Try a fun new side dish recipe this Thanksgiving with these easy, 5 ingredient recipes! This collection of recipes includes roasted cauliflower, crispy Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes with a savory twist. Whether you’re hosting or contributing to a meal, these recipes will brighten up the side dish spread with fun flavor. They’re also great for ANY weeknight dinner or holiday event.
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Brussels Sprouts with White Balsamic-Pear Chutney comes together in just 30 minutes! Enjoy this gluten-free recipe with your protein of choice for weeknight dinners or holiday entertaining. Also, double the chutney recipe and use leftovers to serve with meat, fish, or other roasted veggie dishes!
This recipe combines two of my favorite flavor weapons: harissa and tahini. The two create a superior side with a beautiful balance of fiery flavor and a sweet sesame finish. Serve this vibrant side with your protein of choice for holiday entertaining or easy weeknight dinners.
This recipe brings the beta-carotene loaded root veggie to new heights. It looks elegant, tastes delicious, and pairs well with any protein. Plus, it boasts the perfect balance of sweetness and spice, which will liven up a holiday spread. I love that it offers welcome color and crunch to offset the sea of casseroles, too.
Mushrooms seem to be less common as an actual stand-alone side for Thanksgiving. However, if you have a shroom lover at your table, they will FLIP over this recipe this delicious, versatile mushroom recipe. Beyond holidays, serve the mushrooms over steak, chicken, or egg noodles for a steakhouse-worthy side with low effort.
This rich, rustic side has contrasting flavors and textures to round out the standard stuffing and casseroles. It mostly comes together on the stovetop, but finishes under the broiler to get the breadcrumb topper extra toasty. And, unlike most gratins, no heavy cream or butter is needed thanks to the nutty richness of Gouda cheese.
These green beans are blanched and browned into submission before topped with an addictive, crunchy topping. The browned butter adds richness and nutty depth, which complements the toasty dukkah like a dream. And even though their flavor is decidedly Middle Eastern, they complement just about any protein. For example, roasted pork, baked chicken or turkey, grilled fish, or even pasta.
This recipe spotlights the quintessential holiday spud: Sweet potatoes! It’s a fun and wildly flavorful departure from standard holiday sweet potato recipes. Miso elevates the one-dimensional sweet flavor you expect into something that’s earthier and more complex. It will have every palette at the table intrigued, in the best way possible.
For this side, the sultry flavor of brown butter gets an aromatic lift from garlic and fresh thyme. Hazelnuts lends even more nutty goodness, which compliments the honeyed sweetness of squash. Whether you serve it for a weeknight dinner or the holidays, this cozy side has incredible flavors packed into one simple side.
This 20-minute side delivers nutty depth and toasty flavor with unparalleled richness from tahini. Thyme infuses the sauce with an earthy aroma, which plays off the brightness of lemon and sweetness of dates. I’m telling you, this flavor profile will have everyone asking for seconds. I love to prepare this dish with fish for easy weeknight dinners, too!
A simple side of roasted carrots is the breather a crowded Thanksgiving table needs. It looks elegant, yet comes together in a cinch. The goat cheese lends the perfect balance of creaminess and tart flavor to complement the carrots. A side dish this easy will become a regular in your rotation all year long.