Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving side dishes can be the cornerstone  of your holiday  dinner table, rounding out all  the foods in your holiday feast.
Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

By Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

There  is more  to Thanksgiving  than just  having….turkey. Side dishes will gather around the table just as  quickly as family. And you will  need a good selection  to  keep all  your guests as happy and  stuffed as can be. *burp*!

From Petit Pois to Pumpkin Pie Spice I have a good variety  of  recipes for you  to browse as you plan your big dinner spread.

50+ Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes Your Family
Will Pile Their Plates With On Turkey Day

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Browse the list of recipes below to get a peek at all the  delicious recipes  you will want  for  your big day!

No  matter what kind  of sides your  family and  guests  prefer- from savory potatoes to moist stuffings to  crisp  salads to sweet  topped casseroles, there is  something  for them to enjoy here.

Thanksgiving  Side Dishes

1. Favorite Side Dishes: Apple Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Apple-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Apple Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Flavorful sauce with autumn berries, apples, ginger, and wine. Yes, I said wine.

2. Favorite Side Dishes: Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

Easy to make creamy broccoli casserole is a great alternative to the usual green beans on your holiday table.

3. Favorite Side Dishes: Creamy Peas with Mushrooms and Garlic

Creamy Peas with Mushrooms and Garlic

Creamy Peas with Mushrooms and Garlic

Irish style fresh peas and ‘shrooms with a creamy cheese sauce.

4. Favorite Side Dishes: Cranberry Glazed Carrots

Cranberry Glazed Carrots

Cranberry Glazed Carrots

Tender steamed carrots with a sweet and savory cranberry glaze makes a perfect easy side dish.

5.  Favorite Side Dishes: Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread  and Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread stuffing with sausage and dried cranberries is perfect with chicken, turkey, or chops.

6. Favorite Side Dishes: Yellow Squash Casserole- Boarding House Style

Yellow Squash Casserole

Yellow Squash Casserole: Boarding House Style

7. Favorite Side Dishes: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

8. Favorite Side Dishes:  Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach dresses up simple greens  with  creamy cheese, garlic and  herbs for an over the top side dish made  in just minutes.

9. Favorite Side Dishes: Whole Berry Maple-Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Whole Berry Maple-Cranberry Sauce

Whole Berry Maple-Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Whole Berry Maple-Bourbon Cranberry Sauce is deliciously easy! Bourbon mellows the bite of the berries

for a smooth, sweet, flavorful sauce.

10. Favorite Side Dishes: Country Style Green Beans with  Ham

Country Style Green beans with Ham

Country Style Green Beans with  Ham

Green beans simply seasoned with ham makes a comforting side dish.

11. Favorite Side Dishes: Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes

Funeral potatoes, also widely known as Hash Brown Casserole, is a staple of community cookbooks.

12. Favorite  Side Dishes:  Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Praline Syrup

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Praline Syrup

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Praline Syrup

Simple and delicious way to dress up an ordinary baked sweet potato

13. Favorite Side Dishes: Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Whole berry cranberry sauce with sweet heat.

14. Favorite Side Dishes: Southern Cornbread Stuffing or Dressing

Southern Cornbread Stuffing or Dressing

Southern Cornbread Stuffing or Dressing

Traditional cornbread stuffing for roasts, chops, turkey and chicken, all from scratch.

15. Favorite Side Dishes: Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Green Bean Casserole is like the classic recipe which uses canned beans and soup but made even better from scratch.

16. Favorite Side Dishes: Honey Roasted Carrots with Lemon and  Herbs

Honey Roasted Carrots with Lemon and Herbs

Honey Roasted Carrots with Lemon  and Herbs

Simple method for preparing tender roasted carrots in the oven, sheet pan style, with garlic, honey and fresh  herbs.

17. Favorite Side Dishes: Swiss Chalet Mac &  Cheese

Swiss Chalet Mac and Cheese

Swiss Chalet Mac & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese with the flavors of a Swiss fondue.

18. Favorite Side Dishes: Pumpkin Saffron  Rice

Pumpkin Saffron Rice

Pumpkin  Saffron Rice

Moroccan style pumpkin saffron rice with bits and bobs of pumpkin, raisins, pine nuts, and spice.

19. Favorite Side Dishes: Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots & Pine Nuts

Green beans with Caramelized Shallots and Pine Nuts

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Pine Nuts

Quick, simple and healthy way to serve beans a little bit more upscale.

20. Favorite Side Dishes: Baked Stuffed Acorn  Squash

Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash

Baked Stuffed Acorn  Squash

Leftover Thanksgiving cornbread stuffing? Here’s a great use for it.

21. Favorite Side Dishes: White Castle Stuffing or Dressing

White Castle Stuffing or dressing

White Castle Stuffing  or Dressing

The legendary White Castle hamburger makes an appearance in a traditional stuffing or dressing mix, adding a surprisingly delicious flavor twist.

22. Favorite Side Dishes: Low Sugar Blood Orange Cranberry Sauce

Low Sugar Blood Orange Cranberry Sauce

Blood Orange Cranberry Sauce  made from scratch with far less sugar and calories than usual.

23. Favorite Side Dishes: Roasted Brussels  Sprouts with Apple and Pecan

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple and Pecan

Roasted Brussels  Sprouts with Apple  and  Pecan

Roasted Brussels sprouts with apples and pecan make this simple treatment a wonderful side dish perfect for the autumn season.

24. Favorite Side Dishes:  Fresh  Applesauce

Fresh Applesauce

Fresh Applesauce

Fresh applesauce made easily with the first harvests of summer.

25. Favorite Side Dishes: Sweet Corn  Cake (Tamalitos)

Sweet Corn Cake (Tamalitos

Sweet Corn Cake (Tamalitos)

Sweet corn cake, or also called tamalitos has the texture of spoon bread, and is like the version served at Mexican restaurants.

26. Favorite Side Dishes: Caramelized Butternut  Squash

caramelized butternut squash

Caramelized  Butternut  Squash

Caramelized Butternut Squash is Ina Garten’s exquisitely simple yet delicious method for roasting butternut squash.

27. Favorite Side Dishes: Rotkohl – German Red Cabbage

Rotkohl - German Red Cabbage

Rotkohl – German Red Cabbage

Braised sweet and sour red cabbage is a perfect side dish in Autumn.

28. Favorite Side Dishes: Creamy Baked Macaroni and  Cheese

creamy baked macaroni and cheese

Creamy  Baked Macaroni  and Cheese

Deliciously creamy baked macaroni and cheese easily made from scratch with a blend of cheeses makes the best macaroni and cheese ever.

29. Favorite Side Dishes: Mushroom Long Grain and Wild Rice Pilaf

Mushroom Long Grain and Wild Rice Pilaf

Mushroom Long Grain and Wild Rice Pilaf

A great way to make your own wild rice pilaf at home, minus the box.

30. Favorite Side Dishes: Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Creamy, buttery mashed potatoes cook up in only 7 minutes in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

31. Favorite Side Dishes: Old-Fashioned Chestnut Stuffing or Dressing

Old-Fashioned Chestnut Stuffing or Dressing

Old-Fashioned Chestnut Stuffing or Dressing

Old-Fashioned Chestnut Stuffing or Dressing is a traditional moist dressing often associated with the holidays and made with chestnuts.

32. Favorite Side Dishes:  Glazed  Baby Carrots Dijon

Glazed Baby Carrots Dijon

Glazed Baby  Carrots  Dijon

So simple to prepare and really is quite delicious!

33. Favorite Side Dishes: Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

Make short work of your apple picking bounty by using your Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker to make this quick and easy applesauce.

34. Favorite Side Dishes: Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin gnocchi, are Italian pasta dumplings made with pumpkin and seasoned with a sage brown butter for a simple side dish to an autumn meal.

35. Favorite Side Dishes: Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes have thinly sliced potatoes  in a light,  creamy cream cheese and  chive sauce, baked in  the style of a gratin.

36. Favorite Side Dishes: Roasted Butternut Squash with Candied Bacon  & Pecans

Roasted Butternut Squash with Candied Bacon and Pecans

Roasted Butternut Squash with Candied Bacon  & Pecans

Roasted Butternut Squash with Candied Bacon and Pecans brings out the natural sweetness of winter squash.

37. Favorite Side Dishes: Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Slow cooker macaroni and cheese cooks everything at once in your crockpot for creamy delicious cheesy noodles in a couple of short hours.

38. Favorite Side Dishes: Red Cabbage  with Cranberry

Red Cabbage with Cranberry

Red Cabbage with  Cranberry

Braised rotkohl (red cabbage) with cranberry for the holidays.

39. Favorite Side Dishes: Honey Roasted Carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots

Honey Roasted  Carrots

Roasted caramelized carrots with a hint of sweetness and rosemary! So easy!

40. Favorite Side Dishes: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pecans

Easy roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pecans is the perfect simple vegetable side dish

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pecans

Probably the best and easiest way I have ever used to make a delicious winter side dish of roasted vegetables

41. Favorite Side Dishes: Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes makes quick and easy work of getting a roasted potato to the table in time for supper.

42. Favorite Side Dishes: Old-Fashioned Bread and Celery Dressing or Stuffing

old fashioned bread and celery dressing or stuffing

Old-Fashioned Bread and Celery Dressing or Stuffing

Traditional moist dressing, baked outside of the bird. I make this when I am cooking a turkey breast without the cavity.

43. Favorite Side Dishes: Cranberry Persimmon Couscous

Cranberry Persimmon Couscous

Cranberry Persimmon Couscous

Couscous with the flavors of fruit and spices make an easy and elegant side dish.

44. Favorite Side Dishes: Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

The flavor of the tropics in  this  classic mac salad

45. Favorite Side Dishes: Pan-Roasted Carrots with Apple Molasses

Pan Roasted Carrots with Apple Molasses

Pan Roasted Carrots  with Apple Molasses

This simple roasted carrots recipe has a buttery apple glaze with a hint of Dijon.

46. Favorite Side Dishes: Easy Fried Apples

Easy Fried Apples

Easy Fried Apples

Simple and delicious fried apples  make a comforting side dish perfect for autumn suppers including pork chops, cabbage rolls and roast beef.

47. Favorite Side Dishes: Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Baked winter acorn  squash is stuffed with caramelized apples for a perfect autumnal side dish.

48. Favorite Side Dishes:  Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

Delicious soft cloverleaf dinner rolls for your table!

49. Favorite Side Dishes: Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

Classic Autumn apple salad with raisins, nuts and honey.

50. Favorite Side Dishes: Easy Turkey  Gravy

Easy Turkey Gravy

Easy Turkey Gravy

Turkey gravy made simply with giblets and tidbits of turkey.

Some Handy Extras:

Basic Turkey Stock

Basic and essential turkey stock made from the carcass in the slow cooker.

Basic Turkey Stock

Cornbread  Stuffing  Mix

What an easy and frugal way to turn your leftover corn bread into a wonderful stuffing mix to use at Thanksgiving!

Cornbread Stuffing Mix

Herb Seasoned  Stuffing Mix

Homemade shelf-stable, make-ahead herb seasoned cubes for making stuffing and dressing.

Herb Seasoned Stuffing Mix

Pumpkin  Pie Spice

Simple homemade mix for pumpkin pie spice from your pantry.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Making  and Using Fresh Herb Butter

Making and using fresh herb compound butter from your own grown herbs is simple, fun to do, and the sensible thing!

Fresh Herb Compound Butter

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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  1. Looking forward to many more postings. You have a wonderful way of writing that I enjoy along with fantastic recipes!

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