42 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Round out your holiday menu with these Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes – over 40 of the best appetizers, sweet & savory sides, salads and breads.


42 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on. I’ve been working on my holiday dinner menu this week, trying to narrow it down to a manageable plan.

While the turkey takes center stage on the table, the Thanksgiving sides dishes are where it’s at for me.

Potatoes – sweet, mashed or both?

Stuffing – or do you call it dressing?

Savory dishes.

Sweet dishes.

And don’t even get me started on the bread!

The struggle is real, friends! So many amazing dishes, so little time.


42 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes | A Reinvented Mom

My holiday menu consists of a couple “must have” dishes (Orange Salad and Cranberry Orange Sauce). I also try to include a couple “new to us” dishes.

It’s good to change things up a bit. Keeps the meal from getting boring.

Annnnnd, you never know when you will discover a new family favorite.

As I was searching for new recipes, it occurred to me that you might need some inspiration to round out your holiday menu.


In the spirit of helpfulness, and because I know how busy you are, I’m sharing over 40 Thanksgiving side dishes.

Everything you need to plan your holiday meal. Appetizers, salads, savory sides, sweet sides and bread.

And the best part? Most of these dishes require very little time to prepare. Some can even be made a day or two in advance.

Need more Thanksgiving inspiration? My Thanksgiving Feast Pinterest board is packed with recipes, tips and decorating ideas.

Wondering how much food to plan for your holiday meal? Print out this handy Thanksgiving Serving Sizes reference sheet.

Use my helpful Thanksgiving Dinner Serving Sizes guide to successfully plan your holiday feast. Thanksgiving Dinner Serving Sizes - A Reinvented Mom


Have you finalized your Thanksgiving dinner plans yet? What “must have dishes” are on your menu?

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours!




Originally posted 11/19/17 and updated 11/8/18.


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Appetizers & Starters

Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

Sweet Potato and Candied Pecan Bruschetta

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A Tasty, Easy Vegetable Dip

Roasted Balsamic Cranberry & Brie Crostini

Harvest Cheese Ball

Spicy & Sweet Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball


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Savory Salads

Thanksgiving Slaw

Brussels Sprouts, Squash & Pomegranate Salad

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Craisins – an ARM family favorite

Sicilian Orange Salad

Fall Salad with Candied Pecans, Bacon, Apples & Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Thanksgiving Salad (aka Pomegranate, Pear, Pecan & Brie Salad)


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Savory Side Dishes 

Sweet & Spicy Cornbread Casserole

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Roasted Lemon Balsamic Asparagus

Scalloped Potatoes with Gruyere

Fresh Green Beans with Garlic & Toasted Almonds

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Katie’s Cornbread Casserole – an ARM family favorite

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans & Cranberries

Glazed Sweet Potato Coins

Turkey Gravy


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Sweet Side Dishes 

Cranberry Fluff Salad

Tastes Like A Dreamsicle Orange Salad – an ARM family favorite

Apple Pomegranate Salad

Mom’s Creamy New York Salad – an ARM family favorite

Perfect Baked Pineapple Casserole

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce – an ARM family favorite

Dixie Salad

Cranberry Millionaire Salad


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Breads/Quick Rolls

Easy Buttery Yeast Rolls

Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Vanilla Spiced Pumpkin Bread – an ARM family favorite

Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

Pumpkin Spiced Buttermilk Biscuits

Rosemary Dinner Rolls

Heavenly Dinner Rolls

Amish Dinner Rolls

Harvest Grain Dinner Rolls



The Perfect Thanksgiving Drink

Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria


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