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Seconds, please: Our 12 favourite side dishes

Sweet potatoes and shitake mushrooms.

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

: Confirmed Brussels sprouts haters usually love the dish

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

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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

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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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