75 Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Taste Almost Better Than the Turkey

The more sides you make, the more yummy leftovers you'll have!

thanksgiving side dishes
Brian Woodcock

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without classic side dishes such as sweet potato casserole and creamy mashed potatoes. This year, fill your table with these delicious recipes that will leave your guests feeling satisfied.

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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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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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sweet potato-and-cauliflower salad
Brian Woodcock
Sweet Potato-and-Cauliflower Salad

Pump up a side salad with warm, roasted vegetables.

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thanksgiving side dishes brussels sprouts gratin
Brian Woodcock
Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Cheesy, baked Brussels sprouts make a crowd-pleasing holiday side.

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cranberry grape sauce recipe
Brian Woodcock
Cranberry-Grape Sauce

A sweet spin on the time-honored Thanksgiving condiment.

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fresh herb spoon rolls recipe
Brian Woodcock
Fresh Herb Spoon Rolls

These homemade rolls will blow store-bought versions out of the water.

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thanksgiving side dish shaved brussels sprouts
Brian Woodcock
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Country Ham

Earthy Brussels sprouts and robust country ham are the perfect combo in this savory side.

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thanksgiving side dish monkey bread stuffing
Brian Woodcock
Rosemary Monkey Bread Stuffing

Serving stuffing by the slice may be the smartest idea since the first Thanksgiving.

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