The family is in town and so is the flavor! Don’t choose the same old stuff this Thanksgiving. Enjoy these 45 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes…
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1. Baked Ham with Pineapple Brown Sugar Glaze
Whether it’s your first Thanksgiving Family and Friends Feast you will be hosting and cooking yourself or your 35th year in a row at it, these are the recipes that MUST make an appearance on your holiday table this year!
2. Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice
This creamy cauliflower garlic rice is simple, healthy, and so surprisingly good.
3. Cheesy Roasted Broccoli Patties
We LOVE steamed broccoli! Throw in a little butter/salt on it and we will eat a huge bowl.
4. Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower – sweet cauliflower tossed in olive oil, garlic, thyme, and Parmesan cheese, and roasted until tender and golden.
5. Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Puffs
Savory mashed sweet potato puffs make an elegant, healthy side dish for your family dinner. These sweet potato swirls are often called duchess potatoes.
6. Green Bean Bacon Bundles
Wrapped with a strip of bacon, these green bean bundles add an elegant touch to the holiday table. To get a head start, you can trim and blanch the beans a day in advance, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
7. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
Mashed sweet potatoes topped with toasted marshmallows and a brown sugar cinnamon pecan streusel. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or any holiday celebration.
8. Easy, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
These Easy, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are smothered in a creamy cheese sauce and baked to perfection. With a quick shortcut, this classic side dish takes less than an hour from start to finish. They are sure to be a hit at your holiday feast.
9. Cranberry Fluff
Cranberry Fluff is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any great meal. A simple, easy and kid-friendly recipe that has been around for generations!
10. Whiskey Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Apples & Pecans
I have a Thanksgiving leftover confession. My favorite time of day to eat them is not the turkey sandwich for lunch or even the double slice of pie for an afternoon snack (though I fully endorse and participate in both of these traditions). It’s the Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Whiskey Pecans for breakfast.
11. Cranberry Ambrosia Salad
This Cranberry Ambrosia Salad combines all the best flavors of the season! Fresh cranberries, pineapple, whipped cream, and marshmallows – a wonderful Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert side dish recipe!
12. Southern Style Baked Mac & Cheese
This recipe for the perfect Southern Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese has been in the works for a while. I am a huge fan of a Classic Mac and Cheese, so I really put a ton of time and effort in making sure I got it RIGHT, and I am really convinced this is the BEST macaroni and cheese recipe out there.
13. Parmesan & Rosemary Potato Stacks
An easy and tasty potato side dish. Impress your guests with these potato stacks, they’ll never guess how easy they were to make!
14. Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet and tender these Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes are the perfect side dish to your Thanksgiving meal!
15. Balsamic Onions
16. Fully Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes are my favorite vegetable. EVER. No, seriously, ever. I have yet to find a single way that I will not eat them, but I won’t deny that my favorite way is loaded with things like marshmallows, pecans, cinnamon, and brown sugar. And butter, of course.
17. Creamy Brussel Sprouts Au Gratin
This recipe is creamy and all vegged up!
18. Loaded Potato Casserole
A loaded potato casserole recipe that tastes phenomenal and it’s so easy to put together! Everyone will be coming back for seconds!
19. Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon
Literally taking 15 minutes to put together, this creamy confetti corn with bacon is one of the most amazing side dishes ever.
20. Easy Crockpot Fried Apples
These Easy Crock Pot Fried Apples are a perfect, effortless Thanksgiving side dish or an everyday treat! You’ll love how easy they are to whip up!
21. Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
This Cheesy Broccoli Casserole has tender broccoli smothered in a rich and creamy cheddar cheese sauce, topped with crushed butter crackers. This is one Thanksgiving side dish that is sure to please them all!
22. Bridled Noodles
Bridled Noodles are a wonderful, quick and easy side dish that my husband’s family has served at almost every Thanksgiving meal since way before John was born and definitely since I joined the family. Grandma always served this dish. This Pennsylvania Dutch recipe was her specialty
23. Maple Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Take sweet potatoes to the next level with this recipe for twice baked sweet potatoes with maple and walnut topping. Perfect for football, as a fall party appetizer or even as a Thanksgiving side dish!
24. Cowboy Trifle
Giddyup! Yee-haw! And Yah-hoo! We’ve got a side dish that will make everyone feel like sittin’ down for some grub. We love to make food that not only tastes good but also looks good. We’ve taken a version of our favorite dessert and a favorite dip and combined them into one delicious and visually tempting side dish.
25. Bourbon Maple Sweet Potatoes
Bourbon maple glazed sweet potatoes will leave your Thanksgiving guests wanting more. Savory sweet potatoes cloaked in maple glaze is the perfect side dish.
26. Broccoli Casserole From Scratch
This delicious broccoli casserole from scratch is filled with fresh broccoli, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, and a homemade cream sauce. A buttery, cheesy breadcrumb topping adds a crispy finishing touch to this classic dish. This healthier broccoli casserole is made without mayonnaise.
27. Roasted Potatoes
I’m certain that roasting veggies is the ultimate way to enjoy them. These Parmesan-Herb Roasted Potatoes prove that to me once again. This is one of those recipes that you will find yourself turning to regularly because they are just too hard to resist. These easy-to-make, roasted potatoes are full of fresh flavor and a depth of toasted goodness from slowly roasting that just can’t be imitated.
28. Autumn Side Dish
Maple Butternut Squash, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Pumpkin Seeds, and Cranberries – perfect Autumn salad, bursting with colors and flavors! Holiday side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. Healthy, delicious, gluten-free recipe packed with veggies.
29. Creamy Garlic & Cheese Mashed Potatoes
This Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe is my favorite way to eat mashed potatoes. Everyone loves mash when they’re done well. There’s nothing worse than lumpy, tasteless mashed potatoes. Actually, I think everyone loves a good potato side dish recipe.
30. Cranberry & Brie Crostini
There’s nothing like the fearlessness of a teenager to get you out of your crostini rut. These Roasted Balsamic Cranberry Brie Appetizers are so hip and fun, they might even learn how to text.
31. Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Homemade Cranberry Sauce made with fresh cranberries, orange juice, and Grand Marnier is a sweet and incredibly flavorful Thanksgiving side dish.
32. Southern-Style Green Beans
Southern-Style Green Beans are cooked long and slow until melt in your mouth tender. Flavored with lots of bacon.
33. Corn Casserole
Corn casserole is a staple for my family on Thanksgiving. It is made every year and every year it is AWESOME. It’s incredibly simple and you can adapt it to make it healthier…if you would like. I would suggest not adapting it for Thanksgiving because lets be honest, are we really trying to save calories on Thanksgiving? I think not. It’s a time to be thankful and indulge!
34. Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots
Unbelievably easy, fool-proof, buttery garlic knots that come together in less than 20 min – it doesn’t get easier than that!
35. Classic Bread Stuffing
An easy Bread Stuffing made with all the classic flavors. Baked outside the bird but still buttery and moist, this recipe tastes just like Mom used to make!
36. Homestyle Sausage Stuffing
My Mom’s traditional Thanksgiving stuffing, the one my entire family dreams about all year and descends upon like a pack of starving wolves the moment the bowl hits the table.
37. Slow-Cooker Sausage Stuffing
This delicious slow cooker sausage stuffing will be quick to become a family classic.
38. Most Amazing Stuffing
This Pickford stuffing is the most amazing stuffing recipe you will ever make! It’s so good we make it at Thanksgiving, Easter, and year round! Super easy.
39. Slow-Cooker Stuffing with Bacon Onions & Sage
Slow Cooker stuffing loaded with bacon, sauteed onions, and sage. Save room in your oven this Thanksgiving by making your stuffing easily in your slow cooker.
40. Corn Casserole
Corn Casserole for the Holidays is definitely a family favorite side dish. It is a sweet and savory, corn bread-like dish that is super delicious and very easy to make.
41. Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Apart from being ridiculously cheap and oh-so-pretty, brussels sprouts are very healthy too. If you like to eat them, you’re one lucky person. Eating this recipe for Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic will make you even luckier!
42. Green Bean Casserole From Scratch
Creamy, comforting green bean casserole made completely from scratch. This undeniably rich side dish will put that Thanksgiving turkey to shame!
43. Roasted Mushrooms In A Browned Butter Garlic & Thyme Sauce
Mushrooms have to be one of my favorite foods and they make for some of the best side dishes like these roasted mushrooms in a browned butter, garlic and thyme sauce! This recipe is super easy, you just roast the mushrooms, brown some butter, throw in the garlic and thyme and then toss the roasted mushrooms in the sauce!
44. Crock Pot Stuffing
Crock Pot Stuffing takes my favorite classic stuffing recipe and turns it into an easy make-ahead side dish. This stuffing is perfect to serve alongside turkey dinner!
45. Apple Quinoa Spoon Bread
My cousin is a strict vegetarian, so creating satisfying veggie dishes is my yearly self-challenge. This spoonbread can act as a side, but the addition of hearty, healthy quinoa and vegetables make it a well-rounded winter casserole. This can be an amazing Thanksgiving side dish, or a main vegetarian meal; pair with a seasonal salad.