If cranberry sauce from a can is your go-to Thanksgiving side dish, this is the year to STOP! Here are 21 Thanksgiving sides to try, featuring the classic flavors of the harvest season.
Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of November, was originally a harvest festival. Not until George Washington proclaimed it a public holiday did it begin evolving into the day of feasts and festivities we now know.
It is a day to give thanks for all the blessings we have had over the year. We may not harvest our own food these days but we can still honor those historical roots by serving a Thanksgiving dinner everyone will be thankful for.
Turkey and All the Trimmings!
The original Thanksgiving harvest meals might have been a little slimmer than we serve now but why not be grateful for all that we have now by choosing seasonal ingredients and traditional dishes that give a nod to Thanksgivings past. In addition to your turkey this year, serve a bounty of beautiful side dishes that are bound to please everyone at your table, even the kids’ table!
Homemade with Love
A traditional Thanksgiving doesn’t have to mean store bought stuffing and cranberry sauce from a can (although some are partial to that). You can create some amazing and crowd pleasing side dishes from Fall harvest foods, traditional seasonings and little love. You can thank us later for helping you out in that department by rounding up 21 of the best Thanksgiving sides to please everyone in your gathering.
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The Tastes of the Season
If you are a purist, we have some traditional Thanksgiving recipes that have been taken up a level, like fresh cranberry sauce that is so easy to make. If you are a more adventurous cook you will find plenty here to make your holiday meal seasonal and unique.
Browse through and choose your favorites. All you need now is a shopping list. You’re welcome!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Squash, Pecans and Cranberries | Julia’s Album
Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin | Pure Wow
My Favorite Bread and Sausage Stuffing | Just a Little Bit of Bacon
Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon | Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes | Tinsel Box
Fresh Cranberry Sauce | Self Proclaimed Foodie
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows and Streusel | Celebrating Sweets
Corn Casserole | Stuck on Sweet
Cranberry Fluff | Nums the Word
Parmesan Rosemary Potato Stacks | Sweet Peas and Saffron
Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Kristine’s Kitchen Blog
Cheesy Onion Casserole | Instructables
Easy Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin | Yellow Bliss Road
Best Ever Green Bean Casserole | Art and the Kitchen
Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese | Basil and Bubbly
Butternut Squash Orzo Feta and Sage | Mighty Mrs
Crockpot Cheesy Hashbrowns | Best of Life Mag
Parmesan Roasted Carrots | Your Home Based Mom
Stuffing in a Bundt Pan | Kim’s Healthy Eats
Maple Roasted Beets and Carrots | Salt and Lavender
Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing | Half Baked Harvest