Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a staple of traditional Thanksgiving sides, but this version is so delicious, we could make it a main course! Not only is it creamy and full of robust garlic, our secret ingredient (chicken broth) adds a whole extra level of flavor. It's no surprise this is one of our most popular recipes ever.
Bacon-Topped Green Bean Casserole
When topped with bacon and made with mushrooms mixed right in, this homemade green bean casserole will quickly find a place in your Thanksgiving vegetable recipe arsenal for years to come. Get ahead of the kitchen chaos by making it the day before and refrigerating until bake time.
Classic Dinner Rolls
These no-knead, light-as-air Thanksgiving rolls are buttery brown on the outside and oh, so tender on the inside. The best part: They're delicious for your holiday feast and taste great split and toasted the next day, too. Just add leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing for a little leftover sandwich!
Roasted Chestnut Stuffing
Add sophistication to your Thanksgiving stuffing recipe with one quick addition: chestnuts. The subtle flavor and smooth texture of these roasted nuts bring an unexpected richness to every bite.
Roasted Acorn Squash and Beet Salad
We love that a bunch of these salads for Thanksgiving can be made in advance, keeping the kitchen (a bit) less hectic on feast day. And because the beets, squash, and dressing are served at room temperature, there's no pressure to keep the dish hot or cold.
Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
With a creamy cheese sauce and golden-brown crusty topper, our Thanksgiving mac and cheese recipe is so good you'll want to eat it all up. Our best tip for this baked and bubbly side dish: Grate your cheeses before melting for the richest sauce.
New England Cranberry-Orange Relish
What's a holiday feast without the bread? For a hint of tang, try customizing this Thanksgiving side dish recipe with buttermilk instead of regular milk.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lemon
The typical side dishes for Thanksgiving will now need to defend their turf on the table—there's some competition for new favorite Thanksgiving vegetable recipe. Just four ingredients turn these sprouts into the perfect complement to the rest of your Thanksgiving menu. First, they're caramelized, bringing out an unexpected sweetness, then a delicious jolt of lemon juice adds bright, fresh flavor to the entire dish.
Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas
This recipe proves that veggie side dishes for Thanksgiving can be far from boring. Roasting the carrots, sweet potatoes, and red potatoes in this hearty recipe boosts their fall flavors. Simply drizzle with our homemade rosemary-brown sugar dressing and add the chickpeas before sliding the dish in the oven.
Corn Bread Stuffing with Tomatoes and Sausage
Spicy Italian sausage adds a kick of heat to the sweet corn bread, tomatoes, and savory spices in this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. For a milder version, use bulk pork sausage in place of the hot Italian kind.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Salad
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 buffet of Thanksgiving side dishes.