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Looking for ways to add more vegetables to your diet? Here are over 50 easy vegetable side dishes with everything from roasted veggies to salads and veggie fries!

If you know me, you know I love my veggies! Raw, roasted, grilled, air fried… I’ll eat vegetables prepared any way, which is why I wanted to create this roundup with the best vegetable side dishes on EBF.

It’s a great place to start if you’re looking to add more veggies to your diet! From roasted veggies to fries and salads there’s definitely a side for everyone.

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Roasted Vegetable Sides

One of my favorite ways to eat vegetables is by roasting them! Roasted veggies are so easy to whip up, versatile and make for the perfect side dish for just about any meal.

Bowl with roasted broccoli topped with red pepper flakes.
4 from 4 votes

Easy Roasted Broccoli

Make broccoli taste delish with this simple roasted broccoli recipe. It’s quick, easy and packed with nutrients and flavor.
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Fork twirling a forkful of roasted spaghetti squash.
4.54 from 122 votes

The BEST Way To Cook Spaghetti Squash

A simple recipe for cooking spaghetti squash if you want long pasta-like strands and spaghetti squash that isn't watery! Just cut the squash widthwise, into rings and roast it.
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Sheet pan with roasted sweet potatoes.
5 from 6 votes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Simple roasted sweet potatoes are made with a little oil, sea salt and pepper. They’re a touch crispy on the outside while soft and pillowy on the inside. They make for a quick and easy side that you can pair with just about any main dish.
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Roasted zucchini and squash on a white plate with a metal spoon.
4.42 from 78 votes

Roasted Zucchini and Squash

The perfect summer side dish, this roasted zucchini and squash recipe is healthy, easy to make and so flavorful. Vegan and gluten-free.
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Plate of roasted asparagus topped with parmesan, red pepper flakes, and a lemon wedge on the side. Beside the bowl are smaller bowls filled with red pepper, parmesan, and a cutting board with lemon slices.
4.88 from 8 votes

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is an easy and healthy side dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes and can be flavored in a variety of ways. Try topping it with fresh lemon, red pepper flakes or parmesan cheese. 
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A bowl of roasted cauliflower. A serving spoon rests in the bowl.
5 from 2 votes

Roasted Cauliflower

How to make roasted cauliflower that's tender, golden-brown and perfectly seasoned every time! It's super easy, flavorful and works as a side dish with just about any main entree.
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An overhead photo of a serving dish with roasted root vegetables.
4.38 from 29 votes

Roasted Root Vegetables

These caramelized roasted root vegetables with sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips are such an easy and healthy side dish. Great for the holidays or everyday meals.
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Roasted cabbage on a plate with a fork.
4.50 from 2 votes

Roasted Cabbage

Roasted cabbage cooks up in under 30 minutes and is made with just 5 simple ingredients. It's caramelized to perfection, packed with flavor and makes for the perfect side dish for just about any meal.
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Curry roasted cauliflower in a bowl.
5 from 10 votes

Curry Roasted Cauliflower

This simple curry roasted cauliflower comes together in just 30 minutes and is the perfect flavorful side dish for just about any main entree! 
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Roasted carrots with herbs on a cooking sheet.
5 from 2 votes

Roasted Carrots

How to make easy and delicious roasted carrots with a little oil, salt, pepper and fresh herbs. This is such a healthy and tasty way to prepare carrots!
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Slices of roasted acorn squash on a plate and seasoned with spices.
5 from 3 votes

Roasted Acorn Squash

This savory roasted acorn is seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and fresh thyme and roasted to perfection. It makes a lovely side for just about any main dish.
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Spatula lifting up some roasted butternut squash cubes from a sheet pan.
5 from 3 votes

Roasted Butternut Squash

Here’s the best way to cut and roast butternut squash. Roasted butternut squash makes a great side dish on it’s own, but can also be used in other recipes!
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Roasted okra on a plate with a fork.
4.27 from 128 votes

Oven Roasted Okra

Move over fried okra! This method for roasted okra comes together quickly and tastes delicious – perfectly seasoned, not slimy at all and even a little crispy. It's my fave way to prepare fresh okra.
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4 from 7 votes

Roasted Beets

Learn the easiest way to cook beets with this simple recipe! All you need is one ingredient and about five minutes of prep time. These roasted beets are the perfect side that you can pair with just about any main dish.
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Two plates with beets and greens and a small ramekin of red pepper flakes.
4.70 from 13 votes

Sautéed Beet Greens with Roasted Beets

Never waste beet greens again! Sautéed beet greens combine with sweet roasted beets for a simple and nutritious side dish.
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An overhead photo of a plate of cinnamon roasted Kabocha squash slices. A fork rests next to the plate.
4.40 from 28 votes

Cinnamon Maple Roasted Kabocha Squash

This cinnamon maple roasted kabocha squash is the perfect sweet side dish for fall and super easy to whip up. Kabocha squash wedges are tossed with olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt and roasted to caramelized perfection.
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Half moon shapes of roasted delicata squash on a sheet pan.
4.75 from 4 votes

Roasted Delicata Squash

This roasted delicata squash is so easy and results in delicious squash that’s soft and sweet. The best part? The skin of the delicata squash softens right up so there’s no peeling involved!
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Bowl of roasted broccoli.
4.32 from 16 votes

Roasted Frozen Broccoli

Yes, you CAN roast frozen broccoli — straight from the bag, no defrosting necessary. Trust me, this healthy cooking hack will save you so much time and money!
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An overhead photo looking down on a plate of apple cider vinegar roasted Brussels sprouts. A silver spoon is laying next to the plate.
3.66 from 49 votes

Apple Cider Vinegar Brussels Sprouts

These apple cider vinegar brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish for just about any occasion. You'll love the savory, sweet apple cider vinegar sauce that the sprouts are roasted in! 
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Freshly roasted Kabocha squash chunks on a sheet pan.
4.23 from 9 votes

Roasted Kabocha Squash

Easy roasted kabocha squash made with just a little oil and salt. The best part? The skin gets nice and soft so no peeling is required! They’re super tasty dipped in ketchup.
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Roasted balsamic Brussels sprouts on a large plate.
5 from 1 vote

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These balsamic roasted brussels sprouts are tossed in a balsamic maple glaze and roasted to caramelized perfection. They're easy to make and the perfect healthy side dish for any occasion.
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Veggie Fries

I love all types of fries, but I especially love veggie fries! From butternut squash to jicama and zucchini, there are so many different vegetables you can use to make delicious fries, which make for a great side dish for burgers, sandwiches, protein and more!

Butternut squash fries on a plate with a bowl of ketchup.
3.88 from 25 votes

Butternut Squash Fries

Looking for healthy French fries? Try these easy oil-free baked butternut squash fries with only 2 simple ingredients – butternut squash and sea salt! 
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Plate of crispy zucchini fries on a plate with a creamy dip topped with chopped parsley.
4.26 from 50 votes

Baked Zucchini Fries

These baked zucchini fries are breaded with almond flour and parmesan to create a crispy and delicious side dish! Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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Crispy baked sweet potato fries on parchment paper next to a small bowl of ketchup.
4.80 from 5 votes

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Satisfy your craving for fries with healthy baked sweet potato fries that are actually crispy! Perfect for serving alongside a burger or sandwich.
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A white plate of turnip fries and a jar of ranch dip on top of a purple napkin.
4.80 from 5 votes

Baked Turnip Fries

Fries made from turnips? Yup! If you’ve never tried a turnip, now is the time. These flavorful baked turnip fries are the perfect way to get more vegetables on your table.
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Golden Gut Baked Jicama Fries with Turmeric and Black Pepper and a dish of guacamole.
3.86 from 49 votes

Baked Jicama Fries

Low-carb, gut-friendly baked jicama fries with turmeric and black pepper. Serve with guacamole for a delicious summer side. Paleo, vegan and keto-friendly.
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Salads

If I had to pick one way to eat vegetables for the rest of my life it would be in the form of salads! I love my meal-sized salads, but adding a side salad to just about any meal is a great way to get your veggies in and amp up the nutrition of your meal!

Bowl of roasted sweet potato salad with cranberries, onion, spinach and avocado.
3.94 from 212 votes

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

This roasted sweet potato salad has chopped spinach, creamy avocado chunks, red onion and dried cranberries. Serve as a side dish with your favorite protein. 
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Serving bowl with three bean salad, a salad made with chickpeas, kidney beans, onion and green beans.
4.08 from 54 votes

Three Bean Salad

With this three bean salad, green beans, chickpeas and kidney beans are marinated in a naturally sweetened vinaigrette that almost pickles the beans and makes them taste so good!
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Bowl of broccoli salad.
4.55 from 51 votes

Classic Broccoli Salad

This broccoli salad is loaded with raisins, sunflower seeds and bacon and topped with a creamy Greek yogurt dressing.
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Serving bowl with avocado and tomato salad garnished with lime and cilantro. A spoon is in the bowl.
4.29 from 7 votes

Avocado Salad

This easy avocado salad combines creamy avocado with ripe tomatoes, red onions and a zesty lime dressing. It's the perfect healthy side dish.
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White bowl with garlicky kale salad and who silver serving spoons.
4.62 from 67 votes

Garlicky Kale Salad

This garlicky kale salad is the best kale salad ever and so easy to whip up. The zesty tahini dressing is absolutely delicious and makes this recipe taste JUST like the Whole Foods garlicky kale. 
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Plated spinach salad topped with avocado, goat cheese, cranberries, walnuts and onion.
4.91 from 61 votes

Easy Spinach Salad with Creamy Balsamic

This lovely spinach salad is topped with dried cranberries, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, avocado and a creamy balsamic dressing. Perfect as a side or topped with protein for a meal.
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An overhead shot of a bowl of fig salad with a white wine glass next to it.
4.58 from 7 votes

Fig Salad

An easy fig salad with arugula, chopped apples, dried cranberries, pecans and goat cheese topped with a delicious balsamic dressing. Perfect as a light lunch, side salad or topped with protein for a meal sized salad.
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Arugula and beet salad topped with pecans and gorgonzola cheese.
4.17 from 6 votes

Beet Salad

An easy beet salad with arugula, pecans, gorgonzola and a delicious balsamic dressing. Perfect as a side or topped with protein for a meal sized salad.
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Cauliflower potato salad in a white bowl with three slices of hardboiled egg on the side.
4.80 from 5 votes

Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad

Low carb, dairy-free potato salad made with cauliflower and a creamy cashew dressing instead of mayo.
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Tri-colored potato salad with shallots and spinach in a white bowl with a purple napkin and gold spoon.
5 from 7 votes

Healthy Potato Salad

Instead of mayo and eggs we’re using a red wine vinegar dressing, sun-dried tomatoes, shallots and spinach to create a flavorful vegan potato salad.
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Bowl of pesto spaghetti squash salad topped with parsley and sun-dried tomatoes.
4.58 from 7 votes

Spaghetti Squash Salad with Pesto

This pesto spaghetti squash salad is loaded with flavor, but so easy to toss together with just five simple ingredients. It’s great served warm or cold.
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Close up photo of a tomato cucumber salad in a serving bowl.
3.95 from 20 votes

Roasted Tomato Salad

This roasted tomato salad combines roasted and fresh tomatoes with cucumber, feta and basil for as summery salad that’s so flavorful and refreshing.
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Plate and fork with sweet kale salad topped with poppyseed dressing, cranberries and pepitas.
4.54 from 15 votes

Sweet Kale Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Inspired by the popular chopped salad kits, this sweet kale salad is loaded with crunchy greens and topped with dried cranberries, pepitas and a creamy poppyseed dressing.
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Serving bowl of zucchini noodle salad with tomatoes, peppers and olives.
4.33 from 58 votes

Zoodle Salad

This zoodle salad is loaded with veggies and tossed in a homemade Italian dressing. It's the perfect side salad for summer cookouts, BBQs and picnics!
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Serving bowl of apple cider vinegar coleslaw.
3.78 from 87 votes

Vinegar Coleslaw

A quick and easy vinegar-based coleslaw with shredded cabbage and carrots. It's flavorful, mayo-free and packed with nutrients.
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An overhead photo of a plate containing baby beet and clementine salad. A fork rests on the plate.
5 from 6 votes

Baby Beet and Clementine Salad

This delicious beet and clementine salad is loaded with greens, cooked beets, sweet clementines, crunchy pistachios, pickled onions and goat cheese all topped with a balsamic glaze. Perfect as a side salad or topped with protein for a more satisfying meal.
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A serving bowl containing kale caesar salad. Two serving spoons rest in the bowl.
5 from 2 votes

Kale Caesar Salad

Swap romaine for curly kale to make this amazing kale caesar salad with crunchy sourdough croutons and a creamy, healthy caesar dressing.
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A serving bowl containing raw collard greens salad with salad servers.
4.72 from 28 votes

Raw Collard Greens Salad

This simple raw collard green salad is made with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, onion and garlic. It comes together quickly and is the perfect side salad for fall and winter.
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Antipasto salad in a large serving bowl.
5 from 2 votes

Antipasto salad

This vegetarian antipasto salad is easy to make and super flavorful. It's packed with tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, roasted red peppers, white beans and mozzarella all tossed in a red wine vinaigrette.
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Overhead close up of vegan broccoli salad in a white bowl.
4.69 from 16 votes

Vegan Broccoli Salad

Vegan broccoli salad with a rich and creamy cashew dressing instead of mayo. This salad is crunchy, sweet and absolutely delicious, perfect for summer parties.
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Close up image of fennel and celery salad in white serving bowl.
5 from 1 vote

Fennel and Celery Salad

This fennel and celery salad is loaded with medjool dates, almonds, fresh parsley and shaved parmesan. It's crunchy, sweet, savory and so easy to whip up!
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Deconstructed guacamole salad with a fork.
5 from 7 votes

Deconstructed Guacamole Salad

This guacamole salad is like deconstructed guacamole with avocado, tomatoes and a cilantro lime dressing. Serve as a healthy side or top with grilled protein for a meal-sized salad.
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An overhead photo looking down onto a serving dish containing green bean salad topped with fried shallots. A fork is resting next to the serving dish, as well as a blue linen dishcloth.
3.75 from 28 votes

Green Bean Salad

This light and refreshing green bean salad combines fresh green beans, dried cranberries, toasted nuts and fried shallots all tossed in an apple cider vinegar dressing. It comes together quickly and is such a tasty side dish!
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Bowl with roasted vegetable salad with kale and beans.
4.69 from 22 votes

Roasted Vegetable Salad

This roasted vegetable salad features Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and cauliflower with a zesty horseradish dressing.
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Roasted broccoli quinoa salad in a large white bowl with two wooden serving spoons.
4.43 from 169 votes

Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad

A delicious roasted broccoli quinoa salad made with sweet potatoes, kale, chickpeas and feta cheese all tossed in a flavorful lemon dressing. Gluten-free + vegetarian!
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Overhead view of a plate containing Italian chopped salad.
5 from 4 votes

Italian Chopped Salad

This Italian chopped salad is packed with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, chickpeas, mozzarella cheese and pepperoncini peppers all tossed in a homemade Italian dressing. It's vegetarian and can easily be made vegan.
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Spring quinoa salad in a serving bowl.
5 from 6 votes

Spring Quinoa Salad

This spring quinoa salad combines quinoa with roasted asparagus and radishes, fresh parsley and pistachios all tossed in a simple lemon dressing. It's fresh, flavorful and perfect for meal prep.
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Air Fryer Recipes

I love cooking veggies in my air fryer, especially when I’m looking to make a quick side dish for dinner. The end result is crispy, tender veggies that cook up in less time than in the oven!

A plate with asparagus and lemon wedges topped with cheese and red pepper flakes.
5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Asparagus

Make air fryer asparagus in under 10 minutes with this simple recipe! The end result is crisp and tender asparagus that makes for a perfect healthy side dish with just about any entree.
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An overhead view of a plate containing air fryer breakfast potatoes alongside tomato and avocado slices.
5 from 4 votes

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

The best air fryer breakfast potatoes that come out perfectly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. They cook up in just 15 minutes and are the perfect addition to any breakfast.
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An overhead view of a bowl of air fried broccoli.
3.77 from 21 votes

Air Fryer Broccoli

A simple recipe for air fryer broccoli that tastes just like oven roasted broccoli but cooks up in just 6 minutes! It's crispy, flavorful and perfect for busy weeknights when you're looking to make a healthy side dish.
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3.42 from 34 votes

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Learn how to make cauliflower in the air fryer in under 20 minutes with this simple recipe. It's crispy, delicious and works as a side dish with just about any main entree.
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A bowl containing air fried brussels sprouts. A serving spoon rests in the bowl.
4.58 from 7 votes

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

These air fryer brussels sprouts are crispy, flavorful and absolutely addicting! They're the perfect healthy side dish for any occasion and can be whipped up in under 15 minutes.
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Overhead shot of a plate with fries, there is a ramekin of salt in focus.
4.07 from 16 votes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air fryer sweet potato fries are crispier than baked sweet potatoes fries and much healthier than deep-fried ones! Plus, they cook up in 10 minutes.
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Other Veggie Sides

From cauliflower rice and mashed cauliflower to zucchini pizza bites there are so many different ways you can prepare vegetables!

Plate of grilled sweet potato wedges on a plate, topped with fresh herbs. A creamy dipping sauce is to the side.
3.94 from 32 votes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

These easy grilled sweet potato wedges are the perfect veggie side and pair well with just about any grilled protein, especially burgers!
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Zucchini pepperoni pizza bites on a plate.
3.80 from 25 votes

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Satisfy your pizza craving with these healthy zucchini pizza bites. They're coated in an almond flour mixture, baked and then broiled with the sauce, cheese and toppings.
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A sweet potato bite topped with pomegranate arils, pecans and fresh thyme is in focus, surrounded by other bites that are not in focus.
4.24 from 13 votes

Sweet Potato Bites

These baked sweet potato bites are topped with ricotta cheese, pecans, pomegranate, honey and fresh thyme. They're the perfect blend of sweet and savory and are a quick and easy appetizer that everyone will love!
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Bowl full of cauliflower rice. A spoon is in the bowl. A pink napkin is below the bowl.
4.23 from 9 votes

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

How to make cauliflower rice at home with fresh cauliflower. It’s so easy and can be used in a variety of ways!
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A bowl of mashed cauliflower topped with chives. A serving spoon rests inside the bowl.
4.60 from 20 votes

Mashed Cauliflower

Swap potatoes for cauliflower with this healthy mashed cauliflower recipe! It's the perfect side dish and comes together quickly with only 6 ingredients. It's just as creamy and delicious as mashed potatoes, but has half the calories and one-third of the carbs.
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Three baked sweet potatoes on a plate topped with butter, salt and pepper.
4 from 5 votes

Perfect Baked Sweet Potato

Here’s how to make the perfect baked sweet potato every time! With crisp skin and a warm and soft center, baked sweet potatoes a delicious side dish served savory or sweet.
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Close up of healthy mashed potatoes in a bowl topped with chives.
5 from 7 votes

Healthy Mashed Potatoes

These healthy mashed potatoes are made lighter with Greek yogurt and almond milk. They're still super creamy, flavorful and make for the perfect side dish for the holidays or any meal.
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A serving dish containing baked cauliflower mac and cheese.
5 from 5 votes

Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Swap noodles for cooked cauliflower with this baked cauliflower mac and cheese! It’s low-carb and gluten-free while still being cheesy and delicious.
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Roasted Summer Squash

Here you'll find 50+ easy vegetable side dishes that are healthy and delicious. Everything from roasted veggies to salads and veggie fries!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3

Ingredients  

  • 2 small/medium yellow summer squash, chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 small/medium zucchini, chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • ½ cup red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place squash, zucchini, onion, garlic and oil in a large bowl. Toss until the veggies are coated. Liberally sprinkle on salt and pepper and toss once more.
  • Spread mixture out on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, tossing once around the 15 minute mark. Remove from oven and serve warm with protein of your choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/3 recipe | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 6.5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegetable side dishes
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