Are you inspired to really celebrate the holidays this year with a beautiful bounty on the table? Amp up your feast with these mouth-watering Thanksgiving side dish recipes that will have your guests drooling! Everything from beautiful breads to gorgeous greens and everything in between!
Easy Cauliflower Gratin
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This Cauliflower Gratin is cheesy, creamy, and so easy to make. It’s perfect for as a holiday side dish and even for busy work nights. Serve this dish at your next holiday party; everyone will ask for the recipe. It’s that good!
Macadamia Nut Bread
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You will love this vegan banana bread because it’s soft, moist, and flavorful. Bananas are a great source of dietary potassium, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and vitamin B6. They also contain antioxidants like dopamine and catechin, which can help improve your mood. This Banana bread is sugar-free, healthy, and SO delicious.
These air fryer cheddar biscuits are perfectly flakey, and full of cheesy goodness. Pantry ingredients, combined with luscious butter and sharp cheddar cheese make for a delicious flakey biscuit. Forget preheating the oven, when you can make these delicious savory biscuits in your air fryer basket in under 30 minutes! Cheddar Biscuits
Make the best soft and fluffy dinner rolls with this easy recipe! These yummy rolls are so simple to make and taste restaurant quality. Dinner Rolls
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Corn Pone Bread
A twist on classic cornbread, this intensely moist, flavorful and authentic Corn Pone recipe is made with simple ingredients and baked until beautifully golden brown! It’s the perfect Thanksgiving side dish recipe idea for the whole family. Corn Pone Bread
These moist and sweet mini cornbread muffins with cinnamon butter are the perfect side to any meal and even make the perfect small-bite appetizer for your next gathering. Mini Cornbread Muffins
Cornbread is traditionally served on Thanksgiving. So of course, you could serve one and be done. Or you could serve this twist on it, which is packed with zucchini. Zucchini Cornbread
This honey and buttermilk cornbread recipe is baked in a cast iron skillet and served with sweet and salty whipped honey butter! Skillet Cornbread
Pumpkins can taste amazing in savory dishes too! Such as in this pumpkin galette with goat cheese, shallots and herbs. The best Thanksgiving side dish recipe for a crowd! Pumpkin Galette
Potatoes & Squash
Sweet Potato Mash
Whip up some sweet potato mash for the festive season. They’re sweet, salty, and perfectly simple to make. Sweet Potato Mash
Moroccan Butternut Squash
This easy to make dish is seasoned with the warm spices found in Moroccan cooking and topped with a feta almond crumble that ties it all together. Perfect as a side dish to be shared by many or an entrée to be enjoyed by a few. Moroccan Butternut Squash
Mash With Dill & Sour Cream
Mashed Potatoes with Dill and Sour Cream are fluffy, smooth, and combined with fresh, vibrant dill and tangy sour cream. They’re so good that you won’t even ask for gravy. Mash With Dill & Sour Cream
Sweet Potato Casserole
This Sweet Potato Casserole is a must-make every year. It’s made with canned yams, pecans, and topped with marshmallows for an incredible flavor combination. Sweet Potato Casserole
How pretty is this Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash dish? I love squash of all kinds but acorn squash might be my favorite! Pretty slices of squash are seasoned with Parmesan cheese and baked until tender. They make a healthy, flavorful Thanksgiving side dish. Roasted Parmesan Squash
Butternut Squash Mash
Mashed Butternut Squash, with hints of butter and cinnamon, is a stand out Thanksgiving side dish, especially with holiday meals. You only need a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of prep time to make this easy recipe. Butternut Squash Mash
Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin with Bacon
Easy Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin with Bacon are not only over-the-top delicious but they are also very simple to whip together. This is an excellent side dish when feeding a crowd and it is very friendly on the wallet. This side dish will steal the show on your dinner table. Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin with Bacon
Stuffing & Pasta
Learn how to make sourdough stuffing for the holidays. This stuffing recipe uses sourdough bread, herbs & spices to create a moist turkey dinner side dish. Sourdough Stuffing
Apple Sausage Stuffing
This delicious Apple Sausage Stuffing is perfect for the holidays. Italian sausage, crunchy apples, and tart cranberries take this classic savory side dish to the next level. Apple Sausage Stuffing
Southern Baked Mac & Cheese
Southern baked macaroni and cheese, also called soul food mac and cheese, is the ultimate in comfort food. Creamy, rich, ooey-gooey, super cheesy, with those crispy browned cheese edges…no one can resist perfectly baked mac and cheese. Southern Baked Mac & Cheese
Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
This Pumpkin mac and cheese will become your new fall favorite comfort food that you’ll want to start enjoying right now! What better way to enjoy one of your most loved comfort foods this fall than by adding a little pumpkin to the mix, right?! It’s definitely a winner of all the Thanksgiving side dish recipes at any table. Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
Pumpkin Garlic Pasta
A dairy-free take on pumpkin Alfredo that is luscious, full of flavor and the perfect fall comfort food. Creamy vegan garlic pumpkin sauce comes together quickly in your blender while the pasta cooks, then pour it over top of your favorite noodles and dinner is done! No heavy cream or butter and yet it is totally luxurious and addictive. Pumpkin Garlic Pasta
Spicy Air Fryer Asparagus
If you like a little spice on for the holidays try these asparagus spears. It’s a little different for the same old green beans every November! Spicy Air Fryer Asparagus
Green Bean Casserole
This Southern Green Bean Casserole recipe is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It’s made super special with the addition of the stuffing mix. There’s so much flavor in this delicious green bean casserole! Green Bean Casserole
Skip the canned creamed corn and make it homemade! This Best Creamed Corn recipe uses cream, butter, Parmesan cheese, and lots of sweet corn to make it the best you’ve ever had! Creamed Corn
These roasted carrots with tahini are perfectly sweet, with a creamy dressing and pops of sweetness from pomegranate. So simple to make, and quite a crowd-pleasing side dish recipe for Thanksgiving! Roasted Carrots
Easy Cauliflower Gratin
Cauliflower Gratin is a cheesy, creamy and easy cauliflower recipe perfect for any meal, from busy weeknight dinners to holiday meals. Easy Cauliflower Gratin
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob
This corn on the cob is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any special dinner you have. It’s just a little longer than the classic way, but it’s really easy and you only need simple ingredients you already have. Instant Pot Corn On The Cob
These sautéed mushrooms are cooked in garlic butter until golden brown and caramelized! It’s a simple side dish that your family will love! Sautéed Mushrooms
Apple Cranberry Sauce
Apple Cranberry Sauce is a refreshingly delicious change from the typical cranberry sauce. A flavorful balance of sweet and tart, with hints of cinnamon and orange, even those who swear they don’t like cranberry sauce find they enjoy this tasty recipe. After you serve this easy cranberry sauce, get ready for rave reviews. Apple Cranberry Sauce
Spiced Ginger Cranberry Sauce
Easy homemade Spiced Ginger Cranberry Sauce is an Indian twist to a classic. The cranberry sauce is paired with orange juice, ginger, and fragrant hints of cardamom, star anise, and cinnamon. It comes together in 20 minutes and is an easy make-ahead side dish for Thanksgiving dinner! Spiced Ginger Cranberry Sauce
Orange Cranberry Sauce
Homemade cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving favorite for many, including for my husband Dave. This homemade cranberry orange sauce recipe is easy, fresh, tart, and darn delicious. Orange Cranberry Sauce
Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce
Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce is enhanced with orange and lime for a fruity and pleasantly tart spin on traditional cranberry sauce. Often served as a side dish, this jelly-like sauce is popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This would be a delicious addition to a holiday feast! Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce
Bacon Brussel Sprouts & Cranberry Salad
This brussels sprouts, cranberry and bacon salad is one of those salads that could become a new regular. It is amazing what you can do with just a few ingredients and… it is healthy too. Delicious! Bacon Brussel Sprouts & Cranberry Salad
How many sides should I make for Thanksgiving?
When I was a kid my mom and grandma always made more food than we could ever eat. There was always that one side dish no one wanted. Modern day Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be that way! Depending on how many guests you’re having we recommend making at least 3 to 4 appetizers!
If you’re ready to celebrate your gratitude this year you’ll surely want to bake some of these thanksgiving side dish ideas for the family! I can’t wait to taste some stuffing and cornbread, those are my favorites! Let us know which ones you enjoyed the most in the comments or on our social platforms!