Thanksgiving Side DishesWith Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to talk about Thanksgiving food and more specifically, Thanksgiving side dishes. Have you planned out your menu yet? Besides the much-loved turkey (we’re huge fans of the heritage turkeys from Crazy Hart Ranch), what are your favorite side dishes to add to your holiday table? While traditional dishes are wonderful and make you reminisce about your childhood, today we’re going to mix things up and add a modern twist to your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes.

To help, we turned to some of our favorite food bloggers to find out what they’ll be serving on their Thanksgiving table and dug into our recipe archive, as well. The result – a delicious recipe round-up of festive Thanksgiving side dishes that will satisfy your cravings for hearty potato dishes, seasonal vegetables, stuffing, cranberries and more.

Do you have a favorite side dish that you’ll be serving this Thanksgiving? Tell us about it in the comments.

15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to be Thankful for

Thanksgiving Sides - Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with cranberries and balsamic reduction by Platings and Pairings.


Persimmons and Watercress Salad - Thanksgiving Sides

Persimmons and Watercress Salad with Candied Walnuts and Goat Cheese by My Kitchen Love


Healthy Pumpkin Soup with turmeric and ginger by Kate McCabe.

Autumn Salad by Ciao Florentina

Autumn Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash by Ciao Florentina

Thanksgiving Sides - Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes by Healing Tomatoes

Apple Cranberry Sauce by Vegan Huggs

Apple Cranberry Sauce by Vegan Huggs

carrot rainbow salad

Honey Rainbow Carrot Salad from Florida Food & Farm

Thanksgiving Sides - Vegan Mashed Red Potatoes

Vegan Mashed Red Potatoes with Kale and Mushroom Gravy by Vegan Chickpea

Stuffed Honeynut Squash - Thanksgiving Sides

Savory Stuffed Honeynut Squash by Garlic & Zest

Thanksgiving Sides - Mushroom Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Mushroom Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins by Simply Seasonal

Thanksgiving - Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with garlic butter by Certified Pastry Aficionado

Apple Cranberry Sauce / A Nerd Cooks

Hard Cider Cranberry Sauce by A Nerd Cooks

Two Potato Scallops - Thanksgiving Sides

Two Potato Scallop by Garnish and Glaze

Mashed Yams with Feta - Thanksgiving Sides

Mashed Yams with Feta by Cooktoria

Thanksgiving Side Dishes