Looking for vegetable side dishes? Try our ideas then check out our BBQ side dishes and new potato recipes.


Best vegetable side dishes

Buttered leeks with pangritata

A treat in its own right, or perfect as a side to a sumptuous Sunday roast. It could even be an indulgent toast topper!

Buttered Leeks Recipe

Cauliflower mash

Discover this creamy, buttery and extra garlicky alternative to mashed potato – serve it alongside your favourite meat or veggie main.

Bowl of cauliflower mash drizzled with olive oil and topped with parsley

Za'atar cottage cheese salad

Herby za’atar adds excitement to everyday cottage cheese in this fresh salad that's perfect for a light lunch or on the side of your favourite grilled meats.

Platter of cottage cheese salad with a dip in a ramekin

Confit potatoes

Inspired by The Quality Chop House restaurant’s confit potatoes, try your hand at making these crisp, fluffy thousand-layer potatoes.

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A basket of confit potatoes, next to a dip and pot of salt

Gochujang roasted root veg

Root veg comes tossed in a punchy gochujang dressing, perfect for a side dish with a difference.

A tray of Gochujang-roasted root veg with a black kitchen cloth

Roasted cauliflower

Make this easy roasted cauliflower to use in curries, salads and side dishes.

a silver oven tray of roasted cauliflower florets next to a small bowl of chilli flakes


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 bowl of mashed potato with a spoon in it next to a little bowl of sliced spring onions and a blue napkin

Baked onions with cheesy breadcrumbs

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.

Baked onions with cheesy breadcrumbs in a white baking dish

Parmentier potatoes

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.

An oval stone platter of crisp, golden cubes of potatoes on a grey tablecloth

Beef dripping roast potatoes

Elevate your roast dinner by roasting your potatoes in hot beef dripping with garlic, rosemary, thyme and butter.

Potatoes roasting in fat in a tin with thyme on the side

Vegan broccoli side with tabbouleh and romesco sauce

A impressive broccoli side when you have vegan friends over for a feast.

Easy Broccoli Recipe with Romesco Sauce

Leek gratin with crispy leek topping

Transform traditional leek sauce into an extraordinary veg side with this gratin, featuring plenty of grated cheddar, golden breadcrumbs and extra-crispy leeks on top.

A leek gratin in a green dish with a Christmas cracker in the background

Fennel salad

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.

Fennel salad

Cauliflower cheese

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.

Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe

Marmalade-glazed sprouts with chestnuts

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.

A dish of sprouts in somebody's hands

Radish salad with chicory and anchovy dressing

Recreate simple yet delicious sharing plates in your own home with this easy side salad from Notting Hill's Gold.

Radish Salad Recipe with Chicory and Anchovy Dressing

Sweet potato miso mash

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.

Sweet potato and miso mash

Finocchio al forno (fennel baked in cream and Grana Padano)

Put fennel at the heart of this easy Italian bake, it's the ideal indulgent side to serve with a Sunday roast.

Fennel Baked in Cream Recipe with Cheese

Hasselback roasties with taleggio and thyme

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.

Hasselback Roast Potatoes Recipe with Cheese

Charred onions with balsamic, walnuts and ricotta

Brush sweet onions in a balsamic honey glaze, bake until tender and serve with dollops of creamy ricotta for an easy veggie side.

Balsamic Onions Recipe For an Easy Side Dish with Ricotta and Walnuts

Korean spicy radish salad

Daikon are julienned and mixed with gochugaru, sugar, fish sauce, garlic and spring onion for an easy side dish that delivers on flavour.

Bowl of julienned radishes topped with sesame seeds

Tajín cauliflower bites

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.

A silver tray topped with orange roasted cauliflower with a pot of white sauce in the corner

New potato salad

Ramp up this classic side dish with a hit of horseradish and punchy cornichons. New potatoes are in season from April through to July.

New Potato Salad Recipe

Braised cannellini beans

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.

Cannellini beans topped with minty sauce and parmesan shards

Broccoli blue cheese bake

Swap cauliflower for broccoli and get your greens in this comforting, cheesy side dish.

Broccoli cheese in a baking dish

Grilled lettuce with tosazu dressing

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.

Baby Gem and Tosazu Dressing from woky ko

Crispy fried cabbage

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.

Crispy Fried Cabbage Recipe

Pomegranate-glazed roasted vegetables with grapes

Give your roasted veggies an impressive sticky glaze with pomegranate molasses, honey and blackberry jelly – an easy side dish for your next roast.

Roasted Vegetables Recipe with Pomegranate

Sherry-braised shallots

Looking for an easy yet impressive side dish? Check out our slow-cooked shallots braised in oloroso sherry.

Braised Shallots Recipe with Sherry

Pommes Anna

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.

Pommes Anna Recipe

Celeriac purée

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.

17 Best Celeriac Recipes

Smacked cucumbers with cheat’s XO sauce

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.

Smashed Cucumber Recipe with XO Sauce

Creamy squash and sage gratin

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.

Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe with Sage

Olive-oil-roasted cherry tomatoes

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).

Cherry tomatoes on the vine in a roasting tin

Braised peas with jamón

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.

Braised Peas Recipe with Jamón

Green bean salad with mustardy dressing

Green beans taste delicious simply steamed, but they taste even better charred on a griddle pan and mixed with a mustardy dressing!

Blistered green bean salad with mustardy dressing

Smacked buffalo cucumbers

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.

Chopped cucumbers with homemade buffalo sauce and blue cheese

Jerusalem artichokes with miso butter

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.

Jerusalem Artichokes Recipe with Miso

Parsnip ribbon and hazelnut salad with honey dressing

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.

Parsnip ribbon and hazelnut salad with honey dressing

Smoky sweet potato wedges

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.

Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

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