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Of course, turkey is the main event at Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t have to be the only star of the show. Here, 24 vegetable side dishes that everyone will enjoy (especially your vegetarian friends).

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Whole Roasted Carrots

Forget boiling them. This is the only way to cook carrots.

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Hasselback Herbed Garlic Butter Sweet Potatoes

They look beautiful but taste even better.

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Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A Sriracha-honey glaze is the secret to making the best-tasting Brussels sprouts. Trust us.

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The Best Potatoes au Gratin Ever

One can never have too much cheese on her potatoes.

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Pumpkin Polenta

A hearty and creamy dish that won’t disappoint.

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Stuffing Muffins

Individually sized, so you don’t have to share.

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Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

If there’s squash in it, it belongs at the Thanksgiving table.

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20-Minute Mashed Potatoes

Shhh, everyone will think you toiled away all day making them.

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Turnip Fries

When you need a break from potatoes, enter these "fries."

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Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

That’s one colorful bowl.

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Spinach-Artichoke-Dip Stuffed Bread

Somebody stop us before we eat the whole loaf.

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Beet and Goat Cheese Tart

Flaky puff-pastry dough on the bottom, tender beets and creamy cheese on top.

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Cranberry-Brie Puff-Pastry Pops

It all starts with store-bought puff-pastry dough.

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Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes

This skillet recipe is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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Honey-Glazed Corn Bread

Goes perfectly alongside mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.

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Cauliflower “Tater” Tots

There’s no potato here, but your guests won’t be able to tell the difference.

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Apple Pecan Stuffing

A little bit sweet and a little bit savory.

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Curried Sweet-Potato Rounds

Mmmm...they're topped with honeyed walnuts, cranberries and blue cheese.

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Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Later, florets. We’re roasting the whole darn head.

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Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

There's no room for boring rice at our holiday table.

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Butternut Squash Tart with Fried Sage

Confession: We have a thing for savory tarts.

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Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Shallots and Walnuts

Good-bye, boring green bean casserole.

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

We may never go back to lettuce in salad again.

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Twice-Baked Butternut Squash

So nice we had to bake it twice.

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