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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

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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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