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This collection of 35+ easy, healthy vegetable side dish recipes will help elevate any meal! Each of these recipes uses simple ingredients that pack in a TON of flavour + nutrition benefits. Everything is vegetarian + gluten-free, with many vegan options.

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Looking for some easy vegetable side dishes to serve at your next family gathering or weeknight dinner? You’ve come to the right place!

I’ve rounded up 35+ healthy vegetable side dish recipes from my website for you below. Each of these dishes use minimal ingredients that pack in a TON of flavour – think lots of toasted nuts, fresh herbs, spices, simple sauces, and sprinkles of cheese.

As a dietitian, I hope to show you that eating vegetables can be tasty and fun! There’s no boring or bland vegetables around here – I promise.

All of these recipes are vegetarian and gluten-free, with many vegan options available. There’s something for everyone – plant-based eaters, meat-eaters, and picky eaters alike.

To help you navigate this long list, I’ve organized this roundup into the following sections:

  1. fall + winter vegetable side dishes – this section is great if you’re trying to plan your menus for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas!
  2. spring + summer vegetable side dishes – head to this section if you’re looking for summer BBQ side dishes, or something to serve at Easter
  3. year-round vegetable side dishes – this section is perfect for year-round cooking 🙂

Fall & Winter Vegetable Side Dishes

This section includes side dishes for classic fall and winter veggies, along with cozy seasonings and spices. Think winter squash, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts. Everything in this section would be perfect for your holiday menus!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Carrots

Roasted sweet potatoes and carrots in a serving bowl.
These oven-roasted sweet potatoes and carrots are paired with sweet and savoury flavours, like maple syrup, cinnamon, rosemary, and thyme. Recipe requires only 15 minutes of active time – the rest is in the oven!
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Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash

overhead photo of 4 halves of delicata squash stuffed with kale and quinoa and topped with goat cheese, pomegranates, and thyme on white parchment paper
This delicata squash stuffed with quinoa and kale is a delicious vegetarian side dish. Topped with goat cheese, pomegranate, and a simple red wine vinegar dressing, this recipe is packed with nutrients and full of flavour.
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Roasted Broccoli Salad With Farro, Cranberry & Feta

closeup shot of white bowl with roasted broccoli, farro, dried cranberries, and feta salad
This Roasted Broccoli Salad is made with chewy farro, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and a simple red wine vinegar + oregano salad dressing. It's easy, healthy, and the perfect side to add to your meal!
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Honey-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Blue Cheese & Hazelnuts

honey and garlic roasted brussels sprouts topped with blue cheese and hazelnuts in a bowl
These honey-roasted Brussels sprouts elevate your standard green vegetable side dish by tossing them in garlic and honey, and pairing them with crumbled blue cheese and toasted hazelnuts. A twist on classic roasted Brussels sprouts, this recipe is delicious, easy to make, and PACKED with flavour.
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Roasted Butternut Squash With Kale & Spicy Coconut Cream

Overhead photo of roasted butternut squash and kale in a white bowl.
This Roasted Butternut Squash is paired with crispy kale, crunchy almonds, and drizzled with a spicy coconut cream sauce. An easy, delicious, and healthy twist on a seasonal vegetable side dish!
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Maple-Roasted Carrots With Harissa Yogurt

maple-roasted carrots over harissa yogurt sauce with chopped pistachios, parsley, and lemon zest
These Maple-Roasted Carrots are tossed in pure maple syrup and paired with a spicy harissa yogurt sauce, chopped pistachios, lemon zest, and parsley. The sweet and spicy flavours come together beautifully in this easy carrot side dish!
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Maple Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple roasted delicata squash rings with pecans, goat cheese, and thyme on a white plate.
This roasted delicata squash recipe is made with maple syrup, cinnamon, goat cheese, toasted pecans, and thyme. It's sweet, savoury, and packed with so much flavour. An easy, healthy, vegetarian side dish!
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Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan & Lemon

Overhead photo of sautéed shredded brussels sprouts on a white serving plate.
These sautéed shredded brussels sprouts with lemon, garlic, thyme, and parmesan are seriously the easiest vegetable side dish! The recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and full of flavour.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges With Curry Tahini

Overhead photo of roasted sweet potato wedges with curry tahini dressing drizzled on top.
These oven-roasted sweet potato wedges are paired with the most flavourful and creamy curry tahini dressing! This is such a simple, healthy vegetable side dish to pair with a variety of meals. Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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Roasted Acorn Squash Slices

Overhead photo of roasted acorn squash slices on a white plate.
This recipe for roasted, savoury slices of acorn squash is easy to make, and a nourishing vegetarian side dish. The slices of acorn squash (with the skin on!) are tossed in a garlic-thyme-parmesan cheese seasoning, and baked until lightly browned and fork-tender. The roasted squash is then drizzled with a simple homemade sage butter. Serve hot, and enjoy!
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Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Japanese sweet potato cubes on a serving plate.
These oven-roasted Japanese sweet potato cubes are paired with a delicious miso maple tahini dressing. They're so easy to make, perfect for a comforting and healthy vegetable side dish! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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Roasted Honeynut Squash

Savory roasted honeynut squash halves on a serving platter.
This oven-roasted honeynut squash recipe is incredibly easy to make, seasoned with savory ingredients like thyme, rosemary, garlic, and parmesan. It's the perfect warm, cozy, and nourishing veggie side dish!
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Honey-Roasted Carrots

Honey roasted carrots in a serving bowl.
These honey-roasted carrots are cooked in the oven at 400F (205C), resulting in a dish that's caramelized, tender, and lightly sweetened. They're perfect for a holiday spread or a cozy weeknight dinner!
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Smoked Paprika Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Savory mashed sweet potatoes in a serving bowl.
Looking for a new way to serve sweet potatoes as a side dish? These savory mashed sweet potatoes are seasoned with smoked paprika, chili powder, and cayenne! You will LOVE their deliciously warm, smoky, and spiced kick. A healthy, super easy alternative to "sweeter" sweet potato recipes.
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Miso Mashed Sweet Potatoes

miso mashed sweet potatoes in white bowl topped with walnuts and parsley
These Miso Mashed Sweet Potatoes are easy to make, healthy, and completely vegan. This recipe is a unique and savoury take on a sweet potato side dish!
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Carrot Parsnip & Potato Mash

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This carrot, parsnip and potato mash recipe is a healthy and vegan vegetable side dish! It's a tasty alternative to classic mashed potatoes. It’s creamy, full of flavour and spices, and uses fiber-rich white russet potatoes.
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Easy Hasselback Potatoes With Parmesan, Rosemary & Lemon

hasselback russet potatoes with rosemary, parmesan and garlic in bowl
These Easy & Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes are made with freshly grated parmesan, rosemary, garlic, and lemon zest. They're a fun way to elevate a simple, healthy russet potato side dish – your family or guests will love the shape and flavour of these guys!
PS. do not be intimidated by the long cooking time – 60 minutes of this is spent in the oven!
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Spring & Summer Vegetable Side Dishes

This section features vegetables that are in peak season during the spring and summer – think zucchini, asparagus, and peppers! You’ll also find some veggies that are available year-round, but their toppings and seasonings lean more heavily towards warmer weather.

Roasted Asparagus With Pecan Parm

Roasted asparagus with chopped pecan parmesan on a white plate with a stripped dish towel
It couldn’t be easier to make perfectly roasted and tender asparagus with this healthy 6-ingredient recipe. Nutrient-packed asparagus is seasoned with a cheesy vegan pecan parmesan made with nutritional yeast!
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Pan Fried Asparagus With Balsamic

Pan fried asparagus with balsamic and parmesan on a serving platter.
This delicious pan-fried asparagus recipe is made with balsamic vinegar, garlic, lemon, and parmesan. Only 20-minutes to throw together, it's such a quick + easy way to cook asparagus on the stove!
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Juicy Oven-Roasted Radishes

Oven-roasted radishes in a white bowl with chopped parsley
Oven-roasted radishes are an absolute game-changer. If you don’t love raw radishes, you may be surprised at how sweet and juicy these taste! This simple recipe is the perfect veggie side dish, or a colourful addition to any grain bowl or salad. 
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Grilled Zucchini With Goat Cheese, Basil & Honey

light blue plate with grilled zucchini slices topped with crumbled goat cheese, basil and honey and golden serving spoons
This easy grilled zucchini recipe is made with crumbled goat cheese, basil, and honey. It's SO simple, healthy, and delicious – the perfect summer vegetable side dish!
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Roasted Zucchini With Parm & Basil

roasted zucchini with parmesan and basil on white plate
This quick and healthy vegetable side dish is ready in 30-minutes. Full of flavour and perfect for weeknight dinners!
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Roasted Peppers & Zucchini

Roasted peppers and zucchini on a white serving platter.
This oven-roasted peppers and zucchini (courgette) recipe makes a delicious vegetable side dish or addition to a sandwich, salad, or pasta!
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Couscous Stuffed Peppers

Couscous stuffed bell peppers topped with goat cheese and basil.
These couscous stuffed peppers are a tasty Mediterranean-inspired vegetable side dish. Simple, vegetarian, and nutritious, these baked peppers are filled with goat cheese, basil, moroccan couscous, and plenty of spices!
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Zucchini Squash Casserole

overhead shot of white casserole dish with baked zucchini squash casserole with pecan parm served in small white bowls
This zucchini squash casserole is such a simple, delicious vegetable side dish! It's light and healthy, made with a vegan "pecan parm" instead of cheese.
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Balsamic Roasted Broccoli

roasted broccoli with balsamic reduction and basil
This balsamic roasted broccoli features fresh basil and a homemade balsamic reduction. A simple, healthy, and vegan side dish. Plus, it's only 5 ingredients!
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Year-Round Veggie Side Dishes

This section is not particular to any season, these veggie side dishes can (and should!) be enjoyed year round.

Oven Roasted Green Beans With Parmesan

Roasted green beans served in a bowl.
Topped with punchy garlic, fresh lemon, and melty parmesan, these oven-roasted green beans are BURSTING with flavour! They're incredibly easy to make, only 6 ingredients, and ready in about 30 minutes.
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Garlic Sautéed Green Beans With Dijon Vinaigrette

garlic sauteed green beans with dijon vinaigrette, toasted almonds, lemon wedges on plate
This recipe for garlic sautéed green beans is tossed in a homemade dijon vinaigrette for an easy, healthy and incredibly flavorful vegetable side dish. Finish with toasted almonds and fresh herbs. Ready in under 30 minutes!
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Easy Roasted Broccolini + Kale With Honey

overhead photo of roasted broccolini and kale on a white serving platter with small bowl of honey and silver serving utensils
This easy oven-roasted broccolini (tenderstem broccoli) recipe with crispy kale is a delicious and super simple vegetable side dish. A drizzle of honey after roasting adds the perfect touch of sweetness to the cooked veggies. Ready in just 20 minutes! Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
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Roasted Miso Broccoli

Roasted miso broccoli in a white serving bowl.
This easy roasted miso broccoli recipe is SUCH a delicious vegetable side dish. Broccoli is roasted until it's crispy and lightly charred, then tossed in the most luscious, umami-flavoured miso sauce. All you need are 6-ingredients and under 30-minutes to make it!
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Asian-Inspired Sautéed Celery

Sautéed celery served in a large bowl.
This sautéed celery recipe is cooked with Asian-inspired seasonings like garlic, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. It's a quick, easy, and nutritious vegetable side dish – packed with flavour and crunch!
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Roasted Eggplant With Honey & Chermoula

Overhead photo of roasted eggplant with honey and chermoula on a white serving plate.
These oven-roasted eggplant (aubergine) halves are paired with a delicious chermoula sauce and a drizzle of honey. It's a simple vegetable side dish recipe that's packed with both sweet and savoury flavours! Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
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Roasted Bok Choy

Roasted bok choy on a serving platter.
This oven-roasted bok choy recipe is SUCH a delicious, nutritious vegetable side dish. Bok choy is topped with an Asian-inspired sauce made of sesame, soy, and garlic, then baked until tender and lightly caramelized.
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Balsamic Roasted Beets With Goat Cheese & Walnuts

balsamic roasted beets with goat cheese, walnuts, parsley
This roasted beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts is simple, healthy, and lightly tossed in a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It's the perfect salad or vegetable side dish!
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Roasted Beet & Fennel With Orange Vinaigrette

white bowl with roasted beets, fennel, toasted almonds, and orange dressing
This roasted beet and fennel side dish is topped with a simple orange vinaigrette and toasted almonds. It's an easy-to-make and healthy recipe idea that's gluten-free and plant-based (with the exception of honey in the dressing).
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Curry-Roasted Cauliflower With Minty Yogurt Sauce

white bowl of curry-roasted cauliflower with mint, cashews, raisins, and yogurt sauce
This Curry-Roasted Cauliflower is paired with raisins, chopped cashews, and a minty yogurt sauce. The cooling sauce is the perfect contrast to the curry spices and sweetness from the raisins. A fun and delicious way to enjoy a cauliflower side dish!
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Crispy Roasted Potatoes With Chili & Paprika

overhead shot of chili and paprika roastsed potatoes in white bowl with mayo and ketchup
These crispy oven-roasted potatoes with chili and paprika are such an easy, healthy, and delicious side dish! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Hemp Seed Pesto

crispy red smashed potatoes topped with pesto on baking sheet
Meet your new favourite side dish. These smashed potatoes are crispy and smothered in a delicious hemp seed pesto! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Parsley Yogurt Sauce

crispy smashed potatoes with parsley yogurt dip on plate
These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are paired with a refreshing yogurt sauce made with parsley, lemon, and garlic. It's an easy, vegetarian, and gluten-free side dish that is sure to be a hit with friends and family!
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Roasted Potatoes With Za’atar

overhead shot of roasted mini potatoes with lemon, za'atar, and parsley in white bowl and gold spoon
These roasted potatoes with za'atar and lemon are an easy, 5-ingredient side dish that pairs well with everything! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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And there you have it – 35+ Easy, Healthy Vegetable Side Dish Recipes to enjoy at your next family gathering or weeknight dinner. I so hope you found some inspiration from this list!

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This roasted beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts is simple, healthy, and lightly tossed in a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It's the perfect salad or vegetable side dish!
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  • 6 medium-large beets (2 bunches)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup raw walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, like parsley, dill, or chives

Balsamic Dressing:


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove greens, stems, and rough ends of beets. With a vegetable peeler, remove skins and cut into ~1-inch chunks.
  • In a large bowl, toss beets with olive oil and salt until evenly coated. Spread beets onto lined baking sheet, ensuring space in between each piece. Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes, tossing once halfway through. Beets are done once they are fork-tender.
  • While beets cook, make balsamic dressing by adding ingredients into a small jar and shaking vigorously.
  • Once beets are cooked, remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Transfer beets to a bowl and toss with balsamic dressing. Sprinkle beets with crumbled goat cheese, walnuts, and freshly chopped herbs. Enjoy!


*Recipe will make 4 small servings or 2 large ones. Serve beets alongside your favourite protein, add to grain bowls, or use as a salad topper!
*While best enjoyed fresh, leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. Reheat in the microwave or enjoy cold! If possible, I would recommend adding the walnuts and goat cheese fresh, right before eating.
*Do not let those beet greens go to waste! Simply wash them and use as you would other leafy greens. I love sautéing them in a pan with olive oil, salt, and garlic powder. By doing this, you will get 2 yummy side dishes out of one vegetable 🙂


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