100 + Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and amazing food…okay it's actually about the Thanksgiving side dishes! I was a vegetarian in high school, so come Thanksgiving (and any other major holiday).

Thanksgiving Table Dinner and sides

I enjoyed all the side dishes that our annual feast had to offer. Small confesson: I still do! I think it is still my favorite part of Thanksgiving. In this post you will find over 100 amazing side dishes to serve alongside your favorite Thanksgiving entree and desserts.

You know what would go great with these amazing Thanksgiving sides? This Crockpot Whole Turkey recipe or if you want a smaller portion of turkey, I love this Crockpot Turkey Breast recipe. It's easy to prep and you know why I love cooking my Thanksgiving turkey in the slow cooker? It frees the oven up for sides and desserts!

Are you one of those people who doesn't like turkey? This is the perfect ham recipe for you: Slow Cooker Ham. And for dessert check out these chocolate chip pecan pie bars.

Now get ready for all of the sides!

Mashed Potatoes

Did you really even have Thanksgiving if you didn't serve mashed potatoes? I would argue that mashed potatoes is one of the most popular Thanksgiving dishes! These creamy recipes are sure to deliver!

1. Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes

2. Perfect Mashed Potatoes

3. Gouda Mashed Potatoes w/ Caramelized Onion & Garlic

4. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

5. Whole30 Mashed Potatoes

6. Company Mashed Potatoes- Prep Ahead


While some people love mashed potatoes, maybe you don't. Potato casseroles, roasted potatoes, and scalloped potatoes are all great alternatives if you don't care to eat yours mashed. Personally, my Thanksgiving sides list has to have two kinds of potatoes.

7. Potato Casserole

8. Twice Baked Potato Casserole

9. Funeral Potatoes

10. Air Fryer Red Skin Potatoes

11. Scalloped Potatoes

12. Smoked Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

13. Easy Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are another staple at Thanksgiving time. Whether they are whipped, chopped, roasted, or in a casserole, one thing is for sure- we love sweet potatoes! What about you?

14. Sweet Potato Souffle Caserole

15. Savory Sweet Potatoes (Parmesan & Herb)

16. Roasted Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

17. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

18. Sweet Potato Casserole with Canned Yams and Pecans

19. Savory Sweet Potato Gratin with Pecans

20.Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

21. Whipped Sweet Potatoes

22. Crispy Roasted Sweet Poatotes


Vegetables are healthy for you, so need to feel guilty while indulging this holiday season, right? Right…?

23. Zucchini Gratin

24. Best Roasted Asparagus

25. Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Minty Chimichurri

26. Air Fryer Carrots – Maple Roasted

27. Cauliflower and Horseradish Gratin

28. Roasted Fennel

29. Roasted Root Vegetables

30. Easy Spicy Cauliflower with Figs Recipe

31. Broccoli Gratin with Cranberries Recipe

32. Roasted Asparagus

33. Crockpot Brown Sugar Carrots

34. Pineapple Cheese Casserole


Whether you prefer collard greens, brussels sprouts, or spinach, you are sure to find a tasty dish among this selection of greens! Do you agree that greens are a necessary Thanksgiving vegetable?

35. Southern Instant Pot Collard Greens

36. The BEST Creamed Spinach Recipe

37. Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

38. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Maple Dressing

39. Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Green Beans

Do you prefer basic green beans or something a little extra? Whatever the case, these recipes don't hold back on flavor! I love mine with lots of garlic and dolive oil!

40. Garlic and Olive Oil Sautéed Green Beans

41. Green Beans with Cranberries, Bacon and Goat Cheese

42. Roasted Green Beans with Almonds

43. Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots

44. Air Fryer Green Beans

45. Simple Skillet Green Beans

Green Bean Casserole

What could be better than green beans? Green bean casserole, of course! I feel like green bean casserole is another essential Thanksgiving side dish.

Whether you like yours traditionally prepared or with a few extra ingredients, you are sure to find a great addition to your meal here.

46. String Bean Casserole with Candied Bacon

47. Ritz Cracker Green Bean Casserole

48. Easy Sour Cream Green Bean Casserole {with fresh green beans}

49. Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Cheese

50. Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

51. Green Bean Casserole with Cashew Cream

52. The Best Healthy Green Bean Casserole

53. Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole

54. Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole


One of my absolute favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the smell of freshly baked bread! There is nothing quite like it. Biting into a soft yeast roll or buttered biscuit enhances any Thanksgiving meal!

55. Easy Yeast Rolls

56. Cheddar Scallion Biscuits

57. The Best Easy Gluten Free Dinner Rolls

58. Dairy-free Cornbread

59. Easy Instant Pot Crescent Rolls

60. Parmesan Garlic Rolls

61. Skillet Biscuits with Cinnamon Honey Butter

62. Brioche Rolls

63. Homemade Dinner Rolls

64. Cream Cheese Biscuits


The Thanksgiving menu looks bare without any corn. Be sure to pair one of these dishes alongside your turkey for a full flavor effect!

65. The Best Creamed Corn Recipe

66. CrockPot Corn Casserole Recipe That's Creamy & Slightly Sweet

67. Cream Cheese and Bacon Corn

68. Corn Pudding Casserole

69. CrockPot Creamed Corn

70. Green Chile Corn Casserole

71. Korean Corn Cheese

Stuffing/ Dressing

Are you team stuffing or dressing? Our family calls it stuffing, but we never actually stuff our bird with it. What do you prefer? Either way, I've got you covered!

72. Sage Cornbread Dressing

73. Best Stuffing

74. Instant Pot Stuffing

75. Bacon and Collard Green Cornbread Stuffing

76. Chicharron Stuffing Recipe

77. Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

78. Southern Cornbread Dressing

79. Butternut Squash Cranberry Thanksgiving Stuffing

80. Easy Homemade Turkey Stuffing Recipe for the Holidays

81. Lazy Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Stuffing/Dressing Recipe

82. Italian Stuffing

83. Bacon Corn Sourdough Stuffing


Nothing ruins a Thanksgiving meal like bland soggy squash. You are sure to avoid that with any one of these tasty recipes!

84. Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

85. Butternut Squash Farro Casserole Recipe

86. Butternut Squash Casserole (Gratin)

87. Squash Apple Cranberry Bake

88. Mashed Butternut Squash with White Beans

89. Yellow Squash Casserole

90. Oven Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe

91. Caramelized Butternut Squash

Mac & Cheese

Is there anything better than gooey mac & cheese? These recipes are sure to deliver the goods!

92. Three Cheese Mac & Cheese with Almond Milk

93. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

94. Mac and Cheese with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

95. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

96. Fire Roasted Mac and Cheese

97. Million Dollar Mac and Cheese Casserole

98. Easy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

99. Southern Baked Mac and Cheese with Breadcrumbs

Cranberry Sauce

I know that some people can't live without cranberry. While others find that their family would rather scrape it into the trash than venture a taste… but that will not be the case with any of these amazing flavorful recipes.

100. Cranberry Orange Sauce

101. Honey Bourbon Homemade Cranberry Chutney

102. Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cranberries

103. Cranberry Salad Recipe

104. Drunken Cranberry Sauce

105. Maple Cranberry Sauce

106. Apple Cranberry Sauce

Vegetarian Sides

For those of you who, like my younger self, find your Thanksgiving menu needs to have meatless options, here are some vegetarian sides to make sure anyone and everyone can enjoy the feast! Bonus: some of these recipes even tips on how to make them vegan too.

107. Easy Cheesy Stove Top Scalloped Potatoes

108. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans

109. Sweet Potato Casserole (Vegetarian)

110. Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes” with Roasted Garlic

111. Tangy Brussels Sprout Apple Slaw

112. Green Bean Almondine

113. Creamed Cornbread Casserole

114. Cornbread Stuffing

115. Roasted Cranberries

Vegan Side Dishes

Lastly, for those of you out there who want to stay away from animal products, but still enjoy in the sumptuousness of the holiday, here are some tasty side dishes to serve at your Thanksgiving meal!

116. Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad (Vegan)

117. Vegan Creamed Spinach

118. Vegan Brioche Buns

119. The BEST Vegan Stuffing with Mushrooms

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