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Sweet potatoes and shitake mushrooms. (Deborah Baic/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)
Sweet potatoes and shitake mushrooms. (Deborah Baic/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)

Seconds, please: Our 12 favourite side dishes Add to ...

A roundup of some of the most delicious and creative accompaniments from the Globe's recipe archive.

Shredded Brussels sprouts with pine nuts and pancetta: Confirmed Brussels sprouts haters usually love the dish


Green beans with pistachios: This quick, nutty bean dish adds colour to the plate


Yukon Gold and celery root mash: This hearty side dish is a silky companion and is especially good with duck

Quinoa risotto with squash: This squash-flecked quinoa risotto is light yet substantial


Roast sweet potatoes with shiitake mushrooms and ginger: Surprise guests with an Asian-inspired twist


Red potatoes with hazelnut pesto: The unusual pesto updates the traditional potato side


Carrots with lavender honey: This yummy side can be made ahead of time


Sweet potato biscuits Sweet potato biscuits: Smaller versions taste great with smoked salmon and other fillings


Grilled vegetables with goat-cheese dressing: Buy a selection of pregrilled vegetables to speed up dinner


Lemon rosemary green beans: This recipe delivers big flavour for little effort


Chestnut and root vegetable puree: Branch out from the usual potato sides


Brandied sweet potatoes: Prepare to take the beloved veg to a whole new level

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