24 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

I love the Thanksgiving holiday. Time to spend with the family and eat delicious food.

Turkey is important for Thanksgiving but so are the delicious side dishes that go with it. I have gathered a list of the best side dishes for you to make for Thanksgiving. Lots of tasty options on the list.

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

creamy mac and cheese

1. Creamy Homemade Mac and Cheese

Thanksgiving is just right around the corner and that means you have a lot of food preparations to do. This also includes choosing from different dishes from your pantry and refrigerator. A Thanksgiving centerpiece is a good combination of vegetables, meat, and several side dishes.

To make it easy for you, I have a delicious creamy Mac and Cheese recipe. It is mixed with a tasty creamy cheese sauce. This dish will be a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving meal.

Get this recipe on The Chunky Chef.

gravy recipe

2. Gravy Recipe

What is there not to love about Thanksgiving. There are so many sides, stuffing, sweet puddings, yams, pumpkin pie…I could go on for ages. For me, the side dishes are the best part of Thanksgiving Dinner.

And if you’re getting tired of potato-based sides I’ve got you covered with an easy-to-make gravy that goes perfectly with both your turkey and mashed potatoes.

Get this recipe on Damn Delicious.

green bean casserole

3. Green Bean Casserole

Here is a great green bean casserole that uses a mix of recipes from Campbell’s and French’s. Perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, and easy to make ahead of time.

Get this recipe on The Wholesome Dish.

brussels sprouts

4. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Sautéed Brussel Sprouts Recipe. Crispy and full of flavor, this is a great vegetable side dish for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table.

Get this recipe on Well Plated.

creamed corn

5. Creamed Corn

You can never go wrong with creamed corn on Thanksgiving. This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your Thanksgiving feast! Making this creamed corn recipe couldn’t be easier—it calls for frozen or canned corn, which makes it really easy to prepare.

Get this recipe on Spend With Pennies.

stuffing recipe in baking dish

6. Classic Stuffing

Simple homemade stuffing recipe that uses simple ingredients. This recipe is delicious and easy to make.

Get this recipe on Averie Cooks.

sautéed mushrooms

7. Sautéed Mushrooms

Here is a simple side dish you can make for thanksgiving. Try this easy but delicious sauteed mushroom recipe.

Get this recipe on All Recipes.

creamy mashed potatoes

8. Mashed Potatoes

Perfect mashed potatoes recipe. Packed with great flavors, rich and creamy. Try these potatoes with your favorite gravy recipe.

Get this recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

9. Sautéed Green Beans

This quick sautéed green bean recipe is so easy to make. It’s ready in under 15 minutes, making it the perfect side dish to prepare for Thanksgiving.

Get this recipe on Dinner Then Dessert.

10. Sweet Potato Casserole

This Thanksgiving you can serve a delicious side dish of sweet potato casserole. It has a crunchy topping and is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meal.

Get this recipe on Shugary Sweet.

11. Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes make a great replacement for mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. Try this delicious mashed sweet potatoes recipe.

Get this recipe on Delish.

12. Roasted Carrots

This delicious roasted carrots recipe is very easy to make and can be incorporated into any meal. The recipe includes two different ways of cooking the carrots, which include a sweet or savory option.

Get this recipe on Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

roasted potatoes in a dish

13. Oven Roasted Potatoes

This recipe shows you how to make roasted potatoes perfectly in the oven. The end result is delicious crispy flavorful potatoes.

Get this recipe on Spend With Pennies.

14. Thanksgiving Wild rice

If your getting tired of the same old side dishes for Thanksgiving give this wild rice recipe a try. It is full of seasonings, cranberries, and other delicious ingredients.

Get this recipe on The Vegan Society.

15. Broccoli With Cheese

This steamed broccoli recipe is topped with the best homemade cheese sauce.

Get this recipe on Dinner At The Zoo.

Waldorf salad

16. Waldorf Salad

I love this salad because not only is it delicious, but you can easily make it ahead of time. Who doesn’t like that? If you haven’t tried Waldorf salad before then you are really missing out on something special. It has become one of my favorite cold side dishes.

Get this recipe on Crunchy Creamy Sweet.

17. Green Salad

Make this simple green salad to go along with your Thanksgiving dinner. It is topped with apples, cranberries, and a delicious dressing.

Get this recipe on Cookie and Kate.

18. Fall Harvest Pasta Salad

Try this simple harvest pasta salad. It is made with fresh seasonal ingredients and topped with a delicious dressing. Perfect side dish for Thanksgiving.

Get this recipe on Garden In The Kitchen.

19. Candied Yams

Delicious, sweet, and made with only a few ingredients, this recipe for candied yams is a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast.

Get this recipe on Delish.

20. Cornbread

The best cornbread recipe. Soft and moist with a crispy texture on the outside.

Get this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction.

cranberry sauce

21. Cranberry Sauce

Skip the store-bought sauce and make your own homemade cranberry sauce. This recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing.

Get this recipe on Food Network.

22. Cheesy Brussels Sprout Bake

A simple, creamy, and flavorful recipe to make for Thanksgiving. Try this cheesy brussels sprout bake recipe.

Get this recipe on Delish.

23. Biscuits

This recipe shows you how to make the best homemade biscuits. This recipe is simple to make with only 6 ingredients needed.

Get this recipe on Sugar Spun Run.

24. Dinner Rolls

The last recipe on the list shows you how to make the best dinner rolls.

Get this recipe on Mom On Timeout.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your family and eating these delicious side dishes.

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24 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Servings: 4
Calories: 500kcal


  • Pasta Noodles
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Salt


  • Pick a side dish to make for Thanksgiving.
  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Follow the recipes instructions.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.


Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time may vary depending upon which recipe you choose.