If you’re still looking for some side dishes for your Thanksgiving menu, look no further – I’ve rounded them ALL up.
We’ve got everything under the sun when it comes to Thanksgiving Side Dishes except a green bean casserole because try as I might… I just can’t get behind it. I will tell you that my garlic green bean recipe will absolutely woo you over to the right side of the green bean debate!
So… without further ado… let’s get into it. Below you’ll find a complete list of Thanksgiving side dishes to make your Thanksgiving the best yet! Just forward this link to whoever needs some ideas and you’ll be golden!
THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES: VEGETABLES
It’s like your fav spinach dip at your local steakhouse but BETTER!
The most delicious lemon and garlicky Brussels you’ll ever make… promise!
This was actually the first thing to disappear at my Friendsgiving feast last year! The carrots are sweet and the topping is bright and fresh!
A fun new Thanksgiving side dish that people will request year after year
Growing up we would ALWAYS fight over who got the last spoonful of peas. And this recipe is even better than what we had growing up.
A Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with fresh Pomegranate seeds and a balsamic vinaigrette – it’s one of the best Thanksgiving side dishes!
Best cauliflower recipe you’ll ever try… cross my heart!
This roasted veg salad will leave you weak in the knees it’s so good.
THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES: POTATOES
These are equal parts creamy, cheesy, buttery and perfect.
The keys to the best roasted potatoes await you!
Layered and baked potatoes with cheese and cream, what more could you ask for?
Another sleeper success at my friendsgiving last year. Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes was a major crowd pleaser.
Who doesn’t love a quick hit of french fries at Thanksgiving.
More gratins!! More is always more.
THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES: STUFFING
It’s the only stuffing I’ll allow on my table 7 years and running… it’s can’t be beat! And if you’re not into mushrooms, just omit them.
If you’re into Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage – this is the perfect recipe for you!
THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES: SALADS
Want something a little lighter, this shredded salad is a very festive addition to the table!
This quick and easy salad is loaded with pomegranate seeds, candied walnuts, persimmons, honeycrisp apples, creamy avocado, and feta.
This quick and easy persimmon and pomegranate loaded Fall Farmers Market Salad goes well with just about any main course this time of the year!
THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES: MAC AND CHEESE
The cheesiest and creamiest mac and cheese you’ll ever make with a crispy panko topping.
And there you have it!! The best tried and true Thanksgiving Side Dish recipes for your big holiday feast!
PS – are you thinking of putting this on your Thanksgiving menu? Check out the full What’s Gaby Cooking menu here along with the master prep schedule to keep things organized and on track!
And if you need more Thanksgiving Ideas check out this roundup of 80+ Thanksgiving Recipes and Ideas
Thanksgiving Side Dishes: The Best Mashed Potatoes
- 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or whole milk, plus more if needed
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons Mascarpone cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- freshly chopped chives
- Peel and dice potatoes, making sure all are in about 1 inch cubes.
- Place in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce heat to medium low to maintain a rolling boil. Cook until potatoes are fork tender and you can easily pierce them with a fork when touched.
- Remove the potatoes from the heat and drain off the water. Place the diced potatoes through a ricer and then place back into the warm pot. Alternatively, if you don't have a ricer, mash the potatoes with a masher and place back into the warm pot
- Add the cream, butter, Parmesan, mascarpone and garlic and stir to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper and fold in the chopped chives before serving.