15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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For some, a Thanksgiving meal is all about the bird, the star of the show, and everything else is just second fiddle. While I can appreciate a well-brined, perfectly roasted, succulent turkey, for me, it’s really about the supporting cast of sides. What would Thanksgiving dinner be without cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and stuffing? I refuse to even imagine. All of the varying textures, flavors and aromas of Thanksgiving sides work together to make each other sing, and to make that turkey all the more magical.
We kept this roundup pretty traditional with the exception of a couple variants. Maybe we’re just classic and sentimental, but these sides to us, are iconic of that magical Thanksgiving meal we get to indulge in once a year.
Quinoa “Stuffing” (Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Cranberries & Pistachios) | Gimme Some Oven
Roasted Parmesan Green Beans | Skinny Taste
Sweet Potato, Parsnip & Celeriac Pudding | Inspiring the Everyday
Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie | Gimme Some Oven
Twice-Baked SweetPotato (Yam) Recipe with Chipotle Pecan Streusel | Cookin’ Canuck
Parsnip Gratin with Gruyere and Thyme | Feasting at Home
5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn | FoodieCrush
Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce | Gimme Some Oven
Sausage and Mushroom Stuffing | She Wears Many Hats
Perfect Mashed Potatoes & Gravy | Kitchen Simplicity
Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots | Cravings of a Lunatic
Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts | Table For Two
Turnip Gratin with Cream and Thyme | Cook Your Dream
Parker House Rolls | Milk and Honey
The Best Sweet Potato Casserole | The Recipe Critic
Thanks for this! This is so great. I agree about all the wonderful side dishes. I usually fill my plate with those first before I even consider turkey. Your cranberry and pistachio baked bree looks amazing.
Great list of sides! Loving that turnip gratin!
These look so delicious! I’m all about the sides, too! Gonna try out the green beans, corn and rolls!
I am getting so excited for Christmas!!
That sweet potato pudding looks amazing! I have to try it out some time.
LOVE the cranberries and green beans! :) my favvv
I absolutely love when you post these lists of tasty links! Your brie is still only list of things to make and devour (and I’m lactose intolerant! haha)
Let’s be honest, Thanksgiving is ALL ABOUT THE SIDES! I could care less about turkey (I don’t eat meat anyway). Gimme allllllll of these sides and I’m a happy girl!