Vegetable Recipes for Thanksgiving

The sprout, the bean, and the bitter grean: the fresh flavors of green vegetables are an essential part of the Thanksgiving plate.

Vegetable Recipes for Thanksgiving

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5 Veggie Sides

"I can't believe green bean casserole is light!"

It is, and has none of the mush sometimes found in this classic American dish. You almost can't have too many vegetable side dishes, starting with those little green cruciferous Brussels sprouts. Do cook more than one ...

Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms Recipe

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Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms

Here's a deliciously updated version of the classic, with fresh green beans and wine-infused mushrooms. We just had to keep the fried onion topping, which is arguably the best part.

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots Recipe

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots

When did the lowly sprout become a side dish superstar? This was a happy turn of events: It's a flavor-packed veggie that is both meaty and pleasingly bitter when sautéed or roasted, perfect for pairing with smoky bacon.

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Swiss Chard with Crème Fraîche Recipe

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Swiss Chard with Crème Fraîche

If your audience favors a creamier approach, serve Swiss chard enriched with crème fraîche—a dish that's ready in about 15 minutes.

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Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions Recipe

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Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions

Tangy and delicious: these green beans are simple, yet elegant.

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Spicy Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic Recipe

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Spicy Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Bring some bold Italian flavor to your holiday table with this speedy stovetop side. The recipe, which serves six, doubles easily if serving a larger crowd.

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