Thanksgiving sides

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All the Thanksgiving sides you want or need for Turkey day. From healthy greens to simple salads and decadent casseroles. These dishes are all showstoppers.

Best Thanksgiving side dishes

Thanksgiving menus can be difficult to plan because you need to make sure you’re serving all the classics while still catering to your, and your guests’ needs and wants. This list of Thanksgiving side dishes covers everything you could possibly serve with your turkey and don’t be surprised if one (or more) of them steal the spotlight.

Potato side dishes

Garlic parmesan mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are synonymous with Thanksgiving and this garlic Parmesan version is all kinds of delicious.

Garlic parmesan mashed potatoes

Crispy salt and pepper smashed potatoes

So simply and SO easy but completely delicious.

Crispy salt and pepper smashed potatoes

Hasselback potatoes with sriracha butter

A delicious way to bake potatoes with spicy sriracha butter. Droooool!

Hasselback potatoes with sriracha butter

Bacon and brie potato bake

This is the potato dish to end all potato dishes. Bacon, Brie AND creamy potatoes? Uh, yes please!

Bacon and brie potato bake

Duck fat roast potatoes with herb salt

Roast potatoes = happiness and that’s why you should make these.

Roast potatoes with herb salt

Roasted cheesy potatoes

These cheesy potatoes are a glorious side dish and they make an excellent breakfast with poached eggs.

Roasted cheesy breakfast potatoes

What Thanksgiving sides can be made ahead?

Easy garlic butter dinner rolls

Easy, fluffy dinner rolls brushed with oregano garlic butter. What more could you ask for?

Easy garlic butter dinner rolls

Cheesy broccoli bake

Cheesy broccoli bake is the perfect side dish and makes a great vegetarian center piece.

Cheesy broccoli bake

Classic baked mac and cheese

Classic baked mac and cheese is a comfort food favorite. The cheesiest sauce mixed with pasta, layered with tomatoes and cheese makes this an instant winner.

Classic baked mac and cheese

Maple butter mashed sweet potatoes

Smooth sweet potato mash flavored with maple butter and thyme is side dish perfection.

Maple butter mashed sweet potatoes

Easy bread stuffing

My gran’s easy bread stuffing recipe is utterly delicious and scented with herbs and lots of Parmesan cheese.

Easy bread stuffing

Easy cauliflower mash

This low carb cauliflower mash is so good, you might want to make a little extra!

Easy cauliflower mash

Cheesy vegetable bake

Roasted mushrooms, cauliflower and peppers drowned in cheese sauce and baked until golden. Done!

Cheesy vegetable bake

Bacon corn bread

This bacon corn bread is simply addictive served with butter.

Bacon corn bread

Cheesy cauliflower bake

SO cheesy and in my opinion, the ultimate side dish for any celebration!

Cheesy cauliflower bake

Potato, Pecorino & Rosemary bread

Potato bread flavored with Pecorino cheese and fresh rosemary. Yup, this is going to be a showstopper!

Potato, Pecorino & Rosemary bread

Vegetable side dishes and salads

Braised Brussels sprouts with bacon

Brussels sprouts are honestly one of the most delicious side dishes and braising them with bacon is a sure-fire way to make them a crowd favorite.

Braised Brussels sprouts with bacon

Easy side salad with lemon dressing

A fresh, crunchy salad with a bright, zippy dressing is great for serving with a rich meal.


Easy side salad with lemon dressing

Easy creamed spinach

Delicious creamy spinach with lemon and garlic makes the perfect gluten free, low carb side dish.

Easy creamed spinach

Kale Caesar salad with no-egg dressing

Leave out the chicken (or use leftover turkey the next day) to make this kale Caesar salad a delicious holiday side.

Kale Chicken Caesar salad

Roasted butternut salad with danish feta and cranberries

This is Fall in a salad filled with loads of crunch from the seeds and nuts and deliciously creamy Danish feta cheese.

Roasted butternut salad with danish feta and cranberries

Lentil salad with pear, bacon and Gorgonzola

Juicy pears, smoky bacon and creamy blue cheese make this salad a side dish superstar.

Lentil salad with pear, bacon and blue cheese

Fried goat’s cheese and pomegranate salad

Fried goat’s cheese is a thing of sheer beauty and the crisp, golden cheese will make this salad a side dish to remember.

Fried goat's cheese and pomegranate salad

Honey and cumin roasted carrots

Roasted rainbow carrots with honey and cumin is a classic side dish with a twist.

Honey and cumin roasted carrots

 

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  • Sam
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    I am making your smashed potatoes, side salad and broccoli bake for Thanksgiving and I can’t wait!

    • Alida Ryder
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      Awesome! I hope it’s a fantastic day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply

    What an EPIC round up of sides Alida! I’m drooling over each and every one! That Bacon and Brie Potato Bake…OMG!!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Mary Ann! That potato bake is completely drool-worthy!

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