Easy Vegetable Recipes For Your Holiday Menu
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.
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.
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.