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Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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It is almost Turkey Day, but the turkey does not have to be the only star this Thanksgiving why not add some delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes?

Hint: Have your menu planner and shopping list handy.

Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Easy and popular side dishes the are winners for this Thanksgiving’s feast. I have put together a collection of our favorite recipes I hope your family will enjoy too. We like traditional Thanksgiving recipes such as, sweet potato casserole, pineapple bake, and broccoli casserole. This year, however, we are mixing it up with some new recipes too.

 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

It would not seem like thanksgiving without the traditional side dishes. I wanted to share some of our favorites with you.

Sweet Potato Casserole

What is more traditional than sweet potato casserole served on Thanksgiving? Every year I make the sweet potato casserole and I have tweaked my recipe over the years to what it is today — the BEST Sweet Potato Casserole Ever.

Delicious Sweet Potato Casserole

Delicious Sweet Potato Casserole


Baked Pineapple Casserole

This classic Thanksgiving favorite is easy to make and everyone looks forward to it every year. My favorite Baked Pineapple Casserole recipe was created by Sharon from Grits and Pine Cones. Sharon’s recipe has the perfect combination of salt, sweet and of course buttery cheesy topping.

Southern Baked Pineapple Casserole

Southern Baked Pineapple Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Looking for the ultimate in comfort food? Fluffy, cheesy whipped potatoes that you will be dreaming about for days. The best recipe for this favorite was created by Michelle from The Last Food Blog. Thanksgiving’s mashed potatoes just got better with butter and cheese! Your guests will be asking for the recipe so print some out before dinner.

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is so easy to make ahead and delicious too. If you like fresh cranberry sauce you will want to serve my favorite cranberry recipe created by Sam from Sugar Spun Run. Sam’s delicious Homemade Cranberry Sauce recipe features fresh cranberries and 3 other ingredients. Your guests will enjoy how the cranberry sauce compliments your Thanksgiving turkey.

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli is one of my family’s favorite vegetables, so this yummy Broccoli Casserole created by Janelle from Num’s The Word is a holiday staple. Janelle’s broccoli and cheese casserole with buttery Ritz crackers is the best holiday broccoli casserole we have tried.

Broccoli Casserole Thanksgiving side dish

Broccoli Casserole Thanksgiving side dish

Cornbread Pudding

Savory cornbread pudding is the best way to use leftover cornbread. So make the cornbread the night before and use the leftovers for cornbread pudding the next day. Your guests will be delighted with this side dish from Pinch and Swirl.

Savory Cornbread Bread Pudding

Savory Cornbread Bread Pudding

Easy Sausage Stuffing Recipe

It would be sinful not to serve stuffing on Thanksgiving and we like the sausage stuffing. My daughter, Olivia, makes the stuffing every year and she might add a thing or two to the sausage stuffing recipe such as diced apples or cranberries, but the basic easy recipe is the same. If you love easy and delicious you will want to add Easy Sausage Stuffing from Joy Food Sunshine to your Thanksgiving menu.

Thanksgiving side dishes Savory Sausage Stuffing

Thanksgiving side dishes Savory Sausage Stuffing

Modern Thanksgiving Side Dishes

I like to serve several green vegetables for Thanksgiving and I wanted to add some modern recipes to liven up the menu. If you have been serving traditional side dishes for Thanksgiving then your guests will be delighted to find some “new” fare on the menu. and it can get a little boring so adding some “new” sides to you menu keeps your Thanksgiving menu exciting.

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Fall is my favorite time of year with beautiful weather and great food! This fresh and modern salad will be a fast favorite too I am sure. Roasted butternut squash, bacon, radishes, apple, candied pecans, feta cheese served over a bed of crisp greens and topped with maple mustard vinaigrette salad dressing. Ashlea from All the Healthy Things created this amazing Fall Harvest Salad.

Fall Harvest Roasted Butternut Salad

Fall Harvest Roasted Butternut Salad – Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish

Roasted Brussels Sprouts – Maple Balsamic

Have you tried roasted brussels sprouts? Simple ingredients and a baking pan are all this recipe requires. Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts was created by Kristine from Kristine’s Kitchen. Roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, pecans and dried cranberries will be another “new” Thanksgiving side dish favorite.

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Are you hungry yet who wouldn’t be after seeing all those beautiful recipe photos?

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What are your Thanksgiving side dish must haves, such as potatoes, stuffing, green veggie?

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Pam West

Monday 15th of May 2023

A beautiful selection of side dishes for Thanksgiving. I appreciate you compiling this. I'll record it. 1v1 lol


Friday 7th of May 2021

A wonderful list of Thanksgiving side dishes. Thanks for this compilation. I'll take a note.

Marilyn Lesniak

Saturday 30th of November 2019

Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!


Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Great recipes here, Kippi! Thank you :) Pinned for the holidays

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