Do you need help picking side dishes to accompany your glorious Thanksgiving turkey? If that is the case then look no further. We have created a list of simple yet interesting side dishes from our favorite food bloggers that will be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.
These dishes are perfectly stress-free because their ingredients are easy to find, they are inexpensive and their recipes are easy to follow. Also, some of the items on our list are healthier versions of everyone’s favorite dishes.
Potato Side Dishes
Thanksgiving dinner is never complete without one or two potato dishes. Potatoes and sweet potatoes are very filling. Since these dishes are quite common, your guests will be delighted to try these unique picks:
Roasted potatoes are a must on the dinner table for this holiday. But what made this dish hit our list is how very simple the recipe is. You can let this roast in the oven while you set up the dinner table.
When was the last time you had Japanese food for Thanksgiving? Or have you ever imagined serving Asian food for a very Western holiday? Get this on the table and it will surely be a scene-stealer.
Hasselback potatoes are the rave this year. For Thanksgiving, let’s sweeten and simplify things with this hasselback sweet potato recipe from The Kitchn.
Cauliflower & Broccoli Side Dish Recipes
Did you know that fall-grown broccoli tastes better than those grown during summer?
Cauliflowers and broccolis are cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables thrive better in cold temperatures. Thus, cauliflowers and broccolis that are grown during fall are larger and healthier.
Susan of Girl in the Little Red Kitchen promises that this dish will help you forget about mash potatoes for a while. In case you are having more stuffing than mash potato, definitely serve some of this cauliflower dish.
Mash cauliflower, herbs, chives, bacon and lots of cheese. These are the things we are grateful for. For that, this recipe from Neli of Delicious Meets Healthy needs to hit the Thanksgiving table.
Healthy homemade pizza will make everyone happy. This Thanksgiving side dish from Eating Well uses arugula, fresh tomato and broccoli. You can give this dish more healthy points by using sweet potato crust.
Greens Side Dish Recipes
Nothing says “healthy” than green vegetables. However, if you are working with picky eaters, you need to be smart. In fact, you need to be cunning. The dishes below will help you with that.
A side dish made with Brussels sprouts is one more thing that needs to be on the Thanksgiving dinner table. This is one of the author’s favorite dishes. You better try it for yourself too!
Erin of The Speckled Palate says this dish is perfect “to be served alongside turkey this season”. If you will plan to serve turkey dishes even after Thanksgiving, then be sure to have enough of this dish.
Here is another Asian side dish suggestion for Thanksgiving. This dish by Deborah of Taste and Tell will not only add a distinct flavor on your palate but it will also add aesthetic points to your tablescape too.
With the recipes we have featured here, you should be able to get at least one inspiration for the sides that will make it to your Thanksgiving table. Good luck and happy Thanksgiving!