27 Vegetable Side Dishes

27+ Vegetable Side Dishes that’ll make lunch, dinner, and every meal easier! Including family favorites like mashed potatoes, blistered green beans, sweet potatoes, chickpea salad, and more.

Ingredients List for Vegetable Side Dishes

You’ll need a variety of basic spices, cooking ingredients like olive oil, and your favorite veggies to make these recipes. Here are the common ingredients that show up in many of these recipes:

  • Root veggies like: sweet potatoes, russet potatoes
  • Sweeter veggies like: carrots, tomatoes, corn
  • Flavorful ingredients like onions and garlic
  • Yummy add-ins: chickpeas, black beans
  • Spicy add-ins: jalapeños, serrano peppers, and more.
  • Crisp vegetables like lettuce, kale, and more
  • Spices: salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, Italian seasoning
  • Sweeteners: maple syrup, brown sugar, honey
  • Cooking basics: olive oil, water, vinegar

The Best & Easiest Vegetable Side Dishes

From creamy mashed potatoes to crisp Asian Salad, you’ll love the sweet, savory, spicy, and everything-in-between vegetable side dishes we’re sharing today!

Try your hand at making these side dishes as directed, then get sassy as you familiarize yourself with these recipes—you can add in protein, swap out ingredients, even increase or decrease the saltiness, sweetness, or spiciness of each side dish.

hand pouring white jar of dressing over chopped vegetables

Healthy Vegetable Side Dishes

Asian Vegetable Side Dishes

close up of mashed potatoes coated in melted butter, a vegetable side dish recipe
sautéed kale with cranberries and pecans

Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Cold Vegetable Side Dishes

Closeup photo of roasted bell peppers on a baking sheet
mixing bowl filled with a vegetable side dish of black bean and corn salsa

Easy Vegetable Side Dishes

Mexican Vegetable Side Dishes

brown plate of maple Brussels sprouts on a green cloth
close up of pesto pasta salad, a veggie-filled vegetable side dishes recipe

Green Vegetable Side Dishes

Makeahead Recipes

Chickpea Salad in a serving bowl on a napkin
dining table with garlic parmesan roasted potatoes in a serving bowl with butter, salt, and pepper

What About the Dip?

  • Vegan Pesto – made with fresh basil and pine nuts, this pesto is packed with vegetables and easy to customize to your liking.
  • Roasted Garlic Aioli – you won’t believe how easy it is to make something so simple, yet fancy sounding and tasting. This aioli goes with everything—think burgers, skewers, and anything you can dip!
  • Garlic Confit
  • Asian Salad Dressing – if you’re hankering for something sweet and savory, with a sesame-soy vibe, try making this incredible homemade dressing to dip a platter of fresh veggies into.
  • Peanut Butter Dip – this 3 ingredient dip is sweet and creamy, perfect for dipping celery, apples, and more.

Italian Vegetable Side Dishes

A tomato-filled vegetable side dish topped with parmesan and fresh basil leaves
7 Layer Salad close up with peas, cauliflower, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes as layers

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  1. These side dishes are the best! I was looking for some side dishes for Thanksgiving, so I am so glad I stumbled across this collection! Bookmarked!

  2. All of these side dishes look so delicious!! I know I’ll be making adding most of the Thanksgiving ones to my holiday menu this year!

  3. Excited to give some of these a try for Thanksgiving dinner this year! So many savory dishes; I don’t know where to start!