Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Tasty sides make the meal! Check out all the classics, like green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce, and sample some exciting new takes on old favorites.

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Best Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 4.63 stars
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This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese.

Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.81 stars
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This recipe will hopefully give you the proper techniques to turn out perfect mashed potatoes every time; always light, fluffy and lump-free.

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 4.46 stars
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I was on a search for a slow cooker green bean casserole to take to a friend's house for Thanksgiving dinner. I couldn't find one I liked, so I mixed and matched and came up with this one! It was so good that I didn't have any leftovers. Happily fed 8 adults and 3 children. Use different spices for your taste! I added some onion powder and Italian seasonings. After you serve, leave the lid off of the slow cooker so the french-fried onions remaining crispy on top. You could also use cream of mushroom soup in place of the cream of chicken.

Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Rating: 4.69 stars
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This truly is the most delicious stuff! A bit like a cross between corn souffle and a slightly sweet corn pudding! Try it, I know you will love the ease of preparation and especially the taste. Everyone always wants the recipe! Note: The ingredients can be doubled and baked in a 9x13 inch baking dish in almost the same amount of cooking time.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 4.6 stars
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This recipe is from my mother. It may sound strange, but these are really good and very easy to make. The Brussels sprouts should be brown with a bit of black on the outside when done. Any leftovers can be reheated or even just eaten cold from the fridge. I don't know how, but they taste sweet and salty at the same time!

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Yellow Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.61 stars
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Tender squash, gooey cheese and crunchy crackers make this a memorable side dish or a hearty main course. This is a great dish that can be made with low-fat ingredients and is still just as good!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 4.44 stars
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Simple mashed sweet potatoes flavored with maple syrup and butter.

Instant Pot® Cherry-Orange Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
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This cranberry sauce practically makes itself! It's quick, and you won't have to keep a constant eye on it. Substitute the water for apple or orange juice, or do half water and half rum! Can be made several days ahead of time, will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator, and can even be frozen if needed.

Candied Yams

Rating: 4.53 stars
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This is a simple and quick way to enjoy a Thanksgiving favorite! Canned yams or sweet potatoes may be used.

Grandma's Corn Bread Dressing

Rating: 4.53 stars
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My grandmother often made this for my family at holidays and also just with good homemade meals. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
Rating: Unrated
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"My family begs me to make this every Thanksgiving. What makes it so good is the pecan topping!" – TINA B
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Basic Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.51 stars
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If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.