65+ Easy and Impressive Sides for Thanksgiving Dinner
If you ask me, it’s never too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving sides. Why? It’s simple: They are they very best and most delicious part of Thanksgiving dinner. It doesn’t matter whether you’re serving turkey, ham, or something entirely different, the side dishes are the true stars of the table.
We’re sharing more than 65 of our favorite Thanksgiving sides all in one place, and there’s something for every eater. You’ll find classics like buttery mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, family-friendly casseroles, crisp salads and slaws for those who crave something fresh on the table, basic roasted vegetables that get a holiday-worthy twist, and so much more.
It is impossible to think of Thanksgiving dinner without thinking about potatoes. There are so many ways to turn these humble spuds into an irresistible side dish. If mashed potatoes are your go-to, take your pick between mixing them up with butter, cream cheese, or sour cream. Jazz up roasted spuds with extra butter, herbs, or a shower of Parm.
Stuffing and Dressing
The same goes for stuffing and dressing! Whether you make it with day-old sourdough, cornbread, or store-bought croutons, or you load it with fresh herbs or warm spices, stuffing is one of the best sides on the table.
Want to get more veggies on the table? Carrots, Brussels sprouts, green beans, cabbage, and cauliflower are a good place to start.
Who can resist a warm, comforting casserole to help round out dinner? The answer is no one! These creamy, cheesy sides are beloved by many, and if you happen to be having dinner elsewhere, these casseroles travel pretty well.
Gets the basics of cranberry sauce down (you only need three ingredients), then experiment with all the fun ways to jazz up this sweet-tart side.
Salads and Slaws
Amid a sea of mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole, a light and refreshing salad or slaw adds a nice balance to the table.
Bread and Rolls
You can never go wrong with adding more carbs to the table. And homemade bread in any form is always satisfying. Whether you’re tight on time or looking for a project, we’ve got options for every schedule.