Here are some of the best Thanksgiving Side Dish recipes that will go with almost any main dish to make your holiday meal delicious and magical! From potatoes and vegetables, to salads and the all-important dinner rolls, there’s something for everyone.
Whether you prefer classic comfort foods or more adventurous options, there are endless possibilities for delicious Thanksgiving side dishes.
Here are some of the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes that are sure to impress your guests and make your Thanksgiving dinner unforgettable.
What are the most popular side dishes at Thanksgiving?
On a traditional American Thanksgiving menu, you’ll find some tried-and-true classics like green bean casserole, Thanksgiving stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed corn, and sweet potato casserole.
Here in Canada, we also like to have some Brussels sprouts and butternut squash on our holiday table.
Mashed potatoes or some sort of a potato dish is a must have wherever you are!
How many dishes should a Thanksgiving meal have?
Sometimes it’s difficult to know how much to cook for the number of people you will have for your Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a quick guide for deciding how many side dishes to prepare for your Thanksgiving table!
If you’ll be having 4 people, choose 1-2 appetizers and 3 sides with your main. You might want smaller sides rather than very large, shared dishes.
For 8 people, choose 1-3 appetizers and 3 large, sharing sides.
For 16 people, choose 2-3 appetizers and 5 or more sides, depending on their size.
Homemade Stuffing Recipe
Easy to prep ahead, this delicious savory stuffing is made with onion, celery, and apple for a flavor-packed side that will go well with any main dish!
This easy homemade Creamed Corn is made with just a few ingredients in less than 30 minutes! You can easily make it ahead and reheat or warm it in the slow cooker to take some of the stress out of the big day.
This Hashbrown Casserole is a classic side dish that takes 10 minute to prep! Tender potatoes are baked in a rich and creamy sauce, topped with melty cheddar cheese, and finished off with a buttery, crunchy Corn Flake topping.
Perfectly crisp, seasoned with garlic, paprika, and parmesan cheese, these potatoes are a great alternative to mashed potatoes, or serve them alongside other potato sides for a large gathering for a bit of variety!
Making homemade Crescent Rolls is easy and quick, and they taste even better than store-bought ones. These rolls are light, fluffy, and buttery, making them the perfect choice for your Thanksgiving spread.
This dish is a must-have for your Thanksgiving table this year, and it's such a crowd pleaser, but my version has a twist! It's made with a creamy homemade mushroom sauce with parmesan cheese, topped with bread crumbs and deliciously crunchy fried onions!
My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!