35 Thanksgiving Sides You HAVE TO Try

Can you believe Thanksgiving is around the corner? Although the holiday may look a little different it will not stop us from enjoying our traditional…


Can you believe Thanksgiving is around the corner? Although the holiday may look a little different it will not stop us from enjoying our traditional dinner. I gathered these ideas Thanksgiving sides and just had to share!

Last year was the first we celebrated in our home and made our meal ourselves. It was so much fun and filled with so many memories we wish to turn into traditions with our kids.

The best part of the holidays for us are the moments we share with our kids. Cooking our turkey and Thanksgiving sides together will be a tradition full of fun & tiny cooks!

This list of Thanksgiving sides has it all! From corn bread to veggies to stuffing recipes for your family to enjoy.

Thanksgiving Sides

1.Spinach Stuffing Balls

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!

35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

2.Green Beans and Mushrooms

This super easy Green Beans with Mushrooms recipe, with buttery garlic and onion flavors, is a traditional holiday side dish for my family. It’s healthy, quick and adds a burst of color to your dinner plate!

green beans

3.Zesty Green Bean Casserole

Creamy and comforting, this Green Bean Casserole is made completely from scratch. The extra effort of using fresh green beans and a zesty homemade mushroom cheese sauce really improves upon this classic holiday casserole. Topped with golden buttery panko crumbs and French’s fried onions, it’s practically irresistable.

35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

4.Gluten-Free 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!

35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

5.Homemade Yeast Rolls

Our homemade yeast rolls are just like the one’s Grandma used to make. Warm, tender dinner rolls topped with melted butter. Serve them as-is or with honey!

35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

6.Sautéed Rapini

Switch up regular broccoli for rapini at Thanksgiving. It’s so much more tasty and won’t take up as much precious real estate on the plate as normal broccoli does!

35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

7.Paleo & Keto Seed and Nut Bread

This easy keto and paleo diet friendly seed and nut bread recipe is super fast. It uses only seeds and nuts plus a bit of spice and oil. Great option for those leftover sandwiches


8.Pumpkin and Herbs Casserole

I love a good pumpkin anything! Excited to add this pumpkin and herbs casserole to my list of thanksgiving sides !


9.Vegan Goat Cheese

This vegan goat cheese is very quickly made and has two versions: creamy and a solid option. It is great for those following special diets!

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10.Baked Chickpeas with Butternut Squash

I am a new fan of butternut squash. Cannot wait to try this baked chickpeas with butternut squash recipe!

thanksgiving chickpeas with butternut squash casserole

11.Homemade Cranberry Cider Sauce

I was 28 years old the first time I tried cranberry sauce! Can you believe it? Now, it is a key part of our thanksgiving sides list! Can’t wait to try this version of a homemade cranberry cider sauce.

35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

12.Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apples

I love recipes that require little prep. This slow cooker butternut squash and apples takes all but 5 minutes to prepare and is cooked by your slow cooker! That is a HUGE win in my book.

butternut squash

13.Cream Cheese Corn Casserole

I LOVE corn! On the cob, in a casserole, creamed- HOWEVER! This cream cheese corn casserole has my name on it!


14.Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Bake

Trying new recipes is one of my favorite things to do. It’s a great way to introduce my family to new flavors. This sweet potato apple cranberry bake is another that is easy to prep!


15.Holiday Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Pecans

This Holiday Wild Rice Pilaf has pecans and I am sold! It sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving sides dish. I love that is is an easy one pot dish.

Wild Rice Pilaf

16.Smashed Butternut Squash with Sage

Maybe you swap the mashed potatoes for smashed butternut squash? Maybe have both? I love having a few mashed options for the little ones to enjoy.

35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

17.Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

If there is one side that is ALWAYS a must on our thanksgiving sides dish it is macaroni and cheese. The kids love it. The adults love it. It is a true win win! My favorite is a truly Southern feeling recipe like this baked macaroni and cheese recipe!

macaroni and cheese

18.Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing with Apples and Celery

I love changing up the stuffing recipe at our table. Stuffing is such a staple of Thanksgiving. This Easy stuffing recipe with apples and celery sounds like absolute heave.


19.Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts

Anyone else a huge fan of brussel sprouts? We have them weekly in our home and are always looking for new ways to cook them. These Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts with Turkey Bacon and Parmesan sound so delicious and right up our alley!

image of pan seared brussels sprouts with turkey bacon in a bowl

20.Firehouse Green Beans with Bacon

My oldest, Zoey, LOVES green beans AND bacon! Cannot wait to show her this green beans with bacon recipe!

green beans in pan

21.Soft Homemade Crescent Rolls

Rolls for Thanksgiving are non-negotiable. I LOVE a soft roll with butter with my Thanksgiving dinner. Do allow ample time to make as the dough needs a night to rise.

Soft Homemade Crescent Rolls

22.Cranberry Orange Sauce

Remember when I said I like to try new recipes? This Cranberry Orange sauce sounds so delicious! I love that it can be made ahead of time too!

cranberry sauce

23.Green Beans Almondine

This green beans almondine recipe doesn’t just sound delicious- it looks beautiful! What a great side for special occasions or mid-week dinners. It takes only 20 minutes to make!

Green beans almondine in a black Staub skillet.

24.Candied Yams

Candied yams are my jam! I love this Thanksgiving side so much! But can you believe I have never made them myself? I am so excited to give these a try!

candied yams

25.Garlic and Herb Carrots

I love this garlic and herb carrots because they are easily made in your Instant Pot! I love how easy they are to make!

carrots and herbs

26.Pumpkin Cornbread

I love that this pumpkin cornbread is perfect for Thanksgiving but also a great pairing to chili and some other Fall favorite foods!

Related Post: 55 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

pumpkin cornbread on plate

27.Roasted Pear, Walnut, and Cranberry Salad

My husband loves a tasty salad any time! This salad is perfect for the holidays with the roasted pears, walnuts, and cranberries for that holiday spin!


28.Zucchini Gratin

Having a few zucchini plants in my garden I was extra excited for this zucchini gratin recipe! Cannot wait to try it with zucchinis straight from my own garden.

close up picture of zucchini gratin in a baking dish

29.Braised Red Cabbage

This braised red cabbage recipe is so simple. From what I hear it pairs great with all your Fall and Winter favorites!

braised red cabbage

30.Roasted Sweet Potato Stuffing

I love different variations of stuffing. Sweet potatoes are an absolute favorite of mine and would love to try this roasted sweet potato stuffing recipe!

35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

31.Cream Style Corn

I love making creamed corn! This cream style corn recipe is so cheesy and takes you only 5 minutes to prep! Talk about a win!

creamed corn

32.Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

We cannot miss out on any mashed potatoes recipes! It is an absolute classic Thanksgiving side! This red skin mashed potatoes recipe calls from caramelized onions- YUM!

Bowl of red skin mashed potatoes with melted cheese and bacon pieces on top

33.Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

The sweet potatoes with marshmallows mix is something I enjoy so much! This is a great twist to your traditional casserole!

35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

34.Green Bean Casserole

This green bean casserole is make completely from scratch! Add that wow factor with this recipe!

green bean casserole from scratch

35.Au Gratin Potatoes

I love Au Gratin Potatoes! They are a delicious and cheesy dish I cannot get enough of. These will be a great addition to your dinner table any time!

Au Gratin Potatoes in a white baking dish.
35 Thanksgiving Sides You Must Try

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