Try These Side Dishes For Turkey Day

November 14th, 2022 by

Traditional stuffing side dish for Thanksgiving in a baking pan

The turkey is the star of the show every Thanksgiving but the supporting cast deserves some attention to. Thanksgiving Day dinner wouldn’t be half as enjoyable without side dishes like garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, cornbread muffins, and mac ‘n cheese. Even if your family has a tried and true Thanksgiving dinner menu, it’s nice to give a new recipe a try every now and then. You never know, you might find your family’s new favorite dish. Interested in a little exploration? Check out this list of Turkey Day side dishes to try.

Classic Thanksgiving Day Sides

There are some menu items that are Thanksgiving Day staples across the country, but there are a few nuances from region to region. Maybe the spread on your table always includes sweet potatoes with marshmallows, but there are other ways to enjoy sweet potatoes. Give the casserole below a try and see if it’s a keeper. Here are a few other popular dishes that you might like.

  • Stuffing – Most families make dressing or stuffing. If you’ve been on team dressing for as long as you can remember, try this stuffing recipe. It might make you change sides.
  • Green Bean Casserole – Crispy onions and creamy mushroom sauce might turn this recipe into a regular in your household.
  • Sweet Potato Casserole – If you just can’t go without marshmallows we understand, but you should give this casserole a try.

Unique Potato Ideas For Thanksgiving

Potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving, but you don’t have to prepare them the same way every year. Mix it up with one of the tasty ideas below.

  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes – It doesn’t take sour cream and butter to make these creamy mashed potatoes.
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes – These potatoes have a zesty flavor created by lemon-rosemary dressing and they’re so easy to make they might end up in your regular dinner rotation.
  • Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Want to sneak in an extra serving of veggies your little ones won’t notice? This cauliflower recipe is perfect.

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Yummy Veggie Sides For Thanksgiving

You have to balance out the fried or roasted turkey with a few veggie sides. Here are a some yummy recipes your family will gobble up.

  • Creamed Spinach – This recipe is simple and quick so it’s great for a last minute addition to the menu if something else doesn’t work out.
  • Roasted Carrots – Not only will these carrots add a dash of vibrant color to your table spread, they’re full of vitamins and have a naturally sweet flavor the kids’ table will love.
  • Green Beans Almondine – Not a fan of green bean casserole? Try this recipe instead.

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