Filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables can be the most delicious thing you do every day - especially with these Winter Veggie Side Dish Ideas for the Holidays (or any day, really!). 

10 Winter Veggie Side Dishes | Food Bloggers of Canada


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The fall and winter holidays are quickly coming upon us.  And if there's one thing all the festivities in the last part of the year have in common, it's food.  And lots of it.

The centrepiece might be a big, beautiful bird, a baked ham or roast but, I have a confession to make - my favourite part of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner has always been the side dishes that show off veggies in all their glory.  No steamed broccoli at those dinners - this is a chance for veggies to shine!

So we've come up with 10 delicious veggie side dishes that will be a hit at any holiday dinner this year.  And for even more tasty and inventive veggie side dish ideas, be sure to visit regularly for recipe inspiration.

11 Veggie Side Dishes Perfect for Holiday Entertaining

By Food Bloggers of Canada

  • Cauliflower Kale Avocado Soup

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    **[Cauliflower Kale Avocado Soup](** is a great way to make a creamy soup that's great for vegetarian and vegan guests (and everyone else).  From **Phruitful Dish**.

  • Pumpkin Pickles

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    **[Pumpkin Pickles](** make for a great appetizer when paired with cheese or toss them into side salads.  From **My Edible Journey**.

  • Hot Sauce Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Nobody can call these **[Hot Sauce Roasted Brussels Sprouts](** boring!  These are guaranteed to turn Brussels sprouts haters into lovers! From **Merry About Town**.

  • Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    If spicy isn't your deal then try **[Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin](**.  Adding cheese to Brussels Sprouts can only be a good thing! From **My Kitchen Love**.

  • Chili Garlic Butternut Squash

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Butternut squash is the quintessential autumn and winter vegetable.  This paleo friendly **[Chili Garlic Butternut Squash](** with an orange juice glaze is packed with flavour.  From **Flavour & Savour**.

  • Sweet Potato Parsnip Pie

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Sweet Potatoes and parsnips make a delicious duo when they're paired together - like in this **[Sweet Potato Parsnip Pie](**! From **Half Your Plate**

  • Kale with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Cranberries are essential to holiday meals and they add a bright, tart flavour to dishes like **[Kale with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans.](**  From **The Olive Blogger**

  • Roasted Fall Vegetables

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Boost the already incredible flavour of roasted veggies with interesting seasoning choices - like these **[Roasted Fall Vegetables with Sage, Parmesan and Balsamic Reduction.](**  From **Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen**.

  • Stuffed Sweet Peppers

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    **[Stuffed Sweet Peppers](** are a great way to add a pop of colour to your holiday table! From **Jittery Cook**.

  • Green Beans Almondine

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    **[Green Beans Almondine](** is a really easy side dish that you can cook up really quickly! From **Killing Thyme**.

  • Roasted Whipped Sweet Potatoes

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This is a classic holiday side dish that always pleases a crowd - **[Roasted Whipped Sweet Potatoes](** with browned butter. From **Simple Bites**.

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