75 Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes
With fall making an appearance recently, the holidays are coming around sooner than I’d like to believe. This week my husband and I discussed where to spend the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. My family usually gathers at a relative’s house and we each bring a dish or two to share at dinner.
Every year I arrive at our family dinners with a side dish that I hope will be a party favorite. One year it was buttered rice with nuts and dates. Another year it was a yummy cheesy stuffing mix.
I’m not sure what I’ll bring this year, but I’ve already started searching to see what catches my eye. In my search, I’ve come across so many wonderful dishes that I thought I would put them together in a post to share with you.
If you’re looking for a side dish or two to cook this year, take a look at this round-up of 75 delicious side dishes.
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Brie + cheddar apple beer soup with cinnamon pecan oat crumble (pictured above) – Half Baked Harvest
Loaded chunky potato soup (Instant Pot) – The CentsAble Shoppin
White bean escarole soup – Spinach 4 Breakfast
Cauliflower parmesan soup (no cream) – Chef Not Required
Sweet potato red lentil soup – My Gorgeous Recipes
Biscuits & breads
No knead rosemary bread (pictured above) – Damn Delicious
Simple pumpkin rolls – Thistlewood Farms
Honey yeast rolls – Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen
Sweet potato bread – From My Bowl
Homestyle cornbread – The Chunky Chef
Potatoes au gratin (pictured above) – Lil’ Luna
Creamiest dreamiest mashed potatoes – Cooking for Keeps
Cheesy au gratin potatoes – Yellow Bliss Road
Cheesy Instant Pot au gratin potatoes – The CentsAble Shoppin
Loaded mashed potato casserole – Dinner at the Zoo
Butternut squash orzo with feta and sage – Mighty Mrs.
Roasted new potatoes with parmesan and fresh herbs (pictured above) – Green Valley Kitchen
Brown sugar bacon roasted sweet potatoes – Tinsel Box
Butternut squash with browned butter and thyme – Simply Recipes
Parmesan butternut squash gratin – Betty Crocker
Vanilla bean roasted acorn squash – Dessert for Two
Honey roasted butternut squash with cranberries and feta – Peas and Crayons
Roasted acorn squash with cranberry walnut quinoa stuffing – Tasteful Venture
Sweet potato casserole (pictured above) – A Sassy Spoon
Roasted sweet potato cubes – Evolving Table
Cranberry sweet potato casserole – Homemade Interest
Sweet potato boats with marshmallow - Buzzfeed
Sweet potato casserole with marshmallow and pecan streusel – Celebrating Sweets
Butternut squash and wild rice pilaf – The Healthy Maven
Salads & vegetables
Maple dijon roasted carrots (pictured above) – Closet Cooking
Honey roasted root vegetables with apples – Family Friends Food
Herbed butter parsnips – Food Network
Maple glazed roasted fall vegetables with chestnuts – Cooking with Carlee
Creamed spinach and parsnips – Food 52
Cinnamon brown sugar carrots – Damn Delicious
Parmesan roasted carrots – Your Homebased Mom
Honey garlic roasted carrots – Carlsbad Cravings
Roasted mushrooms in browned butter (pictured above) – Closet Cooking
Quinoa salad with butternut squash, dried cranberries & pepitas – Two Peas and Their Pod
Maple-roasted cardamom-spiced carrots and apples – Vanilla and Bean
Fall rotini pasta salad – The Mediterranean Dish
Holiday honeycrisp salad – Five Heart Home
Beet and goat cheese salad – Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Apple cranberry walnut salad (pictured above) – Le Crème de la Crumb
Pear and pomegranate salad with orange poppyseed vinaigrette – House of Yumm
Simple fall slaw – Minimalist Baker
Autumn glow salad with lemon dressing – Pinch of Yum
Fall quinoa salad with butternut squash and apples – Simply Quinoa
Zucchini and squash au gratin – Just a Pinch
Sauces & gravies
Cranberry sauce (pictured above) – Stuck on Sweet
Best ever cranberry sauce – Mom on Timeout
Easy make-ahead cranberry sauce – Ahead of Thyme
Apple orange cranberry sauce – Striped Spatula
The best turkey gravy recipe – Mom on Timeout
How to make homemade gravy recipe – Cake Whiz
Is it possible to like side dishes even more than the main entrée? After viewing these side dishes, I’m ready to skip the main dish and fill up on sides. I already have some in mind to bring to dinner this year. What caught your eye?
Stayed tuned for a few more installments of Thanksgiving dinner round-ups. They’ll be coming every day this week.