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Amazingly Memorable Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

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If you are looking for some Thanksgiving side dish ideas, you are not alone. I am always looking to change up at least one recipe each year.

Today we are sharing 20 tasty Thanksgiving side dishes for your menu planning. Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be hard, it should be all about enjoying the time with friends and family. 

Thanksgiving Side dish Recipes

Hi Friends! Every Thanksgiving, I think back to the many dinners we celebrated in the past. My first Thanksgiving I made a very straight menu, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (the canned soup kind) cornbread stuffing and gravy.

That was a long time ago and while it came out just fine, I have really enjoyed adding other side dishes and taking those foods up a notch. I find it not only makes the menu more interesting, I find it becomes more memorable too.

My family members all have their favorites and they let me know which dishes they loved. I will also say that I have found it better to ask your family what their past favorites are before you make your menu plan. One year I did not serve a green bean casserole and my daughter was so disappointed! We had it on the menu every year after that, even if it was a different recipe.

So in the spirit of changing things up for great celebrations, I gathered some of these memorable recipes from my blogger friends so that you have some new recipes to consider from when planning your Thanksgiving Day menu.

I hope you enjoy these recipe ideas from some blogger friends.

Scalloped potatoes

Easy Scalloped Potatoes


Butter Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes/ Housewives of Fredrick County


Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole /Cincy Shopper


Candied Sweet Potatoes/ Passion for Savings


Sweet Potato Casserole


Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe/Kitchen is my PlaygroundCauliflower with cheese sauce

Cheesy Cauliflower – Organized Island



Sweet Baked Butternut & Brown Sugar Squash/Organized Island


Green Bean Casserole from Scratch/

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Easy Cranberry Sauce

Brussel sprouts with bacon in oven

Bacon Brussels Sprouts/Organized Island

Easy slow cooker Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits


Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole with Bacon/ 


How to cook sweet potatoes

Oven-Baked Sweet Potatoes – Organized Island


Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Cornbread Stuffing

easy cornbread recipe from cornmeal

Homestyle Corn Bread – Organized Island


Whipped Pumpkin Honey Butter/The Shady Lane


Simple Drop Biscuits

Easy Drop Biscuits

Green Beans Salad

Green Bean Salad

How to make Asparagus with parmesan and bacon

Asparagus with Bacon


How to make a Turkey Breast Instant Pot\

Easy Turkey Breast in Instant pot


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Monday 21st of November 2016

Wow, they are memorable! I like how they're old classics but with new spins. This is one of the rare years with no cooking for us. We're doing apps, though!


Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

That sounds fun Tamara! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!