20 Thanksgiving Sides You Can Bring to Friendsgiving

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(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

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.

Grilled Bread Dressing with Cranberries and Leeks(Image credit: Faith Durand)


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.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Puffs(Image credit: Faith Durand)


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.

Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Bacon(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

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.

Wild Rice and Kale Casserole(Image credit: Lauren Volo)


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.