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40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Here are our 40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes! All of your favorite, classic holiday recipes, plus a few extra for good measure.


green bean almondine with garlic and toasted almonds on a white platter with a spoon

All Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes, in One Place.

From potatoes to stuffing, veggies to salads, this Thanksgiving recipe round-up list isn't missing a thing. If you are anything like us, you're already planning ahead, hoping to make the week leading up to Thanksgiving a breeze!

We’ve scoured the web, social media and all of our friend’s blogs to make sure we are sharing 40 of the most amazing Thanksgiving dinner sides out there. Our hope for this extensive list is that it will be your one-stop recipe shop for all your easy Thanksgiving side dishes needs.

We know you are going to love cooking your way through this best Thanksgiving Side Dishes list this holiday season. Enough talk, let’s get to it!

Roasted Cauliflower With Panko And Golden Raisins
Butter And Herb dinner Rolls in a pan with a linen

Thanksgiving Side Ideas You Might Not Have Thought Of.

  • Toasted almonds, with their delicate crunchy texture, are a perfect foil for these garlicky green beans. The resulting side dish is as elegant as it is simple—which is to say, very.
  • This Roasted Cauliflower is made with toasted pine nuts, panko and golden raisins. It’s the cauliflower dish you never knew you needed.
  • If you still can’t decide what bread to make for your Thanksgiving meal, we highly recommend this Herby Rhodes Rolls dinner party hack!!
  • Try this Dirty Rice instead of stuffing! It’s a New Orleans classic and a nice break from the bread casserole we all love. Bonus: this one’s gluten-free.
Potato Leek Au Gratin in a pan with a string spoon
homemade green bean casserole with crispy onions and a cream sauce in a baking dish with a serving spoon

The Best Thanksgiving Sides—Promise.

roasted garlic mashed potatoes in a bowl topped with melted butter, cracked pepper and fresh chives
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Labneh on a plate

New Thanksgiving Dishes to Add to the Rotation.

Celery Pear Salad with hazelnuts fennel and tarragon in a bowl
Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Wild Mushrooms in a bowl

Traditional Thanksgiving Sides With a Few Welcome Twists.

cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin in a baking dish
classic sausage stuffing in a baking dish with a serving spoon

Hungry Yet?

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprout in a cast iron pan
Maple Roasted Squash Salad with pomegranates and goat cheese

Brussels, Squash and Sweet Potatoes Oh My!

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with apples, pomegranates, pecans and dried cherries
Wild Mushroom Galette With Her Crust

Thanksgiving Dishes You'll Want to Eat All Month Long!

easy glazed carrots on a white serving platter
Cast iron skillet of hasselback potatoes topped with garlic herb butter

Easy and Healthy Thanksgiving Sides? We've Got a Few on Our List!

Brussels sprouts gratin with cream, garlic, Parmesan, Gruyere cheeses and toasted bread crumbs in a baking dish
sliced Candied sweet potatoes with Honey and Brown Sugar and pecans on a platter with a serving spoon

Every Holiday Table Needs at Least One New Side Dish. Agree?

oven roasted cauliflower with parmesan cheese
cast iron skillet filled with dairy free creamed corn with bacon and green onions

More Favorite Holiday Sides, For Good Measure.

  • This Roasted Cauliflower has a very special ingredient you will absolutely LOVE.
  • A very easy spin on a classic would be this Creamed Corn. Made on the stove-top with only two ingredients and bonus—it's dairy-free!
  • OK, I have to end this round up with one of my personal faves...roasted beets! This colorful Roasted Beet Salad with Chevre Green Goddess Dressing is going on my Thanksgiving table AND my weekly meal plan ASAP!

We Hope You Love These 40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes.

If you make any of these dishes, we’d love to hear about it. Be sure to tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper on Instagram to share where you found the recipe. Happy eating!

40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Questions & Reviews

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  • Malia


    Thank you so much!

  • jernejkitchen

    So many delicious recipe ideas, yum! Can't wait to try them.

    Yay! I know you can't try them all, but I hope you get to try a few!