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Would it even be Thanksgiving without side dishes? I think not! Side dishes are the best and I have pulled together several family favorites as well as reader favorites from my site. Mostly traditional and some non-traditional side dishes all in one place. From Cranberry Sauce to Green Bean Casserole, to Roasted Acorn Squash to Twice Baked Potatoes…I’ve got ya covered! Let’s get cooking! Be sure to make enough for plenty of leftovers and make my Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole!
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
I know stuffing or dressing can often be a take it or leave it side dish, however, my cornbread dressing and traditional bread stuffing are BOMB. You will love them. Also, don’t miss the corn casserole. It’s so darn good and everyone loves it.
Cornbread Stuffing is in my opinion far superior to that white bread stuff (although I always make both for Thanksgiving). Made with my homemade cornbread and fresh sage, this will be your star side dish this year.
Thanksgiving Stuffing made with pork sausage, onions, and celery. Bread cubes soaked in broth and seasonings then baked to perfection! A perfect and fail-proof make-ahead dish for the holidays.
Cinnamon and nutmeg make this sweet Roasted Acorn Squash more of a seasonal dish while smoked paprika gives this an unexpected (but delicious) smoky flavor!
Creamy and flavorful Cauliflower Au Gratin uses only a few simple ingredients and is an easy side dish perfect for Thanksgiving! Similar to Scalloped Potatoes but made with cauliflower, this low-carb, cheesy side dish is what dreams are made of.
This Thanksgiving, make some homemade Cranberry Sauce to go along with your turkey dinner! Easier to make from scratch than you think and tastes so much better than store bought!
This creamy, crispy Green Bean Casserole is everything you need and more for a perfect Thanksgiving meal. It’s simply the best recipe!
This three-ingredient Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe is a delicious vegetable side dish. Perfectly golden and tender in the middle.
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate Salad is a veggie-packed side dish that is easy, delicious, and takes no time to whip up. Perfect for Thanksgiving!
Simple and quick this Oven Roasted Asparagus is the perfect vegetable side dish! Easily prepared while your main dish is cooking.
Is there anything more comforting than a Corn Casserole? This slightly sweet and savory side dish is a 1-bowl, quick, fix it and forget it wonder that is perfect to serve at Thanksgiving.
This basic, Roasted Cauliflower recipe is a tasty, low-carb, simple side dish to throw together any day of the week. All you need is olive oil, salt, pepper and a little oven time to get the maximum caramelized, brown, super flavorful cauliflower.
Maple Glazed Carrots are the perfect, easiest side dish for Thanksgiving. Delicious on their own, or fabulous with ham or turkey, these glazed carrots won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Only one pan required!
Nothing better than Macaroni and Cheese! Get this simple, classic, cheesy recipe for Macaroni and Cheese featuring three kinds of cheese and a crispy, salty topping.
Grandma’s Cauliflower Cheese recipe is incredibly simple and made with just a handful of ingredients to create a comforting side dish.
Potato Side Dishes
You can’t have Thanksgiving without some kind of potato. Whether it’s mashed, smashed or twice baked, we’ve got a little something for everyone! Don’t miss my classic mashed potato recipe, though. They have a secret ingredient that makes them extra creamy! And no, it’s not butter or cream.
This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is smooth, silky and buttery! Mashed potatoes are delicious on their own or are a perfect addition to any dinner. This recipe is fancy enough for Thanksgiving but simple enough for any weeknight.
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes are smooth, silky, and extra creamy. They taste just as delicious as the stovetop version, but made easier because we used the crockpot. Perfect for Thanksgiving Day!
What could make Mashed Potatoes even better? GARLIC! These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are to die for. So buttery, creamy, and so so garlicky.
Funeral Potatoes…everyone has a recipe for this popular casserole! Here is our family-favorite recipe for funeral potatoes that we’ve been making for years. Creamy, cheesy and onion-y.
This easy recipe for Scalloped Potatoes is one you will make again and again. Extremely creamy and cheesy potato perfection!
These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (with a walnut streusel) are a delicious new way to enjoy sweet potatoes this holiday season! They will be a sweet and tasty addition to your Thanksgiving meal.
Eaten as a side dish or a dessert this Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is a classic Thanksgiving dish. Topped with a crumbly pecan streusel!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes are everything you love about mashed potatoes mixed with the flavors of sweet potatoes. Smooth, creamy and buttery!
The humble Baked Potato is the easiest, tastiest, most inexpensive side dish that always pleases a crowd. Crispy and salty exterior with a fluffy and soft interior. Top with butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese, chives or whatever your heart desires.
Move over baked potatoes, twice baked potatoes are here! The cheesier, creamier, fancier, cooler cousin. Filled with bacon, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and chives, these are the perfect appetizer or side dish.
Cheesy Potato Casserole, a perfect blend of ingredients for the ultimate comfort food. Creamy, dreamy and easy to make.
Elevate your mashed potatoes by piping them into rosettes, brushing with melted butter and broiling in the oven.
And there you have it! I hope this list has inspired your Thanksgiving Dinner table and you have a great one! Be sure to take a look at my 75+ Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes with main dish ideas, turkey tutorials, breads & rolls, pies and other Thanksgiving desserts.
If you make any of these recipes, I would appreciate it so much if you would give it a star review! Happy Thanksgiving, friends! 🙂