Elevate your Thanksgiving feast with a tantalizing array of mouthwatering side dishes, each carefully curated to complement the star of the show – the turkey. From traditional favorites to inventive new creations, these sides offer an epicurean journey catering to diverse tastes and preferences. These delectable sides will transform your Thanksgiving table into a cornucopia of taste and tradition.

Winter Holiday Salad

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Not only beautiful but also healthy and delicious! This winter Holiday Salad recipe features baby greens, pomegranate, pear, pistachios and goat cheese. It all then gets topped with a drizzle of tangy-sweet pomegranate vinaigrette. Get the Winter Holiday Salad recipe.

Pan Seared Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic glazed sprouts in a serving platter.
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Pan seared balsamic glazed brussels sprouts take no more than 7 minutes in the skillet! Prepare them, fry them, add the maple balsamic glaze and serve them with festive garnishes. Get the recipe: Pan Seared Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts.

Honey Roasted Parsnips

Honest roasted parnisps in a serving bowl.
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Easy honey roasted parsnips that you can roast them from raw. These parsnips are a great side dish for a roast dinner, or to serve with pork chops, or steak pie, but of course the most traditional way is to serve it with your roast turkey at Thanksgiving. Get the recipe Honey Roasted Parsnips.

Thanksgiving Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Sausage stuffing in a baking dish.
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This Thanksgiving sausage and herb stuffing is the perfect savory blend of fresh herbs, buttery bread cubes, salty sausage and sweet cranberries. It will be your favorite dish of the whole holiday season! Get the recipe Sausage and Herb Stuffing.

Best Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce.
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This effortless and super easy to make cranberry sauce recipe is a bit on the tart side, as most cranberry sauces should be, but the flavors—oh my! The mix of orange and cranberry is divine! Get the recipe Cranberry Sauce.

Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut squash mac and cheese in a baking dish.
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Creamy, flavorful, and effortlessly prepared, the Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese features a luscious sauce of butternut squash combined with cheddar, parmesan, and smoked gouda cheeses. Enhanced with fresh thyme, sage, and a crispy, buttery breadcrumb topping, this side dish is set to steal the spotlight at your Thanksgiving feast! Get the recipe Baked Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese.

Old Fashioned Raspberry Cranberry Jello Salad

Thanksgiving jello salad.
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This old fashioned raspberry & cranberry jello salad is a holiday side dish that takes minutes to make! It takes the shape of any decorative mold so the sky is the limit! People will think you worked for hours to create something so fancy! Get the recipe for Raspberry and Cranberry Jello Salad.

Easy Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes

Roasted green beans and potatoes in a white serving platter.
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Roasted in the oven, green beans and potatoes make a timeless holiday side that’s delightfully easy to prepare! Enjoy the sweet, crispy vegetables lightly dressed in fragrant olive oil, infused with the flavors of rosemary, garlic, and a touch of salt and pepper. Get the recipe Roasted Green Beans & Potatoes.

Oven Roasted Veggies

Roasted vegetables in a baking tray.
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Are you looking for a vegetable side dish to serve this Thanksgiving or during the holiday season? This Honey Oven Roasted Vegetables recipe is simple, delicious, and different than your standard roasted vegetables. Get the recipe Oven Roasted Veggies.

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle mashed sweet potatoes on a bowl with garnish on top.
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This is a quick and tasty dish recipe. Combine smoky chipotle peppers with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes for a delicious side. Perfect for Thanksgiving or weeknight dinners. Get the recipe: Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes.

Roasted Persimmon, Asian Pear, and Brussels Sprouts

Roasted persimmon salad.
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Forget the plain roasted brussels sprouts and try bringing this dish to your next holiday table or get together. The persimmon, purple daikon, and watermelon radish will make this dish pop with color and flavor. Get the recipe.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple

Sauteed brussel sprouts with bacon in a bowl.
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In this sautéed Brussels sprouts recipe, contrasting flavors blend so well together. You’ll have some saltiness and smokiness from bacon, tartness and sweetness from apples as well as mild sweetness and nuttiness from Brussels sprouts. Get the recipe Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple.

French Onion Stuffing 

French onion stuffing in a baking dish.
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With sweet, golden caramelized onions, rich beef broth, savory, moist bread, fresh herbs and a hint of creamy melted cheese, surely this will become your new favorite stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving. Get the recipe French Onion Stuffing.

Butternut Squash Couscous Salad

Butternut squash and couscous salad on a plate.
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Savor the taste of Butternut Squash Couscous Salad, combining tender roasted butternut squash, nutty pearl couscous, and zingy dried cranberries. This easy, 30-minute recipe is a colorful and healthy choice for a side or light lunch. Get the recipe: Butternut Squash Couscous Salad.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy scalloped potatoes in a baking dish.
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Discover a delightful new side dish: creamy, cheesy scalloped potatoes! Thinly sliced potatoes baked in a rich, cheese-infused sauce that promises layers of deliciousness. Every mouthwatering bite is a burst of flavor derived from a blend of two cheese varieties, complemented by the fragrant notes of fresh sage and rosemary! Get the recipe Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes.

Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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