Want to try something a little different this Thanksgiving without giving up any of your “core” recipes? Side dishes are fantastic opportunity to introduce new ideas and maybe even start new traditions while still keeping all your family’s favorites on the table.

Our Thanksgiving menu is pretty much written in stone. We have our turkey, my gran’s stuffing recipe, corn casserole (my son’s favorite), and sweet potato casserole. While none of us are willing to give up any of those dishes, I do feel like there is room on the table for one more side dish. My incredibly picky son is more open to trying new things during the holidays, so adding another dish to the mix might even help him discover a new favorite. Need some inspiration? Keep reading for a few yummy ideas to try this year!

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes to Try

  1. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans from Twitchetts
  2. Cranberry Fluff Salad from The Kitchen is My Playground
  3. Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce from Ginger Casa
  4. Easy Chorizo Stuffing from The Twitchetts
  5. Airfryer Hasselback Potatoes from Recipe This

  1. Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart from Dancing Through the Rain
  2. Creamed Peas and Pearl Onions from Cincy Shopper
  3. Gratin Dauphinois from OurFamilyWorld
  4. Dutch Green Beans from “Cents”able Momma
  5. Apple Cranberry & Herb Stuffing from Tater Tots & Jello

  1. Cranberry Salad from Love to Be in the Kitchen
  2. Green Bean Casserole Cornbread Cups from Sincerely, Mindy
  3. Smoked Gouda Scalloped Potatoes from Sidewalk Shoes
  4. Roasted Butternut Squash from My Turn for Us
  5. Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes from Recipe Confessions

  1. Skillet Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Parm Cream Sauce from Peace, Love, Carbs
  2. Nutmeg Sweet Potato Stacks from The Spice Train
  3. Perfect Baked Pineapple Casserole from Not Just Paper & Paint
  4. Spinach & Walnut Salad from See Lindsay
  5. Stuffed Acorn Squash from Mama Challenge

  1. Potato Stuffed Mushroom Croquettes from My Yellow Apron
  2. Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Biscuits from Wholefully
  3. Classic Stuffed Mushrooms from Peas and Crayons
  4. Easy Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Salad from Salvage Sister & Mister
  5. Creamy Buttermilk Cauliflower Mash from Hungry Hobby

Yum, right? I’m sure even the pickiest eaters can find something new to try from these 25 tasty Thanksgiving side dishes! If you’re looking for a new dessert idea, may I suggest my grandmother’s pineapple and marshmallow Heaven’s Delight? It takes about five minutes to make, then you just have to let it sit overnight.

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Do you stick with the same dishes every year or mix things up a bit? 


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