Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes



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A collection of 8 of the best Thanksgiving side dishes that pair perfectly with turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner!

While the turkey is the star of the show for Thanksgiving Dinner, these delicious side dishes will give that turkey a run for its money! We have dozens of the most popular, easy Thanksgiving side dishes right here including mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey stuffing, sweet potato casserole and so much more!

Without a doubt the Turkey Gravy recipe is the most popular on our site, and you’ll find that it compliments just about any Thanksgiving meal you have planned. But you can’t forget the classic Dinner Rolls, Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing, and Mashed Potatoes! These are all staples for any Thanksgiving meal, and we have personally found them to be some of the best around.

Below you will find the recipes for the side dishes that will be on our table this year. If you make any of them, and I hope that you do, please leave a comment or tag me on social media and let me know what you think!

bowl of turkey gravy
3.97 from 199 votes

Perfect Turkey Gravy

This is the perfect Turkey Gravy Recipe with instructions to make it with or without drippings. All you need is butter, flour, black pepper, chicken or turkey stock, and/or drippings! It is perfect for feeding a crowd on Thanksgiving.
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fast and easy dinner rolls in a baking dish
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Fast and Easy Dinner Rolls

Fast and Easy Dinner Rolls made from scratch! No bread machine required. Fresh and warm, right out of the oven, these basic homemade dinner rolls are irresistable!
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the best mashed potatoes
4.80 from 5 votes

The Best Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes made with cream cheese and sour cream are fluffy, creamy and delicious!
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casserole dish of turkey stuffing
5 from 4 votes

Turkey Stuffing

An easy Turkey Stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer) recipe that you will want on your table this year, and every year for Thanksgiving!
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bowl of sweet potato casserole next to a plate of sweet potato casserole
4.80 from 5 votes

Sweet Potato Casserole {Like Ruth’s Chris}

Sweet Potato Casserole like Ruth's Chris with a pecan crust! Perfect for Thanksgiving and a delicious alternative to the version with marshmallows!
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easy instant pot Mac and cheese
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Instant Pot Easy Mac and Cheese

The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese! This is the EASIEST recipe for Macaroni and Cheese that you’ll find. Add in cream cheese for extra creaminess!
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thanksgiving salad recipes with cranberries
5 from 1 vote

Thanksgiving Salad

Thanksgiving Salad with cranberries, roasted sweet potato, crisp apples, red onion, toasted walnuts and feta cheese.
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easy cherry fluff salad
2.34 from 3 votes

Easy Cherry Fluff Salad

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Looking for more ideas? We have breads, casseroles, potatoes, rice/beans, salads, sauces, and soups. If you check out any of those categories you will find hundreds of recipes you’d have to dig through to find just the right ones which could be a bit time consuming.

I hope you find this list of side dishes helpful as you plan out your Thanksgiving Day menu. Enjoy!

best thanksgiving sides

Hi, I’m Ashley & I’m so happy you’re here!

Ashley is the founder of CenterCutCook and a former teacher that now spends her days in the kitchen so that she can share her favorite recipes with you!