102 Tasty Thanksgiving Sides to Eat With Your Turkey Dinner (2024)

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If you are preparing a classic turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, then you've already got your main dish for the holiday menu figured out. Now, to make your dinner really shine, you're going to need some out-of-this-world side dishes. After all, some dinner guests may argue that Thanksgiving sides, from whipped mashed potatoes to sourdough and herb stuffing, are what they look forward to most. Plus, Thanksgiving side dishes have the added bonus of offering more variety for individuals who are vegetarian or vegan, and can't eat the turkey.

From innovative sweet potato recipes to roasted autumnal veggies to ideas, these side dishes cater to all diets and ages. You can even prepare a few healthy, lighter recipes for November 24 without skimping on all your favorite Thanksgiving classics — there are so many delicious fall salad ideas to pick from!

But the most important thing we kept in mind when coming up with this list is that each idea is easy to make. How easy? Well, let's just say there are plenty that can be made in your Crockpot or slow cooker, so you can literally set it and forget it until it's time to eat.

Okay, after this, it's time to move on to the apps! Luckily, we've got a bunch of tasty Thanksgiving appetizers to try.

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Six-Ingredient Potato Gratin

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No cheese is included here, but the potatoes are as rich as can be thanks to the butter and heavy cream.

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Sweet Potatoes with Shredded Salad

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For a healthier side dish, use sweet potatoes as a vessel to enjoy shredded radishes, carrots, and Granny Smith apples.

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3

Honey-Glazed Roasted Carrots

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Make these ahead of time by preparing them without the honey and refrigerating overnight. All you have to do day of is reheat and add the honey!

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4

Asparagus and Potato Galette

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Filled with hearty and filling ingredients, like potatoes and cheese, your guests will also be treated to asparagus and onions for a fresh taste. Plus, it only takes 10 minutes to prep.

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5

Dill and Parsley Stuffing

This recipe is as classic as it comes thanks to the country bread, fresh dill, and flat-leaf parsley.

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6

Green Beans with Garlic-Herb Butter

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There are almost too many green bean recipe variations to choose from for your turkey dinner. But at the mention of garlic and butter, the choice may already be made for you.

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Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts

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Boring sprouts begone with this recipe, which includes small red chiles for an extra kick.

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8

Basic Macaroni and Cheese

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Yes it's basic, but it's sooo good. With three different types of cheese, you really can't go wrong. The kids will love it!

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9

Slow-Cooker Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

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Save space on your stovetop and try this hands-off one-pot mashed potato recipe. Sprigs of fresh rosemary cooked with the potatoes infuse them with fragrant flavor.

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10

Three-Bean Salad

This salad recipe may have a few more ingredients than the rest, but a single bite will make all of the tossing and stirring worth it.

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Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Oven space is precious during the holidays, so roast your sprouts on the stovetop instead! Tossed in a salty-tangy bacon vinaigrette, it's a side dish slam dunk.

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12

Skillet Mac and Cheese

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This skillet recipe has butternut squash for a seasonal flare plus potto chips for an added crunch.

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13

Basic Herb Stuffing

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Keep it classic this year with a simple herb stuffing made with country bread, vegetables, chicken broth, parsley, and thyme.

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14

Creamy One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese

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You can whip together this side with just one stove-burner.

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15

Lemon-Maple Roasted Carrots

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Nothing says "fall" quite like adding a drizzle of maple syrup to your dish. With lemon and cilantro, these roasted veggies also feel fresh and bright.

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16

Caramelized Onion Twice-Baked Potatoes

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While this recipe requires some extra baking time (hence the name), these russet potato halves filled with sour cream are the football lover's dream side dish.

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17

Green Beans with Orange and Thyme

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Green bean casserole is so last year. Get creative and try this easy recipe for green beans cooked with orange zest and thyme.

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18

Mexican-Style Grilled Corn with Cotija Cheese and Lime Zest

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Corn is another classic side to serve at Thanksgiving, but this recipe introduces lime zest, cumin, and cayenne pepper for a more flavorful bite.

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Scalloped Potatoes

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If you have a lot of potato lovers sitting around your Thanksgiving dinner table this year, then surprise them with this recipe that takes russet potatoes and bakes them with heavy cream, garlic, and nutmeg.

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20

Pumpkin-Carrot Soup

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Not only will a bowl of this soup warm you up after tossing around a football on Thanksgiving Day, but it also has all of the right nutrients to support a strong immune system.

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