Don’t let stress steal your joy this Thanksgiving! These 14 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes will wow your family while keeping you sane. Gobble, Gobble!
Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite days to cook for! But it is easy to get lost in the stress and frustration of complicated recipes. Take charge of having a wonderful, relaxing holiday this year and choose some simple recipes! This collection of side dishes are my all time favorites and always get rave reviews. Enjoy your day!
These holiday mashed potatoes are the decadent potatoes you dream of at Thanksgiving dinner and a nice big batch too. Check out my secret ingredient for amazing flavor!
Want a decadent mashed potato with a bit of elegance? Try these Boursin cheese mashed potatoes. They are easy to put together but taste extra classy!
Want make ahead potatoes? Loaded Twice Baked Potato is a good 2nd potato side dish if you have a crowd and want to stretch it out. Or, if you just want something different than mashed potatoes try this. You can make a batch a few days in advance and just bake it the day of!
My mom always made a traditional turkey gravy and then she would make a batch of this Roasted Veggie Gravy. It just uses the veggies cooked in / under the turkey but the flavor is sensational. Also – this makes such a thick gravy you can make this gluten free if you want.
When it comes to stuffing, this is the GOOD STUFF! You can prep it a few days in advance and just bake it on Thanksgiving! The flavor and texture – just everything. The good news is that you can throw it together easily – sure, it will take longer than the boxed stuff but for a little time you get a big reward!
Save stove space by using your crock pot for creamed corn! The new tradition on our table this year is this unbelievably creamy slow cooker creamed corn. It tastes amazing, is no work at all, and needs no stove or oven space because it goes in the slow cooker! #winning
This green bean casserole is still an easy side dish but you don’t need any cans of soup! It is also gluten free! This is a grown up version with plenty of mushrooms and yummy cheese pillows.
Squash is an easy, healthy side dish that you can make in advance. I’m a big fan of this simple recipe for roasting delicata. This Maple Roasted delicata is an easy one that goes well with turkey day! It is also a food fit for guests with food restrictions!
Sautéed Asparagus and Mushrooms is a simple side dish that adds great color and variety to the table. Mushroom haters need not apply.
Copycat TX roadhouse rolls are the simplest rolls that I do. Still great flavor and everybody loves to see them at the table. If you make a different kind make sure to still serve the Cinnamon Honey Butter. You won’t regret it!
This 3 berry cranberry jello salad makes me happy all the way to my toes. Lots of flavor and a touch of creaminess. Make this a day in advance to keep life simple!
This Dreamsicle salad is a classic orange fluff with just a bit of pineapple! My husband insists on having it without the cottage cheese because he is crazy like that but oh well.
Are you still eating cranberry sauce from a can? Please stop! This Cranberry Raspberry Relish is way better and takes minutes to make! You can make this in advance and freeze it! Just thaw in the refrigerator the day before Thanksgiving.
Spice lovers should try this jalapeno version of my Cranberry Raspberry Relish
These little sandwiches are not a side dish at all but you still gotta know about this! Every Thanksgiving I pick up a package of Hawaiian rolls and tuck them aside. After the feast has been eaten, cleared and put away there comes a point where people do get hungry again. As they start to wonder through the kitchen I set out fixings for these easy BBQ turkey sandwiches and everybody is happy.
Happy Thanksgiving! May your turkey be moist, your potatoes buttery and the people around your table many.