21 Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes


While turkey is the star the plate on Thanksgiving, it's not a meal without the sides. In some households, corn casserole, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls rule the day. These popular side dish recipes will complete your Thanksgiving meal and guarantee everyone will leave the table full.

Bacon and Brown Sugar Topped Sweet Potato Bake"This savory sweet potato casserole...

Bacon and Brown Sugar Topped Sweet Potato Bake

"This savory sweet potato casserole is so good. Everything is better with bacon!" - Adrienne

Family Fav Crock Pot Corn Casserole"I have requests every year for this...

Family Fav Crock Pot Corn Casserole

"I have requests every year for this dish, especially around the holidays. I've never found anyone who didn't like it and I've shared this with so many friends, neighbors, and family members!" - Diana

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Potato Skins with Pecan Streusel (aka Individual Sweet...

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Potato Skins with Pecan Streusel (aka Individual Sweet Potato Casserole)

"For the filling, I went with some of my favourite sweet potato casserole flavours including brown sugar, maple syrup and a splash of bourbon. Really you could consider each sweet potato skin to be and individually sized serving of sweet potato casserole!" - Kevin

Peach Schnapps Cranberry Sauce"My cranberry sauce has been a big hit with...

Peach Schnapps Cranberry Sauce

"My cranberry sauce has been a big hit with my family for years. I usually double or triple the recipe for the holidays when serving for a large crowd." - Jacinda

Scalloped Mascarpone Cauliflower"Scalloped Mascarpone Cauliflower is meal-time perfection with its cheesy flavor...

Scalloped Mascarpone Cauliflower

"Scalloped Mascarpone Cauliflower is meal-time perfection with its cheesy flavor and creamy texture that elevates this nutritious vegetable to new heights!" - Paula

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole"Holidays just aren't the same without green bean casserole....

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

"Holidays just aren't the same without green bean casserole. My family loves the extra 'umph' the added mushrooms and cheese provide!" - Jennifer

Sausage Bacon Apple Stuffing"We emigrated here when I was a little girl....

Sausage Bacon Apple Stuffing

"We emigrated here when I was a little girl. Our first Thanksgiving was explained to us by an amazing American family. Aunt Fran showed my mom the spices, the bread cubes, etc. The next year my mom replicated and added a little of 'her' in it." - Didi

Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Chestnut Stuffing"A tasty stuffing or dressing with Italian...

Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Chestnut Stuffing

"A tasty stuffing or dressing with Italian sausage, mushrooms and chestnuts that would make a perfect addition to any holiday dinner table." - Kevin

Fancy Mashed Potatoes"These potatoes are so delicious! They really taste like you...

Fancy Mashed Potatoes

"These potatoes are so delicious! They really taste like you fussed too. I've been known to make my mashed potatoes early in the day, to make things easier prior to baking. This is a great dish to serve during the holidays. So easy." - Debbie Sue

Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes"Was served sweet potatoes during my first Thanksgiving...

Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

"Was served sweet potatoes during my first Thanksgiving with my lovely boyfriend Matt's family, I took my requisite "no thank you" portion. Little did I know I'd be polishing off the bowl towards the end of the evening. They taste like pumpkin pie! This may be made ahead, refrigerated, and baked later." - Joanna

Pancetta and Porcini Potato Gratin"Thinly sliced potatoes baked in a creamy cheese...

Pancetta and Porcini Potato Gratin

"Thinly sliced potatoes baked in a creamy cheese sauce flavoured with porcini mushrooms and pancetta." - Kevin

Savory Stuffing Balls"I like stuffing but it is not something I would...

Savory Stuffing Balls

"I like stuffing but it is not something I would ordinarily make except at holiday meals. However, a couple of weeks ago I went to dinner at a local restaurant and, tired of mashed potatoes, I ordered stuffing balls with my roast chicken dinner. I really liked them, so I have been experimenting with my version. This is a combination that I like, I hope you do, too." - Martha

Easy Big Fat Yeast Rolls"Easy dinner rolls. Everyone loves hot, fresh bread....

Easy Big Fat Yeast Rolls

"Easy dinner rolls. Everyone loves hot, fresh bread. This is an easy recipe that my family loves." - Christine

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes"Absolutely the BEST sweet potato casserole! The flavor of amaretto...

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

"Absolutely the BEST sweet potato casserole! The flavor of amaretto enhances the dish. A must for any Thanksgiving gathering." - Darlene

Deconstructed Green Bean Bundles Casserole"Deconstructed Green Bean Bundles Casserole is a super...

Deconstructed Green Bean Bundles Casserole

"Deconstructed Green Bean Bundles Casserole is a super easy and delicious side dish that’s Paleo, Whole30, and Keto friendly! Made with canned green beans, this simple casserole is a cinch to make. It’s a tasty and easy side that accompanies any main entree." - Paula

Whose Side Are You On Cranberry Sauce"When I started cooking myself one...

Whose Side Are You On Cranberry Sauce

"When I started cooking myself one of the first holiday meals I tackles was Thanksgiving and the cranberry sauce was my highest priority to investigate and make my own. Over the years I have developed this easy cranberry sauce that is a continual crowd pleaser." - KC

My Stuffing Dressing"This tastes wonderful with the apples and onion in it....

My Stuffing Dressing

"This tastes wonderful with the apples and onion in it. The cranberries and pecans are optional, but it is great with them in the stuffing as well." - Jo

Baked Creamed Corn Casserole Recipe | No ‘cream of’ soup"Be a dinner-time...

Baked Creamed Corn Casserole Recipe | No ‘cream of’ soup

"Be a dinner-time hero when you make this delicious sweet-and-savory side dish! It’s a fabulously easy recipe that is always a family favorite and a hit at pot-lucks." - Paula

Cloverleaf Rolls"I make this every time there is a gathering of any...

Cloverleaf Rolls

"I make this every time there is a gathering of any sort. They are fast to make and so yummy that it's hard to eat just one." - Charity

Sweet Potato Cranberry Casserole"We just love combining two traditional Thanksgiving foods together...

Sweet Potato Cranberry Casserole

"We just love combining two traditional Thanksgiving foods together in one pretty dish. This is an easy dish to prepare ... and we're always looking for some easy, delicious holiday recipes!" - The Kitchen Crew

Slap Yo' Mama Sausage Stuffing"I just couldn't find a stuffing or filling...

Slap Yo' Mama Sausage Stuffing

"I just couldn't find a stuffing or filling recipe that I was wild about. So, I created this one and its been a hit at Thanksgiving for the last 10 years. It's so good, you'll want to Slap Yo' Mama ;-) Hope you love it too!" - Susan




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Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

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Was served sweet potatoes during my first Thanksgiving with my lovely boyfriend Matt's family, I took my requisite "no thank you" portion. Little did I know I'd be polishing off...