40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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This list of the 40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes is sure to cover all of your favorite holiday classics plus a few extra for good measure. From potatoes to stuffing and veggies to salads, you won’t be missing anything. 

Anyone else out there an early planner? We like to plan early as it makes 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 giving you 40 of the most amazing Thanksgiving side dishes out there. Our hope for this extensive list is that this will be your one stop recipe shop for all your Thanksgiving side dish needs.

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

40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes
  • This Roasted Cauliflower is made with toasted pine nuts, panko and vinegary golden raisins. It’s the cauliflower dish you never knew you needed, but let’s get real...you need it.
  • If you still can’t decide what bread to make for your Thanksgiving meal, this Holiday Bread Basket post is sure to make it even harder to decide!
  • If you are a brown sugar bacon combo fan (who doesn’t love sweet and salty?), then you are going to LOVE these Green Green Beans!!! 
  • Try this Dirty Rice instead of stuffing! It’s a New Orleans classic and a nice break from the bready casserole we all love. Bonus: this one’s gluten free.
40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes
  • Potato Leek Au Gratin With crumbly blue cheese and leeks galor it is sure to be the star of your table. 
  • This Cranberry Chutney has a secret ingredient...it’s sure to kick your meal up a notch! Pro tip: Use the leftovers on an epic cheese board. You’re welcome. 
  • I made this Pomegranate Orange Salad last year for Christmas dinner and it was a HIT! The tart pomegranates are a nice change from all those heavy holiday foods. 
  • Parker House Rolls...forever and always. How can one resist?
40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes
  • Here’s a classic that always brings a little holiday magic...the always popular Potatoes Au Gratin . These beauties will not disappoint. 
  • If you want to really impress your kids (and adults too) make this 4 Ingredient Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese. It won’t take any coveted oven space and is a great back up food for any picky guests. Or just make it late at night and add in some leftover turkey...yum.
  • Where are all the cabbage lovers? Here’s another new idea that sounds too good to be true, Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Onion Dijon Sauce
  • These Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are made with Cheddar and are so soft and fluffy! They are easy to make and freezes nicely. 
40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes
40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes
  • This one is a TMP fan favorite. If you aren’t already in love prepare your hearts for this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Creamy Maple Dressing.
  • Calling all mushroom lovers, this Wild Mushroom Galette makes the perfect side dish or Thanksgiving appetizer. It’s also just great any day of the week. You’ll thank us later. 
  • Are you a purist? Then this Easy Stuffing recipe, or dressing if you prefer, will be a staple on your Thanksgiving dinner menu for year to come!
  • If you’re one to buck traditions try some meat in you dressing with this Skillet Sausage Stuffing.
40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

I hope you love this 40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes list. 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!