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38 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Classic and simple Thanksgiving sides for everyone at your holiday table!
"Crazy delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée."
"Hasselback Butternut Squash with Sage Butter and Prosciutto Breadcrumbs …the perfect, delicious, and unique addition to this year’s Thanksgiving table. Made simply with halved butternut squash, fresh sage, maple, and perfectly salted butter."
“Sweet potatoes are often a part of Thanksgiving, and this recipe gives you a new twist on that classic flavor. Orange juice gives this dish a little sweetness, while pieces of crumbled bacon will give you something to savor, and rosemary will give it an aroma all its own."
"One of the great things about this dressing recipe is that there are parts of the recipe that you can have ready in advance.
Make-Ahead: Start with Cornbread Crumbles. Freeze the unbaked dressing mixture in 2 (1-gal.) zip-top plastic freezer bags, making sure to press out all of the excess air. Thaw in refrigerator five days before Thanksgiving, and continue recipe with Step 4. You can also get it all together on the day of if you like. However you prefer to enjoy it, you’ll find Grandmother Carter’s Cornbread Dressing to be moist, rich, and delicious."
"Maple Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash with dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and crispy bacon. This is the perfect Thanksgiving side. It literally combines every flavor you love for the holidays. And… it’s very, very easy to make."
It’s easy to make this Apple Cider Vinaigrette in advance.
Make-Ahead: Store Apple Cider Vinaigrette in an airtight container or jar. When it’s ready to serve, shake it vigorously to blend the ingredients, and check to see if it needs a little extra salt or pepper.
Once you’ve got that vinaigrette ready to go, it is simply a matter of preparing your vegetables.
"Tender, sweet and savory Secret Ingredient Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots are the most delicious carrots and easiest side dish EVER with only 10 minutes prep! The ideal holiday side that you will devour like candy!"
"If you've always wanted to serve a green bean casserole at your Thanksgiving feast, but weren't sure where to begin, this top-rated recipe from Alton Brown is the one for you. To take his casserole to the next level, Alton uses hearty mushrooms, thinly sliced onions and buttery panko breadcrumbs."
"Easy one pot Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf simmered in herb seasoned chicken broth and apple juice and riddled with sweet dried cranberries, apples and roasted pecans for an unbelievable savory sweet side dish perfect for the holidays and easy enough for everyday!”
Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy, iconic side dish perfect for the holidays with a smooth, velvety texture and sweet distinctive flavor. Topped with a crunchy pecan streusel and a hint of citrus, it's a classic favorite.
This iconic Green Bean Casserole is a classic favorite holiday side dish. Requiring only minutes of prep, it can be made with canned, frozen, or fresh green beans. And with a couple of unique ingredients, this twist on a classic favorite is just as delicious as ever.
Three Sisters Stew is an easy-to-make, wholesome vegetable dish gently stewed in a fragrant broth. With indigenous roots, this delicious dish is perfect to serve during harvest, for Thanksgiving, or on any chilly winter day. And, it's ready in under 30 minutes.
These Ginger Glazed Carrots are a flavor-packed roasted carrot recipe glazed with pungent aromatics, citrus, and herbs. Sweet and savory, they are a delicious side dish for Sunday dinner, Easter, or anytime you're craving the sweet flavor of roasted carrots.
"Simple roasted root vegetables in olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, are the foundation for a Thanksgiving side dish classic. Here, touches of thyme and rosemary add to the flavors and aromas. When the vegetables are golden-brown, they are tossed with an apple-cider reduction and sprinkled with fresh parsley. The results are toasty, sticky, sweet, and savory."
"This classic potato dish is simple to make and always a hit with family and friends. Plus, it's perfect for any occasion - from weeknight dinners to special occasions. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your au gratin potatoes today!"
10 Minute Cranberry Sauce from scratch is a mainstay on the holiday table you never want to miss. Tangy and sweet with whole fresh cranberries, a little sugar, and the zest of an orange. It's the holidays in every bite.