For many of us, cooking is a big part of the holiday season. But sometimes the menu requires lots of prep work and clockwork precision to get the timing of every dish just right. We want to make it easier for you to get dinner on the table faster, and with less stress.
Our pre-prepped produce can help you incorporate more vegetables into your holiday recipes without spending extra time slicing, dicing, peeling and mincing. See below for some of our most popular offerings, as well as a recipe suggestion for each featured veggie. Since you might need to maximize your oven space in addition to your prep time, scroll down for recipe suggestions that are simple, scrumptious and easy to make ahead—no oven mitts required.
The Fresh Market Veggie Noodles are a healthy and delicious alternative to pasta. They’re colorful, packed with nutrients and perfect in a number of dishes, from cold salads to sautéed sides. Varieties include butternut squash, yellow squash, sweet potato, beet and yellow squash. For a bright, lemony addition to your holiday spread, try our recipe for Radicchio and Beet Noodle Salad. Chopped walnuts add extra crunch, while goat cheese gives the salad a tangy creaminess.
There’s no need to start from scratch with your stuffing (at least not entirely). With our Stuffing Starter, we’ve done half the work for you! This kit includes base stuffing ingredients like white onion, celery, fresh sage and parsley. It’s a must-have for anyone who’s whipping up a classic herb dressing this holiday. If you need a reliable blueprint, our recipe for Traditional Stuffing is super-simple and always delectable.
3Pre-Cut Butternut Squash
Pare down your cutting time with our Pre-Cut Butternut Squash. This seasonal vegetable is fresh, versatile and ready to roast—plus, you don’t have to worry about peeling it or slicing through the tough exterior. These prepped cubes are perfect in our recipe for Honey Roasted Butternut Squash Salad.
4Pre-Cut Sweet Potatoes
It’s no secret that sweet potatoes are a dinner staple. They’re hearty, easy to cook and mingle well with other dishes. These Pre-Cut Sweet Potatoes are ideal for roasting and mashing and save you time, so you’re one step closer to the first bite. This year, why not forego the marshmallows for some orange zest, brown sugar and maple syrup? Our recipe for Orange Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes never disappoints.
5Halved Brussels Sprouts
There are few things more delectable than crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside roasted Brussels sprouts—especially when they’re cooked with brown sugar and balsamic vinegar for a delightful balance of sweet and tart flavors. Our recipe for Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts is simple, addictively good and quick to make. Grab our Halved Brussels Sprouts to make this dish even more stress-free.
Cooking up a soup, sauce or stew? We’ve done the first step for you! Our house-made blend of chopped carrots, celery and onions is a holiday essential. Keep our Mirepoix (pronounced “meer-pwah”) on hand as an aromatic base for everything from stock to marinade. (Bonus: You won’t have to worry about crying over diced onions in front of your guests.)
7Peeled Baby Carrots
Candied, glazed, roasted or pureed, carrots make a delicious ingredient in side dishes. We’ve saved you a step with freshly peeled baby carrots, ideal for roasting whole. Try them in our hearty recipe for Roasted Carrots And Quinoa Salad. We’ve also left the tops intact for a beautiful presentation.
8Green Beans Amandine
This classic, French-inspired side is made with crisp-tender green beans, salt, pepper, olive oil, slivered almonds, garlic and red pepper for garnish. It’s perfectly seasoned, ready to cook and serve alongside your show-stopping entrées.
Whether you wrap it in prosciutto, bake it into a tart or roast it in the oven, asparagus is always a good choice for a side. These tips have the woody stems removed, so they’re ready to cook. Choose between seasoned and unseasoned asparagus.
Make It Easy
Put these prepped vegetables to good use with three of our favorite recipes. They’re easy, convenient and don’t require all that chopping, slicing and dicing.
Take roasted butternut squash to the next level with goat cheese, nuts and greens. Serve your sweet potatoes savory, and impress your guests with a picture-perfect side that will satisfy vegetarians and carnivores alike.
1Roasted Butternut Squash Salad With Beets And Marinated Goat Cheese
Sweet roasted beets and butternut squash mingle with tangy goat cheese, crunchy pistachios and a tangle of fresh arugula tossed with crisp, white balsamic vinaigrette. To save time for the big meal, roast your veggies and make your dressing in advance, then assemble and serve at room temperature.
2Sweet Potato Bake With Savory Rosemary and Bacon Crumble
Who needs marshmallows? These sweet potatoes are topped with a sweet, salty, addictively good rosemary and bacon crumble. Pecans add a delicious crunch, while fresh rosemary adds a beautifully herbaceous flavor and aroma.
3Roasted Carrots And Quinoa Salad
This hearty salad features roasted carrots on a bed of earthy red quinoa and arugula, studded with pumpkin seeds, feta cheese, tart dried cherries and juicy pomegranate seeds. It’s easy to make and oh-so stunning on the plate.