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30 Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Have you started making your menu for Thanksgiving yet?  Does it include favorite recipes from your childhood….or have you decided to venture out and try new exotic foods?  I always like to throw in a few new recipes each year, but I also like to include the Thanksgiving side dish classics.  You know, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green beans…..yep, all those good comfort foods.  But I also like trying new variations on those classics, to mix it up a bit.  So I’ve been gathering new recipes to try this year….and have found some really delicious ones to try.

Maybe some of these will help with your Thanksgiving Side Dish menu too!

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Country mashed potatoes via The Suburban Soap Box

Grandma’s Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing via Tastes of Lizzy T

Garlic parmesan brown butter mashed potatoes via Cafe Delites

Homemade pan turkey gravy via She Wears Many Hats

Sweet potato casserole with marshmallow pecan streusel via Celebrating Sweets

Brown butter garlic honey roasted carrots via RasaMalaysia

Brown sugar bacon green beans via Six Sisters Stuff

Herbed mushroom pecan stuffing via Platings and Pairings

Roasted brussels sprouts with cranberry balsamic glaze via Dora Daily

Crispy parmesan smashed potatoes via Diethood

Gingered pomegranate cranberry sauce via Lemon Tree Dwelling

Pull-apart rolls with asiago cheese via The Cozy Apron

Candied Sweet Potatoes…in the Pressure Cooker via Make It and Love It


Slow cooker garlic herb mushrooms via Damn Delicious

Melting sweet potatoes via Dessert for Two

Soft and fluffy one-hour rolls via The Baker Upstairs

Creamy green bean casserole from scratch via Sally’s Baking Addiction

Or if you like the classic version…green bean casserole via Taste of Southern

Amazing dinner rolls via Cooking Classy

Corn and bacon casserole via Lil Luna

Rosemary roasted carrots via Oh My Veggies

Three cheese mac and cheese with bacon via Today’s Creative Life

Pumpkin bread rolls with cinnamon butter via Handle the Heat

Classic orange fluff jello fruit salad via Dessert Now Dinner Later

Spinach salad with sweet spicy nuts, apples, bacon, and feta via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Slow cooker creamed corn via Damn Delicious

Fall harvest salad with pumpkin goddess dressing via My Recipe Magic

Roasted asparagus with garlic and parmesan via Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

Sweet potato casserole via Chef in Training

Cheesy alfredo potatoes via Lil Luna


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Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. omia says:

    Step 1: Cut 18 strands of cord 96 inches long each. You’ll also cut one main rope that all the others will be knotted to that’s about 80 inches long. Fold the rope in half and knot it around the main line.

  2. Breea says:

    And then my menu got completely revamped after my mouth watered looking through your post.

  3. Emma says:

    I would add to this list Robin’s Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe from your site. I use dried cranberries instead of pineapple and it has been on our Thanksgiving table for the last two years. Even people who don’t normally like squash say it is good!

  4. Lynn says:

    Hi you posted a gluten free pie curst recipe back in 2015. There are no responses to any current comments. Your baking instructions confuse me. It looks like you instructed to blind back for cold or no bake pies. If I want to bake a pecan pie or a fruit pie do would I just put the filling in the raw pie dough and bake as directed? Really want to use this for Thanksgiving but I need to be sure before proceed. thanks!

    1. Ashley says:

      Yes, you would bake as instructed, according to the pie type you’re making. So, if you’re making pumpkin pie, you pour the raw pumpkin mixture into a raw crust, and cook it just like instructed on your pumpkin pie recipe. That way, the crust will cook along with the filling of your pie, just like any normal raw pie crust. Hope that helps!

  5. Charmaine Ng says:

    That sweet potato casserole looks sinful(ly good). Guess who’ll be making it! ;)
    – Charmaine

    1. Ashley says:

      Mmmmm…..I agree, looks amazing!

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