I've rounded up the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes - everything from classics like green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, cornbread, mac and cheese, to more modern sides like Instant Pot carrots. This roundup has something for everyone!
Green Bean Casserole (with Canned Beans) from Cooking for Keeps
This classic Thanksgiving recipe is the perfect combination of creamy, crunchy, and indulgent.
Crispy Rosemary Butter Roasted Potatoes from Half Baked Harvest
These hasselback potatoes are perfectly crisp (think potato chips) with hints of rosemary and garlic. Bonus: They will look beautiful on your Thanksgiving table!
Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing from No Spoon Necessary
This roasted chestnut cornbread stuffing is rich, buttery, salty, and packed with herbs. It's also easy to make!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes from Salt & Lavender
These mashed taters are thick and creamy, buttery, and perfectly flavored with a touch of garlic! Don't own an Instant Pot? Don't worry... I won't leave you hanging. This recipe can also be made on the stove.
Bacon and Butternut Squash from Baking Mischief
You really can't go wrong with crispy bacon and sweet butternut squash. What a combo! And those crispy charred edges taste soo good.
Sweet Potato Casserole from Salt & Lavender
This is the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish! The marshmallow-pecan topping is crunchy and satisfying.
Maple Bacon Wrapped Carrots from Kevin is Cooking
I don't know about you, but I couldn't resist sweet, tender carrots wrapped with bacon and basted with maple syrup and a kiss of sriracha sauce.
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes from Salt & Lavender
Where do I start with this one? These restaurant-style mashed potatoes are creamy, buttery, and oh so addictive!
Candied Yams from Self Proclaimed Foodie
Ok, so these are actually candied sweet potatoes, but many of us use the term interchangeably. Whatever you want to call them, you'll love the sweet citrus glaze!
Mashed Butternut Squash from Salt & Lavender
Ever try mashing butternut squash? If not, now is a good time!
Jalapeno Cornbread from Chili Pepper Madness
This jalapeno cornbread recipe is incredibly moist with lots of spicy jalapeno peppers and cheddar cheese. Great for the holidays!
Boozy Cranberry Sauce from Salt & Lavender
A touch of Grand Marnier takes this Thanksgiving staple from good to great!
Make-Ahead Homemade Stuffing from Wine and Glue
White Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin from Cooking Classy
You'd never know that cauliflower can taste so amazing! This gratin is rich, creamy, and cheesy.
Easy Cranberry Sauce from Wine and Glue
This cranberry sauce has only 3 ingredients and is a great alternative to the canned stuff!
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes from A Family Feast
Who says pumpkin is just for dessert? You will love the savory flavors in this fall twist on mashed potatoes!
Make Ahead Sage Apple Stuffing from Sweet Peas and Saffron
You can do the bulk of the prep work the day before you serve this delicious Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!
Apricot Glazed Carrots with Bacon and Jalapenos from The Beach House Kitchen
This unique twist on glazed carrots is sure to please the spice lovers at your holiday feast!
Creamy Corn Pudding with Crispy Onions from Pinch of Yum
This casserole is buttery, creamy, just slightly sticky and a little bit sweet with a top layer of glorious crunchy golden onions.
Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Ambitious Kitchen
Free up your stove and make these amazing mashed potatoes right in your Crockpot! These are on the healthier side if you're watching your calories.
Ambrosia Salad from Foodie Crush
Nobody can pass up this ambrosia salad's mixture of tropical fruit and marshmallows bathed in tangy whipped sour cream!
Maple Roasted Beets and Carrots from Salt & Lavender
This 5-ingredient maple roasted beets and carrots recipe is an easy, colorful, and healthy side dish.
Scalloped Corn and Broccoli from Taste & Tell
Corn and broccoli are baked with cheese until bubbly and hot. This side dish is super warming and comforting!
Instant Pot Honey Butter Carrots from Salt & Lavender
This ridiculously easy side dish will free up your stove for other things!
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Salad from Cotter Crunch
This salad is vegan and paleo, so it's a great option to please everyone this Thanksgiving!
Fresh Green Bean Casserole from Vikalinka
This version of the famous American Thanksgiving side dish is made entirely from scratch, and it's so worth it!
Brussels Sprouts Gratin from Salt & Lavender
It's a cheesy, creamy side dish that takes Brussels sprouts to the next level!
Roasted Delicata Squash from Table for Two
This side dish is super easy, healthy, and the delicata squash is naturally sweet. The best part? You don't even have to peel it!
Easy Creamed Spinach from Salt & Lavender
Use either fresh or frozen spinach for this classic side dish!
Mac and Cheese from Cooking Classy
This rich & creamy mac and cheese is simple to whip up and will make a fabulous addition to your Thanksgiving table!
Cheesy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes from Salt & Lavender
This is the ULTIMATE comfort food side dish. Gruyère, Parmesan, cream, garlic, and seasonal spices bake to melty perfection.
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole from Aimee Mars
If you want a lighter version of the classic Thanksgiving side, this one's for you!
Easy Brussels Sprouts and Bacon from Salt & Lavender
This is a super delicious, fast, and easy 2-ingredient side dish that the whole family will love.
Stuffing Casserole from The Cozy Cook
This stuffing casserole with sausage and green beans can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and baked in the oven or heated in the slow cooker!
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes by Salt & Lavender
Yup, another mashed potatoes recipe. I like giving you options. 😉 These are extra creamy and buttery!
Easy Roasted Radishes from Salt & Lavender
These are a great low-carb alternative to roasted potatoes. They will also look beautiful on your table!
Easy Crockpot Honey Glazed Carrots from Salt & Lavender
These Crockpot honey glazed carrots are a super simple side dish that frees up your stove and requires minimal effort.
Whipped Cranberry Goat's Cheese Spread from How Sweet Eats
How gorgeous is this festive spread? It's just perfect for snacking on this Thanksgiving!
Green Bean Casserole from Salt & Lavender
And last but not least, this is my version of the classic side dish. It's almost from scratch, but not quite - I use French's fried onions to save time. Plus, they're delicious.
Which of these Thanksgiving side dishes is your favorite?
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