10 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner & I am high on comfort food planning. One day a year, we have a free pass to stop worrying about those love handles & to completely gorge ourselves on rich, home made, carb-loaded, gravy smothered fixin’s. There is no doubting that a juicy, butter-laded turkey is the star of our yearly feasts, but let’s not forget about those sides. Oh, the sides! I’m always on the lookout for a fun new recipe to try, but I try not to steer too far from my classics. I put together a list of ten Thanksgiving side dishes I think would be a fab addition to anyone’s table this year.

Our very own Amelia’s recipe for Pepperidge Farm Corn Cakes is a fun twist on your traditional stuffing. I’ll be trying this with my family this year for sure! We are gluttonous bread eaters & I know my family will love sinking their teeth into these corn cakes.

The Pioneer Woman is a goddess & I know this recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic & Cranberries would be a delicious twist on traditional sides.

Any excuse to throw bacon in your Thanksgiving dinner should be welcomed. And Half Baked Harvest’s recipe for Sweet & Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twist looks absolutely divine.

This Creamy Corn Pudding with Crispy Onions & Herbs has me salivating.

Green Bean Casserole is a classic holiday dish. This version is made in the slow cooker.

Potatoes. No Thanksgiving is complete without them. This recipe for Caramelized Onion Mashed Potato Bake sounds scrumptious!

I wasn’t a fan of brussels sprouts until I tried them shredded. I think these Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Caraway would convert any brussels haters. Besides, bacon.

Personally, I’m not a mushroom fan. But I may give these Butter & Wine Roasted Mushrooms a shot this year. They look delicious!

These Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles are a simple & creative idea for any Thanksgiving get together.

I love me some bread. I’ll definitely be making these Easy Garlic Knots this Thanksgiving.

What is one of your must-have side dishes this Thanksgiving? Is there on side that you look forward to every year? 

Holly Sosa is a Mom & blogger living in SoCal’s High Desert. She is a mother of two and step-mother of three. Holly is passionate about kid fashion, crafting, and cooking; and claims gravy is her soul food. She writes for her own blog, Our Holly Days and contributes to Cooked with Love, Mom as well as SoFawned.


  1. The Pioneer Woman is no Goddess. She is a staunch Christian.


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