20 Sheet-Pan Vegetable Side Dishes to Make This Spring

Balsamic Roasted Carrots
Pictured Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Carrots.

These simple sheet-pan recipes can go right into the oven while you prep your main dish. Just toss these delicious spring veggies, like broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and cabbage, with seasonings and oil before spreading them on your sheet pan for a satisfying roasted side dish. Pair recipes like our Balsamic Roasted Carrots and Roasted Cabbage with Horseradish Cream with your favorite main dish—like these Creamy Lemon Chicken Cutlets—for a seasonal addition to your dinner.

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Honey-Chipotle Roasted Broccoli


Honey and chipotle peppers coat roasted broccoli in this sweet and smoky side dish. Serve alongside grilled pork, roasted chicken or with any main dish that could use some kick.

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Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower

a sheet pan with cauliflower and a wooden spatula

You'll be craving your vegetables with this easy and oh-so-delicious recipe. Cauliflower gets sweet and tender as it caramelizes from the high heat of roasting. A sprinkling of Cheddar and herbs and a squeeze of lemon on top make it crave-worthy.

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Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Balsamic Roasted Carrots
Pictured Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Carrots.

Roasting carrots brings out their sweetness, which is enhanced further with a tangy balsamic and maple glaze. Serve them straight-up for an easy weeknight side dish or garnish with chopped hazelnuts for holiday meals and dinner parties.

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Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower gets slathered with Buffalo sauce in this spicy, tangy side dish. Enjoy it as a peppy accompaniment for roasted chicken or on its own with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

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Roasted Asparagus with Chive-Anchovy Butter

Roasted Asparagus with Chive-Anchovy Butter
Photographer / Jacob Fox, Food styling / Sue Mitchell, Food Styling / Kelsey Bulat

Lemon zest, anchovies, chives and garlic bring complex bright, savory flavor to the butter coating this asparagus. Toasted breadcrumbs add crunch.

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Roasted Cabbage with Horseradish Cream

Roasted Cabbage with Horseradish Cream
Jacob Fox

Our roasted cabbage wedges have a beautiful char on the outside while the insides get slightly tender.

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes


Oven-roasted fingerling potatoes can be a special holiday side dish, but they're quick enough to enjoy on a weeknight too. The secret to these crispy roasted fingerling potatoes? Getting the baking sheet nice and hot before you spread the potatoes on it.

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Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Broccoli


This healthy side dish recipe couldn't be simpler--or more delicious. Broccoli is roasted until brown and crispy, then topped with Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar for a savory and sweet flavor combination that can't be beaten. Try this quick vegetable dish along with chicken, fish or really any main course. It's also great in salads or warm grain bowls. Tip: Preheating the pan helps the broccoli to brown and develop nutty flavors.

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Balsamic-Roasted Mushrooms with Parmesan

Balsamic-Roasted Mushrooms with Parmesan

These super-flavorful mushrooms get a hint of sweetness thanks to a splash of balsamic vinegar. Parmesan cheese added at the end lends a savory note. Enjoy them as an accompaniment to steak or on their own as a side dish.

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Garlic & Parmesan Roasted Carrots


Roasting carrots in the oven brings out their inherent sweetness, while Parmesan and garlic give this easy side dish a flavorful savory accent.

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Roasted Broccoli with Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette


Resist the temptation to turn the broccoli over while it roasts in this easy recipe. Leaving it cut-side down means you'll get deliciously caramelized results.

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Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower

Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower

Roasted broccoli and cauliflower are perfectly cooked with just the right amount of seasonings and char from the oven. Enjoy this simple recipe for any meal or occasion.

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Honey & Ginger Roasted Turnips


Thick-cut bacon and a honey-ginger glaze transform turnips into a sweet, satisfying side.

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Roasted Cabbage with Chive-Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Cabbage with Chive-Mustard Vinaigrette

In this roasted cabbage recipe, cabbage wedges are roasted at a high temperature, creating an amazing texture and sweet flavor. Serve the roasted cabbage wedges drizzled with the chive-mustard vinaigrette as a side dish for roast poultry, meat or fish, or alone with crusty bread.

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Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower


Roasting cauliflower transforms it into a crispy, tender vegetable. A sponge for other flavors, cauliflower can absorb any spice mix or marinade you add, like this warm and toasty combination of turmeric, cumin and garlic. Serve as a simple side dish, or stir it into salads or grain bowls to add more plant power.

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Honey-Mustard Roasted Cabbage

Honey-Mustard Roasted Cabbage

Roasting cabbage brings out its sweet and savory side. Caraway seed is a natural pairing with this cruciferous veggie, and a combination of honey and Dijon mustard deepens the flavor. Serve as a side to pork chops, burgers or roasted chicken.

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Garlic-Parmesan Asparagus


In this garlic-Parmesan-crusted asparagus recipe, we combine Parmesan cheese, whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs and walnuts for a crispy topping that's baked over asparagus. Roasting the asparagus spears in a hot oven keeps them tender-crisp in this quick side dish!

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Roasted Savoy Cabbage with Orange Vinaigrette


Easy Savoy cabbage recipes can be far and few between, especially ones that are as delicious as this whole roasted cabbage. The outer cabbage leaves blacken during the long cooking time, but when removed they reveal a meltingly tender center. Orange blossom water adds delicate aroma to the vinaigrette that's drizzled on top. Serve alongside roast beef or pork, or over mashed potatoes as a main course.

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Maple Roasted Carrots


Roasting brings out the inherent sweetness in carrots--but add a little maple syrup and butter and you have a caramelized vegetable your kids (and you!) will actually want to eat seconds of.

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Roasted Mushrooms with Brown Butter & Parmesan


Brown butter lends a toasty note to these savory roasted mushrooms. Enjoy them as a side dish alongside steak or chicken.

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