Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you know what that means…food, food, and more food! Hallelujah! But with the usual Thanksgiving dinner, comes the usual boring sides. Chances are most of us have been eating the same side dishes with our turkey since we could crawl. So, why not take our new found adulting task of bring a side dish to the family gathering to shake things up! These 10 Thanksgiving side dishes are sure to be a hit with your family, even your picky little cousins.
1. Maple Bacon Carrots
Just staring at this photo is getting my mouth watering! This recipe is super easy to make (only 4 ingredients) and will delight everyone at the table. Make this your go to recipe if you are short on time or cash. Your family will likely go straight to these babies and skip the turkey all together! Wow em here.
2. Squash Casserole
If you were assigned the veggie side dish for your upcoming shindig, look to this recipe for a creamy casserole with a little crunch. It’s also cheesy as hell, making it an instant crowd pleaser. Be sure to double up on the ingredients if you are looking to serve a lot of people! Get the recipe here.
3. Hot Spinach Dip
Spinach and artichoke dip isn’t a dish that many people associate with Thanksgiving dinner. Which is what makes this velvety appetizer the perfect starter for your family or friendsgiving gathering. The recipe yields a pretty big batch, good for anyone with a large family. Get cooking here.
4. Brussels Sprout Salad
This recipe has pomegranates seeds, walnuts, and jalapenos mixed right in, making it a delicious and modern take on boring old brussels sprouts. Just make sure everyone has a drink on hand, in case the jalapenos are a little more spicy than you were expecting! Get the recipe here.
5. Stuffing Muffins
A fresh take on the obligatory stuffing side, this recipe is easy to make, and super cute to serve! You can even add little thanksgiving or holiday themed cupcake wrappers to push these little stuffing muffins over the top. They are sure to be a hit! Up your side dish cuteness here.
6. Creamy Cauliflower Gratin
Another veggie side dish option with a little creaminess baked right in, this recipe will be gobbled up in no time! It’s crispy exterior adds a nice contrast to the warm and cheesy center. Plus, its main ingredient is cauliflower, making your veggies quota for the holidays easy to hit! Why not start now.
7. Kettle Chip Nachos
This recipe is without a doubt the easiest recipe to duplicate, making it perfect for any kitchen virgins out there. Aside from being ridiculously easy to make, it is also ridiculously yummy! Start your culinary career off with an instant success. Learn how here .
This simple and tasty salad dish can help lighten up your Thanksgiving dinner. It’s quick to prepare and will wow your taste buds. Make this your go to side dish if your family always has more options for dessert than they do for dinner! Lighten up here.
9. Greek Potato Wedges
If lightening things up isn’t really your thing, then feel free to carb up with this next recipe! Greek potato wedges combine two classics (french fries and Greek salad toppings) to make a super side dish that you may be tempted to conveniently leave at home so you can eat it all yourself! Up your carb game here.
10. Easy Yeast Bread
If your looking for a little challenge, or seeking to up your culinary skills, try taking on homemade bread. Aside from the fact that homemade bread is generally healthier than the ultra processed store bought bread (we can all use a little more health at the holidays) it is also ten times more appetizing. This bread recipe is easy to make, and is done in only 40 minutes (fast for bread!). Get ready to wow your relatives here.