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Thanksgiving is soon approaching and maybe you’ve been selected to host! Or maybe you’re going to someone else’s home for dinner but have been asked to bring a side dish. Whatever your cooking situation is this holiday season, we have you covered. We have curated some of the best tradition and NON traditional thanksgiving sides for you from some of the top food bloggers!
They have provided us with some of their best side dishes for the holidays that are easy to make and sure to impress even the pickiest eaters!
So read on and find the best traditional and non traditional Thanksgiving sides that will have people thinking you worked over a hot stove for hours!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday but it can be TOUGH when you are hosting. You are trying to cook about a dozen things at once so that everything is ready at the same time and making sure the turkey doesn’t burn!
So we have reached out to some of our favorite popular food bloggers and asked them to help us out and they SO came through for us! We have 54…yes, FIFTY FOUR, of the best traditional and non traditional Thanksgiving sides for you! These recipes are creative and some are perfect for the vegan or the person on special diets like Keto and Whole30!
So let’s get started because we have a LOT to choose from and they are in no particular order!
And before you leave, be sure to grab your FREE Thanksgiving and Christmas Meal Planning E-Book below as our gift to you to make holiday meal planning a bit easier!
54 Traditional and Non Traditional Thanksgiving Sides
Looking for a quick and easy recipe for the best roasted asparagus? This is the perfect Thanksgiving or Holiday side dish! Great beginner oven baked asparagus recipe with additional ideas and variations.
These roasted garlic mashed potatoes are the creamiest, most decadent mashed potatoes you'll ever eat. My recipe highlights tips and tricks to help you achieve light and fluffy, not thick and gluey, mashed potatoes.
Honey balsamic Brussels sprouts are a favorite side dish. Fresh Brussels sprouts are roasted until golden and tossed with a sticky sweet combination of balsamic vinegar and honey. Perfect for holidays, these sprouts are best when paired with roasted meat, turkey, or even just by themselves.
Cranberry pumpkin seed stuffing (dressing) is an easy and delicious crockpot dish that balances sweet, tart, and savory in each bite. Savory bread cubes mixed with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds makes for a truly unique treat. Special enough for a holiday but easy enough to make anytime!
Free up some stove space and make GREAT potatoes. A super easy and creamy mashed potato recipe, but the best part is that you can cook them right away in the morning and have them ready for your holiday or weeknight dinner.
These are the best homemade Make Ahead Sous Vide Mashed Potatoes.
You may have noticed we have featured a few here from Benjamin at Ramshackle Pantry and that is because he is not only a favorite of mine, but my husband's too. You will definitely want to check out our post on Sunday Football Apps to see why! So we are big Ramshackle Pantry fans here!
An EXTRA Baconey Amish Broccoli Salad for your next potluck offering, Easter side dish, or just something great. This bacon and cheese vegetable salad is super tasty and just a little different than the traditional side. Give it a try.
You can't have too many mashed potato recipes for Thanksgiving, can you??
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are infused with fresh garlic, topped with a buttery panko crumb and baked into a golden crusted creamy casserole. A perfect mashed baked potatoes recipe for the holidays and entertaining. Our baked mashed potato casserole recipe will quickly become a favorite.
Brussels Sprouts are the new "it" vegetable and Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts With Bacon And Cranberries will be your new go-to recipe. Brussels Sprouts, bacon and cranberries are coated in a sweet and tangy brown sugar glaze and roasted to perfection in just 25 minutes. An easy recipe for a vegetable side dish!
You'll love this easy spinach casserole! Baby spinach, parmesan cheese, and cream are topped with panko breadcrumbs and baked until golden brown. The recipe is so easy and delicious! Ready in 20 minutes
This Southern Cornbread Dressing recipe is so delicious and moist, you don't need to cover it up with gravy! Perfectly seasoned with onions, celery, sage, and poultry seasoning, this holiday classic is a true Southern delight!
These Cheddar Corn Biscuits are the perfect combination of flaky and soft. Packed with flavor and the sweetness of corn. Plus, they can be made ahead of time & frozen too! Perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish.
Sweet and Spicy Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes are a delightful holiday side dish. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash are tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce then mixed with cranberries, pecans, bacon, and goat cheese with a balsamic drizzle on top.
This delightful maple-glazed sauteed green beans and carrots side dish comes together in one skillet and makes the most perfect addition to your Fall table. The Maple adds a lovely hint of sweetness alongside the saltiness of the prosciutto that guarantees everyone will be coming back for seconds.
These simple roasted dutch carrots may just be the star of your next meal. They come together so easily, require no technical skills, and use easy-to-find simple ingredients. Perfect for a fuss-free Holiday side.
This easy Jiffy corn casserole is a classic comfort food side dish made with Jiffy mix and just 5 other simple ingredients. Everyone will love this quick and easy side dish, as it is so sweet and satisfying that it could even double as dessert!
These Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Apples feature perfectly cooked sweet potatoes, a sweet brown sugar glaze, and tender apples. You’ll delight everyone on Thanksgiving Day with this delicious recipe!
This sweet potato casserole is perfect side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. A classic dish with warming fall flavored spices and topped with delicious pecan streusel and gooey mini marshmallows
Give me more mashed! I love my potatoes so here is another great recipe!
This Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe is an easy way to get creamy restaurant-style mashed potatoes with the fragrant flavor of garlic. Garlic-infused melted butter and sour cream are added to the potatoes for a decadent side dish that is perfect to serve during the holidays.
This Homemade Green Bean Casserole, a traditional green bean casserole that is made from scratch with fresh green beans and a creamy homemade mushroom sauce and topped with french fried onions, will be a hit with your family and friends on Thanksgiving.
Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are very similar to Potatoes Au Gratin because they are drenched in a creamy, cheesy, garlicky cream sauce and then covered in more cheese! They make a perfect comfort food side dish for all your holiday dinners!
I serve you the recipe for the most amazing bourbon-glazed Brussels sprouts with bacon. The Brussels sprouts are crispy and shining because of the delicious sweet glaze. And this is an unbelievably easy recipe to prepare with such a lot of flavor.
Vegetarian and delicious, this Broccoli Gratin with Cranberries is infused with flavor from sautéed onions, ginger, garlic, sundried tomatoes, and cranberries – making this a tasty lighter dish to serve up for Thanksgiving and the holidays.
With a great microwave technique that cuts down on cooking time, and only 5 simple ingredients (plus those freebies, salt and pepper), this easy side dish recipe is a total snap to pull together – yet surprisingly, satisfyingly delicious! A simple side dish to help make Thanksgiving dinner prep a little less stressful!
This “Tom Turkey” Thanksgiving Salad with Butternut Squash is adorable, delicious, and surprisingly easy! It features classic Thanksgiving flavors like roasted butternut squash, goat cheese, cranberries and pecans … all drizzled in an amazing Maple-Balsamic Dressing! Make this showstopper as an edible centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner celebration!