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Sides & Vegetables

Roasted whole carrots not only offer a stunningly gorgeous presentation, but also come with the bonus that you don't need to chop anything! Get the easy method on RachelCooks.com!

How to Make Roasted Whole Carrots – Easy Method

With no boiling or draining of the potatoes required, these brown butter slow cooker mashed potatoes are going to become a quick favorite -- especially on those days when you want to free up oven space!  Get the easy slow cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Brown Butter Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

This Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe isn't like every other - the addition of a bit of nutty Asiago cheese sets it apart from the rest! Get the easy roasted vegetable recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Asiago

Great any day as a complete meal, or as a Thanksgiving side, this Instant Pot Farro Stuffing with Sausage and Sweet Potatoes is flavorful, warm and filling. - Get the easy pressure cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com

Instant Pot Farro Stuffing with Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Creamy and sweet, these vanilla bean mashed sweet potatoes taste like dessert! They're so easy to make and will become a quick favorite! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Vanilla Bean Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes might be your new favorite way to make sweet potatoes. They're ready in about 30 minutes (including pressure release!) and they come out silky smooth every time. Get the method on RachelCooks.com!

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes – Perfect Every Time!

Learn how to cook delicata squash with this easy roasting method! Spoiler alert: No peeling necessary!  Get the easy method on RachelCooks.com!

How to Cook Delicata Squash: Easy Roasting Method – with video

The chili powder and cumin coating on these oven roasted sweet potatoes makes them absolutely perfect in burrito bowls, on tacos, or on their own! They're great with eggs at breakfast, too. Get the simple recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Southwestern Style

Learn how to cook acorn squash in two ways: Sweet and savory. Both are super easy and make for an fantastic side dish! Get the details on RachelCooks.com!

How to Cook Acorn Squash (two ways!) – with video

This polenta stack recipe is the perfect combination of rustic simplicity and effortless impressiveness. Ready in less than 20 minutes, it will become a go-to recipe in your kitchen! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Rustic Polenta Stack Recipe

Fresh and flavorful, this bruschetta orzo pasta salad is going to be a summertime favorite! Bonus: No mayo or yogurt so it's great for warm-weather picnics. Get the easy summer pasta salad recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Bruschetta Orzo Pasta Salad – with Video

Spinach Balls are great hot out of the oven but are also great as they cool to room temperature, making them a perfect appetizer! Always a huge hit! Get the healthier version of this appetizer recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Spinach Balls Appetizer Recipe – WHOLE WHEAT!

Zucchini Rice Casserole (Brown Rice!)

Whole Roasted Cauliflower aka the BEST cauliflower ever. Smothered with a creamy dijon sauce, you're never going to look at cauliflower the same. Get the vegetable recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Dijon Sauce

Creamy and flavorful, this green chile macaroni and cheese will change the way you think about macaroni and cheese! There's no need to make a roux, so it's one of the easiest things you can make, too! Get the easy vegetarian recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Green Chile Mac and Cheese Recipe

Tired of plain carrots? These roasted carrots with cumin are going to blow your mind with their punch of flavor. A fantastic, unique and healthy side dish. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Roasted Carrots with Cumin Recipe

Handheld Sweet Potato Casserole without Nuts

These Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Walnuts will be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas table. They are simple, festive, and delicious! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Walnuts (with video)

This Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is going to become your new favorite way to eat cauliflower - it's flavorful, crispy, and so easy to prepare! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

A classy yet stand-out side dish, these sautéed parsnips are flavored with wine, butter, and thyme. They're the perfect addition to any meal - especially Thanksgiving! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Sautéed Parsnips with White Wine and Thyme

Kale and Spinach Dip Bites (5 ingredients)

My husband isn't a potato fan and even he couldn't get enough of these crispy dill roasted potatoes with lemon. He said they tasted butter-soaked (spoiler: they're not!). Get the easy side dish recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Dill Roasted Potatoes with Lemon (so easy!) – with video

One Pan Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese with Beer

Some days call for ditching plain rice and giving something more exciting a try. This Moroccan freekeh pilaf is just the thing you need. Full of warm spices and sweet dried fruit, it will be the perfect side to your meal. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Moroccan Freekeh Pilaf with Golden Raisins and Apricots