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150 Thanksgiving Appetizers & Side Dishes

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Check out this huge list of over 150 recipes for easy Thanksgiving side dishes and appetizers that are good for a crowd!  Many you can make ahead, in a crockpot, or fresh.  Most of these Thanksgiving side dishes and appetizers are healthy and delicious, made with vegetables that even the kids will love.

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When we think of Thanksgiving, our minds often go to the delicious dinner full of turkey and pie.

However, what makes each Thanksgiving dinner truly unique (apart from Great-Aunt Myrtle – every family’s got one!) is the side dishes that are a part of each family’s traditions.

We’ve rounded up a bunch of our favorites for you so that you can make this year’s Thanksgiving feast truly spectacular!

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Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

This delicious recipe for Roasted Parmesan Green Beans makes for a perfect appetizer or side dish at any Easter or Thanksgiving gathering.  It’s also simple enough to have anytime, not just on a special occasion!

Cauliflower Mac And Cheese Side Dish

Cauliflower “mac” and cheese with a rich and creamy sauce. A healthy, no pasta version that’s low carb and keto friendly.

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Dip

This light and fluffy pumpkin dip is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu! Serve with green apple slices, ginger snap cookies and Nilla Wafer cookies and the perfect pumpkin flavored appetizer or dessert.

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This classic pumpkin bread recipe has been handed down for generations. It will compliment any Thanksgiving spread. Enjoy it plain or topped with cream cheese for a delicious pumpkin treat.

Best Deviled Eggs For a Thanksgiving Side Dish

Deviled eggs are a staple for many holidays and this is the best deviled eggs recipe for Thanksgiving! Adorable turkeys that you can eat!

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

These Easy Scalloped Potatoes (Dauphinoise Potatoes) are the perfect (make ahead) decadent side dish or even main dish. The potatoes are cooked to tender perfection in a creamy, cheesy sauce with a golden crunchy top.

Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potato Side Dish Recipe

Dreaming of creamy, fluffy, and easy-to-make mashed potatoes? Try this Instant Pot Mashed Potato recipe.

Air Fryer Green Beans

These Air Fryer Green Beans are the perfect mix of easy, quick and oh so tasty vegetable treat. The beans are cooked in very little low-calorie cooking oil making them a healthier treat.

Turkey Cream Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

A colorful and unique update to the classic pinwheel recipe, these turkey cream cheese pinwheels are bursting with flavor. The next time you are looking for an easy to make finger food give these creamy delights a try!

Sweet Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

A melt in your mouth, savory stuffed mushroom recipe that features cheese, Hatfield Recipe Essentials Sweet Italian Ground Sausage, and the perfect blend of spices.

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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Side Dish

If you’ve never made your own cranberry sauce then you are truly missing out! Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce puts the canned stuff to shame. Simple ingredients come together in minutes to make a gorgeous, sweet and tangy side dish everyone will love.

Low Carb Cauliflower Fritters

These amazing low carb cauliflower fritters are a perfect side dish for a Thanksgiving dinner!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Pecans

These amazingly delicious Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Pecans are healthy and delicious low carb Thanksgiving side dish.

Blistered Shishito Peppers

These Shishito Peppers are an amazing appetizer, perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner.

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Incredible Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

In the American south, Brussels sprouts are a staple at most dining tables during Thanksgiving weekend. While the vegetable has found new followers and is riding a wave of popularity in recent years, for Southerners, it never really went out of vogue. This is the best Brussels sprouts recipe, and includes bacon, a balsamic vinaigrette, and Parmesan cheese. It’s incredible!

Grilled Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

This twist on Loaded Baked Potatoes is the perfect way to free up oven space! Fire up the grill to make this tasty side dish!

Rutabaga and Apple Mash with Crumb Topping

Rutabaga and Apple Mash with Crumb Topping is a holiday classic. A recipe passed down to each new generation. A sweet crumbly topping covers tart mashed rutabaga mellowed out by apples, sugar and cinnamon. It’s a grown up dish that will please the most discerning palette.

Healthy Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes Side Dish – No Marshmallows Needed

If you need a healthy sweet potato recipe full of antioxidant goodness (and without marshmallows), that is also Paleo and Whole30 compliant, read on for a dish you will want to make not just for Thanksgiving, but all year round.

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Cranberry Sauce That Everyone Will Love

The debate over the cranberry sauce – canned or homemade? Seriously? This cranberry sauce recipe is one that everyone will love. It’s naturally sweet and is gluten free, vegan, and Paleo, with one little switch to also make it Whole30 and keto. Nothing to argue about here!

Scalloped Potatoes with Gruyere Side Dish

Everyone loves cheesy scalloped potatoes and when you make them with gruyere cheese, they are even better!

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Smoked Gouda Scalloped Potatoes

Love cheesy scalloped potatoes? Love easy scalloped potatoes? Then you’re going to love these Smoked Gouda Scalloped Potatoes, so rich and creamy!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble

Easy, make-ahead Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish. Made with a delicious and crunchy pecan crumble, and creamy brown sugar sweet potato mash.

Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Apples

Traditional Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Apples is an easy to make recipe with simple ingredients. Perfect for Thanksgiving, this is a great make-ahead recipe for cornbread dressing.

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish Cranberry Baked Brie with Thyme

Easy Cranberry Baked Brie Recipe: Fancy and delicious 15-minute holiday appetizer your guests would love. Creamy, gooey, runny-centered baked brie topped with cranberry sauce, roasted pecans and thyme.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash

The best balsamic-maple roasted Brussels sprouts with butternut squash, pecans, cranberries and avocado roasted garlic dressing. Ultimate healthy vegan Thanksgiving side dish ready in just 40 minutes!

Superfoods Brussels Sprout Salad Side Dish

Brussels Sprout Salad recipes are soooo trending right now. But how do you make a great salad recipe even greater? Add lots more nutritious superfoods, plus irresistible mix-ins like crunchy pistachios and sweet-tart dried cranberries … and then toss it all with a delicious Maple-Balsamic Dressing! Oh yessss! Ready in about 5 minutes flat, it’s perfect as a unique Thanksgiving side dish!

Salad with Goat Cheese, Pears, Candied Pecans and Maple-Balsamic Dressing

An incredibly delicious, yet really easy salad recipe! We call it “Thanksgiving Salad,” since it’s absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays … but it’s truly quick enough for busy-night family dinners, any day!

Twice Baked Potatoes

A holiday meal wouldn’t be the same at my house without these cheesy, creamy, flavorful twice baked potatoes that are naturally gluten-free.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Free up oven and stovetop space and make gluten-free, dairy-free mashed potatoes in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot Wild Rice & Roasted Tomatoes

We love easy and delicious meals. And ones that look fantastic but are easy to prepare? Huge win. Instant Pots are all the rage right now. Who doesn’t love the ability to decrease they cooking time for any dish, event something as simple as rice? This Wild Rice & Roasted Tomatoes recipe uses the Instant Pot to cook the rice, so it’s so much quicker than it normally would be, although you could certainly cook the rice the traditional longer way, too. We love good pressure cooker recipes!

Corn Casserole Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe

This Thanksgiving, try out this corn casserole. It’s so warm and inviting, plus it’s a fun play on corn bread (which I also love so very much).  It’s also simple – it’s basically the dump cake of casseroles!

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffing

Thanksgiving is never complete without some of The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffing! Impress your guests with this essential side dish recipe that’s safe for all food allergies, loved by all, and may just become the new star of the show!

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites are a wonderful holiday appetizer! Use up leftover stuffing and wrap thick flavorful bacon around for the perfect treat.

5-Minute Sugar-Free + Vegan Cream-Style Corn (Gluten-Free)

A classic side dish, lightened up, 2 ingredients, and takes only 5 minutes! This sugar-free & vegan cream-style corn recipe is on the family dinner table in a snap! Creamed corn without the cream and is gluten-free & top-8 allergy-free too!

Healthy Gluten-Free + Vegan Green Bean Casserole (Allergy-Free)

It’s time to give that classic holiday side dish recipe a healthy makeover! This homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Green Bean Casserole is top-8 allergy-free, has a crunchy baked onion topping, and creamy coconut milk and mushroom base!

Savory Pumpkin Hummus Thanksgiving Appetizer

From dipping to scooping, spreading to mixing in, hummus is one versatile food. This gluten-free and vegan savory pumpkin hummus is the perfect flavor for all you fall snacking, cooking, and tailgating!

Old-Fashioned Gluten-Free + Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits (Allergy-Free)

The best authentic Old-Fashioned Gluten-Free & Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits just like your Southern grandmother used to make! Soft, tender, flaky, and begging to be slathered with dairy-free butter, jam, or covered in gravy. This recipe is top-8 allergy-free and only 6 ingredients; in 12 minutes you’ll have warm pull-apart buns ready on the table!

Mini Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffin Bites (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

Everything you love about cornbread and muffins, just in bite-sized form! These Mini Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffin Bites are vegan, allergy-free, and only 7 ingredients! These mini muffins are buttery, slightly sweet, great for kids, and will be your go-to recipe for easy corn muffins!

Baked Mini Gluten-Free + Vegan Mac & Cheese Bites (Allergy-Free)

A healthy and snackable way to enjoy your favorite comfort food! These Baked Mini Gluten-Free + Vegan Mac & Cheese Bites are top 8 allergy-free, super kid-friendly, and act as a great side dish, snack, or even an appetizer recipe for your next gathering! Portable macaroni and cheese is never a bad idea!

Amish Potato Stuffing Thanksgiving Side Dish

A delicious potato stuffing recipe, just like the Amish make it in Pennsylvania Dutch country. You’ll love how easy and authentic this Amish Potato Stuffing is!

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

This Broccoli Cheese Casserole has tender broccoli smothered in a rich and creamy cheddar cheese sauce, and is topped with crushed butter crackers. This is one side dish that is sure to please the masses!

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

These Roasted Parmesan Green Beans are the most delicious way to enjoy fresh green beans. This simple vegetable recipe makes a great side dish to any meal!

Instant Pot Garlic & Herb Carrots

Garlic & Herb Carrots are cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. Sautéed with lots of butter, garlic and herbs, they make a perfect side dish!

Homemade Bread Stuffing with Anjou Pear and Mushroom

This traditional homemade bread stuffing recipe is moist and crunchy, flavorful and packed with earthy herbs and spices. The very best stuffing for turkey, duck, chicken or Cornish game hen!

Instant Pot Spicy Bombay Potatoes

If you like spicy food, this is going to be your new favorite – Spicy Bombay Potatoes or Masala Aloo. Baby Potatoes cooked with aromatic spices, as a one-pot dish, are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a side dish. These delicious and easy Bombay Potatoes take just 20 minutes to make in the Instant Pot or on stovetop.

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes is a classic recipe and a favourite in your rotation, and a regular on your dinner table. For the everyday to the holiday, this is a ‘sure thing’ when it comes to a potato side dish.

Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Serve this easy Sausage Stuffing Recipe alongside your favorite holiday recipes this holiday season. Learn how to make sausage stuffing with this simple recipe.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Say hello to your new favorite Thanksgiving side dish! This instant pot sweet potato casserole is insanely easy to make and tastes so good thanks to the creamy sweet potatoes, sweet orange juice, and toasted marshmallows.

Bacon-Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Recipe

This Bacon-Parmesan Spaghetti Squash recipe is a deliciously easy side dish – it might even turn a reluctant spaghetti squash eater into a fan.

Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes recipe is a cheesy, delicious side dish suitable for holiday or family dinners throughout the year. It’s loaded with plenty of cheese, bacon, and roasted garlic for comforting goodness in every bite!

Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar Recipe

This easy Slow Cooker Baby Carrots with Honey and Brown Sugar recipe creates delicious glazed carrots with minimal effort! A wonderful side dish recipe for holidays like Thanksgiving or Easter, or for your weekly Sunday supper.

Skillet Green Bean Casserole Recipe with Crispy Onion Topping

This Skillet Green Bean Casserole Recipe is a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving or holiday dinners. It uses fresh green beans and mushrooms, no canned soup, and includes a homemade crispy onion topping. Watch our video to learn how to make this recipe.

Honey Garlic Glazed Carrots

Carrots are one of those vegetables that can become easily addicting. It’s such a simple side dish, and you cannot go wrong with steaming up some carrots to have on the side. Or, just using them as a snack and dipping into some ranch dressing.

Cuban Guava and Cream Cheese Cracker Recipe

Simple sweet and classic, this Cuban guava and cream cheese cracker recipe is as Cuban as it gets. Served at any time of day, this snack is perfect for unexpected company, to eat during homework breaks, or with your morning herbal tea.

Shrimp Potato Salad

With tangy splashes of olive oil and vinegar that soak into the potatoes, this shrimp potato salad is a potato salad without mayo that the whole family will enjoy!

Sweet Potato Stuffing Thanksgiving Side Dish

Sweet Potato Stuffing is a delicious addition to any holiday meal. The sweetness of the sweet potatoes melds all the flavors of sweet potato stuffing together.

Sweet Potato Soufflé Recipe with Brown Sugar Topping

This Sweet Potato Soufflé Recipe, is one of those traditional holiday recipes known by several names. Many people call it a Sweet Potato Casserole recipe and that is fine too! Others call it a soufflé, but either way, this is a delicious sweet potato recipe topped with a decadent brown sugar topping with pecans. And, there are healthier sweetener and a gluten free option!

Sweet Potato Biscuits Thanksgiving Side Dish

Sweet Potato Biscuits are a new favorite around our house! Served with a meal or soup, smeared with butter and lathered with honey – you have a treat!

Garlic Butter Green Beans

Green beans are just one of those vegetables that doesn’t get enough credit. It’s the perfect side dish, and pairs perfectly with just about any meal.  This one is subtle yet powerful with the garlic and butter.

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

The awesome part about these potatoes are that although they are mainly a side dish, you can eat these alone too. You don’t have to limit this recipe!

New Potato Tian

This New Potato Tian is something both pretty to look at and delightful to eat.  It’s a combination of thinly sliced rounds with sauteed onions and garlic, chicken broth, Pecorino cheese, and a slow bake.

Cranberry Relish Recipe with Fresh Cranberries

Add freshness to your holiday table with this cranberry relish! This easy cranberry recipe uses a blender and requires no cooking at all. In fact, it can be made in just 5 minutes. Just four ingredients are required to make this sweet relish that everyone will love. This is a great alternative to cranberry sauce and looks beautiful on any holiday table. You can also use it add flavor to your holiday appetizers or as a spread for leftover turkey sandwiches.

Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries

If you are looking for a new fall side dish to bring out the feeling of falling leaves, cooler weather, and all the warm spices you know and love, this is the recipe to embrace.  There are so many different elements in this dish, so it really stands out among other side dishes like potatoes, roasted squash, and other typical standbys.

Cranberry Salsa Recipe with Fresh Cranberries

This cranberry salsa recipe made with fresh cranberries is a delicious holiday appetizer the whole crowd will love! Serve it just with chips or over a brick of cream cheese for an amazing flavor combination for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You’ll love how quick this blender salsa comes together using fresh ingredients!

Perfect Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes Side Dish Recipe

These mashed potatoes are the perfect go-to for side dish Christmas recipes and Thanksgiving recipes. They’ll be gone quicker than you can make and serve them!

Perfect Lemon Rosemary Roast Potatoes

These lemon rosemary roast potatoes are a perfect side dish to serve alongside any dinner be it to roast chicken, turkey or a rack of lamb. Perfect roast potatoes are an absolute treat whether you serve them on a weekday or a special celebration for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar

This Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar is full of flavor and healthy too! You’ll be happy to know that it is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and also a great low carb side dish.

Buttered Corn

This easy Buttered corn side dish is pure comfort food that is a must make for the holidays or even alongside dinner.

Sesame Green Beans

Nothing beats a side dish such as these sesame green beans that are simple, easy and effortless. An absolute winner with family, or guests. Lightly flavored with garlic and tossed with toasted sesame seeds for that added flavor. These make a perfect side for any main course.

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Maple Roasted Delicata Squash Rings Side Dish

This simple recipe for Maple Roasted Delicata Squash Rings cooks up quick and has a perfect balance between sweet and savory flavors.

Gluten Free Cornbread with Cranberries (Nut Free)

This gluten free cornbread is tender, slightly chewy from the coarse cornmeal, and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and a touch of maple syrup. It’s also dairy free, and the fresh cranberries folded into the batter give the cornbread burst of color and flavor. You’ll definitely want to keep this cornbread in your dinner rotation!

Pan-Fried Butternut Squash with Garam Masala

Pan-Fried Butternut Squash is a smart choice. Especially when thinking nutrition butternut squash makes sense over both regular and sweet potatoes. Try this recipe and see what you think.

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Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are definitely a family favorite, and fun to share with company. Button or crimini mushrooms are filled with a creamy, cheesy, herb, mushroom, and crab filling, then covered with a panko, parmesan topping, for a little crunch!

Roasted Turkey & Black Currant Brie Bites

If you are looking for a quick (under 15 minutes), easy and unique appetizer for your next holiday potluck or party, give this festive holiday recipe a try. This easy baked brie appetizer was a winner in the 2015 E.D. Smith Holiday Share Contest!

Pickford Stuffing Thanksgiving Side Dish

This Pickford stuffing is the most amazing sausage stuffing recipe you will ever make! It’s so good we make it at Thanksgiving, Easter and year round with dinner!

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Mashed Turnip & Apple Casserole

If you are looking for mashed turnip recipes, give this one a try! Even if you’re not a fan of mashed turnips, this recipe will definitely turn you, and without breaking the weight watchers points bank!

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce Side Dish

This Instant Pot cranberry sauce is a show stopper! The best cranberry sauce you’ll ever make in just 1 minute using only 4 ingredients. A Christmas and Thanksgiving side dish must have!

Scottish (Ukranian) Cabbage Rolls (Gluten-free)

With the holidays around the corner, here is an ultimate favorite Ukrainian Christmas comfort food recipes – the best cabbage rolls ever!  These are not your typical traditional Ukrainian cabbage rolls, though.

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Cranberry Gelatin Mold Recipe

This Cranberry Gelatin Mold recipe is is a staple at every Thanksgiving dinner. With only 4 ingredients (cranberries, cherry gelatin, crushed pineapple and sugar), it is also pretty easy to make.

Quick Cranberry Sauce

A quick and delicious recipe for cranberry sauce using fresh or frozen cranberries.

Corn Succotash Thanksgiving Side Dish

Succotash is a common American Thanksgiving dish in some parts of the United States, but in Canada, it’s not well-known, nor is it something you would see at the Thanksgiving table. And if you don’t like lima beans, like the majority of the population, then you definitely wouldn’t know about it.  But in this recipe, you won’t even notice them!

Pomegranate & Pistachio Wild Rice Pilaf

This unique (and delicious) wild rice pilaf recipe is perfect for a Thanksgiving side dish. If you love pomegranates, you’ll definitely love this!

Perfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts Thanksgiving Side Dish

Roasted Brussels Sprouts is an easy side dish to make, with delicious nutty flavors and healthy nutrients. This dish requires only a few ingredients, and it will make a perfect side dish for any holiday or family meal.

Best Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole is the ultimate comfort food, loaded with fresh green beans, cream of mushroom soup, Cheddar cheese, and French fried onions. This is the perfect holiday dish, easily made at home, and ready in about one hour.

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Apple and Brie Tartlets Thanksgiving Side Dish

A cross between sweet and savoury, these apple tartlets are wrapped in a flaky puff pastry, and filled with soft baked local apples, creamy Brie and crunchy walnuts.

Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

The garlic and rosemary make this roasted butternut squash recipe! Perfect for a weeknight dinner or even a side for a holiday.

Cranberry Fluff Jello Salad

This Cranberry Fluff Jello Salad is a retro classic! this vegan holiday recipe is a new flavor of the nostalgic side dish we all grew up with, just as tasty!

Spicy Chipotle Kabocha Dip

A Spicy Chipotle Kabocha Dip recipe made from everyone’s favorite squash! spicy, sweet, savory – serving it right in the kabocha shell is a fun detail!

Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash

This flavorful cauliflower mash pairs well with a wide range of beef, pork, chicken, and plant-based entrees. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want to get a healthy dinner on the table without too much fuss.

Green Beans Almondine Thanksgiving Side Dish

Flavorful and healthy Green Beans Almondine is the perfect side-dish for Thanksgiving or any meal of the year! Fresh crisp string beans are sautéed with olive oil, seasoning, garlic and balsamic vinegar, & topped with toasted almond chips.

Apple and Butternut Squash Casserole with Pecan Crumble

This scrumptious casserole is both sweet and savoury. It’s filled with tender chunks of local apples and butternut squash, and topped with a buttery and crunchy pecan crumble. It’s a perfect side dish to accompany any holiday meal.

Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Quick and Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes are a perfect holiday side. Mix with sour cream, cream cheese, butter and milk for creamy mashed potatoes as silky as whipped cream. Plus learn how to whip them together in less than a minute.

Honey Glazed Carrots Thanksgiving Side Dish

These crisp, tender and citrusy-sweet Honey Glazed Carrots are a delicious and colorful side, fit for any occasion. This recipe is quick and easy to elevate weeknight dinners, and elegant enough to compliment any festive occasion.

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Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Thanksgiving Side Dish

Crispy on the outside, light and creamy on the inside, flavored with herbs and parmesan cheese, and roasted to perfection. These Parmesan Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side-dish for any occasion, whether its Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday dinner.

String Bean Casserole with Candied Bacon

Tracking PixelString Bean Casserole with Candied Bacon is a unique twist on a holiday classic. Easy baked candied bacon added to creamy, tender string bean casserole that can even be prepped ahead.

Roasted Beet, Delicata Squash, and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Beets and squash and quinoa, oh my! Roasted delicata squash and red beets are perfectly paired with quinoa in this nutritious, colorful, and flavorful salad.

Roasted Pumpkin and Beet Salad with Arugula and Feta

‘Tis the season of EVERYTHING pumpkin, Fall’s beloved squash.  Combine the pumpkin’s health benefits with the beetroot’s vast vitamins and minerals, such as Manganese, Vitamin C, and Folate (vital for pregnant and nursing moms), and we have an even bigger reason to eat more pumpkin and beets this Thanksgiving!

Quick-Pickled Beet Stems

Beets are delicious and nutritious from root to leaf! Rather than throwing away the beautiful beet stems from your bunches of beets, create a vibrant pickled beet stems side-dish.

Roasted Pumpkin with Lentils, Kale, and Tahini dressing

This easy vegan roasted pumpkin winter salad is filled out with toothy lentils, kale, and a garlicky tahini dressing. A great weeknight meal or warm salad to have around the holidays, it’s perfect throughout autumn and winter.

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Spicy Roasted New Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Roasted new potatoes and brussels sprouts, mixed with pomegranate, roasted garlic, and lots of spices, make for a beautiful holiday side dish with festive colours. Meaty brussels sprouts and crispy potatoes combine with bright pops of pomegranate here for a special vegan side.

Spinach Stuffing Balls Thanksgiving Side Dish

Spinach Stuffing Balls are a great make ahead side dish for your holiday dinner. Warm them up while the turkey is being carved then enjoy!

Slow Cooker Yam Casserole

Who loves yams and sweet potatoes? They are a lovely side dish to most meals, but this Thanksgiving, make this delectable yam casserole Just spent a few minutes tossing everything into the slow cooker, and it will be ready by evening.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli

This Creamy Broccoli is always a hit!  Your family will rave about it, and you’ll get several compliments and recipe requests.  But the best part is just how easy this super popular recipe really is!

The Best Mashed Cauliflower Ever

If you can’t eat mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, this Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is a superb substitute.  This recipe is vegan, anti-inflammatory keto, and paleo.

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots Thanksgiving Side Dish

You can make these delicious Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots with just three ingredients, carrots, brown sugar, and butter. They can be  made quickly on the stovetop which makes them perfect for an easy holiday or weeknight side dish.

Jiffy Cornbread Casserole Thanksgiving Side Dish

This Jiffy Cornbread Casserole is an easy side dish for your Thanksgiving or every day meals. I like to describe it as a gooey cheese cornbread. I think some might call it cornbread pudding. Whatever you call it, it is a perfect holiday side dish.

Creamy Mac and Cheese

This creamy mac and cheese will be the BEST Thanksgiving side, according to friends and family. It’s baked and is so cheesy and creamy from the combination of cheeses used in the easy sauce.

The Best Mashed Potatoes

These are The Best Mashed Potatoes. You will find them rich and creamy and oh so easy! Perfect for a every day dinner or great for holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

No need to use precious oven space with this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole. Just grab your Crock-Pot and get this Thanksgiving side dish cooking. This holiday side dish cooks perfectly and is loaded with lots of butter, brown sugar, marshmallows, and pecans.

Cranberry Butter

You will want to add this Cranberry Butter recipe to your Thanksgiving and Christmas menu. Enjoy it as a compound butter or as a whipped butter. It’s perfect on dinner rolls or even a bagel for morning breakfast.

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

This is absolutely the BEST Sweet Potato Casserole ever. Since this casserole includes a delicious streusel type topping, it makes it like no other. Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

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Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

One of the great things about this recipe is that the major components can be done ahead of time!  These are a great appetizer to include as part of a big holiday meal or family gathering where you may have people over for the day. It can make a light lunch that will help guests get over the hump without ruining dinner.

Thanksgiving Appetizer Smoky Deviled Eggs

While deviled eggs are not an entirely new concept, this recipe will become a family favorite! They’re a perfect Thanksgiving side dish or appetizer!

Perfect Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a common side dish that is often prepared every week in most homes. If you are a meat and potatoes household or it’s a once week cheat to tame your carb craving these can be deceptively difficult to make! Sometimes you get those potatoes that just don’t seem to want to cook no matter how much you boil them to death on the stove, or maybe you lose track of time with your Thanksgiving guests and then they dissolve completely! Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes turn out perfect each time!

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Waldorf Salad

You will find this Waldorf Salad loaded with apples, grapes, celery, dried cranberries, walnuts, and vanilla yogurt. It will make for a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

Easy Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries are native to North America, and are a favorite staple on Thanksgiving. Cranberries are a bit sour on their own as they contain very little sugar naturally. They are good for you, and are considered a “super-food” because they are high in antioxidants. They can be cooked on their own as a sauce, the dried version can be added to dressing side dishes, in main course dishes, or in desserts.  Easy Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce takes very little time to make!

Green Bean Almondine Thanksgiving Side Dish

Fresh green beans sauteed with butter and almonds and finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice makes a delicious green bean almondine!

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Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

You can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without cranberry sauce!  Whole berry cranberry sauce is big favorite and it’s easy to make. And anything you can make from scratch is so much better and healthier than what you can buy, already prepared in the store.

Lemon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

This delicious Lemon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts recipe makes for the perfect side dish or as a fresh tangy side to a meal prep for the week!

Southern Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing

There’s nothing quite like that first bite of an Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing at your Thanksgiving feast. Savory, with a hint of sweet, and completely full of flavor, it’s a Southern recipe tradition, and one the whole table is hoping will turn out beautifully for the holiday feast.

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Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Almonds

Looking for an easy holiday side dish? This Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Almonds takes seconds to prep and goes with everything!

Thanksgiving Side Dish Easy Make-Ahead Sausage Stuffing

Can you prepare stuffing ahead of time in order to make life a little easier on Thanksgiving Day? You can do most of the work up to two months before with this easy make-ahead sausage stuffing recipe!

Easy Make-Ahead Vegetarian Stuffing

This is a delicious make-ahead vegetarian stuffing that you can put together up to two months in advance, saving yourself some precious time on Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving side dishes

Easy Roasted Butternut & Acorn Squash

Easy Roasted Butternut & Acorn Squash with Sage Brown Butter is the perfect side for the Thanksgiving season!   Tender, caramelized pieces of squash are roasted to perfection and drizzled with a simple but sophisticated sage brown butter and garnished with crispy sage.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots have officially become a family’s favorite way to eat Brussels Sprouts.  This one-pan wonder combines crispy, smokey Bacon with sweet, caramelized Shallots mixed with slightly salty, roasted Brussels Sprouts to create a perfect symphony of flavor. And it’s so easy!

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are creamy smooth, buttery, and melt in your mouth! Reheated 5 Ways, learn how to keep them warm for dinner or your holiday party.

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Salad with Apples, Bacon and Blue Cheese

An easy salad recipe featuring apples, spinach, bacon, and pecans. It’s filling, comforting, and everything you could want in a salad! Top it all off with a simple homemade maple-dijon vinaigrette.

Thanksgiving Side Dish Sausage Stuffing with Cranberries and Cherries

The BEST holiday Sausage Stuffing with Italian sausage (use hot or mild), cornbread, crunchy celery, crispy french bread, sweet dried cherries, and cranberries!

Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples, Tart Cherries and Walnuts

You guys are going to love this Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples, Tart Cherries and Walnuts.  The flavor combination is right on point. Sweet brown sugar roasted butternut squash and apples, with dried tart cherries and crunchy toasted California Walnuts.

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Gluten Free Sautéed Green Beans and Mushrooms

Made with just a handful of ingredients, this easy Gluten Free Sautéed Green Beans and Mushrooms recipe will compliment any meal this Thanksgiving season!

Roasted Green Beans and Brussel Sprouts with Dates and Balsamic Vinegar

A big name but not a lot of ingredients for a LOT of flavor. Green beans and Brussel sprouts are roasted with sweet/tart balsamic vinegar. Dates add a punch of sticky, chewy sweetness. You don’t even need a bowl! Everything can be prepped directly on the baking sheet and bam! You have an easy side dish ready in just 30 minutes.

Savory Pumpkin Casserole Thanksgiving Side Dish

A simple savory pumpkin casserole recipe. It’s easy to prepare with canned puree and makes a wonderful side dish to Thanksgiving feasts.

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Pecan Molasses Bread

It’s just a little sweet due to the honey, but the earthy tang of the molasses balances it out so it’s easy to snack on, especially if you schmear it with ghee or grass-fed butter. And maybe some pumpkin, apple or sweet potato butter. And maybe drizzled with maple syrup. And…well, you get the idea.

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Pomegranates and Walnuts

Acorn squash loaded with colorful quinoa stuffing is a sweet and savory dish perfect for the holidays. Its vegan and gluten-free, but more importantly, delicious!

Easy Brussels Sprouts with Pinenuts and Parmesan

Easy Brussels Sprouts with Pinenuts and Parmesan is a go-to fall recipe. It’s fast, contains just a handful of ingredients, and is perfect for any meal, from a weeknight supper to holiday get-togethers.

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Fall Harvest Kale Salad Thanksgiving Side Dish

Colorful, fresh and seasonal, this Fall Harvest Kale Salad will bring everyone to the dinner table!  Naturally vegan and gluten free, this dish will be a crowd-pleaser that everyone can agree on! From the heartiness of lentils to the crunch of pepitas, there’s intrigue in every bite!

Fennel Au Gratin with Ricotta Forte Mousse

In this fennel au gratin recipe from Minervino di Lecce, fresh fennel topped with almonds is baked and served alongside a delicious mousse of ricotta forte or strong ricotta, a typical product of the Salento Region of Puglia, Italy. It makes a light and easy first course that’s also gluten-free!

Mashed Turnips (Paleo, Low Carb, Keto)

Need an alternative to potatoes that’s paleo, low carb, and keto friendly? Give mashed turnips a try. They have a bit more flavor than other options.

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Boston Market Easy Homemade Creamed Spinach

This Boston Market’s creamed spinach is very rich and there’s a lot of spinach.  Boston Market uses a blend of cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. However, if you don’t have Parmesan cheese on hand or don’t want to buy an extra ingredient, this creamed spinach recipe tastes just fine without it.

Thanksgiving Corn Pudding Thanksgiving Side Dish

Of all the cozy, kid-friendly Thanksgiving side dish sweet creamy corn pudding is one of the family’s favorite. It’s true down south no Thanksgiving feast would be complete without Thanksgiving Corn Pudding!

Cast Iron Green Bean Casserole

Here in American, we like to combine creamy goodness and veggies then top them with crispy yummy bits. That is why no Thanksgiving feast will be complete without a rich, satisfying green bean casserole.

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Fried Mozzarella Balls with Pumpkin, Sage and Caramelized Onion

These Fried Mozzarella Balls with Pumpkin, Sage and Caramelized Onion are the perfect holiday appetizer!  Take your Thanksgiving party to the next level with these Fried Mozzarella Balls. They are crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside and served with Yogurt Herb Dip. Everyone will ask for the recipe!

Twice Baked Mashed Potato Casserole

It’s the heavy cream, sour cream, butter, bacon and cheese that put these potatoes over the top. The casserole is so flavorful and, extremely easy to throw together.

Thyme Carrots & Cauliflower Thanksgiving Side Dish

If you’re looking for a beautiful and tasty vegetable side dish, then you must try this recipe for Thyme Carrots and Cauliflower!  Alongside turkey, chicken, ham or prime rib, these thyme carrots and cauliflower are the perfect companion. Enjoy and best of luck with your Thanksgiving prep!

Instant Pot Honey Butter Carrots

These easy Instant Pot carrots are coated in a delicious honey butter glaze. Everyone at the table will want seconds! The best veggie side dish.

Maple Roasted Beets and Carrots

This maple roasted beets and carrots recipe is an easy, colorful, and healthy side dish. Perfect for your holiday table! Only 5 everyday ingredients are needed for this tasty recipe.

Turnip Casserole Thanksgiving Side Dish

This Turnip Casserole would make an excellent side for your Thanksgiving table.  If you can’t find turnips, just substitute a rutabaga and it will still turn out fine.

Bacon and White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

There are two types of people in this world, mushroom lovers, and mushroom haters.  If you are one of the many that love mushrooms you are going to love this simple ooey gooey cheesy golden brown roasted Bacon and White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms appetizers.

Glazed Carrots

Glazed carrots are such a versatile and ever-present side dish, they appear on our dinner table any meal — from an average day to an Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving celebration. They’re so good, they can almost compete with the turkey as the star of the show.

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

Sweet potato casserole is one of the best recipes a grandma can have in her recipe card arsenal. Nothing is better than her easy sweet potato casserole with marshmallows to warm your soul on a cold winter’s day.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cinnamon Rolls

Have any little gobblers at your house? They’ll love these droll Cinnamon Roll Turkeys for Thanksgiving breakfast—and so will you. Because…homemade cinnamon rolls! Bacon!

Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

These Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish. They’re so creamy and delicious, no one will even know they’re hiding cauliflower!

Garam Masala Roasted Squash

This Garam Masala Roasted Squash is simple to make and a great addition to any healthy holiday table. It’s paired with a tangy lemon tahini sauce, sweet pomegranates and crunchy pepitas.

Nutmeg Sweet Potato Stacks

These delicious and pretty nutmeg sweet potato stacks make a great side for turkey and chicken dishes and are easily baked in a muffin pan. If you’re tired of sweet potato casserole, this is a great alternative for your next Thanksgiving dinner.

Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Green bean casserole is one of the most requested side dishes at family gatherings, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas! But this dish not only is a holiday dinner table staple, but is a regular for normal days too. It smells wonderful coming out of the oven, and the fried onion on top give an added crunch. Not only is it oh-so-delicious, it’s easy to make too!

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