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.

A photo collage of vegetable side dishes

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.

Mashed Instant Pot Potatoes with Cauliflower

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!
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Quick Oven-Baked Kale Chips with Parmesan served

Quick Oven-Baked Kale Chips with Parmesan

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
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Easy 10-Minute Sautéed Carrots with a wooden spoon on top

Perfectly Tender 10-Minute Sautéed Carrots

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!
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Mashed Butternut Squash (sweet or savory)

This mashed butternut squash makes for the perfect veggie side dish for any meal. Sweet or savory, you pick how to enjoy this healthy vegetable mash!
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25-Minute Garlic Roasted Radishes

25-Minute Garlic Roasted Radishes

This easy recipe for roasted radishes is delicious, easy to make, and is the perfect vegetable side. Roasting radishes cuts the bite out of this root veggie and enhances its natural sweetness. I've added garlic powder, olive oil, and a little salt to the mix for the ultimate flavor pairing to this underrated veg!
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Air Fryer Green Beans

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.
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Instant Pot Artichokes

Have you ever made Instant Pot Artichokes? It is my favorite way to make this delicious vegetable and cooking artichoke in your pressure cooker is easy!
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Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Two classic veggies made extra delicious, these Roasted Potatoes and Carrots are full of flavor and make for the perfect side to any dinner.
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Easy Homemade Applesauce (with veggies!)

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!
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30-Minute Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto

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!
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7-Minute Sautéed Asparagus

Easy and quick, this sautéed asparagus recipe is a fast (done in 7 minutes, start to finish) and delicious way to get a healthy and flavorful veggie side on the table in no time!
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10-Minute Sautéed Green Beans

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.
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Mexican-Style Corn Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

These Mexican-Style Corn Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are easy to make and bursting with flavor. The perfect vegetarian veggie-loaded side to any healthy dinner.
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Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

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.
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Asparagus and Pea Risotto

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.
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One-Bowl Corn & Black Bean Side Salad

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!
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Easy zucchini salsa served in a big bowl

Easy 10-Minute Zucchini Salsa

This Easy Zucchini Salsa is the perfect addition to any summer spread. Quick to make, no cooking and loaded with fresh flavors.
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Roasted Cauliflower

This is my go-to method for making roasted cauliflower! A delicious and easy veggie side to just about any meal or perfect to make as part of meal prep!
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Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

These seriously delicious baked buffalo cauliflower wings are a fun way to eat your veggies! Easily vegan and/or gluten free, these veggie-loaded bites are going to be a hit with any crowd!
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Corn and zucchini fritters

10-Minute Zucchini & Corn Fritters

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.
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The BEST Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel sprouts are a veggie house staple. Perfectly tender with a crispy outside, they are the perfect side to any dinner and totally kid-approved.
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Cheesy Cauliflower Nuggets

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!
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Healthy Vegetables Side Dishes: Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
Two classic veggies made extra delicious, these Roasted Potatoes and Carrots are full of flavor and make for the perfect side to any dinner.


  • 1 pound carrots, cut into coins
  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • black pepper , to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 400° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together oil, garlic, parsley, salt, thyme and pepper.
  • Add cut carrots and potatoes to the bowl and toss a few times to coat.
  • Spread in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Avoid crowding veggies if possible. Crowded veggies steam vs roast.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are fork tender. If your veggies are cut thicker, they may take closer to 40 minutes to roast.
  • Remove from oven and enjoy warm. Let cool and store in fridge for up to 4 days.
Calories: 100kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 188mg, Potassium: 425mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 9472IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 1mg