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Easy Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Sides

Three incredibly easy sheet pan thanksgiving sides of roasted herb carrots, maple Dijon Broccoli and Spiced Acorn Squash, all with little prep required, all ready in under one hour!

Three incredibly easy sheet pan thanksgiving sides with little prep required, all ready in under one hour! #mustlovehomecooking

Let me show you how to make the simplest and fastest three Thanksgiving sides ever with SHEET PANS! Yes… I’m making it a thing!

Does it sound hard to make three dishes at once? Let me assure you – it’s NOT!

Each recipe is super simple – and can be made together or one at a time. I promise that once you’ve tried your hand at this simple SHEET PAN METHOD, you’ll definitely want to do it again…and again.

Three incredibly easy sheet pan thanksgiving sides with little prep required, all ready in under one hour! #mustlovehomecooking

Here’s the three tasty sides we made in just under an hour:

  • Roasted Herb Carrots – naturally sweet and full of earthy flavor from a sprinkling of thyme and parsley.
  • Maple Mustard Broccoli with Cranberries – crispy browned broccoli made tangy with a splash of maple syrup and Dijon mustard dressing. It’s amazing!
  • Roasted Acorn Squash with Walnuts – cinnamon spiced and buttery with roasted textural walnuts. Even my little grandson gobbles these up!

Full disclosure – I doubled the recipe amounts in these photos. Each recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or multiplied for whatever servings you need.

Three sheet pan thanksgiving sides made easy with minimal prep. Roasted Spiced Acorn Squash, Maple Mustard Broccoli and Herbed Carrots all in under one hour! #mustlovehomecooking
For the BEST Baking Sheets EVER that don’t stick try these Chicago Metallic Glazed Half-Size Sheets

There are SO many reasons to love these scrumptious side dishes for a small Thanksgiving gathering:

  • SAVES TIME
  • SAVES MONEY
  • Easy cleanup….just the sheet pans to wash – or make life even better by lining the sheet pans with parchment paper for NO mess at all! Love it, love it, love it!
  • VERSATILITY – switch up the veggies for your favorite. Try green beans or butternut squash instead of carrots, brussel sprouts for the broccoli, and sweet potato slices for the acorn squash. You get the idea!
Herb Carrots on sheet pan
maple Mustard Broccoli on sheet pan
Spiced Roasted Acorn Squash on sheet pan

Tips For The Easy Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Sides

  • Buy pre-washed, pre-cut vegetables – baby carrots and broccoli florets are sold in 12 – 16 ounce bags, ready to eat. Just open the bag and dump on the sheet pan. Too easy!
  • Microwave the Squash – throw each whole uncut squash into the microwave for 1 minute on High power before attempting to cut in half. This slightly softens the squash and makes halving and slicing much, much easier (and safer!)
  • Use Parchment Paper – if you have old or uncoated baking sheets, line them with parchment paper (or foil) for the fastest cleanup.

Three incredibly easy sheet pan thanksgiving sides with little prep required, all ready in under one hour! #mustlovehomecooking

What We’re Loving For Thanksgiving Dinner

To round out Thanksgiving dinner with our sheet pan sides, we’re fortunate to be enjoying lots of other amazing eats –

  • Turkey Breast – we’re ordering a cooked turkey breast to support a local restaurant struggling to stay open during the pandemic.
  • Pies and rolls – again, we’re ordering these from a local bakery.
  • Southern Cornbread Stuffing

For more easy and tasty ideas, check out all our shared Thanksgiving Recipes.

Three incredibly easy sheet pan thanksgiving sides with little prep required, all ready in under one hour! #mustlovehomecooking
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Easy Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Sides

Three sheet pan thanksgiving sides made easy with minimal prep. Roasted Spiced Acorn Squash, Maple Mustard Broccoli and Herbed Carrots all in under one hour!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 343kcal

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INGREDIENTS

Roasted Herb Carrots

  • 1 pound baby carrots, + olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp thyme leaves
  • dash of salt and pepper

Maple Mustard Broccoli with Cranberries

  • 12 ounce broccoli florets, trimmed + olive oil and salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

Spiced Acorn Squash with Walnuts

  • 2 medium acorn squash, seeded and sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

Roasting Everything Together:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss carrots and 1 TBSP olive oil on a sheet pan. Sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper. Place broccoli on a sheet pan, toss in 1 TBSP olive oil, sprinkle with salt. Lay squash slices on a sheet pan. Brush both sides with 1/2 the mixture of melted butter, syrup and spices.
    Roast carrots and broccoli for 15 minutes. Add acorn squash to the oven. Roast all pans another 20 -30 minutes. At the last 10 minutes or so, brush remaining half of butter mixture on the squash, sprinkle the cranberries on the broccoli and add the walnuts to the squash – to get everything hot and toasty.

Roasted Herb Carrots

  • Ready to go right out of the oven!
    Herb Carrots roasted on sheet pan

Maple Mustard Broccoli with Cranberries

  • In a small bowl, whisk the maple syrup, olive oil and Dijon. Drizzle over the broccoli and toss.
    Maple Mustard Broccoli roasted on sheet pan

Spiced Acorn Squash with Walnuts

  • Ready to go right from the oven
    Spiced Roasted Acorn Squash on sheet pan

To Serve:

  • Pile your Roasted Herb Carrots, Maple Mustard Broccoli with Cranberries and Spiced Acorn Squash with Walnuts onto platters and serve with everything else you love to eat on Thanksgiving!
    Three sheet pan thanksgiving sides made easy with minimal prep. Roasted Spiced Acorn Squash, Maple Mustard Broccoli and Herbed Carrots all in under one hour! #mustlovehomecooking

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1g | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 945mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 11542IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg

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Three sheet pan thanksgiving sides made easy with minimal prep. Roasted Spiced Acorn Squash, Maple Mustard Broccoli and Herbed Carrots all in under one hour! #mustlovehomecooking

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