80+ Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Taste Almost Better Than the Turkey

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Serve Thanksgiving side dishes just as good as the turkey with these easy holiday recipes. With all your favorites—including green bean and sweet potato casseroles—you'll have the tastiest turkey day ever.

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thanksgiving side dishes farro
Brian Woodcock
Farro-and-Acorn Squash Salad

Hazelnuts and pomegranate seeds give this hearty salad a nice crunch.

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thanksgiving side dishes salad
Brian Woodcock
Marinated Mushroom-and-Charred Broccolini Salad

A vegan dish that meat eaters will enjoy? We're sold.

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thanksgiving side dishes spinach
The Cookie Rookie
Spinach Gratin

This cheesy recipe will have everyone eating their greens!

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thanksgiving side dishes potatoes
Jo Cooks
Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

Upgrade your scalloped potatoes with chives, bacon, and cheddar cheese.

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thanksgiving side dishes brussels sprouts
Half Baked Harvest
Lemony Fried Brussels Sprouts

Goat cheese, Dijon mustard, and garlic makes these Brussels sprouts a crowd favorite.

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thanksgiving side dishes sweet potatoes
Cooking Classy
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon and Honey Butter

It only takes five simple ingredients to make these show-stopping sweet potatoes.

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thanksgiving side dish
Brian Woodcock
Roasted Butternut Squash with Cider Vinaigrette

A splash of apple cider, a dash of mustard, and a sprinkling of parsley takes butternut squash from boring to bold.

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thanksgiving side dish 
Brian Woodcock
Mile-High Flaky Biscuits

We suggest making a big batch of these scrumptious biscuits, so you can make sandwiches with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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thanksgiving side dish
Brian Woodcock
Wild Rice-and-Cider-Cranberry Pilaf

Give cranberry fans what they really want this Thanksgiving (i.e. more cranberries!) with this cinnamon and berry-packed pilaf.

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thanksgiving side dish 
Brian Woodcock
Scallion Cornbread

While you don't have to bake this cheesy cornbread in a cast iron pan, it's even more tasty if you do. And here's an even better idea: For a fun look, cook 'em in .

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thanksgiving side dish 
Brian Woodcock
Coriander-Maple Glazed Carrots

While sweet maple syrup and zesty lime juice may seem like an unusual combination of flavors, they're the perfect match for livening up carrots.

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thanksgiving side dishes rolls
Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven
1-Hour Soft and Buttery Dinner Rolls

Skip the store-bought rolls and mix up a batch of these buttery bites that take under an hour to make.

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thanksgiving side dishes carrots
Courtesy of Damn Delicious
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Carrots

Like a little sweet with your savory side? These glazed carrots will satisfy your cravings.

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thanksgiving side dishes corn
Courtesy of Chew Out Loud
Creamed Corn Au Gratin

This is corn as you've never tasted it before! And with just a few ingredients and a 5-minute prep time, it might become your new favorite weeknight meal.

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thanksgiving side dishes mac cheese
Courtesy of Life as a Strawberry
Bacon Mac and Cheese With Rosemary

A garlic and rosemary white cheddar cheese sauce is the upgrade your traditional mac desperately needs.

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thanksgiving side dishes butternut squash
Courtesy of Peas and Crayons
Honey Roasted Butternut Squash With Cranberries and Feta

This brightly colored mix packs an explosion of super fresh flavors in every bite.

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thanksgiving side dishes sweet potato
Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Browned Butter Sweet Potato Casserole

It might be a side dish, but this gorgeous sweet potato casserole steals the show.

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thanksgiving side dishes salad
Courtesy of Feasting at Home
Roasted Fall Vegetable Salad With Maple Curry Dressing

A hearty and healthy salad will help you balance out a day of indulging.

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thanksgiving side dishes green beans
Courtesy of Julia's Album
Garlic and Bacon Green Beans

Save coveted oven space with this 30-minute veggie dish that's made on the stovetop.

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thanksgiving side dishes stuffing
Courtesy of Averie Cooks
Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing

Sometimes you just don't mess with tradition, as this satisfying classic stuffing recipe proves.

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thanksgiving side dishes broccoli
Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Broccoli Apple Salad

This salad requires no cooking at all. Just toss everything in a and you're good to go.

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thanksgiving side dishes mashed potatoes
Courtesy of Lauren's Latest
Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Have you been searching high and low for the best mashed potato recipe? Look no further—this ultra creamy version doesn't even need gravy.

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cheesy rice recipe
Brian Woodcock
Cheesy Rice

Because a little Velveeta goes a long way.

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braised greens recipe
Brian Woodcock
Braised Greens

Add some flavor to these dark, leafy veggies with garlic, onion, and loads of crispy bacon.

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squash casserole recipe
Brian Woodcock
Squash Casserole

Butternut squash isn't the only gourd you should be talking about this Thanksgiving. This summer squash casserole is just as hearty and delicious as its orange counterpart.

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tamale dressing recipe
David Tsay
Tamale Dressing

Dressing, stuffing—no matter what you call it—is a staple at any Thanksgiving dinner, and this spicy version is hard to beat.

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roasted brussel sprouts
Brian Woodcock
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These Brussels are so good even the kids will want to eat them—yes, you heard that right.

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erin napier's skillet cornbread
Brian Woodcock
Skillet Cornbread

Serve this buttery cornbread straight from the skillet for a rustic vibe.

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grape salad recipe
Brian Woodcock
Grape Salad

This creamy fruit salad is packed with crunchy nuts and bursts of sweetness.

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thanksgiving side dishes slow cooker mashed
Brian Woodcock
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

These creamy spuds come together while you prep the rest of the meal.

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