7 of the Best Thanksgiving Sides

love Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, the turkey is great, but I’m there for the sides. We usually do the same ones every year and then have the best leftovers for the next few days. I think everyone in my family has a different favorite dish that we go back for seconds, or thirds… but we do love them all!

7 of the Best Thanksgiving Sides

Guest post by Louisa from Living Lou

This year I was responsible for bringing desserts to Thanksgiving, (I made my pumpkin pecan pies), but I found that most people I know were asked to bring a side dish. This makes sense because, at this point, we’re not usually hosting Thanksgiving ourselves but attending those of our family and significant other.

Pro-Tip: A side dish is usually a safe bet if you’re not sure what to bring this year.

Here are my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes everyone is guaranteed to love.

1. Buttermilk blue cheese mashed sweet potatoes

I can’t be the only person who doesn’t like the sickly sweet sweet potato casserole? I give sweet potatoes a savory twist with buttermilk and blue cheese. Everyone goes crazy for these.

2. The best Brussels sprouts with bacon and onion

I’m crazy about Brussels sprouts and this new recipe is a combination of Brussels sprouts tossed with bacon, onions and drizzled with maple syrup and fresh sage. Talk about heaven.

3. Sourdough Thanksgiving stuffing

Do you consider stuffing a side dish? If you do, don’t think twice about making my famous sourdough stuffing–this has become a favorite recipe for my group of friends! (And for my vegetarian friends, I have a small-batch vegetarian stuffing as well).

4. Thanksgiving chopped salad

This is a salad that never fails! If you’ve been tasked by the famous “Oh, I’m not sure, why don’t you just bring a salad?” this is the recipe for you.

5. Roasted delicata squash with thyme

Delicata squash is so naturally beautiful that just bringing a platter of this vibrant squash to the table is impressive! This recipe is so simple and quick as well.

6. Rosemary smashed potatoes

I know Thanksgiving is all about mashed potatoes, but I can’t help but recommend these smashed potatoes for something a little different. These are life-changing.

7. Green beans in vinaigrette

This is one of my earliest recipes and it remains a favorite! It’s basically a simple green bean salad.

P.S. Not sure what to do with all the leftovers? Turkey pot pie and turkey wild rice soup are calling your name.

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These look incredible. I think I’ll be making those Brussels sprouts for breakfast tomorrow morning!

Cashel |