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Spiced Carrots with Pistachios

1 review

Satisfy everyone during the holidays with this side that mixes carrots with pistachios and raisins. It's gluten free, vegan and vegetarian, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears

1 review

This year I decided to create this roasted Brussels sprouts with pears recipe for Thanksgiving dinner. This easy dish uses...


Pesto Mashed Potatoes

1 review

Rich and creamy mashed potatoes get a pop of flavor with a swirl of pesto just before serving. These Pesto...


Glazed Marsala Carrots with Hazelnuts

This makes an elegant side dish for company and is easy enough to make when you want to serve something...


Orange Rosemary Carrots

1 review

Our whole family loves rosemary, and I grow it along with carrots in my garden every year. This is a...

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

2 reviews

These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes use simple ingredients. The tricks are to use Yukon Gold potatoes and then to warm...


Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

These rosemary sweet potatoes are simply one of the best recipes we've ever made. Roasting them brings out all of...

Air-Fryer Red Potatoes

4 reviews

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to prepare veggies. Some fragrant rosemary, fresh or dried, gives these air-fryer red...


Italian Bread Salad with Olives

This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


Air-Fryer Roasted Green Beans

2 reviews

Our family loves roasted green beans, but they can take a long time in the oven. I tried these air-fryer...


Ranch-Glazed Baby Carrots

There's no need to dip these flavor-packed carrots in a creamy dip—they're already sauteed in delicious ranch dressing mix. You...

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Now everyone can enjoy this classic Thanksgiving side. Just a few small tweaks make this a vegan green bean casserole,...


Slow-Cooked Vegetables with Cheese Sauce

Who can pass up veggies smothered in cheese? No one I know! This is an inviting recipe to serve kids...


Slow-Cooker Citrus Carrots

3 reviews

These carrots are yummy and so simple. The recipe is from my mom, who tweaked it a bit to suit...


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Air-Fryer Garlic-Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

5 reviews

This air-fryer Brussels sprouts recipe is my go-to Thanksgiving side dish. It's healthy and easy, and it doesn't take very...


Brandy-Glazed Carrots

5 reviews

Carrots sport a light brandy sauce for a beautiful side with mass appeal. —Tammy Landry, Saucier, Mississippi

Butternut Squash with Whole Grains

3 reviews

Fresh thyme really shines in this hearty slow-cooked side dish featuring tender butternut squash, nutritious whole grain pilaf and vitamin-packed...


Roasted Potatoes, Carrots & Leeks

1 review

Simply seasoned and flavored with garlic, this fantastic side dish will complement just about any entree. The colorful veggies are...


Sweet Corn and Potato Gratin

7 reviews

This tasty potato gratin side dish combines great garlic and onion flavor, and kids love the nice crispy topping, too!...


Creamy Pumpkin Polenta

10 reviews

Sometimes I like to hollow out a pumpkin and serve this creamy, hearty polenta inside it. The salted pumpkin seeds...


Acorn Squash Slices

2 reviews

Roasted acorn squash slices are a favorite with my family. This recipe has a sweet maple flavor from syrup and...


Thyme-Roasted Vegetables

4 reviews

The smell of our house as this is baking calls everyone to dinner. Normally, it serves eight, but my husband's...


Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

31 reviews

We have end-of-season picnics for my son's flag football team. This makes enough to serve plenty of hungry boys and...


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Super Simple Scalloped Potatoes

11 reviews

I’ve made many types of scalloped potatoes but I always come back to this rich, creamy and fail-proof recipe. This...

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Roasted Carrots & Fennel

2 reviews

This addictive fennel recipe is a fresh take on one of my mother's standard wintertime dishes. I usually add more...


Spicy Honey Mustard Green Beans

I love fresh beans, but was getting tired of just steaming and eating them plain. So I whipped up this...


Super-Simple Garlic Broccoli

5 reviews

My kids love broccoli, especially with lots of garlic. It’s great for a special occasion, but it’s so quick that...


Roasted Root Vegetables

2 reviews

Pleasantly seasoned with rosemary and garlic, this appealing side dish showcases good-for-you roasted turnips, carrots and potatoes. It's...


Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

20 reviews

With a maple syrup and brown sugar glaze, this squash becomes pleasantly sweet. This is comfort food—easy to prepare and...


Special Creamed Corn

17 reviews

This corn has earned a permanent place on our special-occasion menus. While
my whole family loves it, my son...