Looking for some delicious and healthy vegetable side dishes? This collection of amazing veggies sides will help you add flavorful vegetables to meals in way that is guaranteed to dazzle your tastebuds.
This is probably not a big surprise to anyone but….
Vegetables are healthy.
However, many of us don’t get enough of them into our bellies. By a long shot!
The recommended intake of vegetables for an adults is 2-3 cups daily. Yet, research shows that only 1 in 10 adults actually gets that amount into their belly each day. (source)
Why is that? Why don’t we eat more vegetables even we know that they are good for us?
Because many of feel kinda blah about veggies. We might find them boring, not enjoy their texture, and some might even say that vegetables downright gross. They feel like they have to choke down veggies or live off salads alone to get that important veggie daily intake in. But they don’t!
Veggies can be enjoyed in so many ways. I’ve made a whole career out of showing people how to effortlessly get vegetables in through our veggie-loaded recipes. You do not have to eat boring vegetables, people!
They can be delicious. And fun. And still be healthy for you.
If you aren’t ready to jump into all things veggie-loaded but are interested in getting more vegetables into your diet in a way that is delicious, here are 20+ healthy vegetable side dishes that will get those 2-3 cups in and make your tastebuds sing at the same time.
These Mashed Instant Pot Potatoes with Cauliflower are delicious, creamy and easy! You can get these mashed potatoes on the table in about 30 minutes! Plus, they’re a great way to get more cauliflower into your family's diet!
Wondering how to bake kale chips at home? It is super easy, and requires no fancy kitchen gear, just your oven and a baking sheet! With a little added flavor from grated parmesan cheese, these kale chips are a crispy, crunchy, savory snack, and an easy way to enjoy this oh-so healthy green veggie
This sautéed carrots recipe is easy, delicious, are perfectly tender (without being mushy) and makes for the perfect vegetable side dish for any meal. Plus, they’re done in just 10 minutes— making them a quick addition to any weeknight dinner!
Wondering how to cook radishes? This easy recipe for roasted radishes is so delicious. Roasting radishes cuts the bite out of this root veggie big time, and gives them a lovely flavor and texture, similar to that of a roasted potato. They’re the perfect healthy vegetable side dish for any dinner.
Cooking greens beans in the air fryer makes for the perfect easy vegetable side! Perfectly tender, flavorful and oh so easy to make. This quick side dish is perfect to throw together on a busy weeknight and uses just 3 basic ingredients.
Making your own delicious homemade applesauce is so easy! With just a few ingredients, this recipe is kid-friendly and packed with added veggies. Easy, wholesome and so tasty . They whole family is going to love this healthy recipe!
This Instant Pot butternut squash arborio rice risotto is way faster to make compared to traditional stovetop risotto recipes. Ready within 30 minutes (start to finish), it’s an easy veggie-loaded side dish or enjoy the risotto as a vegetarian main meal. Fresh or frozen (but thawed) butternut squash can be used for cooking convenience. It’s creamy comfort in a bowl!
Sautéed greens beans are a classic veggie side. They are a healthy addition to any meal and are easy to quick to make in just 10 minutes! This is my tried-and-true method for flavorful crisp green beans that is always a crowd pleaser.
This Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole is an easy and delicious vegetable side dish or main. Naturally vegetarian, this flavorful veggie-loaded casserole recipe is going to make you fall in love with veggies.
The perfect veggie side to any meal, this Asparagus and Pea Risotto is rich in flavor and texture. This vegetarian recipe is a great way to add vegetables to any meal and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
ThisCorn and Black Bean Salad with a simple lime dressing is the perfect, easy salad to serve as a side to any meal. Naturally, dairy-free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan, this easy salad is bursting with flavor and is quick to whip up in one bowl!
These Zucchini and Corn Fritters are the mix of two classic summer veggies into one delicious and easy recipe. Perfectly crispy, enjoy them as a savory breakfast, as a snack, or as as veggie-loaded side dish to any meal.
These Cheesy Cauliflower Nuggets are delicious, easy to make, and kids love them! The perfect blend of rice, cheese and oodles of cauliflower they are naturally gluten-free and the perfect finger food for any meal!