Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes That Will Make Your Family Feast Extra Special (2024)

Delicious Thanksgiving side dishes make any turkey dinner extra special.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to lean on a few staple vegetables and side dishes that will help you and your family enjoy this delicious feast. However, there's no need to stick with the same old side dishes each and every year.

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What are the common Thanksgiving sides? For me they're mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole.

In this round up of tasty Thanksgiving side dishes, you'll find everything from the old reliables like green bean and sweet potato casseroles, plus mashed potatoes, to some Irish inspired dishes such as mashed rutabaga.

Planning a menu for Thanksgiving can be challenging, especially when you consider the large number of side dish options available. Fortunately, here is a selection of reliable options that pair well with turkey and gravy.

With a selection of these side dishes you're sure to impress your guests. Simple follow the links below to find the recipes with ingredients, instructions and printable recipe cards.

Table of Contents

  • Cauliflower Mash
  • Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
  • Truffle Mashed Potatoes
  • Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Cranberry Orange Sauce
  • Smoked Mac n Cheese
  • Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
  • Mashed Butternut Squash
  • Air Fryer Green Beans
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Brussels Sprout Salad
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Crockpot Stuffing
  • Creamed Corn
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Twice Baked Sweet Potato Casserole With Bacon And Pecans
  • How To Roast Potatoes Irish Or English Style
  • Floury Mashed Potatoes Irish Style
  • How To Cook Rutabaga Or Turnip Irish Style
  • Carrot And Parsnip Mash
  • Garlic Sautéed Mushrooms

Cauliflower Mash

Move over mashed potatoes! This cauliflower mash makes for a tasty and healthier side to share.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have never been so tasty! This recipe sautées them to tender perfection for your Thanksgiving dinner feast.

Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes get a decadent upgrade with the addition of truffles. This makes for a side that everyone will rave about. Every bite is a taste sensation.

Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes

Cheesy au gratin potatoes need to make an appearance at your family Thanksgiving. This is such a satisfying side to go with ham or turkey.

A mixture of cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese take these potatoes over the top.

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Skip the can of sauce this year. This recipe makes for a perfect partner for turkey with hints of orange to set things off.

This could just become your favorite cranberry sauce ever.

Smoked Mac n Cheese

Mac n cheese is always a good idea. But, smoking it brings it to a whole new level of deliciousness. You are going to want seconds for sure.

Lemon Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus roasted with lemon and parm makes for such a tasty side dish!

This is one amazing side to pair with your Thanksgiving meal.

Mashed Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a tasty alternative to mashed potatoes, or just a great way to add more flavors to your offerings. This is sure to be a favorite side dish.

Air Fryer Green Beans

Have you ever made green beans in the air fryer? I have a feeling this is going to be a go to recipe for your future family meals.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash by Balance with Jess

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuff a few acorn squash for an unforgettable side to share on Thanksgiving.

This looks lovely and has so much great flavors stuffed inside.

Brussels Sprout Salad

Make room for a salad on the table.

This brussels sprouts salad is festive and tasty for a healthy addition to your holiday meal.

Green Bean Casserole

You can’t forget to whip up a batch of green bean casserole! This recipe is semi homemade and will bring such classic flavors to the table.

Crockpot Stuffing

Let the crockpot handle the stuffing with this fuss free recipe that is sure to satisfy. Your family will agree, there is nothing like homemade!

You can try this recipe with dried sage or chopped fresh herbs.

Creamed Corn

Creamed corn makes for an easy side to make that tastes super good! This recipe couldn't be easier or tastier.

Sweet Potato Casserole

This sweet potato casserole has the perfect topping of melty marshmallows to satisfy. It wouldn’t be the holidays without this dish - the supreme of sweet potato recipes!

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Casserole by Irish American Mom

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Casserole With Bacon And Pecans

Baking sweet potatoes before mashing them helps to concentrate their flavors. This delicious savory side dish casserole is topped with panko breadcrumbs, chopped pecans and parmesan cheese, before baking it once again.

These potatoes are not sweetened with brown sugar, but you can add a little maple syrup to the mash if you like your sweet potatoes extra sweet.

Irish Style Roast Potatoes by Irish American Mom

How To Roast Potatoes Irish Or English Style

Roast turkey dinner for Thanksgiving is usually served with mashed potatoes, but why not add a few roast potatoes too.

These Irish style roasties are crisp and golden on the outside, and soft and tender on the inside. They're perfect for serving with turkey or ham.

Irish Style Mashed Potatoes by Irish American Mom

Floury Mashed Potatoes Irish Style

If you enjoy slightly dry and fluffy mashed potatoes with your turkey dinner then this is the mashed potato recipe for you.

Learn how to make mashed potatoes Irish style, which have a flourier texture than American style.

How To Cook A Rutabaga Irish Style

How To Cook Rutabaga Or Turnip Irish Style

Mashed rutabaga is a favorite Irish American side dish for Thanksgiving. Many families enjoy the slightly peppery flavor of rutabagas, mashed with butter and a little sour cream.

Some like to sweeten this mash with a little brown sugar.

Carrot and Parsnip Mash by Irish American Mom

Carrot And Parsnip Mash

This is another Irish favorite side dish for roast dinners. It's often served with roast chicken or lamb on Sunday afternoons.

This is simply a mash made with boiled carrots and parsnips, mixed with butter and heavy cream.

Garlic Sautéed Mushrooms by Irish American Mom

Garlic Sautéed Mushrooms

Pan fried mushrooms with garlic are a delicious side dish to pair with a roast turkey or chicken dinner. This may not be a traditional Thanksgiving side dish, but I highly recommend giving these mushrooms a try for your next Thanksgiving menu.

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I hope you enjoy this collection of veggie Thanksgiving sides, and find the recipes and dishes that are perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving feast this year.

Thanks for following my recipes and ramblings.

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Slán agus beannacht,

(Goodbye and blessings)

Mairéad -Irish American Mom

Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th

Mairéad - rhymes with parade

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