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Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Side Dishes for Thanksgiving That Are Guaranteed to Please


Thanksgiving side dish recipes can easily become the star of the meal. After all, you make more side dish recipes than main dishes or desserts on Thanksgiving. And even if the turkey is overcooked, everyone will go home happy if you make lots of great sides. So whether you make two or ten side dishes for Thanksgiving, these recipes will help you make them the best. Enjoy!

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Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Green Bean Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher

I'm sure it is possible to have Thanksgiving without green bean casserole, but why would you want to do without this classic side dish? The recipe is so simple to make, the kids can even do it. 

Prefer to update tradition? No problem - try this recipe for green bean casserole without canned soup.

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Stephanie Gallagher
For a lot of folks, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes. But all too often, the mashed potatoes end up cold and lumpy while you get the rest of the dinner on the table. With this recipe, you can enjoy your mashed potatoes nice and hot without having to worry about preparing them at the last minute. It saves stovetop space, too!


Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole
Stephanie Gallagher

I'm not sure, but I think it might be illegal to have Thanksgiving dinner without this sweet potato casserole. The marshmallows are, of course, a favorite of the kids at the table (and probably the adults, too, though they may not admit it). But the best part about this recipe is how great the casserole is. Simple, understated, sweet, but not cloying. In a word: Delicious.

Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Cornbread Stuffing
Stephanie Gallagher
Cornbread stuffing is a classic Southern side dish for Thanksgiving. But even if you don't live in the South, you ought to try this stuffing. The combination of sweet cornbread and vegetables pairs beautifully with turkey.


Cranberry Jello Salad Recipe

Cranberry Jello Salad
Ocean Spray
This cranberry Jello mold makes a lovely partner for turkey. And the best part is you can make this recipe days in advance.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

Brussels sprouts are full of color and vitamins, and they make a nice contrast to all the heavy foods served at Thanksgiving. This Brussels sprouts recipe gets dressed up with bacon. Think about it: Who doesn't like that?

Cranberry Relish Recipe

Cranberry Relish
Stephanie Gallagher
Why not try a new cranberry side dish this year? This recipe for cranberry relish has just five ingredients, is all done in the food processor and can be made in advance. This is a perfect bring-along side dish because it's easy to transport.

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped Potatoes
Stephanie Gallagher

Potatoes, cheese and cream...does it get any better than this? I think not. This one is a keeper - give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Corn Pudding Recipe

Corn Pudding
Stephanie Gallagher

It's always nice to have a few easy recipes where you just mix the ingredients, dump them in a pan and bake. This corn pudding is one of those, and it tastes great. Having a crowd for Thanksgiving? This recipe doubles or triples easily.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Streusel Topping Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole
Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash

Frozen, pre-cut sweet potatoes make this dish recipe a cinch to prepare. The sweet and crunchy topping tastes almost like dessert!


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