Thanksgiving side dishes

Top 7 Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Will Love

top 7 thanksgiving sides

Thanksgiving is considered to be American favorite Holliday. Here is a count down of American favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Let us know if you disagree.

7) Green bean casserole

Green bean casserole is a casserole consisting mostly of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French fried onions. The recipe was created in 1955 by Dorcas Reilly at the Campbell Soup Company

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6) Rolls

Light, fluffy, buttery dinner rolls are impossible to resist. Homemade with just a handful of simple ingredients, the BEST Dinner Rolls can you be on your table in a jiffy.

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5) Gravy

Made with or without leftover pan drippings from your Roast Turkey or Roast Chicken, this is so much better than canned or instant gravy! Especially when those incredible roast flavors are infused through every mouthful.

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4) Stuffing

The Classic Stuffing recipe made with bread, onion, celery, butter, and fresh herbs for Thanksgiving. Some people call this dressing and some people call it stuffing, either way this Classic Stuffing recipe is a go-to Thanksgiving side dish.

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3) Cornbread

Homemade Cornbread recipe is buttery, extra moist, with golden, crispy edges and a tender crumb. Made with buttermilk and butter for an undeniably amazing flavor! Absolutely delicious.

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2) Mashed potatoes

mashed potatoes, colloquially known as mash, is a dish of mashing boiled potatoes, usually with added milk, butter, salt and pepper. There is nothing more American and thanksgiving than creamy buttery mashed potatoes. 

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1) Mac & Cheese

Baked mac and cheese.  It’s nearly the universal comfort food, and there are SO many variations! Of course, there’s no “right” way or “wrong” way to make it. Just make sure it has tons of cheese goodness. 

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How to make a turkey

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Pull the neck and giblets out of the cavity; ditch the liver and save the rest of the giblets for gravy. 

Dry the turkey with paper towels, then season inside and out with salt and pepper. Fill the turkey with aromatics like chopped onions, carrots, apples and herbs.

Then place breast-side up in a roasting pan and brush with melted butter. Tent with foil and roast for 2 hours (for a 10- to 12-pound turkey; add an extra 15 minutes per pound for larger birds). 

Remove the foil, baste with more melted butter and crank the oven to 425 degrees F. Roast for another hour or until the meat at the thigh registers 165 degrees F.

Thanksgiving side dishes

Must have Thanksgiving sides

Thanksgiving sides: From potatoes to stuffing, veggies to salads, these are the staples of Thanksgiving. If you are anything like me, you’re already planning ahead, hoping to make the week leading up to Thanksgiving easy!

Thanksgiving side dishes

We’ve scoured the web, social media and found a couple of amazing side dish recipes every thanksgiving table should have. 

Candied Yams

There is nothing better than good baked candied yams, soul food style! There is nothing healthy about this soul food version baked candied yams but it’s thanksgiving so who cares. These candied yams are so buttery, sweet and flavorful. They will melt in your mouth!

Cranberry Sauce

A simple recipe for fresh and easy cranberry sauce. If you want to do a little more than the canned ocean spray cranberry sauce then this is the recipe for you. This cranberry sauce is a holiday classic and deserves a place on your table.  Made with real whole cranberries and only a couple of other ingredients. 

Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Mac and Cheese can be something very special. Outrageously cheesy, and creamy, and topped with a crunchy Panko-Parmesan topping and you have the perfect mac and cheese. This recipe is choked  of three different cheeses plus a homemade cheese sauce that makes this macaroni and cheese uber special.


Every Thanksgiving needs a good stuffing recipe. It should be soft and buttery on the inside with crispy, golden edges on the outside. Inside it is full of onions, celery, garlic and herbs sautéed in butter. Bread and baked with a flavoured chicken or beef stock. And that is the perfect thanksgiving turkey stuffing.

Mashed Potatoes

Homemade creamy mashed potatoes is a Thanksgiving must. This amazing recipe is definitely worth a place on the Thanksgiving table. Topped with rich smooth Turkey Gravy, these mashed potatoes make the perfect side dish for a heavenly thanksgiving.

Homemade Gravy

Gravy every Thanksgiving table needs to be complete. This Sausage gravy is is so simple anyone can make. This recipe helps make the typical gravy  bigger, bolder, and more tasty.

Southern Greens

The Collard Green is the traditional side dish of the American South. The best way is to cook it low and slow. Garlic, onions and bacon to make it nice and tender full of flavor. Collard Greens can feel like an intimidating side, but if you just follow this simple recipe anyone can make it.