'll see there’s more than one way to cook up a delicious green bean salad or add greens to your Thanksgiving dishes.
Slow-Cooker Collard Greens with Ham Hocks
Give your Thanksgiving that home-style touch with these slow-cooker collards.
Sweet Potato-and-Collard Green Gratin
Looking for a new casserole this Thanksgiving? Give this one a try.
Root Vegetable Gratin
Recipe: Root Vegetable Gratin
You can make this layered dish a day in advance to allow more time for other dishes on Thanksgiving day.
Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Crispy Scallions
Go ahead and throw some bacon on your mashed potatoes.
Savory Corn Pudding
Recipe: Savory Corn Pudding
Be sure you make enough of this corn pudding for everyone to have seconds.
Lemon-Almond Green Bean Casserole
Freshen up your classic green bean casserole with fresh lemon and almonds.
Three-Cheese Corn Pudding
Recipe: Three-Cheese Corn Pudding
We added three delicious cheeses to classic corn pudding.
Farro Salad with Toasted Pecans, Feta, and Dried Cherries
If you're looking for a fresh salad option for Thanksgiving, give this one a try.
Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Collard Greens
Don't think you can get great flavor without ham? Think again. This vegetarian take on collard greens is delicious.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
The addition of goat cheese to these mashed potatoes adds something tangy to the table.
Garlicky Collard Greens with Confetti Chowchow
Give your collard greens a little something extra with this colorful and flavorful chowchow.
Smashed Baby Red Potatoes
Recipe: Smashed Baby Red Potatoes
Crispy on the outside and tender and creamy on the inside, these are the best baby potatoes around.
Candied Yams with Rosemary and Orange Zest
Orange zest and rosemary perfectly season these candied yams.
Old-School Green Bean Casserole
Recipe: Old-School Green Bean Casserole
Take some time with your green bean casserole this year and make homemade mushroom cream sauce.
Green Chile-Corn Pudding
Recipe: Green Chile-Corn Pudding
Add a little spice to your creamy and sweet corn pudding with poblano chiles.
Classic Candied Yams
Recipe: Classic Candied Yams
These baked sweet potatoes turn out perfectly caramelized and tender.
Brussels Sprouts with Cornbread Croutons
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Cornbread Croutons
This recipe yields 8-10 servings in just one batch.
Classic Cranberry Salad
Recipe: Classic Cranberry Salad
Filled with pears, pineapple, celery, and pecans, this cranberry salad is way better than the stuff in the can.
Classic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Nothing is better than creamy mashed potatoes.
Skillet Squash Blossom
Recipe: Skillet Squash Blossom
Everyone will want a big helping of this gorgeous and delicious dish.
Bacon-Brussels Sprout-Green Bean Casserole
What could make green bean casserole even better? Bacon.
Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
Recipe: Honey-Glazed Spiced Carrots
As colorful as they are delicious, the naturally sweet and earthy flavor of these honey-glazed carrots will complement any Passover main dish.
Recipe: Cranberry-Apple-Ginger Salad
We love the added flavor fresh ginger gives this cranberry salad.
Slow-Cooker Green Beans
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Green Beans Recipe
If you want to skip the green bean casserole, try these home-style green beans.
Spicy Candied Yams with Toasted Pecans
Cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, and vanilla all come together to perfectly flavor these candied sweet potatoes.
Rustic Mashed Red Potatoes with Parmesan
Start with red potatoes and herbed cream cheese for a rustic take on a classic dish.
Spiked Cranberry-Orange Salad
Recipe: Spiked Cranberry-Orange Salad
This cranberry salad gets a little kick from orange-flavored liqueur.
Roasted Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm
Balsamic Green Beans
Recipe: Balsamic Green Beans
Recipe: Kale-and-Collards Salad
Roasted Root Vegetables
Recipe: Roasted Root Vegetables
Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions
Green Bean Casserole and Cranberry Sauce
Cast-Iron Blistered Brussels Sprouts
Recipe: Squash Casserole
Balsamic-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Fresh Pear-and-Green Bean Salad with Sorghum Vinaigrette
Roasted Parsnips with Mint
Recipe: Roasted Parsnips with Mint
Butternut Squash Gratin
Recipe: Butternut Squash Gratin
Green Bean-Goat Cheese Gratin
Recipe: Green Bean-Goat Cheese Gratin
Green Beans with Citrus and Pecans
Braised White Turnips
Recipe: Braised White Turnips
Two-Cheese Squash Casserole
Recipe: Two-Cheese Squash Casserole
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
Roasted Root Vegetables with Cider Glaze
Recipe: Citrus-Kale Salad
Recipe: Southern Giardiniera
Cane Syrup-Glazed Acorn Squash
Recipe: Cane Syrup-Glazed Acorn Squash
Pimiento Cheese Creamed Spinach
Recipe: Pimiento Cheese Creamed Spinach
Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Cajun Corn Maque Choux
Recipe: Cajun Corn Maque Choux
Green Beans With Shallots and Red Pepper
Recipe: Sautéed Greens
Recipe: Broccoli-and-Cauliflower Gratin
Roasted Fingerlings and Green Beans With Creamy Tarragon Dressing
Green Beans with Garlic
Recipe: Green Beans with Garlic
Turnip Green Stew
Recipe: Turnip Green Stew
Recipe: Creamed Collards
Collards With Red Onions
Recipe: Collards With Red Onions
Balsamic Root Vegetables
Recipe: Balsamic Root Vegetables
Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, and Almonds
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Apples
Recipe: Orange-Ginger-Glazed Carrots
Butternut-Squash Parsnip Soup
Recipe: Butternut Squash-Parsnip Soup
Roasted Green Beans with Sun-dried Tomatoes
Candied Roasted Squash
Recipe: Candied Roasted Squash