As Americans, we take pride in the one time a year where shoving our faces and expanding our waistlines on delicious, homemade dinners is totally expectable. Thanksgiving takes the cake for one of the most favorited, anticipated holidays we can celebrate. Any excuse will be taken to put on a comfortable pair of fat pants for a feast to set your eyes (and bellies) on. With juicy turkey, succulent ham, and every side dish far and few between, there’s something everyone will love on every Thanksgiving table every holiday season. Planning a Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful and anxiety-ridden, but have no fear. There are hundreds (literally) of recipes to choose from and play with to create your picture-perfect Thanksgiving feast! I’ll help you out by starting with 10 Thanksgiving side dish recipes that’ll make you bring out the fat pants this Thanksgiving holiday.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans & Cranberries
The recipe name may be a mouthful, but so are the flavors! For a Thanksgiving side dish recipe, these intricate flavors blend merrily together to please the sophisticated palettes in your family.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Don’t worry, there’s no way I could forget some of the classic Thanksgiving side dish recipes, this sweet potato goodness included! There’s nothing quite as scrumptious as smooth sweet potatoes topped with sweet mini marshmallows…click the picture to see what sweet surprise is added!
Parmesan Roasted Carrots
Carrots are a naturally sweet vegetable, but once they’r roasted, their sweetness is amplified and complimented by their natural crunchy texture. Parmesan is the perfect cheese in this Thanksgiving side dish recipe to add a touch of saltiness, and to make an ordinary vegetable shine on your Thanksgiving table.
Ultimate Green Bean Casserole
Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving without the traditional green bean casserole. It tops the list as one of the most iconic, necessary Thanksgiving side dish recipes to complete your dinner spread. Think you disagree? Try out this recipe first and watch your tastebuds take you back to a time of nostalgia and bliss.
Restaurant Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes
I’ve never met a person who dislikes mashed potatoes, especially at Thanksgiving! Garlic-styled mash is a definite crowd pleaser, and they’ll taste like they came straight from your favorite steakhouse! This Thanksgiving side dish recipe is definitely one to try this holiday season.
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
A Thanksgiving side dish recipe that disguises veggies in creamy, delicious cheese and crunchy breadcrumbs? I’m in! Everyone loves everything that is cheesy and unhealthy, honestly, and if you need your little nieces and nephews or cousins to get more greens on their plates at Thanksgiving, this is how!
Simple Is Best Dressing
Do you call it dressing? Or stuffing? It doesn’t matter what you call this Thanksgiving side dish this holiday season, as long as it’s tasty! Stuffing goes with Turkey as Santa goes with Christmas…it’s the unwritten rules of the holiday season that most of us obey! Telling by the title, this Thanksgiving side dish recipe must be simple, but also the best.
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Let’s be honest here, it’s not unusual to use a bread roll as a vehicle to sop up all the leftover gravy-mashed-potato-stuffing-turkey-goodness left on our plates and then gobble it on down. Don’t be ashamed, we all do it! The perfect Thanksgiving side dish recipe is going to be these homemade rolls to complete your spread.
Nantucket Corn Pudding
Corn pudding is not what you’d expect. Something that sounds delectable as a dessert is actually a hearty, savory side dish that welcomes any turkey and ham counterpart. If you’re a fan of cranberry sauce, you’d probably enjoy the hint of sweetness in this Thanksgiving side dish recipe to add to your sorry plate.
Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Thanksgiving dinner is a headache and a half. Throwing something in the crock pot and getting busy preparing other goodies sounds like heaven for anyone entertaining! This Thanksgiving side dish recipe is the perfect crowd pleaser; we already established the enjoyment mashed potatoes bring! Pair these scrumptious potatoes with gravy to make a fan-favorite this holiday meal.