Skip to main content

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides
Body First

Turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies are usually the stars of Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean your side dishes can't be special. These 16 sides are so unique and delicious that all your guests will be sure to remember them for years to come.

 

1. Stuffed Mushrooms with Hazelnuts, Kale, and Gruyere

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

Stuffed mushrooms are always a crowd pleaser. These from Turnip the Oven use autumny ingredients to make them perfect for Thanksgiving.

 

2. Broccoli Cheese Casserole

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

You can't go wrong with the classic combination of broccoli and cheese in this casserole from Add a Pinch.

 

3. Roasted Butternut Squash with Candied Pecans and Ricotta

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

Butternut squash is a delicious fall ingredient that fits in perfectly at the Thanksgiving table. This one from Stuck on Sweet is savory and sweet in all the right ways.

 

4. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese, Lemon, and Walnuts

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

You need something healthy to balence out all the calories this Thanksgiving, right? Don't worry, these brussels sprouts from Amuse your Bouche may be healthy but they are still tasty enough to be loved by all.

 

5. Creamed Kale

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

Kale is the new spinach! This creamed kale from Nutmeg Nanny is a great replacement for creamed spinach when you want to try something new.

 

6. Roasted Broccolini

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

Broccolini is a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale. Make it perfect for Thanksgiving with this recipe from What's Gaby Cooking.

 

7. Roasted Acorn Squash with Black Grapes and Cardamom Persimmons

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

Acorn squash is a fun vegetable to cook any day of the year, especially at Thanksgiving. This one from Life Currents will be beautiful on your Thanksgiving table.

 

8. Sauteed Mushrooms

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

These sauteed mushrooms from Belly Full are simple but oh so delicious. Sometimes you don't need a complicated recipe for the perfect side dish.

 

9. Caramelized Shallots

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

Shallots are not a vegetable you generally see at Thanksgiving, but these from Honestly Yum are totally delicious caramelized and topped with cheese.

 

10. Golden Beet Gratin

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

This golden beet gratin from Running to the Kitchen is sure to give your Thanksgiving guests a great new experience.

 

11. Spinach and Feta Mashed Cauliflower

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

Mashed cauliflower is a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes. This one from Closet Kitchen is packed with flavor and will definitely be a hit!

 

12. Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Asparagus

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

Brussels sprouts and asparagus are a match made in heaven. This recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats adds a pop of pomegranate for a festive feel.

 

13. Mushroom and Brown Rice Casserole

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

This casserole from Annie's Eats is rich and homey, perfect for any Thanksgiving table!

 

14. Roasted Carrots with Pesto Butter and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

This dish from Whole Bite Blog is a great excuse to include pumpkin seeds on your menu. They compliment the carrots and pesto butter beautifully.

 

15. Butternut Squash Gratin

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

This butternut squash gratin from Cooking and Beer is a simple and delicious way to serve a classic fall vegetable for Thanksgiving.

 

16. Pearl Onion and Cheese Gratin

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides

Onions and cheese are a perfect combination. This recipe from Real House Moms brings them together in a gratin that is bursting with flavor.

16 Fun Thanksgiving Sides