These are some of the best Thanksgiving side for turkey to add to your holiday menu. The turkey may be the star but the side dishes are some of the best Thanksgiving recipes. These will have your family and friends begging for seconds.
One of my favorite parts of a Thanksgiving meal are the turkey sides. I’ve scoured the internet and my recipe boxes to bring your the best Thanksgiving side dishes I could find. You can find everything from traditional sides, cold sides, healthy sides, vegetable sides, and crockpot sides.
Coming up with fun new ideas for what to serve with turkey can be difficult, but this collection can help you pick the perfect side dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner.
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Recipes Can be Doubled: Often times on Thanksgiving you are cooking for a crowd, so simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
Leftover Ideas: It’s almost a given that after dinner is over you are going to be left with a handful of leftovers. Thanksgiving leftovers are one of the easiest foods to create something else with extras. Find leftover options here.
Expert Table Decorations: Really wow your guests with the perfect table set up. You can find how to set a gorgeous Thanksgiving table here.
Traditional Turkey Sides
While unique and complex sides can be fun to play around with, these traditional turkey sides are delicious, easy, and pleases the whole crowd. President Abraham Lincoln had a lot to do with modern Thanksgiving, see this.
The Best Mashed Potatoes
If you want to make the best mashed potatoes – potatoes that are rich, creamy and lump-free, this is the recipe for you! I’ll show you all of my tricks for getting the most perfect mashed potatoes every time.
This old fashioned thanksgiving dressing recipe is my grandma’s Thanksgiving stuffing. It’s an easy turkey stuffing recipe that is always on our holiday menu. It’s easy to make and my family has been making it for years.
Crispy roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar are by far one of the greatest side dishes ever invented. These potatoes are dusted with cinnamon and other spices then coated in a sweet brown sugar mixture and roasted to golden perfection.
This easy turkey gravy recipe is a classic flavorful gravy. It works whether or not you have pan drippings from a roasted turkey. It is truly better than anything that you can buy in the store and it really is so easy.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that a hot oven is involved here—this is really a creamy stovetop mac and cheese. It only hangs out in the oven for 10 minutes, just long enough to get all the cheese properly melted.
Cooking everything all in one day can be a hassle, but these cold side dishes for Thanksgiving are a great appetizer option that you can make the day before and pull out of the fridge when your company arrives.
Best Homemade Cranberry Sauce
This Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe is true perfection. If you grew up on the canned sauce you will be shocked and amazed at how incredible this sauce is. It is beautiful to look at and easy to make too.
This Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It will remind you of that whole berry cranberry sauce that everyone loves. Leftovers are delicious on salads, and fruit salads.
Hate standing over a stove and cooking all day? Well these crockpot Thanksgiving sides will make your day so much easier. Just throw the ingredients in and you can go enjoy time with your family with the meal cooks.
Slow Cooker Apple Sausage Stuffing
Take the stress off the holidays with this slow cooker apple sausage stuffing that can be set aside to cook while you focus on the turkey!