Turkey Meatloaf Sides

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Here are over 20 of the best sides that you can serve with your Turkey Meatloaf! Turkey meatloaf is a wholesome and flavorful alternative to the classic beef meatloaf, offering a leaner option without sacrificing taste. While the star of the show is undeniably the savory and hearty meatloaf itself, the right sides can take your meal to the next level. Whether you’re a seasoned home chef or a kitchen novice, these side dishes are here to complement and enhance the overall dining experience for the whole family. Try my Turkey Meatloaf Florentine too!

Thanksgiving Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

If you’re looking for a more healthier alternative to ground beef, Turkey Meatloaf may be just the recipe you need. This classic dish offers a simple yet satisfying recipe that involves ground turkey, breadcrumbs, eggs, and a medley of aromatic herbs and spices. Let turkey meatloaf become the star of your next home-cooked feast. If you’re not sure what sides to make with your Turkey Meatloaf, keep scrolling to see my favorite sides to dish out with my homemade meatloaf!

I love having leftovers for as an easy weeknight dinner, and Turkey Meatloaf is a great leftover option. Just put some plastic wrap over and it lasts up to 4 days in the fridge!

sliced meatloaf with parsley sprinkled over the top

Turkey Meatloaf Sides

Homemade Turkey Gravy: Learn how to make Homemade Turkey Gravy with or without drippings to complete your Thanksgiving meal. This is the BEST turkey gravy recipe because it is silky smooth, and a super flavorful gravy that compliments all things Thanksgiving. Tastes amazing drizzled over Turkey Meatloaf.

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Roasted Green Beans: Roasted Vegetables are the perfect sides for any meal. Simply toss your prepared beans in olive oil, salt and pepper and place into a hot oven to roast. Roasted Green Beans will become your new favorite side dish!

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes: The beautiful thing about these mashed sweet potatoes is you can customize it to be more savory or more sweet. Adjust the flavor to your liking to make your perfect side!

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are a quick and easy way to get some real tasty fries! Cook them to perfection and then dip into your favorite sauce. You can also add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for some cheesy goodness!

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Mashed Potatoes: This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is smooth, silky and buttery! Creamy mashed potatoes are delicious on their own or are a perfect addition to any dinner.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Roasted with a crunch is the best way to have your brussels sprouts. And this super easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is a delicious vegetable side dish. You could also sprinkle some parmesan cheese over to give it a little extra flavor!

Garlic Bread: A fast 10-minute side dish for any meal, this Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread will make you fall in love with carbs and cheese all over again. If you want an easy slow cooker recipe, you should take a look at my Easy Garlic Bread (in the Slow Cooker!) one!

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Cucumber Tomato Salad: A classic and delicious salad, this Cucumber Tomato Salad is light, refreshing and so so easy to make! Made with sweet english cucumbers, red onions, cherry tomatoes and a simple homemade dressing, you will want add this into your regular meal rotation, regardless of the time of year.

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad: Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad has an amazing depth of flavor from all of the roasted veggies and great texture from the quinoa. This is a great way to get a bunch of veggies in your meal!

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Cornbread: Fluffy, buttery, moist and easy, this homemade Cornbread Recipe is the perfect addition to your family dinner table.

Cornbread in cast iron skillet and serving plate

Macaroni and Cheese: Mac & Cheese is a classic side dish that pretty much goes with everything! Get this simple, classic, cheesy recipe for Macaroni and Cheese featuring three kinds of cheese and a crispy, salty topping. 

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Macaroni Salad: This simple Macaroni Salad Recipe is the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy, and totally adaptable to your own liking.

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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. Perfect Turkey Meatloaf side.

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Cranberry Sauce: The flavors of turkey and cranberries are a match made in heaven. My cranberry sauce recipe is easier to make from scratch than you think and tastes so much better than store bought!

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Scalloped Potatoes: This easy recipe for Scalloped Potatoes is one you will make again and again. It’s a potato dish that’s extremely creamy and is cheesy potato perfection!

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Maple Glazed Carrots: Maple Glazed Carrots are the perfect, easiest side dish for any holiday or Sunday supper. Delicious on their own, or fabulous with ham or turkey, these maple syrup glazed carrots won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Only one pan required!

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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 with Turkey Meatloaf.

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Wild Rice Pilaf: Mix wild rice with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and herbs for a flavorful and hearty side.

Oven Roasted Asparagus: Simple and quick this Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe is the perfect vegetable side dish! Easily prepared while your main dish is cooking.

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Butternut Squash Pasta: This pasta is cheesy, easy and tasty. Made with simple ingredients but it will impress everyone at the dinner table!

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Parmesan Garlic Linguine Pasta: Parmesan Garlic Linguine Pasta is a super easy recipe that is fast and SO flavorful!

parmesan linguine in a pasta bowl twirled on a gold fork

Butter Rice: My Famous Butter Rice is seriously the best! Add a few simple ingredients to make the most buttery, delicious rice you’ve ever had!

Vegetable Risotto: A light and comforting meal that you can have ready in no time! Vegetable Risotto is perfect for those warmer spring evenings!

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Parmesan Bread Bites: If you’ve had Parmesan Bread Bites from Domino’s or other pizza place, you’ll know how addicting they are…but these are better! Pillow-y soft on the inside and buttery, golden brown on the outside and topped with parmesan cheese and parsley…these won’t last long once you make them. 

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Dinner Rolls: My Mom’s potato rolls are fluffy, soft, slightly sweet, and nearly perfect in every way! Plus, if you have leftover mashed potatoes, this is a great way to get rid of them!

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Texas Toast: Thick-sliced bread, garlic, and cheese, this is Texas Toast! A homemade, easy {and super tasty} recipe perfect for any occasion!

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Cheddar Bay Biscuits: You really can’t go wrong with these Gluten-Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits!

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Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats: Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats are baked tender soft zucchini stuffed with a hearty sausage, onion and bell peppers and marinara sauce then topped with melty mozzarella cheese. Stuff your zucchini, throw them on a baking sheet in the oven and you have yourself a tasty side!

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Cornbread Stuffing: Made with my homemade cornbread and fresh sage, this will be your star side dish this year. Prefer it with meat added? Try my Cornbread Sausage Dressing, but this is a classic Southern cornbread dressing.

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And there you have it – the best side dishes to serve alongside turkey meatloaf to take your dinner game up a notch! Whether you’re a kitchen pro or just testing the waters, don’t forget the magic that sides bring to the table. Veggies, grains, whatever floats your boat – mix it up, keep it casual, and let your taste buds lead the way. So, next time you’re whipping up that turkey meatloaf, toss in some of these sides for a full-on flavor fiesta. Here’s to laid-back cooking and seriously good eats!

If you make these recipes, I would really appreciate it if you would give them a star rating and leave your review in the comments! If you have a picture of your finished dish, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #laurenslatest and tagging me @laurens_latest.

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