36 vegetable side dishes
Try our veggie sides, from traditional goose-fat roasties and sweet potato wedges to more modern twists on sides such as Jerusalem artichokes with miso butter and mustardy green beans
Discover this creamy, buttery and extra garlicky alternative to mashed potato – serve it alongside your favourite meat or veggie main.
Inspired by The Quality Chop House restaurant’s confit potatoes, try your hand at making these crisp, fluffy thousand-layer potatoes.
Root veg comes tossed in a punchy gochujang dressing, perfect for a side dish with a difference.
Make this easy roasted cauliflower to use in curries, salads and side dishes.
Smooth, buttery mash will always make a great side dish for a pie or casserole – try this Irish dish for a slightly different version to the traditional.
A delicious side to a Sunday roast, or perfect with sausages for a midweek dinner. A real treat of a recipe, perfect for when you need a little extra comfort.
These crisp-on-the-outside spuds are soft and fluffy within and flavoured with garlic and herbs. Serve piled on a platter for an impressive side.
Elevate your roast dinner by roasting your potatoes in hot beef dripping with garlic, rosemary, thyme and butter.
A impressive broccoli side when you have vegan friends over for a feast.
A seriously simple fennel salad recipe, with a pomegranate molasses and sumac dressing. Use a mandoline or sharp knife to slice the fennel as thinly as possible.
Cauli cheese. Arguably one of the heroes of British food. Is it really a roast dinner if there’s no super cheesy, crispy-topped, piping hot cauliflower cheese on the table? Easy to make, you may argue, but follow these handy hints and tips to make it unreal.
Give Christmas sprouts an effortless twist with marmalade, chestnuts and thyme. Frying steamed sprouts in butter lends colour and a velvety shine to your veg.
Recreate simple yet delicious sharing plates in your own home with this easy side salad from Notting Hill's Gold.
Sweet potato just got sweeter with this clever addition of miso seasoning and pumpkin seeds. It's easy to make, vegetarian and the perfect side dish to complete your meal.
Put fennel at the heart of this easy Italian bake, it's the ideal indulgent side to serve with a Sunday roast.
Taleggio is the ultimate Italian oozy, melting cheese – serve as an indulgent side to roast gammon or chicken or as a meal with a green salad.
Brush sweet onions in a balsamic honey glaze, bake until tender and serve with dollops of creamy ricotta for an easy veggie side.
Daikon are julienned and mixed with gochugaru, sugar, fish sauce, garlic and spring onion for an easy side dish that delivers on flavour.
Tajín is a classic Mexican seasoning made from lime, chilli and salt. It works so well on these moreish cauli bites with the cooling soured cream for a veggie side dish.
Ramp up this classic side dish with a hit of horseradish and punchy cornichons. New potatoes are in season from April through to July.
A healthy and delicious side dish, it takes just 30 minutes to make these braised cannellini beans. Drizzled with a minty sauce, scattered with parmesan and chilli flakes, it’s best served with crusty bread for mopping up.
Swap cauliflower for broccoli and get your greens in this comforting, cheesy side dish.
This recipe comes from Chinese chef Larkin Cen, and is served at his Bristol restaurant Woky Ko: Kaiju. Try it as a fancy BBQ side or as part of an Asian-inspired feast.
A British Chinese takeaway classic, often called crispy seaweed, this dish is in fact made with dark green cabbage! Ready in just 20 minutes, try this simple idea for an easy side dish.
Give your roasted veggies an impressive sticky glaze with pomegranate molasses, honey and blackberry jelly – an easy side dish for your next roast.
Looking for an easy yet impressive side dish? Check out our slow-cooked shallots braised in oloroso sherry.
Looking for an alternative potato recipe to impress? Try our recipe for the classic French side dish Pommes Anna, it's vegetarian and ready in 1 hour.
Check out our quick and easy celeriac purée. This creamy purée makes the perfect accompaniment to a charred steak. Thin down any left-over purée with a little vegetable or chicken stock to make a wonderful soup.
Jazz up your cucumber salad with this simple recipe tossed in our cheat's spicy seafood sauce. Make this easy side dish for your next dinner party with friends.
Check out our indulgent creamy butternut squash gratin recipe with sage. This veggie side dish is an easy alternative to potato gratin to serve with a hearty roast.
Check out our vibrant cherry tomato recipe roasted in olive oil. Serve this warm, smooshed onto big hunks of crusty sourdough (also great for dipping into the infused oil).
Need a quick and easy side dish for your next dinner? Check out our simple pea recipe with salty serrano ham – ready in 20 minutes.
Green beans taste delicious simply steamed, but they taste even better charred on a griddle pan and mixed with a mustardy dressing!
Check out our recipe for buffalo smacked cucumbers. ‘Smacking’ cucumbers is a Chinese technique allowing them to absorb more flavour. Their cool crunch tempers the hot buffalo sauce.
An easy idea to make the best of Jerusalem artichokes. They may not be pretty but these knobbly vegetables have a delicious mushroomy, savoury flavour.
A lovely, easy to put together main course salad of parsnip ribbons with hazelnuts, apple and rocket in a honey dressing. Perfect for a tasty wintertime lunch or side dish.
Sweet potatoes are so healthy. This quick and easy side dish of sweet potato wedges is sprinkled with smoked paprika and drizzled with olive oil.