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28 of the Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Looking for some of the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes and ideas? I love preparing a Thanksgiving dinner, so I am excited to try some of these new and unique Thanksgiving sides this year!

28 of the Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes - you will love the ideas on this Thanksgiving dinner sides list

Thanksgiving sides & recipes

I am so excited for the holiday season, this is truly my favorite time of year! As we’re all planning our Thanksgiving and Christmas menus, it’s great to get new recipe ideas to go with the big dinner. Even though the main event is usually a nice oven-roasted turkey, I think that the Thanksgiving side dishes on the table are just as important!

Easy Thanksgiving menu ideas

The best side dishes make a great compliment to the turkey and other meats. Whether you’re looking for salads, vegetables, stuffings, casseroles, rice, and other great sides, you’ve come to the right place! If you are looking for unique side dishes to serve this year, here are a bunch of great savory Thanksgiving side dish recipes to make.

Holiday Thanksgiving dinner table with turkey and side dishes

25 of the Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes to Try

If you are putting together your holiday menu this Thanksgiving, awesome side dish recipes are a must. With lots of recipes to choose from, we have more than just the top 10 Thanksgiving sides! Make one of these easy Thanksgiving side dishes to impress your guests this holiday. We also have a list of some of the best Thanksgiving pie recipes, so try out some of those for dessert!


Vegetable side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner

We all love a good pot of mashed potatoes and gravy, but there are plenty of other veggies to make for Thanksgiving. These are some of the most unique and best vegetable sides for Thanksgiving dinner!

Bacon Green Beans Thanksgiving dinner Side Dish

Honey + Lime

1. Bacon and green beans saute

2. Slow cooker creamed corn

3. Honey maple roasted carrots

4. Pesto stuffed mushrooms

5. Perfect spicy potato salad

6. Rosemary and garlic mashed cauliflower

Provencal-Style Stuffed Onions

The View from Great Island

7. Provencal stuffed onions

8. Orange-glazed Brussels sprouts with butternut squash

9. Mouthwatering Parmesan stuffed mushrooms

10. Garlic, lemon, and Parmesan Brussels sprouts

11. Quinoa and pumpkin seed stuffed acorn squash


Baked side dishes and casseroles for Thanksgiving

We love a good, hot casserole, and these awesome baked casseroles make the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes!

Creamy bacon and corn casserole recipe side dish

Adventures of Mel

12. Creamy bacon and corn casserole

13. Loaded mashed potato casserole

14. Sweet potato casserole

15. Lobster macaroni and cheese

16. Baked sweet potato fries

17. Green bean casserole


Rice, bread, and stuffing side dish recipes

Add some of our favorite rice side dish recipes, breads, and Thanksgiving stuffing recipes to your holiday menu.

Apple Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf side dish recipe

Carlsbad Cravings

18. Cranberry, apple, and pecan wild rice pilaf

19. Savory sage, onion, and smoked bacon stuffing

20. Vegan cashew stuffing

21. Acorn squash with rice and sausage stuffing

22. Garlic and rosemary skillet bread

23. Almond Basmati rice pilaf


Thanksgiving salads and more unique sides

What is a good salad for Thanksgiving dinner? These Thanksgiving salad ideas are perfect for your table this year!

Orange Cranberry compote side dish recipe

24. Cranberry orange compote side dish recipe

25. Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

26. Spiced cranberry chutney with apricots

27. Cranberry orange quinoa salad

28. Fall Panzanella salad recipe

Fall Panzanella Salad

House of Nash Eats

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

We hope you enjoy this list of the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes, they are truly amazing and I can’t wait to give some of them a try! Whether it’s a popular Thanksgiving side dish or something entirely new, we hope you find something you love.

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