12 Side Dish Ideas for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving side dish ideas

Nantucket Corn Pudding

First, I love corn pudding.  It’s always a favorite on the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table.  Also, the ingredients are simple, and the end result is a delicious treat that is even better the next day.

Sweet Potato Casserole


Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I use Yukon Gold for my mashed potatoes, however I do love red potatoes.  This recipe leaves the skin on the potatoes and calls for roasted garlic.  I also like the fact that you can put them in the crock pot and let me cook while you’re preparing other dishes.  This looks like a creamy and yummy dish that is sure to be a hit.


Scalloped Potato Roast

Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas


Beautiful dishes always awaken the taste buds.  This scalloped potato roast should be a side dish on your table.  Rosemary and garlic are the stars!


Parmesan Corn on the Cob

Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

Who doesn’t love corn on the cob.  Especially, when it’s enhanced with parmesan cheese and herbs.  Place the ears of corn in the oven and make them a Thanksgiving side dish.


Southern Macaroni and Cheese

Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

I love the southern style version of mac and cheese versus the creamy.  I guess it’s a personal preference, however,  I will eat both.  This recipe calls for Gouda cheese, but you can use your favorite whatever that may be.


Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

Nice idea if you’re looking for a replacement or an addition to mashed potatoes on the dinner table.


Almond and Cranberry Slaw

Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas
This is a nice twist on your usual slaw.  It’s perfect for your vegan guests too.  Almonds and dried cranberries are the stars in this dish.


Southern Style Green Beans

Thanksgiving side dish ideas
These green beans are cooked just like my grandma’s.  The beans are brought fresh and snapped just before they are placed in the pot. They are than slowly cooked for hours so the bacon and seasonings can mix.  Always a hit at the dinner table.


                                                                                            Deviled Eggs

Thanksgiving side dish ideas


Deviled eggs are always a hit in my house.  I love the sprinkled chives and the dash of paprika on this dish.


Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts 

Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas
There’s not many Brussel Sprout lovers in my family, but there are a few.  Bread crumbs and parmesan cheese take these “little cabbages” as my daughter used to call them when she was little to a new level.  What’s even better, they’re ready in 30 minutes.

Cauliflower Gratin 

Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

Last, I love cauliflower, raw or cooked.  It’s one of my favorite veggies to use with dip and one of my favorite veggies with cheese.  Furthermore, it’s a nice change from the regular peas, carrots, and green beans too.

Finally, we hope you found a recipe or two Thanksgiving side dish ideas that you would like to try.  You may also like 18 Tips and Tricks for a Kid’s Thanksgiving Table.