Chances are you have your Thanksgiving main dishes all planned out, but what about your side dishes? Elevate your Thanksgiving feast with these flavorful side dishes. We have a variety of traditional Thanksgiving sides and plenty of interesting recipes to mix it up.
1. Best Turkey Italian Sausage Stuffing
This savory stuffing made with turkey Italian sausage is sure to be a hit on your Thanksgiving dinner table. Rustic bread combined with broth, Italian turkey sausage, onions, celery, heavy cream, and eggs is sure to be a hit. You can make this recipe in advance and scratch one item off of your Thanksgiving day to-do list.
2. Easy Cheesy Potato Casserole with Diced Potatoes
You can’t have a holiday meal without a potato side dish and you are going to love these easy cheesy potatoes! This simple side dish only takes eight ingredients and a few minutes to make, but you’ll be left with an empty serving dish!
3. Easy Recipe for Haricots Verts
If you are looking for a simple but elegant Thanksgiving side dish then these haricots verts (French green beans) are for you! These thin and tender green beans have a mild flavor, that even those who don’t like vegetables will enjoy!
4. Air Fryer Bacon Loaded Cornbread Pudding
If you are looking for a decadent but simple side dish that will have folks clamoring for more then this air fryer bacon loaded corn casserole might be the one. Bacon, cornbread, goat cheese, half and half, French onion dip all come together for a savory side you are going to love!
5. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole
If you are looking for a healthier version of the traditional sweet potato casserole, then give this recipe a look. All of the delicious flavors are there without the added artificial sweeteners and flavors. You can top this healthy sweet potato casserole with nuts, or homemade marshmallows.
6. Roasted Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Pancetta Feta Casserole
Who says casseroles have to be boring? If you’re looking for a fancy casserole for your Thanksgiving dinner table you might like this one. Roasted brussels sprouts, bacon, feta cheese and pomegranate seeds are combined with dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. You can make this delicious dish ahead of time and reheat it for the big day!
7. Corn Casserole with Cream Cheese
If you are looking for a sweet, creamy and delicious Thanksgiving side then you might enjoy this easy corn casserole with cream cheese. This is another side dish that is easy to make ahead and reheat, and all you need to make it are a few ingredients you probably already have at home!
8. Green Bean Casserole with Cream Cheese
Green bean casserole is a classic Thanksgiving side dish, but this version has softened cream cheese combined with the cream of mushroom soup. In this twist on the classic green bean casserole scallions are used for the topping instead of French fried onions. Give it a try, your family will love it!
9. Gouda Cheddar Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin
Smoked gouda, white cheddar, and parmesan cheese are combined with thinly sliced potatoes for this creamy, cheesy, potato side dish. This is a perfect side dish for your next holiday gathering.
10. Baked Gouda Mac and Cheese
If you are looking for a rich and creamy macaroni and cheese dish to serve for the holidays we have found it for you. This baked mac and cheese is so easy to make and the flavors are decadent and amazing. You will definitely want to share this recipe!
11. Air Fryer Whiskey, Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing
If you make your stuffing in the air fryer, you are freeing up your oven for another delicious Thanksgiving dish. This whiskey, sausage, and cranberry stuffing is delicious and it cooks in the air fryer in under 20 minutes and will make your house smell amazing!
12. Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
These rich and creamy garlic mashed potatoes are made from start to finish in your Instant Pot! That leaves a spot on your stove for another Thanksgiving side to cook. You will love these flavorful potatoes that pair perfectly with turkey or ham for your holiday meal.
13. Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry sauce does not have to come from a can. Did you know that it’s really easy to make homemade cranberry sauce with fresh, frozen, or even dried cranberries? Try this simple recipe for delicious cranberry sauce and surprise your guests this year!
14. Sweet Potatoes with Candied Maple Pecans
This recipe has a unique twist on your traditional sweet potato casserole. Instead of pureed sweet potatoes this recipe calls for sliced chunks of sweet potatoes instead, and it’s made with a caramel sauce and topped with candied maple pecans instead of marshmallows. Your Thanksgiving guests will be impressed!
15. Vegan Potato Casserole
This vegan potato casserole is easy to make and you can include a variety of vegetables to suit the tastes of your guest. The “cheesy” sauce is made from nutritional yeast, and non-dairy milk, and tastes so good that non-vegans will enjoy it and may not even be able to tell there’s no dairy cheese in it!
16. Sauteed Julienned Carrots in Maple Thyme Glaze
These sauteed julienned carrots with a maple thyme glaze are so easy to make you may find yourself serving them regularly with your weeknight dinners. They are also “fancy” enough to earn a place on your Thanksgiving dinner table!
17. Air Fryer Butternut Squash with Feta Cheese
Air fryer butternut squash with feta cheese is an easy side dish to make that tastes amazing. Butternut squash, harissa powder, olive oil, feta cheese and an optional walnut topping are all you need to create this flavorful concoction.
18. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey Balsamic Vinegar
Roasting Brussels sprouts gives them a sweet flavor that even people who don’t like brussels sprouts tend to enjoy. Top these roasted sprouts with a homemade honey balsamic vinaigrette for an even sweeter flavor that your guests will love!
19. Air Fryer Cornbread Sausage Stuffing
This tasty stuffing recipe is made quickly in the air fryer with Italian sausage, bread crumbs, veggies, and broth. This savory stuffing is ready in just about 45 minutes in the air fryer and you can use your oven for cooking your other thanksgiving dishes!
20. Healthy Creamed Spinach
Creamed spinach is delicious but the traditional versions are not very healthy. This recipe for creamed spinach uses silken tofu, instead of cheese and dairy products, to lower the calories, and keep it vegan. Don’t worry though it’s full of flavor that your guests will love!
21. Buttery Roasted Acorn Squash
This roasted acorn squash is so easy to prepare and it looks amazing on your dinner table too. Acorn squash roasted to perfection, and then drizzled with maple syrup and topped with pomegranate seeds, and chopped nuts. The flavors are amazing and it will looks so festive on your table!
22. German Style Creamed Spinach
This German style creamed spinach doesn’t use cream cheese, or any cheese, actually, instead this creamed spinach is made with a roux of flour and butter. It is so creamy and delicious you might want to make more than one pan. One for your and one for your guests!