17 Impressive (and Easy to Make) Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Plan out your Thanksgiving Day meal and indulge in any one of these easy-to-make, rich and flavorful vegetable side dish recipes! Your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen!

Were you assigned to bring "the vegetables" to Thanksgiving this year and freaking out about it? Or maybe you're throwing your first Friendsgiving and want to make sure you serve something extra awesome to impress your besties! Well whatever the reason that brought you here, I got you covered!

Below you'll find a variety of vegetable side dish recipes perfect for Thanksgiving!

17 Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Whether you are preparing green beans, brussels sprouts, squash, carrots, cabbage, kale, or even cauliflower for your Thanksgiving meal, you will find an elegant vegetable dish recipe perfect for your occasion! All of these recipes come from some of my favorite food bloggers and they all have simple, straight-forward recipe instructions so anyone with even a basic cooking background can nail it!

Oven Roasted Green Beans with Garlic Soy Glaze from  Omnivore's Cookbook

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots from  Moneywise Moms

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes from  Innocent Delight

Apple Endive Salad Bites from  Earth Powered Family

Braised Red Cabbage from  Elephantastic Vegan

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Feta from  Go Eat & Repeat

Pear Walnut Salad from  A Virtual Vegan

Wine-Braised Rainbow Carrots with Sage from  The Missing Lokness

Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash from  Cooking on the Weekends

Creamed Kale from  Nutmeg Nanny

Roasted Root Veg from  Sprinkles and Sprouts

Golden Cauliflower Puree from  Strength & Sunshine

Spicy Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots from  Bless Her Heart Y'all 

Butternut Squash and Leeks with Brown Butter Sage from  Fearless Dining

The Best Glazed Carrots from  Platings & Pairings

Holiday Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cranberries from  Savory Tooth

Autumn Squash Bake from  Our Mini Family

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  1. Oh my gosh, I'm salivating from looking at these! There are some really good dishes here. I think I may have to make a few of them, and I don't even want to wait for Thanksgiving haha.

    1. Haha I know what you mean! We've already begun test-tasting recipes to see which ones we want to make for the big day!

  2. wow! so many great options. Everything looks good, not sure which to choose haha.

    1. You can always make more than one ;-)

  3. These recipes all look amazing! Can't wait to try the cabbage!

  4. What a beautiful selection of side dishes! We have our recipe traditions, but it would be a good change to try one of these this year.

  5. There are so many amazing sides here! I usually just have Thanksgiving with my parents and finance so there aren't many sides. One year we went to visit family out of town though and there were so many sides that it was hard to choose!

    1. That sounds like a nice tradition to have! Sometimes smaller groups are best!

  6. My personal thoughts regarding any family meal table is this, "Let's eat more vegetables!", pinned.

  7. Everything looks so delish! I would totally make the roasted root veggies. I love all those root veggies in the fall.

  8. Thank you so much for including my butternut squash recipe. Sharing this all around :-)

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for sharing, too!


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