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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Carla Hall is the Queen of Thanksgiving Side Dishes

At TV personality and cookbook author Carla Hall's Thanksgiving table, start with the side dishes—then see if you still have room for turkey.
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9 Thanksgiving Sides You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

Use a muffin tin to perfectly portion some great Thanksgiving side dishes and breads. Our recipes include easy Thanksgiving muffins, unique mac-and-cheese cups, a great recipe for Thanksgiving dressing in muffin tins, and a stellar dessert, to boot.
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20 Make-Ahead Stuffing Recipes

These make-ahead stuffing recipes (prepped one or two days early!) will help set up a successful and low-stress Thanksgiving day. Capitalize on the flavors of the season with these Thanksgiving stuffing recipes that feature bread, rice, or grains. Add them to your Thanksgiving menu and prepare for the ooh's and aah's.
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29 Thanksgiving Recipes That Require Zero Oven Space

Slow cooker Thanksgiving recipes are here to save oven space and sanity on Thanksgiving day. You may think of your slow cooker for family meals, but with slow cooker stuffing, slow cooker vegetables, slow cooker breads, and even slow cooker pumpkin desserts, you can pull together a brilliant holiday meal for a houseful of guests with this collection of Thanksgiving slow cooker recipes.
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Easy, Elegant Holiday Salads

Try our Thanksgiving salad recipes and host the best holiday meal ever. All of these holiday salads have prep times of less than 30 minutes, so they won't keep you in the kitchen all day. There's an easy salad recipe for every holiday spread, including classic green bean salads, broccoli salads, our special cranberry-citrus salad, and even a few seafood salads.
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Cranberry Sauce with a Twist

Cranberry sauce is way more than just a Thanksgiving dinner staple. To prove that the sauce deserves to be eaten more than one day a year, we've added ingredients like pear, coconut, and cayenne, to the already delicious cranberry relish—and you'll be glad we did. These cranberry sauce recipes deserve a place on the dinner table all season long.
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More Thanksgiving Appetizers & Side Dishes

23 Potato Recipes Worthy of Your Next Party

Baked, smashed, roasted, or fried -- it's hard to go wrong with potatoes. Plus, with a rainbow of rich toppings like bacon, cheese, veggies, and more, the flavor possibilities are endless. So whether you're hosting a holiday get-together or enjoying dinner with friends, these delicious potato recipes are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
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Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potato recipes have it all: twice-baked, casseroles, and even sweet potato fries. Browse our collection of sweet potato recipes to find special holiday sides and easy recipes for weeknight meals.
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Delicious Stuffing Recipes That'll Win Thanksgiving

A classic Thanksgiving roast turkey stuffing is a crucial dish on any holiday dinner menu. Whether you are looking for a rice-based dish or a more traditional bread stuffing recipe, you'll find the best choice for your Thanksgiving dinner here.