A list of the BEST Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes! It’s not just about the turkey, but its also all about the side dishes when the holidays come around. This is a list of common and not so common side dish recipes that you may want to serve at your holiday table.

From stuffing and potatoes to veggies and casseroles, there are so many ways to enjoy your holiday meal it may be hard to pick just a few! Find traditional, non-traditional, and even a few keto low carb Thanksgiving side dish recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Crockpot Stuffing on a spoon

Momma Law’s Crock Pot Stuffing: It isn’t Thanksgiving without a side dish of stuffing. Making it in the crockpot not only makes room in your oven but brings you a flavor-filled, hot side dish to the table. The stuffing browns up around the edges and you have crispy buttery bits that are hard to resist.

stuffing side dish
Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing

This Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing recipe is for those who love a stuffing recipe that has all flavors of fall and a hearty serving of meats!

Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives: Everyone looks forward to this Thanksgiving side dish recipe! These mashed potatoes have a secret ingredient that adds a ton of flavor to the recipe. Everyone will be going back for seconds and thirds of this side dish.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower with Browned Butter in a serving bowl
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower with Browned Butter Drizzle: Serve this low carb side dish instead of mashed potatoes and no one will know the difference! This creamy dish is full of flavor. Garnish this Thanksgiving side dish with some more browned butter, and snipped fresh chives.

Squash Recipes

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Browned Butter and Crispy Sage
Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash: This Thanksgiving side dish is roasted to perfection, with butter, sugar-free maple-flavored syrup (or real maple syrup depending on your diet), and salt and pepper. Mash it all up and serve with some crispy fried sage for garnish!

Delicata Squash Thanksgiving Side Dish
Roasted Delicata Squash with Sriracha Maple Glaze

Roasted Delicata Squash with Sriracha Maple Glaze Give your Thanksgiving table a little kick of heat! This Roasted Delicata Squash with Sriracha Maple glaze will add sweet heat to the tongue. It is creamy and delicious with roasted brown bits of squash from the sweet glaze.

Flavorful and interesting Thanksgiving side dishes

Sweet Potato Stacks with Parmesan Sage Topping

Browned Butter Sweet Potato Stacks: Not your traditional sweet potato side dish, but a new delicious and fun Thanksgiving side dish recipe! This delicious and flavorful method stacks your sweet potatoes in a muffin tin while baking. With cheese in the layers, a browned butter garnish, with crispy fried sage makes this recipe a game-changer.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon may not be traditional in every home, but they should be! This packed with flavor Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe is worth trying. Grumpy used to think he hated brussels sprouts until he tried this dish! Sauteed with bacon and onions until they are crisp-tender right in your skillet, this Brussels sprouts recipe will make a lasting impression.

Browned Butter Braised Artichokes
Balsamic Browned Butter Artichokes

Balsamic Browned Butter Artichokes: Not so traditional Thanksgiving Side dish, but a great one to start as a tradition! Roasting brings out the best in a vegetable and the browned butter and balsamic glaze set this recipe off as one that will be a keeper for the whole family.

Thanksgiving Casserole Side Dish Recipes

Broccoli Rice and Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Rice and Cheese Casserole is a long-time favorite in our family. This Thanksgiving side dish has found its way on our holiday table for as long as I can remember! It’s easy to make ahead and reheat later. This retro recipe is the best broccoli casserole recipe.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

This traditional Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows is one way to get your kids to eat potatoes! The kids might even want to get in on the preparation fun when it comes to adding the marshmallows!

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe for Savory Corn Crumble
Savory Corn Crumble Casserole

Savory Corn Crumble Casserole: It isn’t a holiday celebration without some sort of corn casserole recipe on the table. This corn casserole has a delicious sweetness contrasted with a salty bite of Feta cheese. The textures and flavor are out of the world delicious and even the kids will be gobbling this one down!

Homemade Green Bean Casserole Thanksgiving Side Dish
Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Homemade Green Bean Casserole is a traditional casserole that is found on many Thanksgiving tables. This particular recipe is made with fresh green beans and homemade mushroom soup. No canned soup here!

Sweet Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Holiday time means sweet is also approved for side dish recipes and these two are my very favorite ones!

Best Cranberry Sauce

Every Thanksgiving table should have only The Best Cranberry Sauce recipe as a side dish! This make-ahead recipe has only 3 ingredients and is ready in only 15 minutes!

Watergate Salad

Another holiday sweet side dish favorite is this recipe for Watergate Salad. Made with Pistachio pudding, crushed pineapple, whipped cream, and cherries, this fruit salad might also become dessert!

Other Holiday Recipes you may like

In the holiday spirit and looking for even more recipes? Check out this list of 17 Slow Cooker Family Dinners for the Holidays.

In the Christmas cookie baking spirit? Check out the 25 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes on Grumpy’s Honeybunch!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

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