Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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These Thanksgiving Side Dishes are my absolute most favorite recipes for the holiday. Whether you like to keep things really classic and traditional, or like to try out new things, we have a side dish for you.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

What food are you most excited for on Thanksgiving day? It sounds silly to almost everyone I know, but I love cranberry sauce! I think it’s because I eat it only one time the entire year so I’m ready for it by the time the holiday comes around.

Check out all of these great sides we gathered up for you.

BEST Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Funeral Potatoes

This easy Funeral Potatoes recipe is perfect! Potatoes in a creamy sauce topped with buttery corn flakes cereal and then baked until hot and bubbly– great for any occasion and always such a huge hit!

Funeral Potatoes - Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots

Delicious baby carrots with brown sugar and butter cooked up in the Instant Pot.

Forking lifting up three finished carrots.

Creamy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes are easy because they’re in the Crock Pot and taste amazing with a wonderful mix of herbs and spices like garlic powder and onion powder.

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes in a serving bowl.

Classic Green Been Casserole

Not only is green bean casserole one of everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving foods ever, it’s incredibly easy to make and has the delicious crunch of French’s Fried Onions.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Easy Watergate Salad

If you love a sweet salad filled with pineapple, marshmallows, pecans, Cool Whip, and pistachio pudding, then this Easy Watergate Salad is just perfect! A deliciously cool and creamy addition to any dinner plate, this salad is impressive yet very quick and easy with only 5 ingredients.

Watergate Salad

The BEST Cornbread Dressing

How would you like a delicious recipe that is quick and easy to prepare? This amazing Cornbread Dressing Recipe is super delicious and may become a favorite in your household. This is a wonderful dish to have for Thanksgiving or any dinner. You can share this amazing recipe with your friends and family.

Cornbread Dressing

Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Soft sweet potatoes smashed with a fork and then drizzled with garlic butter and parsley before being baked to golden brown perfection.

spooning butter onto sweet potatoes

Best Corn Casserole

This corn casserole recipe just requires a box of Jiffy mix and only 5 other simple ingredients. It’s buttery and so very tasty!

Cheesy and Creamy Corn Casserole Recipe - Thankgiving Side Dishes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Toasted Pecans, and Dried Cranberries via Julia’s Album…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Toasted Pecans, and Dried Cranberries is an easy Christmas side dish that will add colors and vibrancy to your holiday menu!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Toasted Pecans, and Dried Cranberries.

30 Minute Dinner Rolls

After you make these quick dinner rolls you will never want store bought rolls again. It’s pretty hard to believe that these take just 30 minutes with prep and baking time.

10 Minute Dinner Rolls

Slow Cooker Hash Brown Casserole

Crockpot Hash Brown Casserole is a yummy version of the Cracker Barrel most desired recipe that we all love and with just FIVE ingredients.

Slow Cooker Hash Brown Casserole with just five ingredients is the easiest brunch dish you'll make and the whole family will love it!

Brussel Sprout Salad

Brussel Sprout Salad with dried cranberries, apples and pomegranate seeds is a side dish packed with nutrients and flavor. This salad can serve as a great side dish for the Holidays.

Brussel Sprout Salad

Instant Pot Cranberry Butter

Cranberry Butter is a perfect sweet and tart recipe that pairs beautifully with all of the holiday trimmings. While these cranberries cook your kitchen will smell so festive!

Instant Pot Cranberry Butter in a mason jar next to holiday decorations

Honey Butter Skillet Corn

We add butter, honey and cream cheese to this corn recipe. Ready in less than 15 minutes and is made with only 6 simple ingredients.

Honey Butter Skillet Corn

Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

This stuffing is similar to a classic but we add sausage to it and cook it in the oven and not in the turkey. You’ll want to make this other times besides Thanksgiving for sure.

Best Ever Sausage Cornbread Stuffing finished and in a white skillet.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This Thanksgiving Side Dish of sweet potatoes with cinnamon and brown sugar. I much prefer it over a marshmallow casserole.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Snickers Apple Salad

Snickers Apple Salad is an incredibly easy dessert that is a hit with everyone. This is my go-to treat for every BBQ I ever attend!

Snickers Apple Salad

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

A delicious take on the classic twice baked potatoes recipe is full of flavor with ingredients like bacon, green onions, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.

Loaded Mashed potato Casserole

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Ambrosia Salad is my all time favorite side dish to make for potlucks, parties, cookouts, or the Holidays. This creamy fruit salad also makes a nice, refreshing dessert any day of the week. Best of all, this recipe can be whipped up in 15 minutes or less!

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese is the homemade side dish every family loves. With it’s gooey cheese sauce and the slight crunch of the breadcrumb topping, it’s a total fan favorite. 

Baked Mac and Cheese

Loaded Broccoli Salad

This Loaded Broccoli Salad is a crisp, creamy, refreshing side dish! This fresh salad is filled with broccoli, cauliflower, bacon, purple onions, cheese, and a homemade dressing your family will really love.

Loaded Broccoli Salad

White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

One bite of this White Cheddar Mac and Cheese recipe and you will never reach for the boxed stuff again. This elevated mac and cheese is an amazing side dish for the Holidays.

White Mac and Cheese Recipe

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

This is a terrific way to eat Brussels sprouts if they aren’t usually your thing. They’re covered in ranch and roasted in parmesan cheese. So good!

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Texas Roadhouse Rolls with honey cinnamon butter is the bread recipe you need in your life right now. These warm, soft, sweet rolls are just as good as the ones from a restaurant.

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Oven Roasted Potatoes

This is the best Oven Roasted Potatoes you will ever have! This side dish recipe is perfect for any meal really, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Your friends and family will be so excited to give these delicious potatoes a try and will be coming around for seconds.

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Cherry Fluff Salad

I love making Cherry Fluff Salad for the Holidays! It is a delicious dessert salad side dish full of fruit and whipped cream that everyone will enjoy.

Cherry Fluff Salad

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Make these Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes as a substitute for your classic sweet potato or mashed potato recipes. A perfect addition to any meal, this recipe is ready in a short time and packed with savory goodness.

Instant-Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Thanksgiving Side Dishes


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