75 Side Dish Recipes For a Beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner

75 Side Dish Recipes For a Beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner

In the collage above, 1st row, left to right: Apple-Cranberry Stuffing from Oh, Sweet Basil; Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Dark Cherry Sauce and Hazelnut from An Edible Mosaic with Creamy Mashed Cauliflower with Ghee {Paleo} from Everyday Maven directly below; Honey Mustard Roasted Potatoes from Busy in Brooklyn; Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes from Oh, Sweet Basil. 2nd row, left to right: Fried Smashed Potatoes with Onions and Meyer Lemon Dressing from Cravings of a Lunatic; Cheddar Green Bean Casserole from Life and Kitchen; Garlic Pistachio Cranberry Tarts from Spabettie; Rosemary Roasted Carrots from Oh My Veggies. 3rd row, left to right: Brioche Buns from Because I Like Chocolate; Turkey-Sage Cornbread Stuffing from An Edible Mosaic; Creamed Onions from An Edible Mosaic; Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce from Busy in Brooklyn. 4th row, left to right: Kale and Butternut Squash Salad from Confident Cook Hesitant Baker; Classic Dinner Rolls from Life and Kitchen; Roasted Butternut Squash with Apple, Onion, and Thyme from An Edible Mosaic.

A perfectly cooked turkey makes Thanksgiving dinner.

But what about the sides?

If the side dishes served are less than stellar or if there isn’t a decent variety of them, I don’t know about you, but I feel a little bit like I’m being cheated out of Thanksgiving dinner. And while a few classic stand-by sides are nice, sometimes I want to try something new.

If this sounds familiar, you’ll love this festive side dish round-up. 

Stuffing:

1. Apple-Cranberry Stuffing from Oh, Sweet Basil

2. Chestnut Stuffing with Leeks and Apples from The Parsley Thief

3. Mushroom and Kale Sausage Stuffing from Wine & Glue

4. Savory Bread Pudding with Roasted Butternut Squash, Onion, and Sage from Lemony Thyme

5. Stuffins…Stuffing in a Muffin Pan from Inside BruCrew Life

6. Turkey-Sage Cornbread Stuffing from An Edible Mosaic

Squash:

7. Autumnal Bulgur Wheat Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Walnut, and Goat Cheese from Amuse Your Bouche

8. Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Galette from Savory Simple

9. Kale and Butternut Squash Salad from Confident Cook Hesitant Baker

10. Roasted Butternut Squash with Apple, Onion, and Thyme from An Edible Mosaic

11. Roasted Delicata Squash from Summer Tomato

12. Roasted Squash Wedges with Tomato and Goat Cheese Crumb from Amuse Your Bouche

13. Stuffed Kabocha with Raisins, Apples, and Cheese from Eats Well with Others

14. Sweet Spiced Winter Squash Casserole {Dairy-Free} from Jeanette’s Healthy Living

15. Warm Wild Rice Nests with Roasted Winter Squash Eggs from Apron Strings

Sweet Potato:

16. Brown Butter Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Family Fresh Cooking

17. Decadent Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes from Modern Christian Homemaker

18. Smokey Sweet Potato Soufflé from Noble Pig

19. Nana’s Sweet Potato Casserole {Lightened Up} from Everyday Maven

20. Twice Baked Sweet Potato Casserole with Crispy Bacon from Cooking by the Seat of Our Pants

Potato:

21. Fried Smashed Potatoes with Onions and Meyer Lemon Dressing from Cravings of a Lunatic

22. Grilled Smashed Potatoes from Kiss My Smoke

23. Honey Mustard Roasted Potatoes from Busy in Brooklyn

24. Scalloped Potatoes from An Edible Mosaic

Mashed Veggies:

25. Cauliflower, Parsnip, and Bean Mash from Ricki Heller

26. Creamy Mashed Cauliflower with Ghee {Paleo} from Everyday Maven

27. Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage and Onion {Colcannon} from An Edible Mosaic

28. Rustic Mash of Roasted Root Vegetables from Knife, Whisk & Spoon

29. Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes from Oh, Sweet Basil

Brussels Sprouts:

30. Brussels Sprouts and Grapes from Poor Man’s Feast

31. Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Dark Cherry Sauce and Hazelnut from An Edible Mosaic

32. Fall Harvest Brussels Sprouts from Peanut Butter & Peppers

33. Hazelnut Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts from Cooking on the Weekends

34. Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Walnuts from Pinch My Salt

35. Soy Sauce Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Winter Squash from Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Green Beans:

36. Cheddar Green Bean Casserole from Life and Kitchen

37. Green Bean Casserole {For the Rest of Us} from Cooking by the Seat of Our Pants

38. Green Beans Almondine from Baked Bree

39. Oven Roasted Garlic Green Beans from Persnickety Plates

40. Roasted Green Bean Salad with Citrus Balsamic Reduction from Ricki Heller

Carrots:

41. Crock-Pot Balsamic and Honey Carrots from The Realistic Nutritionist

42. Roasted Baby Carrots with Apple Cider Glaze from Supper for a Steal

43. Rosemary Roasted Carrots from Oh My Veggies

44. Vanilla Maple Glazed Carrots from Nutmeg Nanny

Onions:

45. Creamed Onions from An Edible Mosaic

46. Creamed Onion Gratin with Blue Cheese from Drizzle & Dip

47. Julia Child’s Soubise {Onion and Rice Casserole} from Kitchen Parade

48. Mushroom and Onion Sauté from Add a Pinch

49. Red Wine Braised Chestnuts and Pearl Onions from Cooking on the Weekends

50. Roasted Onions Stuffed with Curried Black Quinoa from Healthy Green Kitchen

Gratins:

51. Butternut Squash Gratin from Simple Bites

52. Carrots au Gratin from Juanita’s Cocina

53. Cauliflower Gratin from Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy

54. Celeriac Gratin from Nutmeg Nanny

55. Rutabaga Gratin {Gluten-Free} from Ricki Heller

56. Wild Rice Gratin with Kale, Caramelized Onions, and Baby Swiss from Full Fork Ahead

Bread and Buns:

57. Anadama Bread from Brown Eyed Baker

58. Brioche Buns from Because I Like Chocolate

59. Classic Dinner Rolls from Life and Kitchen

60. Rosemary-Onion Quick Bread from An Edible Mosaic

Cranberry Sauce:

61. Basic Cranberry Sauce from Use Real Butter

62. Ginger Cranberry Sauce from Spabettie

63. Homemade Orange-Cranberry Sauce from Baked by Rachel

64. Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce from Busy in Brooklyn

65. The Best Cranberry-Tangerine Chutney from Noble Pig

Gravy:

66. Homemade Gravy Without Meat Drippings from Chocolate Moosey

67. Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy from Noble Pig

68. Mushroom Gravy {Paleo} from PaleOMG

69. Turkey Gravy from The Reluctant Gourmet

70. Wild Mushroom Gravy {Vegetarian} from Oh My Veggies

Appetizers:

71. Baked Brie en Croûte with Apple Compote from Annie’s Eats

72. Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip from The Girl Who Ate Everything

73. Garlic Pistachio Cranberry Tarts from Spabettie

74. Thanksgiving Meatballs from JewHungry

75. Turkey Apple Sausage Bites from This American Bite

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