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130+ Appetizing Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes to Try This Year

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, express gratitude, and indulge in a delicious feast. While the turkey may be the centerpiece of the meal, the side dishes are what truly make it memorable.

From creamy mashed potatoes to tangy cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving dinner side dishes are the perfect complement to the main course and a terrific excuse to try a new recipe!

Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or attending a potluck, having a variety of side dishes is one of the things that makes the meal so fun! There are so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide what to make.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best Thanksgiving dinner side dish recipes that are sure to impress your family, your guests, or even just yourself! We’ve rounded up a list from the best Food Bloggers on the Internet.

So, choose your faves, get your shopping list made, gather those ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to create a feast that your loved ones will remember for years to come.

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes Your Family Will Want to
Gobble Until They Wobble

Side Dish Table of Contents (types of dishes):

Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Roasted Carrots, Potatoes and Green Beans
From Eat Move Make

Move over boring vegetable dishes! We think this side dish looks as tempting as it will taste when you serve it this Thanksgiving.

Roasted Carrots, Potatoes and Green Beans
Roasted Carrots, Potatoes and Green Beans

Butternut Squash au Gratin
From The Sage Apron

If your family loves to eat cheesy veggies, they’ll probably like this butternut squash dish. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak this fall vegetable into their diet without them knowing they’re eating a vegetable that’s good for them.

Butternut Squash au Gratin
Butternut Squash au Gratin

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
From A Virtual Vegan

After you serve these yummy Brussels sprouts your family might just beg for more. They’re a little sweet, a little spicy, and a lot good!

Pesto Vegetables
From My Pure Plants

This vegetable side dish will make a pretty addition to your Thanksgiving fare, but it would also be great for an ordinary weeknight. And if you don’t care for some of the vegetable choices in the recipe, you can switch them out for something different that you and your family do like.

Bacon Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole
From The Frozen Biscuit

We know what you’re thinking — mac and cheese as a Thanksgiving side? But this is no ordinary macaroni and cheese. It has bacon in it, plus a hidden vegetable and a crunchy topping.

Bacon Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole
Bacon Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole

Roasted Cranberry Glazed Brussels Sprouts
From Jersey Girl Cooks

A pretty, tangy, cranberry glaze elevates these Brussels sprouts to a whole new level of deliciousness. And we believe it will look impressive on your holiday table too!

Roasted Cranberry Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Cranberry Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash
From Salty Side Dish

When you’re short on time, this side dish might just rescue your day. It’s fast and easy to prepare and can be made in the oven in a little over half an hour. Plus, it’s good for you — and tasty.

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash
Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole
From CrystalandComp.com

This side dish is a Thanksgiving meal classic. But using this recipe and an instant pot is a great way to free up your oven for the turkey or other dishes you need to make.

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole
Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
From The Instant Pot Table

Many people think that bacon goes with nearly everything and makes almost any dish taste even better. We think there may be some truth to those beliefs because this recipe looks pretty fabulous!

Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Onions
From Family Around the Table

Here’s another great vegetable side dish for your family to try this holiday season. Once again, the bacon complements the other flavors and takes green beans from ordinary to extraordinary.

Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Onions
Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

Air Fryer Butternut Squash
From Sparkles to Sprinkles

When your oven is busy cooking the turkey and your stovetop has the dressing, potatoes, and gravy bubbling away, you might wonder how and where you’re going to cook one more side dish for Thanksgiving. The answer is to put your air fryer to work cooking this crispy butternut squash.

Air Fryer Butternut Squash
Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Miso Mushrooms (With Soy Sauce)
From Mikha Eats

If you need another side this Thanksgiving you can whip up these miso mushrooms in practically no time. They’re garlicky and just a little bit sweet — a flavor combination we think your family will love.

Miso Mushrooms (With Soy Sauce)
Miso Mushrooms (With Soy Sauce)

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
From Cinnamon & Sage Co.

Here’s a satisfying side that’s loaded with vegetables as well as flavor. And it takes less than half an hour to make, which is a plus when you have a lot of holiday cooking to do.

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Grapes
From Veggies Save the Day

Another quick, easy-to-make vegetable dish that pairs well with traditional Thanksgiving foods is balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts with grapes. It’ll also add some color to your table.

Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Grapes
Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Grapes

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Herb Tahini Sauce
From My Pure Plants

You and your family will find this roasted cauliflower to be full of flavor. It’s caramelized and a bit spicy while also being lemony and, of course, delicious!

Paula Deen Corn Casserole
From MidwesternHomeLife

When you need a dish that only takes a few ingredients, this one’s a winner. But you can add a few more ingredients to it if you prefer. As it is, it’s a little bit sweet, plus it’s topped with gooey, yummy cheese.

Paula Deen Corn Casserole
Paula Deen Corn Casserole

Best Roasted Asparagus
From Aubrey’s Kitchen

Are you searching for a colorful Thanksgiving side dish that isn’t fussy but both tastes and looks great? This one is super simple to make but also has variations to switch up the flavor, depending on your preferences.

Best Roasted Asparagus
Best Roasted Asparagus

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
From Fit Mama Real Food

We think this sweet, nutty butternut squash looks like just the right dish to serve for a fall get-together or holiday celebration. And your family may just thank you for making it too!

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash
Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

One Pot Gouda and Cream Cheese Corn
From XOXOBella

Tempt your tastebuds with this one pot gouda cream cheese corn. But at the same time, you can cut back on the amount of dishes you’ll wash with this easy recipe.

One Pot Gouda and Cream Cheese Corn
One Pot Gouda and Cream Cheese Corn

Broccoli Casserole with Cream Cheese
From Savor the Best

If your family enjoys casseroles with ooey gooey cheese, this one is sure to please! It’s loaded with broccoli, which you can take the time to cut up or sub with frozen broccoli if you’re pressed for time.

Root Veggie Mash with Butternut Squash Recipe
From The Reid Homestead

This easy-to-make side dish will give your family a healthy serving of good-for-you veggies. If the vegetables listed don’t please your palate, you can substitute them for others that you’d rather eat instead.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots (No Oil)
From A Plantiful Path

This is the perfect side to make when you need another vegetable dish but are short on time. Just plug in your Instant Pot and let it do the work for you while you complete other last-minute tasks before your holiday meal.

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots (No Oil)
Instant Pot Glazed Carrots (No Oil)

Cheesy Baked Asparagus Gratin Recipe
From The Forked Spoon

Turn plain asparagus into a mouth-watering sensation that goes well with just about anything you’re planning to serve for Thanksgiving dinner. A couple of the great things about this recipe are that it only takes a few ingredients and it’s fast to make.

Cheesy Baked Asparagus Gratin Recipe
Cheesy Baked Asparagus Gratin Recipe

Harvest Squash Casserole {How To Cook Spaghetti Squash}
From What a Girl Eats

Did your garden produce a lot of squash this year? Or, did someone bless you with the gift of a lot of squash? This recipe is a great way to use it — plus it just tastes like the season of fall in a dish.

Harvest Squash Casserole {How To Cook Spaghetti Squash}
Harvest Squash Casserole {How To Cook Spaghetti Squash}

Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
From It’s Not Complicated

These glazed and roasted veggies are a delicious way to add both color and extra nutrition to your holiday meal. Plus, you can prepare them and let them cook while you prepare other sides, like dressing, potatoes, and gravy.

Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Really Good Thanksgiving Salad Recipe
From Foxes Love Lemons

A colorful fall salad will brighten up any table. At the same time, it’s filled with vegetables that are healthy, which can be changed depending on you and your family’s preferences.

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Really Good Thanksgiving Salad Recipe

Apple Wild Rice Salad
From MidwesternHomeLife

This layered salad will steal everyone’s attention when you place it on your table at mealtime. With all of the many colors and a plethora of delicious ingredients, there’s a good chance the bowl will be emptied out quickly!

Apple Wild Rice Salad
Apple Wild Rice Salad

Ambrosia Salad Recipe
From Fat Dad Foodie

Ambrosia salad is a timeless dish that nearly everyone enjoys. It can be whipped up in a hurry and takes only a few ingredients, which makes it a great addition to your table when you’re short on time.

Ambrosia Salad Recipe
Ambrosia Salad Recipe

Stained Glass Jello Salad (with Shortcuts)
From Grits and Gouda

When you want to serve something a little bit fancy for your next holiday meal, check out this stained glass jello salad. We think it will be a show-stopper!

Stained Glass Jello Salad (with Shortcuts)
Stained Glass Jello Salad (with Shortcuts)

Acorn Squash Salad with Maple Dressing
From The Oregon Dietitian

If you’re looking for a seasonal salad that can be tossed together rather fast, this one is a great choice. It makes a pretty presentation and won’t make you feel too stuffed to eat anything else.

Italian Rice Salad – Insalata di Riso
From XOXOBella

This Italian-inspired salad looks so appealing we dare you to pass over it without trying it! One of the great things about it is that you can change the ingredients to suit your likes and dislikes as well as what you have on hand in your refrigerator’s produce drawer.

Italian Rice Salad – Insalata di Riso
Italian Rice Salad – Insalata di Riso

Ambrosia Salad
From Homemade Hooplah

For a light and fluffy side, why not try out this ambrosia salad recipe for Thanksgiving this year? If you make too much you can even freeze some and serve it as a dessert!

Green Bean Salad (Easy Italian Recipe – Served Cold or Hot)
From Christina’s Cucina

You’ll only need a total of four ingredients to make this dish for your next holiday gathering. And it can be served either hot or cold.

Green Bean Salad (Easy Italian Recipe – Served Cold or Hot)
Green Bean Salad (Easy Italian Recipe – Served Cold or Hot)

Cracker Barrel Kale Salad
From The Cagle Diaries

If you enjoy Cracker Barrel kale salad you’ll like this easy copycat recipe that mimics it. The dried cranberries make it a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving spread, but you can serve this side year-round.

Roasted Beets and Carrots Salad
From Haute & Healthy Living

Another side dish that’s bursting with color, as well as flavor, is this roasted beets and carrots salad. You can make it earlier in the day, which is a great help when you’re busy with last-minute Thanksgiving meal preparations.

Roasted Beets and Carrots Salad
Roasted Beets and Carrots Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
From Flavor Mosaic

Would you like to serve a holiday salad that’s bright, colorful, and has great flavor? We think this salad might be just the right addition to your holiday table.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Kale and Fennel Salad with Almond and Cranberry
From Delightful Plate

This bright salad is full of greens as well as fennel, green beans, and a few other healthy ingredients. It’s a snap to throw it together for your next holiday gathering or weeknight meal.

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad
From Delightful Plate

The oranges and beets in this salad make it bright, colorful, and full of sweet flavor. A plus is that you can do some of the prep work for it ahead of time.

Thanksgiving Fruit Salad Recipe
From Two Cloves Kitchen

Who says a Thanksgiving salad has to have greens in it? This fruit salad looks positively scrumptious and we think your family will devour it and beg for more!

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Thanksgiving Fruit Salad Recipe

Waldorf Salad
From Cincy Shopper

An old-fashioned favorite, Waldorf salad is the perfect accompaniment to just about any meal, including a holiday gathering. If you prefer, you can make it the traditional way with mayonnaise, but we think the yogurt version sounds yummy too!

Waldorf Salad
Waldorf Salad

Cranberry Mousse
From Cincy Shopper

Instead of making a regular Jello salad for your Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or Turkey Day meal, why not give this cranberry mousse recipe a go? It’s perfect for the season and a change from plain old Jello.

Cranberry Mousse
Cranberry Mousse

Succotash – A Thanksgiving Classic
From Gypsy Plate

If you weren’t aware, succotash is a real, actual dish, not just something someone made up for a cartoon. It’s full of corn, beans, cherry tomatoes, and several other ingredients for a flavorful combination everyone at your table will enjoy.

Succotash – A Thanksgiving Classic
Succotash – A Thanksgiving Classic

Quick Pickled Beet Salad with Onions and Red Bell Peppers
From Audrey Thena: Food Goddess

You can add a dish to your table that’s filled with antioxidants and healthy food choices when you make this pickled beet salad. But the best part of all is that it’s tasty, of course!

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
From Get Set Vegan

If you like quinoa and butternut squash, this dish combines the two — along with a few other yummy ingredients — for a salad that will make both your mouth and tummy happy.

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Kale Caesar Salad With Tempeh & Chickpea Croutons
From Broke Bank Vegan

Nutritious ingredients fill this salad that’s exploding with flavor. It does take a bit of work to put it all together, but we think the results will be worth it.

Kale Caesar Salad With Tempeh & Chickpea Croutons from Broke Bank Vegan - 1
Kale Caesar Salad With Tempeh & Chickpea Croutons

Pomegranate Wild Rice Salad
From Joyful Balance

For a salad you can put together quickly, look no further than this pomegranate wild rice salad. It’s colorful, sweet, nutty, and citrusy all at the same time.

Pomegranate Wild Rice Salad
Pomegranate Wild Rice Salad

Delicata Squash Harvest Salad
From World of Vegan

This salad screams fall with its seasonal ingredients like pomegranate seeds, apple pieces, squash slices, pumpkin seeds, and more. It’s also super fast to make and you can add or remove different veggies or salad leaves to make it to your family’s liking.

Delicata Squash Harvest Salad
Delicata Squash Harvest Salad

Thanksgiving Potato Sides

Quick & Easy Turmeric Potatoes
From Greedy Girl Gourmet

You’ll only need to gather three ingredients to make these turmeric potatoes for your next holiday get-together. They’re a cinch to make and their golden color is just right for your fall table.

Quick & Easy Turmeric Potatoes
Quick & Easy Turmeric Potatoes

Green Bean Potato Salad
From A Virtual Vegan

For a colorful and zesty dish, whip up this green bean potato salad for your next Thanksgiving meal. It’s a bit different than your typical potato salad and you can serve it either hot or cold, depending on what you like best.

Easy Fall Sweet Potato Casserole With Canned Yams Recipe
From Two Kids and a Coupon

No grouping of Thanksgiving side dish recipes would be complete if it didn’t include a sweet potato casserole! This one is very easy to make and will satisfy those who look for this dish to grace your table every year.

Easy Fall Sweet Potato Casserole With Canned Yams Recipe
Easy Fall Sweet Potato Casserole With Canned Yams Recipe

Savory Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
From The Foodie Physician

If you can make twice-baked potatoes out of regular potatoes, why not make them with sweet potatoes too?! The nice thing about them is that you can make them in advance, which might just give you a little more time for other tasks on Thanksgiving day.

Gratin Potatoes Without Cream
From Joy to the Food

While most gratin potatoes contain cream, this recipe does not, making it a little lighter version. You’ll want to make sure you allow plenty of time to make this dish as it does involve several steps. However, we think it looks delicious and will be worth your extra effort.

Apple and Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate
From Amy Casey Cooks

Apple and bacon-stuffed sweet potatoes have just the right combination of ingredients for a fall meal. In addition, they’re not only easy to make, but they can be made ahead of time to speed up your meal preparations on Thanksgiving Day.

Apple and Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate
Apple and Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
From MidwesternHomeLife

There’s just something wonderful about caramelized, crisp roasted veggies that makes us think of cooler days. In fact, we think this combination of veggies, dried cranberries, and spices is the perfect thing to have on your table this holiday season.

Crockpot Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Brown Sugar and Butter
From The Default Cook

For this recipe, you’ll only need five ingredients. What’s extra great is that it can be made in your crockpot, which frees up your oven for the turkey and other yummy side dishes.

Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole
From Salty Side Dish

Anytime you can make a casserole as a side dish is a win, in our opinion! Casseroles usually feed quite a few people and can be prepared and then placed in the oven to cook while you’re busy doing something else.

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Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole

Mashed Potatoes Instant Pot Recipe
From Saving Dollars & Sense

Aren’t Instant Pots one of the most wonderful inventions ever? They’re a great time saver and can come to your rescue if you forget to allow enough cooking time for your recipe. You can also use them in place of a stove top burner to cook some foods.

Mashed Potatoes Instant Pot Recipe
Mashed Potatoes Instant Pot Recipe

Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
From Cinnamon & Sage Co.

While a simple scoop of plain old mashed potatoes with butter is delicious, when you add garlic and herbs it takes mashed potatoes to a whole other level! This recipe is easy and you may find that you already have what you need on hand to make them.

Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
From The Cookin’ Chicks

Loaded mashed potatoes, anyone? We think, yes, please! These potatoes are filled with delicious ingredients that will wow your family and guests for any meal.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
From Veggies Save the Day

Eating healthy during the holiday season can be a challenge, but this roasted sweet potato recipe can help. It goes with nearly any main course and isn’t too difficult to make.

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes (tartiflette inspired)
From Whisked Away Kitchen

Scalloped potatoes cooked to crispy, golden perfection is what you’ll find when you make this recipe. But if you like bacon, it’s in there too, and we think your family will love it and ask for more!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes (tartiflette inspired)
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes (tartiflette inspired)

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes (Maple Syrup and Pecans)
From Grits and Gouda

While you’ve probably heard of Hasselback potatoes, you may not have yet tried Hasselback sweet potatoes. This recipe adapts that tried and true version of cooking spuds to larger sweet potatoes and includes pecans, butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar for tastebud-pleasing results.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes (Maple Syrup and Pecans)
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes (Maple Syrup and Pecans)

Dutch Oven Potatoes
From The Oregon Dietitian

What could be easier than dumping everything into a put, tossing the ingredients, and then cooking them until they’re done? But don’t be fooled. The simplicity of this recipe doesn’t mean these potatoes lack flavor!

Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes and Banana
From Ugly Duckling Bakery

Do you want to impress your guests for the Thanksgiving meal? Give this mashed purple sweet potatoes and banana recipe a try.

Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes and Banana
Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes and Banana

Roasted Zucchini and Potatoes
From Through the Fibro Fog

You’ll find this six-ingredient side dish goes with so many different main dishes that it’s a great choice for a weeknight meal as well as a special holiday gathering.

Roasted Zucchini and Potatoes
Roasted Zucchini and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Lipton Onion Potatoes
From The Magical Slow Cooker

Here’s another easy potato recipe that’s still packed with flavor. It only requires a total of five ingredients plus your slow cooker to make. And a fix-it-and forget-it side is always helpful when you have 101 other things to do for the holidays!

Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
From The Frozen Biscuit

Why peel your potatoes when you don’t have to? Especially if you can still get a wonderful, creamy, delicious bowl of potatoes as a result!

Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

Homemade Tater Tots in Air Fryer
From Cooking Gorgeous

Skip slaving away over your hot stove to make all of the sides for your next Thanksgiving meal. Instead, consider using your air fryer for at least one of them. Your family might just fall in love with these crispy, homemade tater tots.

Homemade Tater Tots in Air Fryer
Homemade Tater Tots in Air Fryer

Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
From Dizzy Busy & Hungry

If you want to add a little something special to an ordinary potato dish, check out this recipe for wasabi mashed potatoes. They might just be the hit of your next holiday gathering.

Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Air Fryer Cheesy Potato Wedges
From Ambitious Foodie

You might think french fries are a strange addition to a Thanksgiving meal, but after everyone tastes them, they’ll probably thank you for making them!

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Air Fryer Cheesy Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Parm Rosemary Potatoes
From Sweet & Savory Morsels

You can elevate regular air fryer potatoes by making this recipe instead. Plus, it’s a fast and simple to make side if you have other foods to make that require more time and effort.

Air Fryer Parm Rosemary Potatoes
Air Fryer Parm Rosemary Potatoes

Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole
From Casual Epicure

Sweet potatoes are one of those vegetables that make us think of cooler days, pumpkins, leaves, and all of the other things that make up autumn. But this dish takes sweet potatoes to a whole other plane.

Thanksgiving Rice & Stuffing Side Dishes

How To Make The Best Instant Pot Stuffing
From The Instant Pot Table

Would your Thanksgiving dinner be complete if you didn’t make stuffing? This recipe uses your instant pot allowing you more room on the stovetop to make other holiday foods.

Homemade Stuffing with French Bread
From Fresh Apron

Have you ever made stuffing using French bread? You can easily whip up this stuffing dish using French bread and a few other basic ingredients.

Homemade Stuffing with French Bread
Homemade Stuffing with French Bread

Thanksgiving Rice
From Foxes Love Lemons

You can make this moist, tasty rice either hot or cold, which is a plus if you have a lot of food to prepare for a large gathering of people. You can even put it in your crockpot to keep it warm while you cook other dishes.

The Best Stuffing Without Celery
From Joy to the Food

Many stuffing recipes include rice in the ingredients, but some people may be allergic to it or simply not like it. In that case, this stuffing recipe might be a great alternative. It’s still packed with deliciousness that your whole family will probably enjoy.

The Best Stuffing Without Celery
The Best Stuffing Without Celery

Wild Rice & Butternut Squash
From I Heart Vegetables

If you want to serve something a bit different this year for the holidays, this wild rice and butternut squash dish might just be the ticket! It’s loaded with yummy ingredients and as a bonus, is Vegan and gluten-free.

Wild Rice & Butternut Squash
Wild Rice & Butternut Squash

Sourdough Bacon & Pecan Stuffing
From The Sassy Foodie

Can you make stuffing out of sourdough bread? Why yes, you can! This recipe is loaded with wonderful ingredients that all work together to make a mouth-watering stuffing your family won’t be able to resist.

Family Favorite Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole
From A Magical Mess

This side is part vegetable dish and part rice dish all in one scrumptious casserole. But for the vegetables you can use a mix of broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and zucchini — or whatever other veggies you like — if you prefer.

Family Favorite Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole
Family Favorite Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Crock Pot Stuffing with Sausage and Apples
From My Therapist Cooks

Using a crockpot to make side dishes for your Turkey Day meal is pure genius, as far as we’re concerned. And this recipe is sure to please a crowd.

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Crock Pot Stuffing with Sausage and Apples

Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Casserole
From XOXOBella

When you aren’t a fan of leftovers it can be hard to decide what to do with them. But you can turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into a new dish that most of your family will probably love, even those picky eaters who claim to not eat leftovers.

Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Casserole
Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

Best Homemade Sourdough Cornbread Stuffing Recipe
From Simplicity and a Starter

This moist stuffing side is a great time-saver because you can make it the day before your gathering rather than the day of your holiday meal and reheat it. That’s a win, in our opinion!

Best Homemade Sourdough Cornbread Stuffing Recipe
Best Homemade Sourdough Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Cheesy Beer Bacon Stuffing
From Homemade Hooplah

Have you ever heard of putting beer in stuffing before? We hadn’t either, but this recipe looks just interesting enough to try for Thanksgiving this year!

Cheesy Beer Bacon Stuffing
Cheesy Beer Bacon Stuffing

Holiday Wild Rice Pilaf With Cranberries And Pecans
From A Plantiful Path

This wild rice is a great side to serve in the autumn months, particularly for Thanksgiving, since it includes fall-inspired ingredients. Your family and friends won’t be disappointed when they taste it.

Holiday Wild Rice Pilaf With Cranberries And Pecans
Holiday Wild Rice Pilaf With Cranberries And Pecans

Emerils Baked Oyster Dressing
From The Cagle Diaries

When you aren’t sure what dressing recipe to follow for your next holiday dinner, let a famous chef come to your rescue! This dish mimics the stuffing created by Emeril Lagasse.

Thanksgiving Stuffing with Cranberries, Kale, Pecans, and Wild Rice
From Three Olives Branch

Everyone will go back for more when you make this tasty, colorful stuffing for Thanksgiving. It’s chock-full of delicious ingredients that we think will be irresistible when you put them all together.

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto
From Three Olives Branch

What could be a prettier part of your holiday table than this creamy butternut squash and sage risotto? As a bonus, it’s creamy, gluten-free, and vegetarian.

Creamy Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto
Creamy Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

Pumpernickel, Apple, and Sausage Stuffing
From Life as a Strawberry

Don’t let the dark color of this stuffing be off-putting. It’s bursting with flavor and is a great no-fuss, no-muss recipe for those who aren’t sure they can master the art of making stuffing.

Pumpernickel, Apple, and Sausage Stuffing
Pumpernickel, Apple, and Sausage Stuffing

Butternut Squash Farro Risotto
From Savor the Best

Risotto with butternut squash provides a healthier side than some dishes would be for your Thanksgiving meal. The flavors complement each other well and make a tasty, unexpected side for your guests to enjoy.

Butternut Squash Farro Risotto
Butternut Squash Farro Risotto

Grandma Chiavetta’s Rice Dressing
From Savory Experiments

Why choose between rice and dressing when you can have both in one combined dish? And this one is made with beef rather than sausage.

Mushroom Cornbread Stuffing
From Chef Lindsey Farr

You’ll find mushrooms, cranberries, and other wonderful things in this cornbread stuffing. What’s more, it’s moist and so yummy we dare you to eat just one spoonful!

Mushroom Cornbread Stuffing
Mushroom Cornbread Stuffing

Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto
From The Copper Table

If you like risotto, we think you may have a hard time passing up on this Thanksgiving dish. It’s creamy, tender, and oh-so delicious!

Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto
Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto

Thanksgiving Bread & Roll Recipes

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Dinner Rolls
From The Sage Apron

When you want to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal, you may want to include some dinner rolls the way our grandmothers would have made them. This recipe is a great tried-and-true recipe handed down over the ages.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Dinner Rolls
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

Cheese Mochi Bread Recipe
From Greedy Girl Gourmet

For a no-fuss, no-muss roll recipe that’s packed with cheese on the inside, turn to this recipe for cheese mochi bread. It’s simple and has no added sugar, plus it makes us hungry just looking at it!

Cheese Mochi Bread Recipe
Cheese Mochi Bread Recipe

Homemade Dinner Rolls with Overnight Instructions
From If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

Warm, soft rolls are a perfect side for any holiday meal, including Turkey Day. Give this recipe a try if you want to make classic dinner rolls with just a few simple ingredients.

Homemade Dinner Rolls with Overnight Instructions
Homemade Dinner Rolls with Overnight Instructions

Cheesy Puff Pastry Asparagus Bundles
From Blackberry Babe

These rolls are part vegetable side and part bread. But no matter which category you’d place them in, we put them in the category of delicious! They would make a great addition to your holiday fare.

Cheesy Puff Pastry Asparagus Bundles
Cheesy Puff Pastry Asparagus Bundles

Mini Cornbread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter
From Princess Pinky Girl

Wouldn’t these bite-sized muffins be a welcome treat to go along with your other Thanksgiving dishes? Served warm and spread with melted cinnamon butter they’ll likely disappear quickly!

Mini Cornbread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter
Mini Cornbread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter

Whole Grain Artisan Bread Recipe
From An Off Grid Life

Whole grain artisan bread is the perfect fancy bread to serve at your next gathering or party. At the same time, using these instructions and tips, it doesn’t look that difficult to make.

Whole Grain Artisan Bread Recipe
Whole Grain Artisan Bread Recipe

Soft Sourdough Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls Recipe
From Simplicity and a Starter

Have you ever heard of making rolls out of potatoes? This recipe is similar but uses sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes for a sweet, fluffy roll that isn’t heavy.

Soft Sourdough Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls Recipe
Soft Sourdough Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls Recipe

Skillet Sourdough Discard Cornbread Recipe
From Simplicity and a Starter

Cornbread is a very appropriate type of bread to serve for any fall dinner, in our opinion. But this recipe uses a sourdough starter to give it a unique flavor.

Skillet Sourdough Discard Cornbread Recipe
Skillet Sourdough Discard Cornbread Recipe

Garlic Butter Rolls
From Sweet Tea + Thyme

Do you love garlic bread? Well, these dinner rolls are similar, but in individual rolls rather than in one large, long loaf. And one of the best parts is that you can make them ahead of time to give you one less side to worry about for a large gathering.

Garlic Butter Rolls
Garlic Butter Rolls

Pumpkin Sage Biscuits
From Cake n Knife

What could speak Thanksgiving better than these biscuits made with pumpkin? They’re a snap to make, and you can make the dough ahead to make everything go faster the day you want to serve them.

Pumpkin Sage Biscuits
Pumpkin Sage Biscuits

Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits
From Love From the Table

These rosemary cheddar biscuits are made with buttermilk and the results are a flakey, tasty biscuit that everyone at your table will love. We think they will complement whatever you serve for your Thanksgiving Day feast!

Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits
Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
From My Happy Bakes

Buttermilk drop biscuits are a no-brainer if you don’t want the hassle and clean-up of rolling out dough to cut perfectly round biscuits. They’ll still taste just as good, but be a little easier and faster to make.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits
From Flavor Mosaic

Just like sweet potato rolls, you can also make sweet potato biscuits for your next fall meal. Making them is easy-peasy, and your family might just get hooked on them!

Sweet Potato Biscuits from Flavor Mosaic - 1
Sweet Potato Biscuits

Parker House Rolls
From Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Beautiful, golden, perfect rolls are what you’ll end up with when you follow this recipe. You may not be able to resist eating more than one.

Parker House Rolls
Parker House Rolls

Buttery Soft Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
From Karen’s Kitchen Stories

When these rolls hit your tongue we predict they’ll be so good the pan will be empty in practically no time. You can brush them with garlic butter, as in the photo, or plain old butter — either way, they’ll be a great addition to any meal.

Buttery Soft Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
Buttery Soft Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Easy Dinner Rolls
From Healing Tomato

Everything bagel seasoning takes these dinner rolls to the next level! Still, these little puffs of bread are light and yummy. You can cook them in your oven or pull out your air fryer and use it instead to free up precious oven space.

Easy Dinner Rolls
Easy Dinner Rolls

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits and Buttermilk Biscuits Recipes
From Ottawa Mommy Club

As a bonus, you get two recipes when you follow the link for these biscuits. The first is a copycat recipe for the biscuits at Red Lobster that we all love so much. The second is a buttermilk biscuit recipe. We think either one would be great for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits and Buttermilk Biscuits Recipes
Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits and Buttermilk Biscuits Recipes

BONUS Recipe!

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
From Savory Sweet Spoon

As a bonus recipe, we hope you’ll try this instant pot cranberry sauce. It’s thick like jam, so we thought it appropriate to add it just below the bread section of our list of recipes. But beware! It’s so good you might just never go back to storebought cranberry sauce again!

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
From The Foodie Physician

You’ll most likely find this gluten-free sweet potato casserole to taste so good you’ll forget it’s also good for you. It can be made in advance to free up some of your time to cook other delicious foods on Thanksgiving Day, and using the tips provided, you can make it dairy-free, vegan, or nut-free too!

Sugar-Free Keto Cranberry Sauce
From Wholesome Yum

Whether you have dietary restrictions or you’re just trying to watch your waistline, this cranberry sauce is as easy to make as it is delicious. Plus, it only takes four ingredients.

Sugar-Free Keto Cranberry Sauce from Wholesome Yum - 1
Sugar-Free Keto Cranberry Sauce

Easy Keto Cauliflower Cheese Recipe
From Sim’s Life

Eating low-carb isn’t hard when you use recipes like this keto cauliflower cheese. This dish is loaded with tasty cauliflower, green onion, cheese, and bacon plus a few more ingredients. We think your family will love it and request more!

Easy Keto Cauliflower Cheese Recipe
Easy Keto Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Easy Gluten Free Creamed Corn Recipe
From The Helpful GF

Creamed corn is a dish that goes with almost any main course, but we think this gluten-free version will balance out a healthy Thanksgiving meal perfectly.

Easy Gluten Free Creamed Corn Recipe
Easy Gluten Free Creamed Corn Recipe

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
From Planted in the Kitchen

You might find this Vegan mashed sweet potato dish to be so delish you won’t even miss all of the sugar or marshmallows some recipes call for. It’s also pretty on your table.

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Seven Secrets for the Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes
From Rainbow Plant Life

Will it be a proper Thanksgiving spread if you don’t have mashed potatoes on the table? These Vegan mashed potatoes are so simple to make and will be a hit when you serve them along with the turkey.

Seven Secrets for the Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Seven Secrets for the Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffing
From Strength & Sunshine

Are you looking for a Vegan or gluten-free stuffing that tastes good? Let us help you out! This recipe is filled with vegetables and gluten-free bread and we’re sure it will be a hit when you serve it.

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffing
The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffing

Southern Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing (Vegan, Allergy-Free)
From Strength & Sunshine

If you’d rather have cornbread stuffing than regular stuffing but you usually eat Vegan, we’ve got you covered there too. Check out this recipe that’s also allergy-free and can be made in advance to make your Thanksgiving day go a little smoother.

Southern Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing (Vegan, Allergy-Free)
Southern Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

Rustic Rosemary Thyme Mashed Potatoes (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)
From Strength & Sunshine

When you’re trying to eat healthy it’s sometimes a struggle to find really good recipes that fit your dietary needs. These potatoes should work whether you are on a Vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, or allergy-free diet. And they look like they’ll be delicious too!

Rustic Rosemary Thyme Mashed Potatoes (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)
Rustic Rosemary Thyme Mashed Potatoes (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallow (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)
From Strength & Sunshine

Yes, you can enjoy sweet potato casserole, including the marshmallow on top, while eating healthy, gluten-free food. You can also make this dish allergy-free, Paleo, and sugar-free.

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallow (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallow (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

Vegan Corn Casserole (Gluten-Free)
From Strength & Sunshine

Are you looking for a corn casserole recipe that’s moist, tasty, and gluten-free? Look no further than this Vegan corn casserole. It’s easy to make with only five ingredients.

Vegan Corn Casserole (Gluten-Free)
Vegan Corn Casserole (Gluten-Free)

Low Fat Vegan Mushroom Stuffing
From Food Wine & Love

We foresee that everyone who sits down to eat at your table for the Thanksgiving holiday this year will rave about your stuffing even though it’s low-fat and Vegan. This recipe is that good!

Low Fat Vegan Mushroom Stuffing
Low Fat Vegan Mushroom Stuffing

Crispy Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
From Rainbow Plant Life

Would you offer everyone macaroni and cheese as a side dish at your Thanksgiving feast? We say you can make whatever you want and turn it into one of your family’s traditional foods — especially when it’s a healthier version of mac and cheese.

Crispy Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
Crispy Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

Fresh Green Bean Casserole (Keto, Gluten-Free)
From Grits and Gouda

While green bean casserole is a side dish many people like to serve for a holiday party or meal, this dish is Keto and gluten-free, which may make it appealing to a wider audience of guests.

Fresh Green Bean Casserole (Keto, Gluten-Free)
Fresh Green Bean Casserole (Keto, Gluten-Free)

Roasted Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe
From Ooh Là Là It’s Vegan

These are not your grandmother’s standard mashed potatoes. Instead, these mashed “taters” are made with cauliflower and are non-dairy, gluten-free, Vegan, low-fat, and low-calorie. As a bonus, they’re also high in antioxidants and have plenty of fiber.

Roasted Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Roasted Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
From Haute & Healthy Living

Don’t these maple bacon Brussels Sprouts look positively divine? They’re roasted to perfection and take less than half an hour to make, leaving you plenty of time to make other side dishes to pair with the Turkey!

Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash
From Watch Learn Eat

Make your guests sit up and take notice of what an accomplished cook you are by making this Vegan stuffed acorn squash as a side for your Thanksgiving meal. It’s festive and pretty while being healthy and tasty too!

Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash
Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash

Vegan Cranberry Sauce
From Watch Learn Eat

Here’s a rich red cranberry sauce that you can be proud to serve as part of your Thanksgiving meal. You can make it using either fresh or frozen cranberries and it’s gluten-free, so more of your guests can enjoy it.

Vegan Cranberry Sauce
Vegan Cranberry Sauce

Vegan Savory Babka
From Get Set Vegan

Since we have several other healthy sides in this post that you can make for Thanksgiving, why not a Vegan bread option? This one is almost too pretty to eat, but you’ll probably want to because we think it looks really yummy.

Vegan Savory Babka
Vegan Savory Babka

Gluten Free Sausage Apple Herb Stuffing (Dairy Free)
From Mary’s Whole Life

For a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free stuffing that tastes good, try making this sausage apple herb stuffing. Your family and guests will never know it’s a healthy stuffing if you don’t tell them.

Gluten Free Sausage Apple Herb Stuffing (Dairy Free) from Mary's Whole Life - 1
Gluten Free Sausage Apple Herb Stuffing (Dairy Free)

Keto Mashed Potatoes
From How 2 Do Keto

Can you make a low-carb version of potatoes that’s fast and easy? With this recipe, the answer is yes! And you’ll only need four ingredients.

Keto Mashed Potatoes
Keto Mashed Potatoes

Keto Cheesy Brussel Sprout Bake
From How 2 Do Keto

Brussels sprouts covered in delicious, gooey cheese and bacon? Yes, please! We wouldn’t be surprised if your family devours them and leaves the bowl completely empty.

Vegan Fall Harvest Salad with Kale and Pumpkin
From Happy Kitchen

A nice healthy, light salad can be the perfect side to serve with heavier foods at a Thanksgiving gathering. This one includes kale along with Brussels sprouts, apples, and a few other fall foods, plus homemade dressing. Yum!

Vegan Fall Harvest Salad with Kale and Pumpkin
Vegan Fall Harvest Salad with Kale and Pumpkin

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Ricotta and Spinach
From Happy Kitchen

If you like mushrooms but have never tried stuffed mushrooms, you’re missing out! We think these Vegan stuffed mushrooms look positively yummy and would make a great side dish to serve on Thanksgiving.

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Ricotta and Spinach
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Ricotta and Spinach

Jeanne Sloan is a farm wife, mother of two, and grandmother of two who was born in Las Vegas, Nevada but was transformed into a country girl at the age of eight when her parents moved the family to Kansas. You can read more from Jeanne Sloan at mid-lifemusings.com where she writes about whatever strikes her fancy, including advice, recipes, and more.

Acknowledgment: This round-up of recipes and photos from other bloggers was made with their full and express permission to share. We’re grateful to them for sharing their creativity and talent and we encourage you to visit each of their websites for many more recipes like these.

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Sim's Life

Thursday 7th of September 2023

Thank you for featuring my Keto Cauliflower Cheese recipe - such a fantastic selection of tasty treats for Thanksgiving! Sim x

Sarah Auerswald

Friday 8th of September 2023

You're welcome! It looks delish!

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