How To Thanksgiving 2019Vegetable 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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[object Object]Extra-Crunchy Green Bean Casserole

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

[object Object]Green Bean Casserole

A classic make-ahead dish for the holiday table.

[object Object]Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole

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

[object Object]Classic Green Bean Casserole

The classic combo of green beans, condensed soup, and canned onions isn't bad. …

[object Object]Quick Green Bean Casserole

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

[object Object]Roasted Green Beans with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts

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

[object Object]Roasted Green Beans with Almonds and Mint

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

[object Object]Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

The secret to this superflavorful side? Staggering the cooking.

[object Object]Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Herbs

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

[object Object]Bacon-Braised Green Beans

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

[object Object]Green Beans Amandine

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

[object Object]Skillet Green Beans and Pearl Onions

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

[object Object]Basque-Style Green Beans

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

[object Object]Skillet Green Beans with Walnuts

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

[object Object]Caesar Green Bean Salad

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

[object Object]Green Beans with Cranberries, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese

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

[object Object]Southern-Style Green Beans

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

[object Object]Skillet-Charred Green Beans

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

[object Object]Skillet-Charred Green Beans with Crispy Bread-Crumb...

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

[object Object]Skillet-Charred Green Beans with Crispy Sesame Topping

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

[object Object]Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-Lemon Butter

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

[object Object]Roasted Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese, Pecans, ...

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

[object Object]Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-Lime Butter

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

[object Object]Roasted Butternut Squash with Browned Butter and Ha...

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

[object Object]Spice-Roasted Butternut Squash with Honey-Orange Bu...

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

[object Object]Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash Puree

With its silky-smooth texture and earthy, slightly sweet flavor, pureed butternu…

[object Object]Mashed Butternut Squash

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

[object Object]Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Za'atar and Par...

We season roasted butternut squash with a bold blend of Middle Eastern spices f…

[object Object]Slow-Cooker Braised Butternut Squash With Pecans an...

Cooking this popular winter squash in a slow cooker makes for a wonderful everyd…

[object Object]Butternut Squash Gratin

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

[object Object]Brown Sugar-Glazed Butternut Squash

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

[object Object]Roasted Delicata Squash

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

[object Object]Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

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

[object Object]Stuffed Acorn Squash

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

[object Object]Slow-Cooker Maple-Orange Glazed Acorn Squash

Slow cooking this fall veggie produces a tender and flavorful product.

[object Object]Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

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

[object Object]Winter Squash and Fennel Roast

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

[object Object]Roasted Carrots and Shallots

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

[object Object]Cranberry-Glazed Carrots

Cranberries give these roasted carrots a festive, sweet kick.

[object Object]Skillet-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

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

[object Object]Roasted Carrots

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

[object Object]Roasted Carrots with Sage and Walnuts

Baby carrots can deliver grown-up flavor, fast.

[object Object]Rosemary Carrots

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

[object Object]Buttered Carrots

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

[object Object]Slow-Cooked Whole Carrots

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

[object Object]Braised Carrots and Parsnips with Dried Cranberries

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

[object Object]Braised Carrots and Celery Root with Apple

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

[object Object]Braised Carrots and Turnips with Golden Raisins

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

[object Object]Braised Carrots and Sweet Potatoes with Candied Ginger

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

[object Object]Boiled Carrots with Lemon and Chives

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

[object Object]Boiled Carrots with Fennel Seeds and Citrus

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

[object Object]Pennies from Heaven

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

[object Object]Sweet and Tangy Pearl Onions

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

[object Object]Sweet and Sour Glazed Brussels Sprouts

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

[object Object]Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Almonds

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

[object Object]Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Braised and glazed, sweet and sour. And good.

[object Object]Brussels Sprout Salad with Smoked Gouda, Pecans, an...

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

[object Object]Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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

[object Object]Brussels Sprout and Potato Hash

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

[object Object]Brussels Sprout Gratin

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

[object Object]Slow-Cooker Brussels Sprouts With Lemon, Thyme, and...

These dressed-up Brussels sprouts are perfect for any table—and because we use t…

[object Object]Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onion

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

[object Object]Paleo Brussels Sprout Salad

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

[object Object]Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Pec...

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

[object Object]Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup a...

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

[object Object]Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and B...

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

[object Object]Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate a...

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

[object Object]Sautéed Peas with Shallot and Mint

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

[object Object]Bacony Peas

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

[object Object]Sugar Snap Peas with Bacon and Shallots

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

[object Object]Corn Pudding

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

[object Object]Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Lemon

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

[object Object]Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Capers and Pine Nuts

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

[object Object]Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin and Pistachios

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

[object Object]Modern Cauliflower Gratin

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

[object Object]Cauliflower Salad with Cranberries and Pistachios

Cauliflower's delicate flavor makes it an ideal canvas for a springtime salad—as…

[object Object]Braised Mushrooms

Why should fancy mushrooms have all the fun?

[object Object]Skillet-Roasted Cabbage

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

[object Object]Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon and Caraway Seeds

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

[object Object]Butter-Braised Vegetables

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

[object Object]Beets with Lemon and Almonds

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

[object Object]Roasted Asparagus

A blazing-hot oven is only part of the formula for deeply browned, crisp-tender …

[object Object]Collard Greens with Raisins and Almonds

Boiled collards taste great but don’t look great. We wanted a fresh, elegant tak…

[object Object]Beans and Greens

This old-school favorite is a comforting reminder that simpler is better.

[object Object]Paleo Garlicky Swiss Chard

We wanted a one-pot approach to cooking hearty, flavorful Swiss chard.

[object Object]Broiled Broccoli Rabe

The tricks to taming this notoriously bitter green? How you cut it and how you c…

[object Object]Broccoli Rabe with White Beans

Most recipes for this boldly flavored green call for softening its edges by blan…

[object Object]Swiss Chard and Kale Gratin

For a new holiday side, we gussy up greens with a touch of cream and a crisp top…

[object Object]Green Bean Salad with Shallot, Mustard, and Tarragon

For deeply flavored, tender, bright-green beans for salad, we looked to the sea.

[object Object]Pan-Steamed Kale with Garlic

Steam is all you need to bring out the best in this brassica.

[object Object]Pan-Steamed Kale with Raisins and Almonds

Steam is all you need to bring out the best in this brassica.