A round-up of our favorite easy and delicious Thanksgiving side dishes. These recipes can be made ahead, allowing you to enjoy the day!
It's not too early to start planning your Thanksgiving menu! These are some of our tried and true family favorite recipes that are perfect for your Thanksgiving table. In our family, we love a mix of traditional, family recipes, and trying new versions as well.
If you're searching for inspiration for your holiday table, we're hoping this post will help! Each recipe includes ideas on how to prepare it ahead of time. For example, you can go ahead and make the gravy now and freeze it for the big day! The cranberry sauce can be made days ahead as well. Enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving meal without all the stress!
This Easy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce; with ginger, lemongrass and pomegranates, has a super fresh, vibrant flavor. It takes less than 15 minutes to make!
Stressed over upcoming holiday meals? This Make-Ahead Gravy is the real deal! Made with roasted chicken wings, carrots, onions, fresh herbs and broth, it's not only super delicious, it makes entertaining so much easier!
Transform the everyday humble carrot into a spectacular side with this easy, make-ahead Honey Maple Roasted Carrots recipe!
These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are extraordinarily delicious and, even better, they can be prepped a day in advance for easy entertaining!
The easiest mashed potatoes ever, with no last-minute fussing! These Slow Cooker Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are super delicious and can be made a few days in advance.
Combining sweet potatoes, butternut squash and maple syrup, this healthy, Make-Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole wows everyone!
This delicious Cranberry Salad is filled with fresh cranberries, red grapes, shredded coconut, toasted walnuts and freshly whipped cream and makes a beautiful presentation on the holiday table!
Super quick and easy, these delicious Caramelized Sweet Potatoes are a healthy alternative to traditional, sticky, marshmallow recipes. Besides being a fabulous side, they can also be used on salads and in soups.
This Caramelized Pear Arugula Salad is a show-stopper with fresh greens, pan-roasted pears, ruby red pomegranates, thin slivers of sweet white onion and butter-roasted pecans. The delicious honey cider dressing ties it all together.
This Cranberry Clementine Arugula Salad also includes butter-toasted pecans, candied bacon, ruby-red pomegranate seeds and a delicious Honey-Cider Poppy Seed Dressing. It makes a beautiful side for a dinner party and a fabulous whole meal salad with rotisserie or grilled chicken, shrimp, steak...
These Easy Artisan Rolls truly are ridiculously easy. Stir up the dough then go to bed. In the morning, shape and bake. Unbelievably delicious too!
These Honey Glazed Carrots with fresh rosemary don't take long to make and they're so delicious, they disappear like candy! That's a warning to make plenty!
Thought for the day:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
What we're listening to for inspiration:
If you enjoy any of these recipes, please come back and leave a star rating and review! It’s so helpful to other readers to hear your results, adaptations and ideas for variations.
Brillith Cota says
Wow! with these fancy and delicious recipes I'll be sure to make a statement on my upcoming Thanksgiving dinner! Thank you for sharing Chris and Scott!
Chris Scheuer says
Enjoy, Brillith! Happy Thanksgiving!
Concetta Young says
Every recipe sounds heavenly! I cannot wait to make that delicious cranberry salad!
Chris Scheuer says
Thank you, Concetta! Hope you enjoy the cranberry salad!
Marlene Wilkins says
Dear Chris and Scott - I thank you for letting me use your wonderful recipes. I have been trying to put some together for the holidays. Everything is so good. Thank you so much. M
Chris Scheuer says
I'm so happy to hear that, M! Thanks for letting. us know!