Thanksgiving Menu Staple Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Thanksgiving without side dishes just isn’t the same. We love loading our holiday dinner plates with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, homemade soft rolls, corn pudding, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, and more! These Thanksgiving staple side dish recipes have us salivating for the most delicious meal of the year. Make sure your holiday menu is complete with these side dishes.

Thanksgiving Cranberry Cream Cheese Salad

Thanksgiving Cranberry Cream Cheese Salad

“This is the perfect Cranberry Congealed Salad for your Thanksgiving meal. For years my in-laws have expected me to produce a good recipe. Since this has all the good stuff squished together, it is my stand by and go-to recipe. A great complement to your chicken and turkey dishes.” - Jewel
Easy Mashed Potatoes

Easy Mashed Potatoes

“I like to mash my potatoes by hand but you can use a mixer, just don’t over mix (or use a food processor), as they can turn glue-y, which is not desirable! These no-fail mashed potatoes are so easy to make that you’ll be making them at every dinner!” - Kevin
Holiday Cornbread Dressing

Holiday Cornbread Dressing

“This is my children's Mimi's recipe that she passed down to me. It has served us well for 30 years, each and every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank you, Elnora. You are missed.” - Liz
Vegan Brussels Sprout Salad with Roasted Squash Recipe

Vegan Brussels Sprout Salad with Roasted Squash Recipe

“In this hearty salad, butternut squash is roasted to golden perfection, tossed with juicy shaved Brussels sprouts, and sprinkled with sweet pomegranate seeds for a next-level take on a classic holiday dish. Enjoy this vegan brussels sprout salad with roasted squash recipe!” - Shikha
Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

“Soft buttery and fluffy these bread machine dinner rolls are melt in your mouth good. These savory but slightly sweet rolls are the perfect compliment to any meal.” - Debbie
Outrageous Corn Pudding

Outrageous Corn Pudding

“I made this for Christmas dinner this year. Everyone LOVED it and it was gone in a flash. It reminded me of my mom's corn pudding except hers was just a tad firmer.” - Patrice
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

“Seriously though, nothing beats a good old fashioned sticky candied sweet potato. If you have never had candied sweet potatoes , well you are missing one of life’s little treasures.” - Debbie
Beyond Yummy Green Bean Casserole

Beyond Yummy Green Bean Casserole

“Had this for tonight's dinner Christmas eve. Every one loved them. This is a keeper for sure.” - Rick
Ooey Gooey Mac and Cheese

Ooey Gooey Mac and Cheese

“This baked mac and cheese is so creamy and delicious. It's great for a Crock Pot too. 4 hours on low if using Crock Pot. There are never any leftovers when I make this dish. SO YUMMY!!!” - Samantha
Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots

“In my house, we eat a whole lot of carrots. You will always find cut carrots in our refrigerator for snacking on, and I also like to serve them as a side with pasta or rice dishes. This recipe truly brings out the best in carrots!” - Shikha
Southern Cornbread

Southern Cornbread

“I fixed this a couple of weeks ago and added the green chilis. It was so good I've been thinking about it nearly every day. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! :)” - Karen
Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage & Dried Cherries

Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage & Dried Cherries

“It's fall and time for squash. I love butternut squash and paired with the sage and dried cherries it's so delicious.” - Jo
Failproof Fluffy Butter Biscuits

Failproof Fluffy Butter Biscuits

“After attempts to make fluffy but buttery tasting biscuits, I think I finally came up with a terrific recipe. I hope you enjoy it!” - Robin
Owen's Sausage Stuffing

Owen's Sausage Stuffing

“We love stuffing recipes that are uncomplicated and we really loved the use of sausage in this recipe. It gives the stuffing tons of flavor. If you like things a bit spicy, use hot sausage in the side dish. This stuffing turns out nice and moist. But, taking the foil off for the last 10 minutes adds a crunchy texture to the top. Yum!” - Kitchen Crew
Easy Gravy

Easy Gravy

“I've used this recipe for years, it is simple and tasty. I never measured the ingredients, and am happy to have the measurements in writing.” - Martha
Candied Yams From Scratch

Candied Yams From Scratch

“Super quick, easy and tasty! Thanks for sharing this great recipe. My husband and I are obsessed! Happy Thanksgiving :)” - Reina
Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls

“Over the years I have learned to make wonderful things that my family and friends get to enjoy. The easiest one—and most frequent—that I make are dinner rolls. These sweet, buttery, warm, soft rolls are the best I have ever had anywhere and, while it may sound like bragging, every one of my friends and family agrees. They rock.” - Lori