A delicious collection of 45 Thanksgiving sides, with everything from green beans, Brussels sprouts and potatoes to dressings, breads and fruit. Happy holidays!
Who loves all the amazing sides that go with Thanksgiving dinner as much as (or more than) the turkey? Anyone? (Me! Me!) Anyone? (I do! Pick me!)
From the array of vegetables to the massive carb overload – potatoes and rice and stuffing and bread and more – to the sweet cranberry and fruit sides, I’m never sure where to start. Or end. It’s the sides I go back for with seconds. And thirds. And nibbles while I’m “helping” clean up.
The side dishes to me make the meal memorable. Turkey is a given. Ham maybe, too. But the sides. Those are what set each family apart and make each year’s Thanksgiving special. Whether you barely tweak your menu each year or overhaul it completely, you’re sure to find some new favorites from this great collection of side dishes.
Let the vegetables shine on your holiday table!
Harvest squash – What a Girl Eats
Crock pot green bean casserole – Culinary Hill
Balsamic Brussels sprouts – Family Food on the Table
Honey roasted butternut squash with cranberries and feta – Peas & Crayons
Spicy collard greens – Spicy Southern Kitchen
Praline stuffed acorn squash – The Seasoned Mom
Crock pot Brussels sprouts gratin – Crockpot Gourmet (Jennifer)
Honey roasted parsnips and carrots – Aggie’s Kitchen
Easy creamed spinach – The Pretty Bee
Green bean casserole reinvented – Hip Foodie Mom
Honey mustard green beans – Turnip the Oven
Roasted Dijon Brussels sprouts with pomegranates and sunflower seeds – Honestly Nourished
Brussels sprouts gratin – Girl Gone Gourmet
Dressing & stuffing
Whether you like it in the bird or on the side, here are some great recipes to try:
Spicy jalapeño and cheddar cornbread stuffing with sausage – Real Food by Dad
Gluten free wild and brown rice stuffing – The Lemon Bowl
Quinoa, veggie and sausage stuffing – Kitchen Simmer
Shrimp and andouille sausage cornbread dressing – Home Ec 101
Greek holiday rice stuffing – Veggies Don’t Bite
Grandpa’s Secret Stuffing – Bam’s Kitchen
Sausage and chestnut stuffing – Striped Spatula
Potatoes, rice & pasta
Bring it on, let’s make this a feast!
Sweet potato souffle – Healthier Steps
Asiago garlic rosemary potato galette – No Spoon Necessary
Fall harvest rice salad – Family Food on the Table
Truffled scalloped potatoes – This is How I Cook
Sweet potato coconut mash – Haute and Healthy Living
Butternut squash orzo salad – Cooking on the Front Burners
Cajun sweet potato tots with srirachi sauce – Chili Pepper Madness
Cheesy mashed potato green bean casserole – Strawmary Smith
Pumpkin sweet potato risotto – Ex-Sloth
Duchess potatoes – Tea & Biscuits
Coconut pecan sweet potato casserole – My Sweet Mission
‘Cause we’re not quite done with the carb bonanza.
Cranberry corn muffins – The Lean Green Bean
Freeze and bake black pepper and sage buttermilk biscuits – Baker Bettie
Gluten-free skillet cornbread – Dish by Dish
Grain-free butternut squash bread – Strength and Sunshine
Light and tender potato dinner rolls – Gather for Bread
Pumpkin honey corn bread – Feed Your Soul
Gluten-free perigees – Officially Gluten Free
A little something sweet with your savory.
Cranberry apple salad – Family Food on the Table
Apple cranberry chutney – Kevin is Cooking
Roasted cranberry sauce – Life Currents
Spiced apple cranberry sauce with rye – Rhubarbarians
Maple cinnamon cranberry pear sauce – Veggie Inspired Journey
Cranberry carrot salad – Pepper Bowl
Cranberry salsa – Farm Fresh Feasts
Big thanks to all the bloggers who contributed their wonderful recipes. Cheers to a happy – and yummy – holiday season!
** What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Do you have any family recipes you make every year?**