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Sure the bird’s the star, but, the supporting cast of Thanksgiving side dishes makes the show have pure sparkle! Try some of my faves!

Thanksgiving Sides

OK, I’m all about preparing a lot of Thanksgiving sides. While there’s not a huge amount of any one dish, there’s lots of variety. That’s good when you have a tribe of different palates sitting down at your table! 

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Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes

If you Google the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes, know what you get? According to this source:

  1. Mashed Potatoes.
  2. Stuffing. …
  3. Macaroni and Cheese. …
  4. Rolls. …
  5. Cranberry Sauce. …
  6. Green Bean Casserole. …
  7. Sweet Potato Casserole. …
  8. Brussel Sprouts. …

And there are four more! 

Colorful Thanksgiving Side Dishes 

When I set my Thanksgiving table I want it to POP with color. That means making colorful Thanksgiving side dishe. Because let’s face it, the turkey by itself and the dressing, well, pretty bland. No color! 

Thanksgiving sides are also about apples and pumpkin, so take a look at these sixteen easy recipes! 

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Easy side dishes are the best. I use a combination of both salads and traditional sides. And, sometimes, I take those traditional Thanksgiving sides and give them a unique contemporary spin as you can see from this roundup of recipes. 

thanksgiving side dishes

Best Thanksgiving Sides

So, the best Thanksgiving sides really are those that please YOUR palate. If you’re totally loving those traditional ones, then why not serve or plate them in something different. For instance, those ubiquitous mashed potatoes. Yes, we love them, too. Why not top them with a sprinkle of a few steamed peas or crumbled bacon bits! Just use your imagination to doll up your other faves, maybe mac n’ cheese, the new updated green bean casserole, your traditional stuffing or dressing. And, I must say, I do hope you’ll check out my dressing because this ‘out of the bird’ dressing is crispy crunchy and full of herbs and flavor! 

thanksgiving side dishes

Salads for Thanksgiving

Now, I’m super committed to bringing lots of salads that are festive side dishes to the table. And, if you want even more salad recipes, then just click here! Any of these would work beautifully with your meal. 

Unique Thanksgiving Sides

I sure hope you can find at least one or two unique Thanksgiving sides from my list of thirty-four. I could have added so many more, but I think I’d totally overwhelm and confuse you. So, with lots of love from my heart and consideration, I chose these to share with you! I’m so very  thankful for your support and love. xoxo ~ally

thanksgiving side dishes
Not easy to get us all to look at the camera and smile! Thanksgiving 2019!

festive colorful thanksgiving side dishes

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