6 Festive Vegetable Recipes for your Holiday Feast

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Don’t forget the vegetables when you’re planning your family feast.  From Thanksgiving to Christmas, here are six vegetable side dishes that suit any celebration. 

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A recipe for a great family feast…

For years now we have hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our cottage. It’s a big family affair, which I suppose isn’t that uncommon, buy it’s quite effortless considering the size of the gathering. Our secret — we do it potluck style. Everyone is responsible for wine and some sort of nibble and then we parcel out pieces of the main meal.

I’m always on vegetable duty so usually bring some variation of squash. One sister looks after potatoes, another stuffing, my sister-in-law makes a delicious green bean dish with cashews, mom often roasts the turkey, one of my brothers sometimes cooks a roast of beef. Mom also bakes a table full of pumpkin and apple pies.

Needless to say, it’s a proper feast. And what’s better, all of our kids do cleanup.

Whatever you’re planning for your Thanksgiving feast, remember vegetables can be as impressive as the turkey.

6 Thanksgiving vegetable recipes that will shine on your holiday table this weekend.

Roasted Root Vegetables with Molasses Cider Glaze

roasted root vegetables with molasses cider glaze

Roasted Squash Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

roasted squash salad with cider vinaigrette

Roasted Squash with Molasses Cider Glaze

roasted squash with molasses cider glaze

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Molasses roasted Brussels sprouts

Molasses Glazed Carrots & Parsnips

molasses glazed carrots and parsnips


Spice Roasted Cauliflower

sweet and spicy roasted cauliflower
And here is one more recipe, because cranberry sauce is delicious and so pretty on a plate…

Cranberry Sauce with Apples

cranberry sauce with apple

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2 thoughts on “6 Festive Vegetable Recipes for your Holiday Feast

  1. Lorraine says:

    Happy thanksgiving! I hosted our family dinner yesterday and I made 3 of the recipes listed above, the roasted root vegetables in squash, the sweet and spicy cauliflower, and the cranberry sauce. Everyone loved them. They were a nice change; the squash was visually appealing but not too much work. Thanks for the recipes.

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