Thanksgiving Appetizers & Side Dishes

Find the perfect recipes to complete your Thanksgiving feast -- including quick holiday appetizers and delicious side dishes. You have the turkey, and now it's time to decide what to serve on the side. Spice up your Thanksgiving meal with our top Thanksgiving side dishes or stick with the classics and our traditional Thanksgiving sides. Whip up one of our quick holiday appetizers. And serve a starter salad from our list of easy, elegant holiday salads. Check out our flavorful turkey stuffing recipes, including cranberry-pecan stuffing and lemon-nut rice stuffing. Our delicious sweet potato side dishes and other potato recipes are sure to make mouths water, and a hearty green bean casserole is always a hit with friends and family. Of course it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce. We've compiled a list of our favorite cranberry dishes, as well as Thanksgiving cranberry recipes that put a fresh spin on the sassy side dish. Whether your Thanksgiving dinner is traditional or creative, the possibilities are endless for an amazing and unforgettable Thanksgiving meal.


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Thanksgiving Side-Dish Favorites
Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Add flair to your classic Thanksgiving sides with our Test Kitchen-approved recipes.

Top Thanksgiving Recipes

Add one of these reader-loved side dishes, appetizers, and desserts to your Thanksgiving menu.

Make-Ahead Stuffings

Get a head start on your Thanksgiving menu with stuffing recipes that can be made ahead.

Thanksgiving Recipe Favorites
Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Sides and Sweets

Great news! You can make holiday sides in your slow cooker, including green bean casserole and stuffing.

15-Minute (or Less) Thanksgiving Recipes

Making your holiday side dishes at the last minute? Try our recipes that will be ready in 15 minutes or less.

Sweet Potato Recipes

No Thanksgiving menu is complete without sweet potatoes. Whether you like them classic or with a twist, you'll find a recipe you'll love.

Plan Thanksgiving in a Snap
Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Plan the easiest Thanksgiving ever. You won't have to spend your holiday in the kitchen, thanks to these simple recipes that are ready to serve in no time.

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Classic Thanksgiving Sides
Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
Cranberry Sauces & Recipes
  • Cranberry Sauce with a Twist

    Make a memorable cranberry sauce. These recipes feature zesty add-ins like pears, jalapeno jelly, pecans, and more!

  • Healthy Cranberry Recipes

    Cranberries are a Thanksgiving must. Feel good about serving these fresh and healthful antioxidant-packed sides.


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