Find Your Thanksgiving Side Dish Soul Mate

Gluten Free Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto
Whether you're meant for mashed potatoes or have the hots for homemade green bean casserole, we've got a fabulous selection of Thanksgiving side dish soul mates for you to choose from. Question is, which will be the lucky dish?

Baked Butternut Squash with Thyme

When it comes to baked squash, what you see is what you get: naturally beautiful, naturally delicious. Just a smear of butter and a sprinkle of thyme gussy up the already-golden dish.


Tart Cherry-Cranberry Relish

Cranberry relish is Thanksgiving's total "it" girl. She's sweet on the outside, sassy on the inside. We blend ours with dried cherries and wine for a gorgeous (yet suprisingly low-maintenance!) side dish.

Double Corn Cornbread Stuffing

This multitasker covers three dishes in one -- rustic corn, buttery cornbread, and leafy greens -- so you don't have to pick and choose.


Lemon-Rosemary Potato Rolls

Hot and (lemon) buttered, everyone's got eyes for these herb-baked buns. Our advice: Don't expect anything long-term. These fast-to-go buns are just looking for a holiday fling. (They'll roll around again come Christmas.)




No time for tears. They'll be back for a Christmastime fling.



No time for tears. They'll be back for a Christmastime fling.

Best Chicken Noodle Soup

Let's be honest -- everyone likes a good cuddle. Cozy up to a comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup this Thanksgiving. The reminds-you-of-home dish is made with all your favorite fixings: thick noodles, tender veggies, and heartwarming spices.

Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

We're not a fan of flaky, but in the case of biscuits, we'll make an exception. A sprinkling of sharp cheddar takes them over the top (in a good way).

Roasted Radishes with Chive Vinaigrette

Swoon! It's love at first sight with these blushing roasted radishes. Though their rustic hues draw you in, it's their sweet tanginess that hooks you long-term.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Comforting, consistent, and sometimes cheesy, mashed potatoes are the ultimate side-dish soul mate. Butter them up or eat them plain -- either way, you'll never let them go.

Classic Bread Stuffing

Sometimes basic is best. Go with classic bread stuffing for a dish even Grandma will approve of. This one's made the old-fashioned way with fresh chopped veggies and a can of chicken broth.

Shh! Secrets to Perfect Bread Stuffing

Finding the perfect soulmate should be anything but stressful. Here, we help narrow your selection by sharing which breads are best for baking.

Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

You can't forget your first love. Playful noodles and a bubbly attitude keep you coming back for more of this four-cheese macaroni bake. Bread crumbs give the long-time side a grown-up, gourmet spin.

Twice-Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes

Mashed potatoes too plain-Jane for your liking? Step it up this Thanksgiving with candied sweet potatoes. These stunning sides get all dressed up in brown sugar, chopped nuts, and ooey-gooey marshmallows.

Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons

Calling all non-commitals -- this lighthearted, low-calorie Caesar salad is your side-dish soul mate. Not only is it a quick time commitment, but it's served with delish Parm croutons and a side of Italian intrigue.

Spice and Honey Roasted Carrots

For a well-traveled side, talk up our dukkah-dusted carrots. They're squeezed with lip-puckering lemon then coated in global spices, such as cumin, sesame, and coriander.

Potato-Apple Gratin

Need a side dish that can keep up with you? Say hello to potato-apple gratin -- a good-looking dish that's packed with the perfect amount of pizzazz. Crisp-cooked bacon makes it even more enticing.

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Forget the haters -- flowerlike Brussels sprouts make a delicious side-dish soul mate. They're a tender, welcome change and super good for you (literally).

Homemade Green Bean Salad

A love for partying makes this fun green bean casserole a Thanksgiving no-brainer. Stringy onion rings top them off, while a lush blend of cheesy pancetta and button mushrooms create their can't-resist base.

Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto

Risotto. Rolls of the tongue, doesn't it? The addition of creamy canned pumpkin makes the seasonal side an ideal Thanksgiving date.

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