From traditional family favorites to new twists on the classics, here are The Café’s favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving!
When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, our family likes to mix old with new. Despite our penchant for variety, there is always turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing. Other must-haves are Nanny’s Cranberry Salad and delicious homemade rolls. The rest of our Thanksgiving sides though, tend to vary from year to year. Below is a roundup of some family favorites.
We hope you’ll find something new or maybe a different take on an old favorite. Any of these side dishes are sure to bring rave reviews and work wonderfully if you are tasked with bringing a dish to a family gathering. Bonus! These sides can be made ahead of time, freeing you from last minute stress!
An old family favorite, 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!
This Make Ahead Gravy is not only super delicious, but it also makes Thanksgiving entertaining so much easier!
The easiest mashed potatoes ever, with no last-minute fussing! These Slow Cooker Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes were a huge hit with many Café readers last Thanksgiving!
Combining sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and maple syrup, this healthy, make-ahead Sweet Potato Casserole wows everyone!
This Easy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce; with ginger, lemongrass, and pomegranates, has a super fresh, vibrant flavor. It takes less than 15 minutes to make!
Want to put a delicious and fresh new twist on Thanksgiving this year? Serve this Sesame Ginger Green Bean Salad! It’s super easy, and almost completely make ahead. Throw it together at the last minute – expect rave reviews!
Transform the everyday humble carrot into a spectacular side with this easy, make-ahead Honey Maple Roasted Carrots recipe! It’s one of our most popular recipes ever!
With brown sugar, maple syrup, a touch of curry and a dash of cinnamon this delicious Brown Sugar Curry Roasted Butternut Squash will be sure to bring rave reviews to your Thanksgiving dinner!
This vibrant Fall Salad is the perfect way to embrace autumn. It’s with loaded healthy, seasonal ingredients and a fabulous pumpkin dressing.
Super quick and easy, these Caramelized Sweet Potatoes are another healthy alternative to traditional, sticky, marshmallow recipes. And they taste like candy!
These Easy Artisan Rolls truly are unbelievably easy and a wonderful side to any meal. Stir up the dough then go to bed. In the morning, shape and bake. Crazy delicious too!
These tall, flaky, Ridiculously Easy Cheddar Chive Biscuits are melt-in-your-mouth-delicious. They can be made ahead and frozen before baking. Pop them in the oven right from the freezer and wait for the amazing aroma to permeate the house!
Whether you’re hosting or just bringing a dish to share, we hope this Thanksgiving Sides post helps get you all set for a wonderful celebration with family and friends!