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Foolproof ThanksgivingVegetable Side Dishes

Vegetable Side Dishes

Even the best gravy can’t mask army-green beans and sulfurous Brussels sprouts. These innovative, colorful recipes will breathe new life into tired vegetable platters.

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Extra-Crunchy Green Bean Casserole

Our latest take on this holiday stalwart is like an old friend in a new suit.

Green Bean Casserole

A classic make-ahead dish for the holiday table.

Quick Green Bean Casserole

Could we skip the traditional multipot method and cook the beans and sauce toget…

Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Come holiday time, middling green bean casseroles monopolize valuable oven space…

Roasted Green Beans with Goat Cheese and H...

Roasted green beans should be earthy and sweet, not drab and leathery. Time to f…

Roasted Green Beans with Almonds and Mint

Roasted green beans should be earthy and sweet, not drab and leathery. Time to f…

Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

The secret to this superflavorful side? Staggering the cooking.

Bacon-Braised Green Beans

We wanted that same deep, sweet, smoky pork flavor of Southern-style green beans…

Green Beans Amandine

This simple dish of green beans is tossed with toasted almonds and a light lemon…

Skillet Green Beans and Pearl Onions

We wanted crisp-tender beans and nicely browned onions--and we wanted them at th…

Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Herbs

Parboiling, shocking, drying, sautéing—do you really need a four-step process to…

Basque-Style Green Beans

To complement a platter of garlicky fried chicken, we turned to this sweet-savor…

Skillet Green Beans with Walnuts

For the holidays, we wanted to dress green beans in their Sunday best.

Green Beans with Cranberries, Walnuts, and...

Refuse to settle for limp, washed-out green beans. With our one-pot method and v…

Caesar Green Bean Salad

If Caesar dressing is good enough for lettuce, surely it’s good enough for beans…

Southern-Style Green Beans

Bright green isn’t the only way to love green beans.

Skillet-Charred Green Beans

Skillet-charring produces deeply browned green beans with satisfying chew.

Skillet-Charred Green Beans with Crispy Br...

Skillet-charring produces deeply browned green beans with satisfying chew.

Skillet-Charred Green Beans with Crispy Se...

Skillet-charring produces deeply browned green beans with satisfying chew.

Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-...

We turned to the spice cabinet to find a counterpoint for the squash’s natural s…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese,...

For great caramelization, don’t drown squash in sugar or syrup. Instead, sharpen…

Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-...

We turned to the spice cabinet to find a counterpoint for the squash’s natural s…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Browned Butt...

For great caramelization, don’t drown squash in sugar or syrup. Instead, sharpen…

Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-...

We turned to the spice cabinet to find a counterpoint for the squash’s natural s…

Mashed Butternut Squash

Winter squash is often wet and stringy. Was this dish a hopeless cause?

Butternut Squash Gratin

Did a gratin made with sweet, rich butternut squash really need cheese and cream…

Brown Sugar-Glazed Butternut Squash

A sweet glaze underlines the best qualities of roasted butternut squash, but onl…

Roasted Delicata Squash

Tired of struggling to peel and cut heavy-duty squash? Try something more delica…

Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

Many recipes leave the glaze in puddles in the pan. In order to taste the maple …

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Our goal: to dress up this humble squash without weighing it down.

Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Tired of mealy, stringy squash that takes an hour to bake? We wanted it faster a…

Winter Squash and Fennel Roast

Apples and cranberries make this sweet-and-savory side dish taste as festive as …

Roasted Carrots and Shallots

The keys to great cooked carrots are high heat and lots of flavorful browning.

Cranberry-Glazed Carrots

Cranberries give these roasted carrots a festive, sweet kick.

Skillet-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

We set out to replicate the caramelized flavor of roasted vegetables on the stov…

Roasted Carrots

Roasting carrots draws out their natural sugars and intensifies their flavor—if …

Roasted Carrots with Sage and Walnuts

Baby carrots can deliver grown-up flavor, fast.

Rosemary Carrots

First, brash rosemary stole the show. Next, it vanished. Getting it right was ha…

Buttered Carrots

We rediscover an old technique for cooking carrots without any liquid whatsoever…

Slow-Cooked Whole Carrots

Who would ever slow-cook whole carrots for an hour? We would—if the results were…

Braised Carrots and Parsnips with Dried Cr...

Braising root vegetables leaves the oven free for the roast—plus, you get a sauc…

Braised Carrots and Celery Root with Apple

Braising root vegetables leaves the oven free for the roast—plus, you get a sauc…

Braised Carrots and Turnips with Golden Ra...

Braising root vegetables leaves the oven free for the roast—plus, you get a sauc…

Braised Carrots and Sweet Potatoes with Ca...

Braising root vegetables leaves the oven free for the roast—plus, you get a sauc…

Boiled Carrots with Lemon and Chives

It’s time to get reacquainted with a neglected cooking method.

Boiled Carrots with Fennel Seeds and Citrus

It’s time to get reacquainted with a neglected cooking method.

Pennies from Heaven

The expression means an unexpected windfall of good fortune. But at first these …

Sweet and Tangy Pearl Onions

Stuck for side dish ideas? These brightly flavored little onions go well with ju…

Sweet and Sour Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Brown sugar and cider vinegar bring out the sweetness in these Brussels sprouts.

Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Almonds

We sought a stovetop method that would sidestep both crunchy sprouts and their (…

Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Braised and glazed, sweet and sour. And good.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Smoked Gouda, P...

This appealing new salad was just a few tweaks away from a permanent place on ou…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

What would it take to create tender, nutty-tasting Brussels sprouts in just one …

Brussels Sprout and Potato Hash

Who says hash needs meat? The right mixture of vegetables, browned and cooked to…

Brussels Sprout Gratin

Brussels sprouts can send some folks running for the exit. We wanted our take t…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onion

Roasted sprouts are satisfying on their own; savory bacon and sweet onion only m…

Paleo Brussels Sprout Salad

While roasting can bring out the intense flavor of Brussels sprouts, we don’t al…

Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemo...

Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.

Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mapl...

Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.

Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Must...

Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.

Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pome...

Have 10 minutes? You can make the best Brussels sprouts that you’ve ever tasted.

Sautéed Peas with Shallot and Mint

To play up this legume’s sweet, delicate flavors, we began by skipping the heavy…

Bacony Peas

Everybody's favorite ingredient-bacon-breathes new life into sweet green peas.

Sugar Snap Peas with Bacon and Shallots

Once we finessed the technique and the flavors, these peas proved a snap to make…

Corn Pudding

Just say no to canned corn and boxed corn muffin mix.

Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic an...

For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.

Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Capers an...

For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.

Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin and...

For tender, richly caramelized florets, we threw out the culinary rule book.

Modern Cauliflower Gratin

Who says a gratin needs to be stodgy and rich to be satisfying? The unique attri…

Braised Mushrooms

Why should fancy mushrooms have all the fun?

Skillet-Roasted Cabbage

Oven-roasted cabbage is sweet and meltingly tender. We wanted the same effect o…

Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon and Caraway Seeds

Brussels sprouts got an image makeover. Shouldn’t cabbage get one, too?

Butter-Braised Vegetables

Two sticks of butter and 45 minutes’ cooking time? Give us a break. We’d make th…

Beets with Lemon and Almonds

Our simple method saves time, intensifies flavor, and even yields a beet-enriche…