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Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

A collection of the very best Thanksgiving side dish recipes, including classic Thanksgiving sides and a few new recipes that will steal the show.

Do you want to mix things up this Thanksgiving? Each Thanksgiving, I feel obligated to make Green Bean Casserole. I don’t have anything against it, really. I just yearn for something a little different.

Here is a collection of some show stopping side dishes that will complement your Thanksgiving turkey.

Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

I absolutely love the typical Thanksgiving fare of mashed potatoes and stuffing, slathered in turkey gravy. However, each year I try to introduce my family and friends to a couple of new Thanksgiving side dish recipes.

I’ve yet to settle on something new, but here are some of my tried and true favorites.

When searching for Thanksgiving recipes, I find myself drawn to the ones that take advantage of seasonal treasures like butternut squash, acorn squash, and sweet potatoes. I also tend to make a few slow cooker side dish recipes to free up my oven.

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Apple and Sausage Stuffing Recipe

This classic apple and sausage stuffing recipe is a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving side dish that’s loaded up with vegetables, fruit, and savory sage sausage.

This classic apple and sausage stuffing recipe is a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving side dish that's loaded up with vegetables, fruit, and savory sage sausage.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples

This Cracker Barrel Fried Apples copycat recipe tastes just like the delicious side dish from the restaurant! It’s super simple to make in the slow cooker too.

Slow Cooker Apples

Oven Baked Asparagus with Garlic & Parmesan

My favorite Roasted Asparagus recipe combines the delicious flavors of garlic & parmesan cheese for a healthy and satisfying side dish.

Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms with Balsamic

Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms with balsamic is a fresh and delicious side dish, and the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving turkey.

Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms with balsamic is a fresh and delicious side dish, and the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving turkey.

If you are set on making Green Bean Casserole this Thanksgiving, check out this Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole recipe. This version I love because it frees up my oven for the Thanksgiving turkey.

Classic Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes is such a classic side dish that pairs well with practically any type of meat. Scalloped potatoes are basically potatoes that are evenly sliced and then smothered in a seasoned cream sauce, before being baked to perfection.

Scalloped Potatoes is such a classic side dish that pairs well with practically any type of meat. Scalloped potatoes are basically potatoes that are evenly sliced and then smothered in a seasoned cream sauce, before being baked to perfection.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn is a super simple and delicious side dish recipe to add to your Thanksgiving menu.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Classic Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad is a classic fruit salad that’s been around since the days of potlucks. This easy fruit salad is perfection with a sweet and fluffy whipped cream dressing, soft mini marshmallows and colorful fruit.

Ambrosia Salad is a classic fruit salad that's been around since the days of potlucks. This easy fruit salad is perfection with a sweet and fluffy whipped cream dressing, soft mini marshmallows and colorful fruit.

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

This delicious crock pot green bean casserole is a great side for many different main courses and is perfect for Thanksgiving.

Cooking Green Bean Casserole in a Crock Pot

Cheesy Corn Pudding with a Kick

This delicious and cheesy corn pudding casserole is creamy and slightly spicy. You’ll love the unexpected bit of a kick that you get from the jalapenos.

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Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots

I call this the BEST roasted honey glazed carrots recipe not only because it’s delicious and addictive, but also because it is incredibly simple to prepare.

This recipe for roasted honey glazed carrots is an easy way to enjoy carrots. It's one of those easy vegetable side dish recipes that I find myself making time and time again. Carrots tossed in a sweet, sticky glaze and roasted in the oven until fork tender and caramelized. Honey and butter make everything good. Even your picky eaters will love this vegetable side dish.

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

This is a great crock pot mac and cheese recipe from Paula Deen that I started making several years ago. It’s a good one for church socials and family gatherings or just anytime you want great mac and cheese or terrific side dish.

Easy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Zucchini Rice Casserole

Perfect as a side dish or standalone vegetarian meal, this cheesy zucchini rice casserole recipe is cheesy, comforting and filling.

Perfect as a side dish or standalone vegetarian meal, this zucchini rice casserole recipe is cheesy, comforting and filling.

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples

The flavors of the season come together beautifully in this recipe for Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples.

The flavors of the season come together beautifully in this recipe for Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples. It's wonderful as a side dish or as a delicious meatless entree. A healthy, easy, vegetarian dish for fall.

Keto-Friendly Parmesan Cauliflower Risotto

Is someone on your guest list living a Keto lifestyle? You need this Keto Parmesan Cauliflower Risotto recipe. Just as tasty as risotto made from rice, this keto risotto recipe is made from cauliflower and is low in carbs.

cauliflower risotto

Which recipe from my Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes Collection would you like to make?

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