This is a collection of our favorite vegetable recipes, many of which can be made ahead, which make them the perfect for planning your holiday menu.

Easy Vegetable Recipes for Your Holiday Menu

Choosing your main course is the easy part when it comes to planning a holiday menu. Adding side dishes that complement your entree is a little bit more of a challenge.

These easy-to-make vegetable recipes work well with classic holiday main dishes like turkey, roast pork and roast beef, and can be prepared ahead for stress-free entertaining.

Easy Vegetables for Your Holiday Menu

Here are 15 of our favorite holiday-friendly vegetable recipes, many of which can be made ahead.

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Shallots

Oven-roasting green beans gives them a slight sweetness that pairs perfectly with the sautéed shallots and toasted walnuts in this versatile side dish.

Riced Cauliflower Gratin

This easy cauliflower gratin recipe is made with frozen riced cauliflower and makes a delicious, low-carb alternative to potatoes or pasta.

Green Beans and Tomatoes Oreganata

An Italian-inspired side dish of green beans and diced tomatoes topped with buttered crumbs and grated parmesan cheese.

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash w/Winter Fruit Compote

These buttery, oven-roasted acorn squash filled with a sweet winter fruit compote make a delicious side dish to serve with baked ham, roast pork or turkey.

Southern-Style Green Beans

Slow cooked with smoky bacon and sweet onions, these Southern-style green beans are sure to become a family favorite.

Buttered Peas and Parsnips

This simple twist on classic peas and carrots makes an easy and versatile side dish.

Creamy Braised Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Walnuts

Fresh Brussels sprouts braised in cream and combined with toasted walnuts makes a company-worthy side dish perfect for serving with roast pork, beef, turkey or chicken.

Thyme-Roasted Pearl Onions

Perfect for serving with roast chicken, turkey or pork, this easy side dish of roasted pearl onions is flavored with a simple combination of fresh thyme, butter and honey.

Roasted Green Bean, Pepper and Shallot Salad

Roasted green beans, sautéed shallots and sweet bell pepper combine with a mustard vinaigrette to make a simple, make-ahead salad that's perfect for company meals.

Marmalade Glazed Carrots

Orange marmalade and Dijon-style mustard add a distinctive, sweet and tangy flavor to rounds of steamed fresh carrots.

Crumb Topped Green Bean Mushroom Bake

An easy, make-ahead side dish of fresh green beans and sauteed mushrooms with a crumb topping.

Garlic Braised Green Beans

Fresh green beans are braised in broth with garlic and onions to make a mellow, versatile side dish that goes with a wide variety of entrees.

Root Vegetable Puree with Shallots and Thyme

A silky purée of turnips, parsnips and carrots flavored with caramelized shallots and fresh thyme makes a nice side dish for roast turkey, chicken or pork.

Roasted Onion Medley

We've roasted a trio of onion varieties and tossed with them crispy bacon, fresh thyme and a drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet-savory side dish to serve with roast beef, pork or turkey.