Our 30 Best Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes (You’ll Actually Love)

Here they are in all their glory — and we cannot believe we’ve never gathered them together before!

From Dapne Oz’s Baked Sweet Potatoes to Ottolenghi’s Cauliflower Salad and Michelin-starred Chef Josiah Citrin’s green beans, we’ve finally put all of our best healthy Thanksgiving side dishes together in one place — many of them from our own holiday cooking classes over the years.

30 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes You’ll Actually Love

Bookmark, enjoy and let us know if there’s a recipe you’re still missing! Don’t miss Athena Caldrone’s delicata squash or Barrett Pendergrast’s butternut squash with balsamic!

Mashed Potatoes + Purees

Daphne’s Baked Sweet Potatoes With Honeyed Tahini

Meet Root Veggie + White Bean Mash

Vegan Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes With Rosemary + Broth

mashed cauliflower recipe

Barrett Pendergast’s Cauliflower Puree 

3 Compound Butters For Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Stuffing Recipes

Mushroom Cornbread Stuffing

Annie Campbell’sVegan Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing

Multigrain Stuffing With Portobello Mushrooms + Roasted Fennel

 healthy thanksgiving sides

Daphne’s Sweet Potatoes + Kale Salad

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Ottolenghi’s Cauliflower, Pomegranate + Pistachio Salad

Warm Spiced Lentils Salad With Baby Carrots + Feta Crumble

Daphne Oz’s Quinoa Salad With Lemon, Herbs And Feta

Beet Salad From Full Moon Suppers At Salt Water Farm

The Culinistas Shaved Veggie Salad

Saint’s Kale Salad With Ginger-Maple Vinaigrette

Cacio E Pepe Kale Salad

Barrett Pendergast’s Arugula Salad With Persimmon, Pomegranate, And Sherry Vinaigrette 

daphne oz with sweet potatoes

Brussels Sprouts + Green Beans Recipes

What We Want To Eat’s Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad With Sweet Potato + Goat Cheese

Roasted Tuscan Brussels Sprouts Loaded With Garlic + Herbs

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Dates And Goat Cheese

Barrett Pendergast’s Green Beans With Marcona Almonds, Shallots, And Parsley

Healthy Squash Recipes

Athena Caldrone’s Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe

butternut squash recipes

Stuffed Roasted Squash with Quinoa, Mushrooms + Coconut Curry Sauce

Butternut Squash With Aged Balsamic, Chile And Breadcrumbs

Vegan Mac And Cheese With Butternut Squash

vegan mac and cheese

The Best Butternut Squash Soup We’ve Ever Had

Green Apple + Butternut Squash Soup With Crème Fraîche

Gluten-Free Rolls

Easy Gluten-free Cheddar Cheese Puffs

The Hemsley Sisters’ Flourless Flaxseed Bread Rolls

Gingered Orange Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Raspberry Relish

What did we miss? Tell us in the comments if there’s a recipe you’re after and find our more pies, cocktails and tablescape ideas across the site!