From classic Thanksgiving side dishes to something new, we’ve got you!

Thanksgiving is all about the sides, am I right? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE turkey, but I could make a straight up meal of sides. Give me all the carbs, please and thank you. Every family has their idea of what Thanksgiving is, but with this year looking a little different, maybe it’s time to switch it up? If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving side dish inspiration, you’re in the right place.

Is it even Thanksgiving without Potato Thanksgiving side dishes??

I love potatoes so much that I draw potatoes in my spare time. A potato buffet is my dream buffet.

instant pot mashed potatoes |

Mashed Potatoes


How to make Cheesy Potato Balls |

Cheesy Potato Balls

Cheesy potato balls because even better than mashed potatoes are mashed potatoes stuffed with cheese and deep-fried with a crispy outer crust.

crispy air fryer potatoes |


Crispy air fryer potatoes for those times when you want a crispy roast potato but the turkey’s in the oven.

Potato salad

土豆沙拉,因为你为什么不能在感恩节腌制沙拉?这个令人上瘾的Kewpie Mayo和米醋。

Irish Boxty Recipe |

Potato Pancakes

Irish boxty potato pancakes are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Nothing like latkes, more plush and potato-y.

Jalapeño Bacon Ranch Mini Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe |

Jalapeño Bacon Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes

Mini little potatoes you can just keep popping into your mouth, filled with ranch, bacon, and cheese.

Crispy Stovetop Roasted Reds



Duck Fat Roast Potatoes

If you want the most flavorful roast potatoes, duck fat is what you need. Maybe the best roasties you’ll ever make.

smoked gouda potato pancakes -

Smoked Gouda Potato Pancakes

Smoked gouda adds creaminess and a deep smoke flavor to these crispy little potato pancakes.

roast potatoes and burrata recipe -

Crispy Roast Potatoes and Burrata

Make your roast potatoes extra lux this Thanksgiving and serve them up with some melty creamy burrata.

米iso mashed potato recipe -

Miso Butter Mashed Potatoes

白味噌给这些奶油土豆一个额外的佤邦rm hit of super savory umami.

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Potato Dominos

This might be one of my favorite ways of making potatoes: thinly sliced, trimmed into rectangles, and baked. The edges turn into a crispy chip and the centers are thick and creamy.

Yaki Imo: Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes |

日本Roasted Sweet Potatoes


chili roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes with savory crunchy granola |


Roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes tossed in a lime-soy dressing with a crunchy savory granola situation on top.

Stuffing Thanksgiving side dishes


Mushroom, Rosemary & Thyme Challah Stuffing

Rosemary Challah Stuffing

Classic stuffing flavors with the power of soft and plushy challah bread.

5 Ingredient 15 Minute Instant Pot Mushroom and Onion Stuffing |

Mushroom and Onion Stuffing

This stuffing is made in the Instant Pot and it’s gosh darn delicious!

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Crispy Stuffing Cakes

If you love the crispy bits on stuffing, these little stuffing cakes are for you.

lemongrass stuffing recipe -


A little bit of herb-y lemongrass is always a good thing. Stuffing with a Vietnamese twist.

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Herby Stuffing


roasted acorn squash breakfast bread pudding -


Creamy acorn squash and bread cubes together forever, topped off with cheese because cheesy stuffing is a game changer.

Vegetable Thanksgiving side dishes


honeynut squash |

Honeynut Squash

Not only are they cute, they taste good too! Serve up some honeynut squash with greek yogurt and honeyed walnuts.

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Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts


cauliflower tots -


These oven baked tots are only 5 ingredients and full of cauliflower-cheesy goodness.

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Miso Dijon Green Beans

Forget your classic green been casserole and serve up some crisp green beans tossed in a miso dijon dressing.

honey garlic sprouts recipe -

Pan Seared Honey Garlic Sprouts


honey garlic eggplant recipe -


Again, see above :)

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Honey Garlic Butternut Squash


oven roasted cauliflower


I love how sweet and caramelized cauliflower gets when you roast it. Hmm, I think I like sweet vegetables, gotta work on getting more of those bitter greens in my life.

burrata and kale

Burrata and Kale


broccoli cheddar tots recipe -

Broccoli Tots


Keto Friendly Creamy Lemony Zoodles |

Creamy Lemon-y Zoodles


air fryer asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus

So fresh, so green. The air fryer makes all vegetables taste good, to be honest.

Lemon & Dill Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Lemon and Dill Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Fresh and feisty oven roasted sprouts with lemon and dill.

Kale Chips


sriracha roasted cauliflower recipe -

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Oven roasted cauliflower but make it tangy and spicy kind of like buffalo wings, but cauliflower.

Pan Seared Asparagus with Miso Butter



Perfectly crips with just the right amount of char.


Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

If you’re more a fan of tender sprouts without the crispiness, this is the sprouts recipe for you.

Bread and Biscuit Thanksgiving side dishes

Warm bread and biscuits fresh out of the oven are a treat but more so at Thanksgiving because it makes the house so warm and cozy.

everything bagel dinner rolls \



米ilk bread |

Milk Bread

This is the softest, most plush bread you’ll ever make. Spread some butter on and sprinkle on the flaky sea salt!



I love the chewy crisp texture of pao de queijo and bonus, it’s gluten free!

Morrocan Batbout Recipe |


These little pillow puffs are so soft. Break one open and make the best turkey slider.

pretzels |



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Sourdough Focaccia

Fluffy crisp focaccia dimpled with olive oil and seasoned with rosemary.

How to make small batch sourdough |


Make a loaf of sourdough: crusty, fragrant, hearty, and soul stirring.

parmesan garlic knots |

Parmesan Garlic Knots


Everything Bagel Dinner Rolls |

Everything Bagel Dinner Rolls

Soft and fluffy dinner rolls brushed with butter and everything bagel spice.

challah bread recipe -


A easy basic challah!

potato buns -

Potato Buns


Small Batch Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits |

Buttermilk Biscuits

Use your food processor to make these biscuits: light and fluffy with crispy bottoms.

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Cheddar Scallion Biscuits

Sky high biscuits studded with scallions and cheddar.

smoked salmon chive biscuits


Salty, smoky specks of salmon and punchy chives in these flaky biscuits.



Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside copycat Red Lobster style biscuits.

Black Pepper Parmesan Biscuits

Quick and easy drop biscuits with pepper, parm, and chives.

Salad and Salad-Adjacent Thanksgiving side dishes

I love salads with Thanksgiving dinner because they offer a fresh and tart counterpoint to all the richness. Plus they make me feel like I’m being a little healthy.

Sesame Soy Broccoli Salad

I could eat just this salad and be happy! Crunchy tender broccoli, red onions, sliced almonds, and craisins.

Quinoa Salad with Hazelnut, Apple and Dried Cranberries

Apple Hazelnut Quinoa Salad


Chinese Cucumber Avocado Salad |

Cucumber Avocado Salad

Crunchy cucumbers and creamy buttery avocados.

Shiitake Quinoa Salad Recipe -



fattoush salad -


If you’re looking for a light salad that will bring some freshness to the table, this is it: chopped veggies, crispy pitas, and a sumac lemon dressing.

vietnamese quinoa salad recipe -

Mint and Cucumber Quinoa Salad



Kabocha Celery Salad


米iso smashed cucumber and green bean salad -

Smashed Cucumber and Green Bean Salad

Super refreshing and crunchy to offset the richness of Thanksgiving dinner.

papaya pear arugula salad with lime mustard dressing -


Juicy papayas, crunchy pears, and peppery arugula in a lime mustard vinaigrette.

sweet side dish: christmas quinoa salad recipe -

Pear and Pecan Quinoa Salad

A super festive quinoa salad with all the textures and flavors in a orange honey vinaigrette.

Mac and Cheeses are the best Thanksgiving side dishes

The preferred side dish on the East Coast. Those folks know! Creamy cheesy mac and cheese is a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving spread.

velveeta mac and cheese |

Velveeta Mac和奶酪

The best, most classic, creamy mac and cheese.

One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe -

One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin mac and cheese at Thanksgiving is just the right thing to do.

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188. Bet. Com

Just in case you need a little spice in your life.

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Mac and Cheese Waffles

Did you know you can waffle mac and cheese!? The edges get wonderfully crisp and crunchy and the insides are soft and cheesy.

jalapeno broccoli mac and cheese recipe -

Stovetop Jalapeño Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Spicy and creamy with bonus broccoli.

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Scoobi Doo with Burrata and Tomatoes

这个不是真正的Mac和奶酪,但我不得不包括它,因为它有Scoobi Doo Mac,它有Burrata,这是奶酪!

boursin pasta -

奶油状的紫色garlicky mac和奶酪


Whew! That was a lot of side dishes. I’m amazed you made it this far. Hope you got inspired and happy side dishing!
xoxo steph

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