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15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes with Vegetables | Under 200 Calories


Are you looking for thanksgiving side dishes with vegetables to serve this holiday season? I’ve got you covered with 15 healthy side dishes packed with veggies and all under 200 calories per serving! All the recipes below are vegetarian, and most are keto-friendly as well! Enjoy!


What Kind of Recipes Are Included:

I found some amazing vegetarian options, like roasted carrots with goat cheese & pecan or a delicious tahini sauce! All the recipes I’ve found do have vegetables in them to keep your plates colourful. I’ve also found several keto-friendly options if you’re looking for low-carb options. All the recipes here are also low-calorie and are under 200 calories each.


I’ve found some straightforward recipes like sauteed peas, which can be ready in under 15 minutes and just over 50 calories her serving! Potatoes are often high-calorie, but I’ve found a recipe for sweet potato stacks that will keep your calories down while still maintaining all that great flavour!


Let’s get started!

garlic roasted parmesan potatoes in a blue bowl with a gold spoon
By: Your Healthy Beginning

Cook/Prep Time: 35 Minutes

Calories: 137

Get ready for a flavour explosion with these garlic-roasted parmesan potatoes! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and loaded with a kick of garlic goodness and a generous sprinkle of parmesan cheese. It’s the ultimate comfort food upgrade that’ll have you reaching for seconds – no shame!

Oven Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots

honey roasted carrots in a white bowl
By: Your Healthy Beginning

Cook/Prep Time: 60 minutes

Calories: 83

My own recipe for a super simple Thanksgiving side dish even your picker eater will love! These carrots are made with honey & garlic to give them an irresistible flavour.


Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus in a white bowlBy: Your Healthy Beginning

Cook/Prep Time: 15 minutes

Calories: 105

Why not give your oven a break by using your air fryer to make some of your side dishes! This air fryer asparagus recipe is ready in just 15 minutes and will leave your asparagus crispy and cooked through!

mashed sweet potatoes in a blue bowl with a gold spoon.
By: Your Healthy Beginning

Cook/Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Calories: 156

Get ready to dive into a cloud of comfort this Thanksgiving with a scoop of creamy, dreamy mashed sweet potatoes. These little nuggets of orange goodness are like a cozy hug for your taste buds. This recipe is finished with low-fat sour cream and garlic to give it a creamy and irresistible flavour!

Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash

Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash in a white dish
By: Your Healthy Beginning

Cook/Prep Time: 45 minutes

Calories: 145

These Acorn squashes are a delicious side and beautiful addition to your table! Leaving the skin on it gives the squash more texture, and adding parmesan makes it a great savoury side!



Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans & Goat Cheese
By: Inspired by Charm

Cook/Prep Time: 75 minutes

Calories: Not Specified

Looking to take your carrots to the best level? This candied pecan & goat cheese roasted carrots is the perfect vegetarian option to wow your family and friends!



Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts in a white bowl
By: Our Salty Kitchen

Cook/Prep Time: 30 minutes

Calories: 177

Brussel sprouts may not be your favourite vegetable, but BACON Brussel Sprouts may have to be! This is a great keto option and a great way to make a delicious side out of simple ingredients.


Skinny Green Bean Casserole in a baking dish
By: Well Plated

Cook/Prep Time: 55 minutes

Calories: 169

Looking for an easy side to feed lots of people? This skinny green bean casserole is the perfect crowd-pleaser without heavy calories! The recipe calls for greek yogurt instead of heavy cream to give it a creamy texture without the extra calories!


Whole Roasted Carrots with Tahini Maple Sauce

By: Darn Good Veggies

Cook/Prep Time: 35 minutes

Calories: Not Specified

The calories for these roasted carrots are not specified, but I’m guesstimating them around 150 calories/serving. This is a fun way to switch up a classic roasted carrot side and make it fresh and new to everyone attending your Thanksgiving Meal!


Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Gratin in a white baking dish
By: Delicious Meets Healthy

Cook/Prep Time: 45 minutes

Calories: 82

Here’s another light option to serve friends and family to have room for all your thanksgiving specialties! This is a 7-ingredient dish you can whip up in no time. 

Parmesan Zucchini & Corn in a white serving dish
By: I Am Homesteader

Cook/Prep Time: 15 minutes

Calories: 159

Need a quick side to whip up before everyone gathers around the table? This easy Parmesan zucchini & corn is ready in just 15 minutes!


Carrot Apple Slaw ready for serving
By: Five Heart Home

Cook/Prep Time: 50 minutes

Calories: 184

This year, switch up your traditional salad with this tasty Carrot Apple Slaw! This recipe calls for 1/3 cup mayo- 1/3 cup yogurt to cut down on some fat.

Sauteed Green Peas

Sauteed Green Peas in a metal pan
By: Lord Byron’s Kitchen

Cook/Prep Time: 25 minutes

Calories: 54

This is a regular at our Thanksgiving meal: Sauteed Green Peas! This is a super-fast side you can make before taking your seats and a very low-calorie option.

Oven-Roasted Beets with Ricotta & Honey on a serving dish
By: Evolving Table

Cook/Prep Time: 55 minutes

Calories: 174

Another unique side to wow your guests! These Oven-Roasted Beets with Ricotta & Honey only have 7 ingredients and are the perfect balance of sweet and salty!

California Blend Vegetables with Parmesan Bread Crumbs in a baking dish
By: Delicious Little Bites

Cook/Prep Time: 55 minutes

Calories: 72

Another super simple side dish to please even your toughest-pleasing guest! This is a great low-calorie option to allow you to feel guilt-free about desserts!


Awesome Garlic-Roasted Mushrooms in a grey bowl
By: Savoury Tooth

Cook/Prep Time: 35 minutes

Calories: 140

Here is another quick option to make for your Thanksgiving meal. If your oven is occupied, this is a great stove-top option that cooks in just 20 minutes!

Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli on a baking sheet
By: Simple Fit Vegan

Cook/Prep Time: 40 minutes

Calories: 44

A very calorie-friendly option to add to your Thanksgiving menu! This Roasted Broccoli recipe is only 44 calories per serving and is a great vegan option for everyone to enjoy! 

Sweet Potato Stacks

By: Self Proclaimed Foodie

Cook/Prep Time: 45 minutes

Calories: 147

Believe me, it’s hard-pressed to find a low-calorie potato option for Thanksgiving sides. However, this Sweet Potato stack takes the guessing out of portions since each stack is perfectly portioned, so you save room for other amazing dishes!


There are 15 Amazing Side Dishes to try this Thanksgiving season with your friends and family! Looking for more Thanksgiving dinner ideas? Check out my other posts below for more inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving!

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