20 Thanksgiving Sides You Can Bring to Friendsgiving

20 Thanksgiving Sides You Can Bring to Friendsgiving

Kelli Foster
Nov 1, 2017

It's not a contest, but if you aspire to win Friendsgiving with the best side dish of the night, you're hardly alone. From an everything bagel stuffing to bacon-studded Brussels sprouts to Thanksgiving slaw, this impressive collection of recipes will help you up your game with a side dish that will keep everyone talking.

Slaws and Salad

Bring something totally fresh to the side dish lineup and you will be the hero of Friendsgiving. Trust me — everyone always appreciates something on the healthy-ish side to balance all the stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pie.


This feast is not complete without stuffing. But save the traditional recipes for dinner with your family. Your Friendsgiving lineup deserves a stuffing with a twist. Whether you grill the bread, start with everything bagels, or go with a Syrian-inspired recipe, you can't go wrong.


When it comes to potatoes, a basic creamy mash is just the beginning. From cheesy puffs to tangy sweet potatoes, there is something here for everyone.

Cranberry Sauce and Veggie Sides

You can't have a Friendsgiving feast without the sides. From a fig-cranberry sauce to mashed cauliflower, these side dishes are guaranteed to be hits.

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When it comes to serving a crowd, casseroles are always a good idea. These totally comforting sides are easy to pull together, and often make a great addition for any vegetarian or gluten-free friends.

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