5 Easy Vegetarian Side Dishes For The Holidays

Whether you are planning months in advance or are scrounging for recipes the night before, here are my top picks for Thanksgiving side dishes.

They’re 100% vegetarian because the last thing you need to bring to a holiday party is more meat!

1. Pear Bruschetta

Pear Bruschetta Recipe

I used to think end of tomato season meant the end of bruschetta until the following year. But this autumn twist on the dish is bursting with fall flavors and fresh ingredients.

These are great for a crowd and you can even mix the pears the morning of and then assemble right before your get together.

Pear Bruschetta Recipe

Pear Bruschetta

A Perfect Thanksgiving App


2. Glazed Shallots

 Photo By Laura Murray

Photo By Laura Murray

As far as Thanksgiving recipes go, these are the essence of simplicity and put a fraction of the dent in your pocketbook compared to the holiday bird.

(not to mention they’ll be gobbled up in a snap).

Easy & Delicious Glazed Shallots

Glazed Shallot Recipe

Easy & Pocketbook Friendly


3. Boozy Pecan Bars

Pecan Bar Recipe

Let’s talk about dessert for a minute. As much as I love making pie (it’s a lot) sometimes the timeline doesn’t allow for it.

That’s where Pecan Bars come in. The crust is a cinch, and you can pre-cut them and set them out after your meal.

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Boozy Pecan Bars

Pecan Pie Without The “Pie”


4. Easy Peasy Salad

 Image by Andrea Bemis

Image by Andrea Bemis

I know I know, the holidays are about indulgence, but having a few nutrient-dense healthy options around are a must.

You’ll be surprised how fast Thanksgiving or Christmas side salad will go in the midst of mashed potatoes and stuffing.

Kale Salad For Thanksgiving

Kale Side Salad

Healthy & Nutrient Dense


5. Homemade Rolls

Home Made Dinner Rolls

These rolls will make you the hero of any holiday get together.

They are soft, buttery pillows that melt in your mouth … FAST.

Home Made Dinner Rolls For Thanksgiving

Best Dinner Rolls

For sopping up gravy and making post-Thanksgiving sammies.


What are your favorite holiday side dishes? Let me know in the comments!