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Look, there’s nothing wrong with roasted carrots and green beans, but it’s the holidays, dammit, and we want something special. That’s why we’ve Hasselbacked our veggies, turned them into “breadsticks,” doused them in the creamiest sauce you’ll ever taste…or ditched them altogether for baked Brie.

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Cheesy Cauliflower ‘Breadsticks’

Good news: You can eat seven and still have room for baked ham. (They’re cauliflower, remember?)

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Hasselback Butternut Squash

Want to be ahead of the trend? Make these.

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Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pomegranate

The perfect way to keep the family out of your hair until the rest of the meal is done.

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The Creamiest Brussels Sprouts In The Universe

It’s like mac-and-cheese and our favorite veggie had a really delicious baby.

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QUICHE WITH GLUTEN-FREE SWEET POTATO CRUST

This cheesy, low-carb side can also double as a fab vegetarian main.

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Pumpkin Polenta

It’s rich, creamy and bound to become a new holiday staple.

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Turnip Fries

Old Bay seasoning takes these crispy oven-baked beauties up a notch.

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Coconut Creamed Spinach

Contrary to popular belief, there is a way to make rich creamed spinach without cream (or any dairy at all).

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Stuffing Muffins

Seriously, there’s no need for a turkey.

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