Since I’m a vegetarian, I obviously don’t eat the main turkey course for Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, I live for the side dishes that day. And honestly, our family makes so many side dishes that leave me completely full. If you’d like a few Thanksgiving breakfast ideas, we have those too! Or How to Cook at Turkey!
Thanksgiving, a time to gather with loved ones and express gratitude for the abundance in our lives, is a holiday cherished for its rich traditions and, of course, its delicious food. While the turkey often takes center stage, it’s the variety of side dishes that truly transform the meal into a feast. Whether you’re a seasoned cook looking to add a new twist to your Thanksgiving menu or a novice host seeking inspiration, this article offers a delectable assortment of Thanksgiving side dish ideas that will leave your guests craving seconds and talking about your culinary prowess long after the meal is over.
So I’ve rounded up a bunch of delicious Thanksgiving side dishes for you! And if you’re a big turkey eater, I’m sure you can appreciate your main course being accompanied by side dishes that perfectly pair with it. I hope you’ll find something that sounds amazing to you that you can make this year!
In my family, Thanksgiving means my mom makes her famous cheesy broccoli and rice casserole. She is pretty much famous for it. The combination of cheesy rice and crunchy broccoli is amazing and pairs perfectly with Turkey! I love this spin on a classic recipe from Jason And Shawnda that let’s you use quinoa instead of rice if you so choose.
Obviously Thanksgiving turkey is nothing without stuffing. Here is a recipe from I Wash You Dry for classic, delicious, mouthwatering Thanksgiving stuffing.
nstead of the usual homemade classic plain rolls, try these cheese rolls to spice things up a bit. These cheese and herb scones from Sugar Salt Magic will add something extra special to your Thanksgiving meal this year.
Since Thanksgiving calls for something a little more classy than cracking open a can of green beans, this recipe from Cookie + Kate Ideas will make a great dish, as it pairs of slivered almonds for a nice crunch and miso dressing for a nice light savory flavor.
I won’t lie, sweet potatoes have never been my favorite. They are usually always the side dish I keep passing around the table to the next person. But this recipe from The Seasoned Mom is one sweet potato recipe I would definitely eat. Add toasted, warm, ooey gooey marshmallows on top of anything, and it usually gets devoured.
You either love or hate brussel sprouts, but if you try this recipe from Downshiftology, you might just love them.
Corn is generally a huge favorite, so be sure to try this buttery, smooth and delicious recipe for corn pudding from Onion Rings and Things.
This recipe for spicy glazed baby carrots from I Heart Naptime is naturally sweet and lightly glazed paired with just a touch of red pepper flakes for a little extra kick!
This is a easy recipe from This Healthy Kitchen for delicious and creamy mashed potatoes. A definite staple for any Thanksgiving meal, this is a great recipe because although they are labor intensive, they can be made ahead of time and warmed up when you’re ready to eat them, thus saving you lots of time on Thanksgiving morning.
Jello is a fun and festive Thanksgiving side dish that the kids will love! This raspberry jello salad recipe from Lea’s Cooking is easy to make and sure to be a crowd pleaser. Add a scoop of cool whip on top for an extra special treat!
Thanksgiving is a time to savor not only the company of friends and family but also the culinary delights that grace our tables. These Thanksgiving side dish ideas offer a range of flavors and textures to complement the main event, adding depth and variety to your holiday feast. Whether you’re a fan of tradition or eager to try something new, these delectable side dishes will ensure your Thanksgiving celebration is one to remember. So, this year, get creative, experiment with flavors, and make your Thanksgiving spread a true culinary masterpiece.