Seen on Pinterest: Easy Filling (Yet Healthy) Fall Side Dishes

As the leaves fall and temperatures get cooler, we turn to warmer, heartier dishes to find comfort. But comfort food doesn’t always have to mean carbs, carbs, carbs. These veggie-focused side dishes use the bounty of the season to create filling, yet not fattening, side dishes for this week’s Seen on Pinterest.


Parmesan-Roasted Carrots

Slow roasting carrots brings out their natural sweetness. For an even prettier array, see if you can find multicolored carrots to add extra color to a dish. The sprinkle of parmesan at the end means even picky eaters will love these.


Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes

We love mashed potatoes as much as the next person, and these pancakes are a great way to use up leftovers. Plus, with pancakes, it’s easy to limit servings to just one or two, resulting in calorie control without limiting deliciousness.


Corn with Siracha

Corn isn’t just for summer anymore. Flash frozen corn can taste just as good as the fresh variety, and it’s easy to prepare in a flash. Use this siracha-infused version to add pep to an easy weeknight meal.


Best Ever Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of our favorite veggies these days – it can be used as a meat replacement, steamed, or riced to make a healthy alternative to carbs. But we love this roasted version for an alternate to potatoes at dinner.


Green Bean Casserole

This casserole is a Thanksgiving staple, but thanks to Williams and Sonoma’s version using fresh veggies, it’s something we want to serve all winter long.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries

This might just be our favorite way to enjoy Brussels sprouts – the sweetness of the cranberries and the perfect crunch of the pecans makes it a hearty side dish that can even be a main meal replacement if you’re craving #MeatlessMonday.


Butternut Squash Tart with Chili Honey

This gorgeous tart makes a perfect side dish with roasted meats – and the chili honey adds the perfect pop of spice.


Sweet and Sour Cippolini Onions

Add some Chinese flavor to your onion side – this dish is one of our favorites!

About McLean Robbins

McLean Rob­bins is a Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based lux­ury lifestyle writer spe­cial­iz­ing in travel, spas, and wed­dings. She writes reg­u­larly for the Travel Channel, Forbes Travel Guide, The Wash­ing­ton­ian, AOL, Robb Report, Pursuitist, and many more. Fol­low her on Twit­ter: @McLeanRobbins and on Google +

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One Response to Seen on Pinterest: Easy Filling (Yet Healthy) Fall Side Dishes

  1. Sandie McFadden October 1, 2016 at 6:50 am #

    Please give nutrtional values on your recipes, e.g.fats, carbs, sugar, etc. Thanks, Sandie

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