Turkey may be the centerpiece, but when it comes to your Thanksgiving menu, it's the holiday side dishes that truly make the meal. Try our Thanksgiving side dishes for your next turn as the holiday host. From creamy mashed potatoes to the perfect dinner rolls, we've got all the best Thanksgiving dinner recipes!
Mashed potatoes are a Thansksgiving side-dish staple, but this creamy version is so good, it could be the main course. Not only is it deliciously creamy and full of robust garlic, but our secret ingredient (chicken broth!) adds a whole extra level of flavor. It's no surprise this is one of our most popular recipes!
When topped with bacon and made with mushrooms mixed right in, this homemade green bean casserole will quickly find a place in your Thanksgiving recipe stash for years to come. Get ahead of the kitchen chaos by making it the day before and refrigerating until bake time.
We love that this Thanksgiving-worthy salad can be made in advance, keeping the oven open on feast day. And because the beets, squash, and dressing are served at room temperature, there's no fuss to keep the dish hot or cold.
Just four ingredients turn these veggies into the perfect complement to the rest of your Thanksgiving menu. Not only are the sprouts caramelized, bringing out an unexpected sweetness, but a delicious jolt of lemon juice adds bright, fresh flavor to the side dish.
With a creamy cheese sauce and golden-brown crusty topper, our macaroni and cheese recipe is so good that you'll want to eat it all up. Our best tip for this baked and bubbly side dish: Grate your cheeses before melting to keep your sauce from getting grainy or gritty.
Spicy Italian sausage adds a kick of heat to the sweet corn bread, tomatoes, and savory spices in this stuffing recipe. For a milder version, use bulk pork sausage in place of the hot Italian kind.
Dressing, the way your grandma made it.
Roasting the carrots, sweet potatoes, and red potatoes in this hearty side dish boosts the flavor of the fall veggies. Simply drizzle with our homemade rosemary-brown sugar dressing, and add the chickpeas before sliding the dish in the oven.
This root vegetable side dish uses the best of fall flavors, from roasted winter veggies to nuts and dried cranberries. Lightly spiced with maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg, it's a wonderful addition to any Thanksgiving buffet.
The best mashed potatoes are rich, creamy, perfectly seasoned, and made in advance. That's why we love this smooth and buttery mashed potato recipe -- it's got everything you need to wow your holiday guests and save you hassle on Thanksgiving Day.