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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