15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes -- simple, classic, and guaranteed to be crowd favorites! | gimmesomeoven.com

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.

Gobble gobble!

Quinoa "Stuffing" (Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Cranberries & Pistachios) | gimmesomeoven.com

Quinoa “Stuffing” (Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Cranberries & Pistachios) | Gimme Some Oven

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans | skinnytaste.com

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans | Skinny Taste

Sweet Potato, Parsnip & Celeriac Pudding | inspiringtheeveryday.com

Sweet Potato, Parsnip & Celeriac Pudding | Inspiring the Everyday

Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie | gimmesomeoven.com

 Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie | Gimme Some Oven

Twice-Baked Sweet Potato (Yam) Recipe with Chipotle Pecan Streusel | cookincanuck.com

 Twice-Baked SweetPotato (Yam) Recipe with Chipotle Pecan Streusel | Cookin’ Canuck

Parsnip Gratin with Gruyere and Thyme | feastingathome.com

Parsnip Gratin with Gruyere and Thyme | Feasting at Home

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn | foodiecrush.com

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn | FoodieCrush

Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce | gimmesomeoven.com

Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce | Gimme Some Oven

Sausage and Mushroom Stuffing | shewearsmanyhats.com

Sausage and Mushroom Stuffing | She Wears Many Hats

Perfect Mashed Potatoes & Gravy | kitchensimplicity.com

Perfect Mashed Potatoes & Gravy | Kitchen Simplicity

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots | cravingsofalunatic.com

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots | Cravings of a Lunatic

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Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts | Table For Two

Turnip Gratin with Cream and Thyme | cookyourdream.com

Turnip Gratin with Cream and Thyme | Cook Your Dream

Parker House Rolls | milk-and.blogspot.com

Parker House Rolls | Milk and Honey

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole | therecipecritic.com

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole | The Recipe Critic

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Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven

Hayley Putnam lives to eat, and loves writing, particularly about food! She contributes to Foodie Crush, and also bakes and blogs for her own little nook of the food blogosphere, Tiptoes in the KitchenShe lives in Greensboro, N.C., with her husband Jay and their four-legged furry daughter, Luma.  You can also find Hayley on Pinterest and Instagram.

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8 comments on “15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes”

  1. 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.  

  2. Great list of sides! Loving that turnip gratin! 

  3. These look so delicious! I’m all about the sides, too! Gonna try out the green beans, corn and rolls!

  4. I am getting so excited for Christmas!!

  5. That sweet potato pudding looks amazing! I have to try it out some time. 

  6. LOVE the cranberries and green beans! :) my favvv

  7. 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)

  8. 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!