30+ Of The Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Serve any of these Thanksgiving Side Dishes and you can be sure that your Thanksgiving spread will impress everyone! From turkey stuffing and sweet potatoes to many others, these Thanksgiving recipes have your holiday meal planning covered!

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Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

I love the holidays! Between the decorations, the parties and all the amazing food, what’s not to love, right?

Of course, a big Thanksgiving meal with all those delicious recipes take a little planning. While you can always count on tasty turkey recipes to be main attraction on the dinner table, let’s be honest. The best holiday spreads are not complete without all the mouth-watering side dishes!     

That’s why I decided to gather up all the tastiest looking Thanksgiving sides and put them together in one place. It makes planning easier for all of us. I’ve included simple side dish recipes that you’ve most likely seen as well as some new recipes that are sure to round out a great Thanksgiving dinner. 

Best Sweet Potato Recipes

What would any Thanksgiving meal be without everyone’s favorite side dish, sweet potatoes! Check out these crowd-pleasing favorites:

1. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan

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Traditional recipes just don’t get any better than this! These roasted sweet potato slices are the perfect side dish for everything from holiday dinners so weeknight meals! With garlic, parmesan and thyme, these delicious potatoes are loaded with flavor.
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2. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

This easy Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows, made with fresh or canned sweet potatoes, this is a traditional Thanksgiving side dish that the whole family will love!
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3. Sweet Potato Souffle

Traditional sweet potato casserole with brown sugar pecan topping is easily my all-time-favorite Thanksgiving side dish! I love how easy it is to make, too.
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4. Honey Cinnamon Roasted Potatoes

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Our Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes are tossed in honey and cinnamon before baking. These are such a simple, cozy side dish that’s perfect for Thanksgiving but it's also great for any night of the week.
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5. Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Maple Butter Sauce

Mashed Sweet Potatoes topped with Cinnamon Maple Butter Sauce for tender, flavorful sweet potatoes perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving meal.
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6. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole on plate
Get this delicious and healthy recipe for sweet potato casserole. It uses yogurt for richness instead of butter and cream, but it tastes just as good as the traditional recipe!
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Green Bean Recipes

Green beans are always a great option for easy side dishes! Check out these recipes that are not only delicious, but that are kid-approved too:

7. Classic Green Bean Casserole

This creamy green bean casserole with canned green beans, frozen, or fresh, is a classic holiday side dish for the holidays that kids and adults both will love. This is French’s green classic recipe!
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8. The Ultimate Green Bean Casserole

This Ultimate Green Bean Casserole is a fresh spin on the classic, using fresh mushrooms and cream to replace the traditionally used canned condensed soup. Believe me, this version is worth a bit of extra work!
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9. Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Tender green beans are wrapped in smoky bacon with a hint of brown sugar and roasted (or air fried) until golden. It's an easy and impressive side dish that is loaded with amazing flavor.
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10. Dijon Maple Green Beans

Dijon Maple Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans, Bacon and Feta. Not your mother’s green beans. No offense to your mother.
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11. Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Lemon and Parmesan

This recipe is about to turn you into a green bean hoarder. It's the perfect side dish to any main course for your Thanksgiving for Christmas dinner.
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12. Green Beans with Bacon, Cranberries and Goat Cheese

These green beans with cranberries, bacon and goat cheese are a healthy addition to your Thanksgiving table that doesn’t skimp on flavor.
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Stuffing/Dressing Recipes

Right next to the turkey, stuffing is next on the list VIP Thanksgiving recipes. The best thing about these recipes is that each one puts a wonderful spin on traditional recipes.

13. Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Stuffing

This sweet and savory stuffing recipe is made easy in the slow cooker! Free up some space in the oven with this slow cooker stuffing recipe. Loaded with sweet chunks of apple and dried cranberries, plus tons of fresh herbs!
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14. Stuffing in a Bundt Pan

Even if you have already gotten your ingredients for Thanksgiving stuffing for this holiday season, no worries, you can still make this recipe and bake it in a bundt pan. Any stuffing recipe will work!
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15. Wild Rice Stuffing with Cranberries and Pecans

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Wild rice stuffing is an easy side dish infused with incredible flavor that will complete your holiday table. Dried cranberries add a touch of sweetness to the nutty taste of this bread-less stuffing.
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Cranberry Recipes

Beautiful, jewel-colored cranberries! Each one of the tasty recipes really highlights this gorgeous fruit in unique and delicious ways.

16. Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Making your own cranberry sauce has never been easier. A simple recipe for cranberry sauce with the extra zest of orange and kick of bourbon!
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17. Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce

Move over, boring cranberry sauce and let your taste buds rejoice! Cranberries are so much better with blueberries and wine! Make your own fresh cranberry and blueberry sauce in 30 minutes. 
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18. Gingered Orange Cranberry Sauce

This Gingered Orange Cranberry Sauce is awesome twist on the traditional recipe and will make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Table.
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19. Cranberry Salad

The best Cranberry Salad! Always a hit at holiday parties! A sweet, tart and creamy side dish. Made with fresh cranberries mixed with crushed pineapple and mini marshmallows with freshly whipped cream mixed in. 
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Squash Recipes

Winter squash always makes a flavorful and colorful side. With these recipes, don’t be surprised if they take center stage!

20. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta is a sweet and savory side dish is perfect for the holidays and loaded with Fall flavor!
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21. Caramelized Butternut Squash

Irresistibly buttery and sweet, this roasted butternut squash with cinnamon feeds a crowd, which makes it perfect addition to your holiday menu!
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22. Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash

Perfectly roasted with maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary. So easy and so so good.
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23. Stuffed Acorn Squash with Apple, Cranberries and Sausage

What do you get when you take a basic acorn squash and fill it with sautéed apples, dried cranberries, sausage and bread that’s been drizzled with butter and baked until perfect? The PERFECT Thanksgiving side dish!
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24. Autumn Pearl Couscous Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

This pearl couscous salad is the epitome of Autumn! Loaded with roasted butternut squash chunks, tons of sweet cranberries, nutty pecans, all tossed with Israeli couscous, and a dijon vinaigrette.
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25. Roasted Butternut and Bacon Soup

This is by far the best butternut squash soup ever, with the help of those crisp bacon bits blended right into the soup!
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Other Popular Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

With all the new and classics covered, here are a few other awesome side dishes that’ll will go great on any holiday dinner table.

26. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

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This amazing Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus recipe makes a super easy and delicious side dish for just about any main course. Fresh garlic and finely grated parmesan cheese add the most incredible flavor!
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27. Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Want a delicious recipe that goes perfectly with both a holiday meal and your everyday dinner? These Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish for any occasion.
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28. Broccoli Salad with Craisins

This broccoli salad with craisins is the perfect way to lighten things up on Thanksgiving Day. Craisins give this crunchy salad extra sweetness and flavor for a healthy side dish that everyone will love.
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29. Roasted Potatoes and Veggies

These roasted potatoes and veggies make one of the best vegetable side dishes you'll ever make. Make with simple ingredients, this is perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu lineup!
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30. Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Prosciutto

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Roasted Brussels sprouts with prosciutto and sweet balsamic vinegar, dressed up with toasted slivered almonds over the top for a little added crunch!
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31. Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Enjoy this smooth and creamy mashed cauliflower at your next meal!  Roasted garlic and fresh rosemary give it great flavor and an elegant twist, making it perfect for special occasion dinners.
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All I know is I’m going to have a very hard time narrowing down my choices! Which of these Thanksgiving side dishes will you be serving? Drop me and comment and let me know.

Now that you have some awesome and easy side dish recipes to choose from, take a look at these other Thanksgiving recipes and tablescape ideas!

Thanksgiving Desserts That’ll Make You Want to Skip the Turkey

Don’t know what Thanksgiving desserts to serve this year? From pumpkin pies to Thanksgiving cheesecake, you can’t go wrong with any of these delicious dessert ideas!
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Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Need a Thanksgiving turkey recipe for the holidays? There are a gazillion ways to cook a turkey but these are some of my all time favorites! From traditional turkey recipes to cranberry turkey in puff pastry, there are no shortage of mouthwatering holiday recipes to choose from!
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12 Amazingly Easy & Inexpensive Thanksgiving Tablescapes

You can have a beautiful Thanksgiving without breaking the bank!  Just take some inspiration from these gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescapes.
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30+ of the Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Serve any of these Thanksgiving Side Dishes and you can be sure that your Thanksgiving spread will impress everyone! From turkey stuffing and sweet potatoes to many others, these Thanksgiving recipes have your holiday meal planning covered!


  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan
  • Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
  • Sweet Potato Souffle
  • Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Maple Butter Sauce 
  • Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Classic Green Bean Casserole
  • Ultimate Green Bean Casserole
  • Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
  • Dijon Maple Green Beans 
  • Roasted Green Beans with Lemon and Parmesan
  • Green Beans with Cranberries, Bacon and Goat Cheese
  • Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Stuffing
  • Stuffing in a Bundt Pan
  • Wild Rice Stuffing


  • Choose a side dish recipe.
  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Make a delicious side dish for your Thanksgiving meal.
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  1. You put together a wonderful list of sides! These all look delicious!

    1. Thanks so much! I’m having a hard time narrowing down which ones I want to make for Thanksgiving!

  2. A friend of mine made the sweet potato souffle as part of a meal for my family and I after my son was born last year, it was phenomenal. I don’t normally eat sweet potatoes but that is one way I will now! I wouldn’t mind trying the recipe of stuffing and sausage.

    1. I agree that those both look delicious! I’m a huge sweet potato fan so I’ll definitely be making one of these…just don’t know which one yet! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Oh my goodness, what an array of thanksgiving recipes, I can see many that are of interest.
    Would love to have you come and share on my Weekly Friday Features.
    Hope you have a great week!

    1. I always love visiting your parties so you’ll definitely be seeing me! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. What a great collection of side dishes. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Thanks, too for sharing lots of your ideas and tips at the party. I’ve pinned and tweeted them.

    1. Thanks so much and thanks also for always hosting such a great party!

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