33 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Gobble up With the Turkey
Thanksgiving side dishes are exactly what your table needs for a seriously delicious, well-rounded feast. We can all agree that the dinner isn’t all about the roasted turkey! In fact, some of your guests may claim that the sides are their favorite part of the meal.
Everyone has those one or two side dishes that they really look forward to devouring on Thanksgiving. Whether your loved ones prefer savory veggies, filling starches, or something sweet and tangy, these recipes are sure to hit the spot for your big turkey day celebration. Plus, you can prepare some of these dishes the day before to make putting together this much anticipated feast a breeze.
Now we’re not saying you shouldn’t whip up your aunt’s famous stuffing or green beans this year. However, if you’re looking to give some of those classics a slight twist it’s worth giving these dishes a go to impress friends and family. The best part is these yummy sides are even tastier when enjoyed the next day alongside your leftover turkey.
We have everything you need to make sure all of your guests are satisfied if they enjoy homemade biscuits, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, butternut squash, or all of the above. Take a look below to see all the scrumptious Thanksgiving side dishes you’ll want to whip up for your family this year!
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Creamy Green Bean Casserole
Creamy, crunchy, and made entirely from scratch! Let this blogger show you just how easy and delicious the completely homemade version can be.
Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.
Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole
If you've never put a buttery crumb topping on your sweet potato casserole, this is the first twist on the classic that you need to try!
Get the recipe from Chef In Training.
Spiral Vegetable Tart
When they're this gorgeous, veggies won't get any complaints — even from the pickiest eaters at your Thanksgiving table!
Get the recipe from Bunsen Burner Bakery.
The sugars in carrots intensify when you roast them, so nutty Parmesan is the perfect way to make sure this dish stays on the savory side.
Get the recipe from Your Home-Based Mom.
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms
This dish might not be traditional, but serve it this year and the whole family will quickly agree to add it to the annual menu.
Get the recipe from The Recipe Critic.
Even veggie haters will agree that this is how spinach is supposed to taste — right before they ask for a second helping.
Get the recipe from Everyday Dishes.
Sweet Potato Casserole Bites
If you have a ton of sides on the table, give your guests a taste of a classic without filling them up before they can try everything.
Get the recipe from Basil & Bubbly.
Easy Cornbread Stuffing
If you've always turned to white bread, give this hearty Southern spin on stuffing a go — you'll love the overabundance of flavor.
Get the recipe from Lemons for Lulu.
Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes
As if that doesn't sound delicious enough, this blogger also add nutty browned butter and crispy sage to the mix.
Get the recipe from How Sweet It Is.
Nantucket Corn Pudding
All the luscious silkiness of classic corn casserole, only with a crunchy topping that gives the whole thing a new depth of flavor you'll love.
Get the recipe from A Family Feast.
Brown Sugar Green Beans with Bacon
This side dish has that perfect sweet-and-savory thing going that grabs your taste buds and keeps them hooked.
Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.
Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits with Fresh Basil
Add a little fire to the Thanksgiving feast with these gently spiced biscuits that are simply heaven with a pat of butter melting in the middle.
Get the recipe from Foodness Gracious.
Maple Pecan Hasselback Butternut Squash
Slicing up the squash and roasting it gives you different textures in each and every bite, and it will keep everyone coming back for more.
Get the recipe from Seasons and Suppers.
Melting Sweet Potatoes
Put the first forkful of these spuds slathered in maple-pecan sauce to your mouth and the only thing that will be melting is you!
Get the recipe from Dessert for Two.
Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
This salad will fill you up with flavor-packed fiber so that you're less likely to binge without feeling deprived!
Get the recipe from Food Fanatic.
Apple, Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw
This creamy and crunchy side dish gets pop of fall flavor from dried cranberries and sliced apple with extra crunch from added nuts.
Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.
Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans
No one will pass on the greens when you wrap them in bacon and sprinkle them with crunchy toasted slivered almonds — you'll see!
Get the recipe from Green Healthy Cooking.
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots
Store-bought crescent roll dough will trick everyone into thinking you baked these knots from scratch with the help of nutty Parm and rich garlic butter.
Get the recipe from Damn Delicious.
Sour cream and creamed corn team up to make this casserole gooey, moist, and undeniable delicious. It will be an instant family favorite.
Get the recipe from Stuck On Sweet.
Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf
Although the jam-packed fall flavors are a dream come true for your taste buds, what keeps us coming back for more is the texture of these tempting side.
Get the recipe from Carlsbad Cravings.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
This marshmallow-laden sweet potato casserole comes together on its own while you take care of more pressing matters — like keeping the peace at your family feast.
Get the recipe from Cincy Shopper.
Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing
Even veggie-phobic kids will ask for seconds of this salad thanks to the crunchy pecans and rich, silky dressing.
Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.
Garlic-Prosciutto Brussels Sprouts
Bacon and Brussels is a classic combo for good reason, but the delicious duo is even better (can you imagine?) with a healthy helping of garlic added in.
Get the recipe from Rasa Malaysia.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip-Stuffed Garlic Bread
It's gooey, it's garlicky, and you don't have to worry about anyone double-dipping, making it the perfect appetizer or side when you're hosting a crowd.
Get the recipe from Host the Toast.
Herb Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Bacon Au Gratin
Those of you who look for the most indulgent side on the table first, look no further than these cheese and bacon-laden luxury.
Get the recipe from Carlsbad Cravings.
Buttery Soft Rolls
We know it seems impossible, but try to save some of these deliciously airy rolls for the morning after Thanksgiving. This way you can pile them high with butter and honey or cinnamon sugar!
Get the recipe from Tastes of Lizzy T.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash with Dried Cranberries and Dijon
This dish is roasted so beautifully, and its flavors are balanced so perfectly, that you might just forget about the turkey on your plate.
Get the recipe from A Beautiful Plate.
Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
The subtle sweetness of butter brings out the natural sugars of carrots, making these a sweet and savory side that's subtly addictive even to picky palates.
Get the recipe from Diethood.
Best Ever Homemade Mac and Cheese
Ooey, gooey goodness in its most comforting form. Just make sure it doesn't distract you from the rest of the dishes on the table.
Get the recipe from Chef In Training.
Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce
Homemade cranberry beats the canned version every single time. Plus, you can add as much or as little sugar as your tastebuds desire!
Get the recipe from Cookie + Kate.
Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Stuffing
Let your slow cooker do all of the work whipping up this must-have Thanksgiving side, which features sage, sausage, and cranberries (delish!).
Get the recipe from No. 2 Pencil.
Roasted Beets with Citrus
Now that beets are in season, there's no better way to enjoy them at their peak than roasting them with fresh orange and lemon to serve with your Turkey Day spread!
Get the recipe from Love & Lemons.
Buttery Mashed Potatoes
Buttery and fluffy mashed potatoes are hard to beat especially when they're topped with plenty of gravy.
Get the recipe from Lauren's Latest.