How many of you have been eating the same green bean casserole or vegetable side dish for years? Maybe your family has roasted carrots or green beans and shallots (I’m looking at you, Mom).
Well today is your lucky day. I have 60 of the best Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes you can make. These recipes are tried and true. These recipes are from some of the best bloggers around.
Do you have a certain dietary restriction? We’ve got you covered.
So why not step out of your comfort zone this year and try something new. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
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Talk about a show stopper. If you serve this or bring it to a Thanksgiving, it’s sure to be a hit.
If we’re being honest, the only real reason people love the green bean casserole is for the green beans. Of course, I’m kidding. It’s all about the fried onions on top. Melanie doubles the onions in her version of the traditional casserole.
While this works great as a side, it would work lovely as a main course for a vegetarian Thanksgiving. It uses no boil noodles which makes preparation much easier.
Spaghetti Squash meets zucchini and carrots in this delicious and healthy Thanksgiving casserole. It takes a little extra to get the vegetables prepared but the results are worth it.
Roasted Acorn Squash Soup with Homemade Croutons from Fearless Dining
This soup is the perfect starter for any Thanksgiving meal. It’s rich, creamy, and full of fall flavors. Plus, it can be made dairy free (which is impressive considering how creamy it is).
Your guests won’t be disappointed with this vegetable side dish. It is so decadent that they will be shocked to find out the main ingredient is cauliflower.
Bacon always makes everything better and this dish is no exception. The bacon adds some depth to this mix of various root vegetables. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand or find in the produce section. It’s definitely a different recipe that is sure to impress.
Brussels sprouts often times have a bad reputation. But these Brussels sprouts are sure to change any nay-Sayer’s mind.
This recipe is a great alternative to your traditional mashed potato or sweet potato sides. It’s a simple recipe that takes very little work to create.
Corn pudding is such a change from the traditional Thanksgiving sides. This recipe is so easy and so delicious that it’s the perfect side for a first-time Thanksgiving chef.
This Brussels sprouts recipe really elevates the Brussels Sprouts. And it only takes three recipes and one pan to make them!
Have you ever had Gruyere cheese? If not, you’re definitely missing out. This is like eating macaroni and cheese with out as much guilt.
This gluten free green bean casserole has a fun twist with the addition of potato sticks on top in lieu of fried onions. Audrey has created an easy vegetable side dish recipe that is perfect for families that have guests that eat gluten free.
Squash is the perfect fall vegetable. This squash gratin will be devoured thanks it’s flavor and the addition of two different cheeses.
Want to spice up your Thanksgiving side dishes? Then check out this Thai peanut sweet potato soup that will make an excellent start to any Thanksgiving meal.
This recipe screams fall. It’s full of fall vegetables with the addition of the quintessential fall ingredient, maple syrup.
Sometimes it can be hard to find versions of your favorite recipe that also meet your dietary needs. This green bean recipe is a great alternative to the classic green bean casserole.
Do you need a super simple vegetable side dish? This one takes just a few ingredients and is made all in one pan. It couldn’t be easier.
This is a totally unique side you can make for your Thanksgiving this year. It’s definitely nothing like the traditional green bean casserole you normally see. The best part is that this recipe is so easy to make.
These acorn squash are so simple and rustic. Not to mention, they are the perfect fall side dish.
This easy dish incorporates squash, brussels sprouts, and onions into a beautiful medley. The added pomegranate is nice little bonus.
This butternut squash salad is sure to please your guests. It’s bright, colorful, and full of flavor.
What an easy way to start your Thanksgiving dinner. With not only a soup, which can be prepared ahead of time, but one that can be made in a crockpot.
Broccoli casserole is a nice change from traditional green beans. It is a comforting, warm, side dish that is topped with salty crackers (which is bound to get kids excited about eating broccoli).
Are you looking for a healthy green bean recipe? Then check out this super easy and healthy green bean recipe.
Could a dish be any prettier than this one? Look at the beautiful caramelizing the Brussels sprouts have on them. They’re sure to impress your guests.
What’s easier for Thanksgiving than a cold side dish that is even better made the night before? This will definitely help ease some of the kitchen craziness on the big day.
This twice baked Parmesan butternut squash takes just a few ingredients to make a delicious side dish.
Yep, you read it right. This soup has some apples in it for some added sweetness. Soups are such a comforting, hearty start to a Thanksgiving meal.
This simple side dish is bound to get devoured with it’s addition of crispy bacon. Even better is that this dish is made with only one dish.
You can skip the mushroom soup and still make a delicious green bean casserole. I also love Megan’s additional ingredient she adds to the topping.
Asparagus and puffy pastry are a delicious combination. The puffy pastry and creamy sauce make the asparagus extra special.
I have heard of roasting other vegetables but forget that green beans are just as lovely when they’re roasted. This dish couldn’t be easier and is perfect for someone throwing their first Thanksgiving.
Instant pots make cooking so much easier and quicker. This Brussels Sprout Gratin recipe is done in about twenty minutes.
Start off your Thanksgiving meal with an easy soup that you can make before company gets there. Not only will your friends be impressed, but you’ll have more time to spend with them.
Crockpots are another way to keep yourself sane on Thanksgiving day. Start these green beans early in the morning and forget about them until it’s time for dinner.
These mushrooms take only three ingredients making them so easy to make for Thanksgiving. They’d make a great little appetizer or small side dish.
These green beans are not only easy to make but a nice change from the traditional casserole or green beans and shallots recipe.
If you’re missing the traditional green bean casserole but have had to skip it in recent years due to dietary restrictions, then this casserole may fit your needs.
This recipe is simple and totally kid-friendly. They’re made in a single pan with only 6 ingredients.
You’d never guess this is mashed cauliflower and not mashed potatoes. Cauliflower is mixed with cream cheese to create a super creamy texture.
Definitely use this short cut to cook your spaghetti squash in the microwave – it’s important to take all of the shortcuts you can get on Thanksgiving. The brown butter sauce elevates the squash to a whole new level.
I love the addition of the walnuts and cranberries to to this dish. It turns an ordinary vegetable side and dresses it up for Thanksgiving.
I love the addition of yellow beans to the green beans. It creates a colorful side dish for your dinner.
Aren’t these carrots beautiful? What an elegant and delicious side dish to serve at your Thanksgiving. Plus, the addition of brown sugar makes them extra sweet and appealing to kids.
This is another elegant dish that would make a wonderful Thanksgiving side. The pomegranate adds a nice pop of color and some sweetness.
The Parmesan cream sauce makes these Brussels sprouts totally decadent. Your guests will be especially pleased with this vegetable side dish.
Salad can be pretty boring. Not this salad. It’s full of flavorful ingredients making it special enough to start your Thanksgiving dinner.
This is another salad recipe that is special enough for Thanksgiving dinner. It has beautiful fall flavors and colors making it the perfect opening to any Thanksgiving.
You won’t have to fight your kids about eating these Brussels Sprouts. They are rich and creamy in a Gruyere cheese sauce.
These carrots are so easy to make and they are so inexpensive. If you’re trying to cut costs this Thanksgiving but don’t want to be without flavor, check out this recipe.
Brussels Sprouts have such a different flavor when raw. Try this salad for a nice change from ordinary basic greens.
These adorable squash slices look so adorable on the Thanksgiving table. It’s such an elegant dish that looks so much more complicated than it actually is to make.
This Kabocha Miso soup will instantly warm your guests up. The flavor will wow guests with sweetness and the highly sought-after umami flavor.
This is another affordable and simple vegetable side dish that your guests would be happy to enjoy this Thanksgiving. It’s a great hearty option if you are having vegetarians at your dinner this year.
Who doesn’t love green beans paired with bacon? This recipe is SO easy and is great for first timers.
These mashed cauliflowers are so creamy and delicious that you won’t even miss the potatoes. They can even be made ahead of time which would make life the day of much easier.
How unique would it be to serve rutabagas this Thanksgiving? This easy recipe has only six ingredients and is sure to please your guests.
Often times we think of mushrooms as an ingredient within a dish or stuffed with something. In this recipe, mushrooms take center stage.
The ribbons of butternut squash are impressive yet so simple to make (although a little time consuming compared to a rough chop). This dish is simple and delicious with just four ingredients plus salt and pepper.