Thanksgiving Sides are the star of the show!! All of my favorite classic and non-traditional sides in one place! Try out these Must Have Thanksgiving Sides this year and never look back!
These are some of my favorite side dishes that I just can’t do without during the holidays. They’re cozy, fall flavored and always crowd pleasers!
Homemade Au Gratin Potatoes
These Homemade Au Gratin Potatoes are an absolute dream. Creamy, garlicky, fresh herbs, cheese, thin layers of perfection. They are stunning and delicious.
The thin layers in these Au Gratin Potatoes may look like they’re hard to achieve but you really just need a mandolin and this recipe is easy as can be.
Slice the potatoes on the mandolin, mix up the cream and a few ingredients and begin layering! They bake uncovered to get that perfect golden top then covered to finish up cooking.
Your guests will absolutely LOVE these!
Traditional Bread Stuffing
It’s hard to imagine a Thanksgiving without stuffing. While I do like a variety of different stuffings (or dressings), this Traditional Bread Stuffing is my favorite.
This is a recipe my mom has made us since we were little. All the traditional flavors of onion, celery, sage and thyme with a little chicken or turkey stock.
It’s simple yet delicious!
Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes
Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes have been on my Thanksgiving table ever since I can remember. The flavor of sweet potato, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, marshmallow and pecan is so comforting.
I could almost eat these as a dessert. If you’ve never tried sweet potatoes with marshmallows on them, now is the time!
This is a simple yet delicious recipe. It can be enjoyed at Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday you’re celebrating.
This Glazed Shallots recipe is a stunner! I already know what you’re thinking but hear me out. They’re basically caramelized onions so you’re getting all of those sweet rich tones coming out then adding white wine, butter and herbs.
It’s really hard to beat. The flavor goes SO WELL with the rest of the dishes at the Thanksgiving table. It’s a super simple dish that is definitely worth trying.
It’s really the star of the show. If you try one new thing this year, let this be it!
Cranberry Orange Sauce
This Cranberry Orange Sauce is sweet, tart, full of warm spices and very refreshing! Did I mention it’s easy? This is your recipe if you’re looking for an easy dish to make!
I absolutely cannot go without homemade cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.
We like to make it at Christmas too. The blend of holiday spices really makes it something special. It goes so well with meats, heavy sides and vegetables.
The blend of cranberries, apples, raisins, orange and spices is hard to beat. Think the opposite of canned cranberry, this is nothing like it. Cranberry Orange Sauce will make you fall in love with cranberries!
Sweet Potato Au Gratin
Homemade Sweet Potato Au Gratin is a fun and different way to showcase sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. Thin layers of sweet potatoes with cream, herbs and Romano cheese. It bakes up to creamy bubbly perfection.
It’s a mouthwatering combo of sweet + salty goodness.
Sweet Potato Au Gratin looks impressive and like you spend a lot of time on it when in reality, it’s a very simple dish to make.
The toughest part is slicing the sweet potatoes and as long as you use a mandolin slicer, it’s a cinch! 5 minutes and they’re sliced and ready to layer.
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board
A charcuterie board is ALWAYS a good idea! Making an Easy Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board will be one of the best decisions you make all year.
Charcuterie boards are great for appetizers, main meals and snacking after dinner. This board is full of yummy cheeses, cured meats, pumpkin whip, cranberry orange sauce, grapes, figs, candied pecans, olives, crackers and more!
The best part is it’s SUPER easy to put together. Everything is store bought except the pumpkin goat cheese whip and cranberry orange sauce. Those 2 items are quick and easy to throw together. Especially if you’re already making the cranberry orange sauce as a side!
In my opinion, a charcuterie board belongs at every occasion!
Southern Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole
This Southern Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole is comfort in a pan. I could literally eat the whole pan to myself. Broccoli and mushrooms with extra sharp cheddar, rice, garlic and a crunchy pretzel cheese topping.
This dish has simple ingredients that are loved by all (you can leave the mushrooms out if you want). It’s creamy, it’s cheesy and it’s oh so delicious.
It’s a hearty side, so this pan actually goes a long way when it comes to serving. Broccoli cheese rice casserole is always a crowd pleaser!
This dish is great for the holidays but also works great for weeknight dinners as a side or entrée. Add some chicken breast and you have yourself a meal!
Boursin Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are must for Thanksgiving and these Boursin Mashed Potatoes should be at the top of your list. It’s such a simple recipe with such great flavor.
Boursin Garlic + Herb Cheese is a soft spreadable cheese filled with garlic and several herbs. It has a nice subtle flavor that pairs so well with creamy mashed potatoes.
The flavors lend themselves well to traditional Thanksgiving flavors and it’s a nice accompaniment to turkey or any other main dish you may be serving.
Eat them with or without gravy, they’re delicious either way!