Move over turkey, side dishes are the TRUE side to Thanksgiving meals! Aside from traditional recipes like homemade Cranberry sauce, there really are a huge variety of mixing it up recipes that work perfect to feed a potluck crowd. Depending on what you are looking for, search all recipes to see some ideas.
Here are a few of my very favorites!
Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas
Roasted Garlic Mashed potatoes: Loved by all, this one is a perfect addition to the Thanksgiving lunch table. The perfectly smooth, pasty delights that can be eaten with biscuits, dinner rolls or with steak, roasted garlic mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple that you should not miss.
Awesome Potato Side Dishes: Twice Baked Potato Casserole, Cheesy Chicken Casserole, Smashed Red Potatoes, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Mini Smashed Potatoes, Pressure Cooker Red potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes
A traditional stuffing: A classic cornbread stuffing can be enjoyed with meat, curries or salads. It can also be enjoyed on its own. You can give it a unique spin by adding seasonal veggies, dried currants and poblanos to make it truly special.
Cream spinach: This is one of your last-minute fixes. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare. The health-conscious people on the table are surely going to love it. It is also a bright green addition to your Thanksgiving spread. A generous dash of pepper or other Italian herbs can make creamed spinach even more savory and flavorsome.
Easy Vegetable side dishes: Ritz Cracker Broccoli Cheese casserole, Fresh Green Beans and Bacon, Cast Iron Corn and Bacon, Mushrooms and Onions, Corn on the Cob, Cheesy Asparagus, Parmesan Roasted Carrots, Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Universal and super easy side dish ideas for fixing a last-minute fancy dinner
Buttery dinner biscuits: These warm and fluffy biscuits are the perfect accompaniment with dinner and lunch. The dough is among the most important part of making this biscuit. If you get the dough right, you can bake the perfect savory and chewy biscuit that can quickly transform any dinner dish. Although it may seem like an easy alternative to buying ready made biscuits from the supermarket, it is important to understand that homemade biscuits have a unique freshness and flavor. It is also extremely simple to bake it at home – just try a few simple bread recipes.
RECIPE IDEAS: Easy Drop Buttermilk Biscuits, Cheddar Drop Biscuits, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Blueberry Cornmeal Cake, Southern Skillet Cornbread, Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread, Southern Bread Pudding
Rainbow coleslaw: A rainbow slaw made of different vegetables (or even a Broccoli Slaw Salad) can be served with Tahini and can be the perfect salad recipe accompaniment to any dinner or lunch dish. The highlight of the dish is that it is not just filling up empty calories. It is a nutritious side dish which is also extremely delicious. The most common vegetables that you can use for this one are cabbage, peppers, carrot, and onions.
You can also give this salad your twist by adding seeds and dressings. A dash of Tahini or orange juice can take things up a notch and make your slaw a winner.
A veggie bake: Baked vegetables are a sure winner no matter who you are cooking for. Although the dish is an all-time favorite, you can experiment with your choice of veggies. To the classic baked veggies; potatoes, carrots, baby corn and peppers, you can also add sweet potatoes, beetroots, tomatoes, leek, pumpkin. To add to the nutrition value of your vegetable bake or casserole recipe, you can also add seeds and nuts such as flax seeds, almonds, peanuts etc.