Thanksgiving is just a few days away – and to be honest, my menu is still not really done yet! I’m hoping there are others out there like me that still need a few side dishes to round up their menu, so I’ve put together my top 15 Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes recipes – there’s a little bit of everything in this post, so scroll through and get hungry! 


Spiced Green Bean Casserole

Nothing comes from a can in this recipe for green bean casserole, where a fresh mushroom & peppery sauce is poured over the steamed fresh green beans,  and it’s topped with cornmeal chili dusted onions. It’s a balance of creamy goodness with a hint of spice that your guests will surely love.


Boursin Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice baked potatoes are the best option when you’re looking for a side dish you can make ahead of time. All you need is to fill these potatoes and just throw them in the oven before serving. They keep in the fridge for a maximum of four days (there’s an egg in the filling that wouldn’t want to be kept longer), so it’s a fantastic dish to make that alleviates your kitchen duties the day of. Plus, this is the exact recipe my husband makes at the restaurant as a side dish to our steak entree!


Bacon Sorghum Beet Squash Grain Salad

This salad is packed with amazing textures and flavors, making it one of my favorite side dishes. The roasted beets and butternut squash provide an earthy flavor, along with natural sweetness that balances out the salty bacon and chewy gluten-free grain. Want to make this vegan? Skip the bacon! It’s already gluten-free and delicious, so I’m sure your family will love this salad recipe.


Simple Autumn Salad

This Fall Greens Salad with Bacon is just what you need this season – a salad that’s easy to put together, has great flavor, and pairs well either with a holiday table or just your every day dinner. 


Cheese Plantain Casserole

Traditional in the Dominican Republic, this Three Cheese Plantain Casserole is a cheesy and hearty side dish – a favorite of mine while growing up (and still is)! Layers of fluffy, buttery mashed plantains with tons of your favorites cheeses really makes this a favorite, and reminds me of my mother’s cooking.


Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut squash mac and cheese is packed with vitamin-filled butternut squash. It allows you to reduce the amount of cheese (gasp!), if you’re watching your fat intake. Or if you just want to try a tasty new version of macaroni and cheese, this is it. One of my niece’s favorite side dishes!


Sautéed Kale with Garlic Chips

I’m always on a never ending search for healthy side dishes, and this garlicky sautéed kale is one of the best ways to cook kale. The addition of crispy, thin garlic chips adds great flavor and texture to an otherwise bland, leafy side dish.


Parmesan-Panko Bacon Peas

After you take one bite of these Parmesan Bacon Panko Peas, you’ll understand why I keep at least 4-5 bags of frozen peas in our freezer at all times! This is one of the fastest side dish recipes you’ll ever make. – and one of the most unique!


Sweet Potato Maple Pureé

The amount of sweet potatoes that we consume during the fall is incredible and shocking at times. But why stop the delicious eats when I know sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). Not only that, but in this post I am sharing my expert tips on making the smoothest pureé possible!


Quick and Easy Macaroni & Cheese

This Quick & Easy Macaroni + Cheese is drenched in the best cheese sauce ever – click to see what restaurant tips I recommend that are easy to adapt into your home, to make every time you make it, simple and delicious.


Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Make this for the dressing – tahini based and finger licking good, blends some antioxidant rich spices like turmeric with bright lemon juice and fresh olive oil to create a decadent but healthy salad dressing you’ll want to use on everything.


Sweet Ginger + Maple Roasted Delicata Squash

One of the easiest and tastiest side dishes to grace your table this season: Maple Roasted Delicata Squash. It’s caramelized to perfection and tossed in a sweet ginger maple dressing – perfect for squash season!


Dominican Potato Salad

Potato salad, what’s so special about it? Nothing in particular, but to me food isn’t only about the flavors, it’s about the memories it provokes in you. And that’s why this Dominican Potato Salad is so special to me – click the link above to find out why it needs to be on your holiday table this season.


Roasted Turmeric Honey Parsnips

Slightly sweet with a hint of natural spice in the vegetable, the side dish has become a favorite in our home, whether as part of a meal or a midday snack! The sticky sweet honey that’s mixed with ground turmeric gives this dish a special flavor you too will love.


Creamy Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

Luscious with a smooth butternut squash and cream sauce, this will become a family favorite from the first time you make it! It’s also a great item to have on the holiday table as it can act as a stand alone meal for kids or the pickiest of eaters!


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  1. Ahh, I’m panicking a little cause we haven’t prepared anything for Thanksgiving yet. We might just make two side dishes this year since we’ll be staying at home instead of flying out

  2. Thanksgiving is quite famous in Switzerland and your blog gave us many unique ideas to decorate our dinner table on the side of delicious turkey. Thanks!!!