20 Thanksgiving Side Dishes Everyone Will Love

Last Updated November 04, 2016
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Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes and bourbon make good partners. The inspiration for this pairing comes from the 1979 cookbook called Nashville: 200 Years of Hospitality, a collection by the Tennessee Federation of...

Green Beans and Hazelnuts

Green Beans and Hazelnuts
Becky Hostetter, one of the chefs behind the Duos food truck that offers fresh, seasonal food to go, shares a recipe for green beans with hazelnuts that is rich and vegan-friendly. Hostetter and her...

Cornbread Stuffing with Poblano Peppers

Cornbread Stuffing with Poblano Peppers
This is not your average stuffing recipe. The combination of peppers gives it a tasty zing! And it’s vegetarian and gluten-free.

Double-Done Mashed Potatoes

Double-Done Mashed Potatoes
These potatoes come from my husband’s family — a cousin of his brought them to Thanksgiving one year and I instantly became seriously hooked. These are a once-a-year treat — there are way too...

Sausage & Oyster Stuffing

This is a great southern style stuffing and one of my favorites. You can stuff the bird with the stuffing or bake it in the oven - there is enough for both depending on the size of your turkey.

Maple Glazed Butternut Squash, Turnip, Wild Rice and Brussels Sprouts Sauté with Sage

Maple Glazed Butternut Squash, Turnip, Wild Rice and Brussels Sprouts Sauté  with Sage
There are so many flavors that add to the appeal of this dish, from Brussels Sprouts to cranberries...and don't forget our friend the turnip!

Mustard-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Mustard-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Greg Hardesty, the man behind the innovative set menus of Recess, offers a recipe for mustard-glazed Brussels sprouts with bacon that he promises will convert sprout-haters. "This dish is guaranteed...

Cranberry sauce

While cranberries are not local, they are a totally seasonal crop and you can only find them now. Buy organic and buy and extra bag or two to put in your freezer. The frozen cranberries can be used...

Roasted Root Vegetable Skewers

Use any combination of winter and/or root vegetable—beets, rutabagas, carrots, parsnips, turnips, potatoes, winter squash, etc.—for this skewer recipe.

What to Cook Now: For Vegetarians, on Thanksgiving: Root Vegetable Pie

If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul. Today: A big, satisfying meatless dish that you can place smack-dab in...

Wheat Berries with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

wheat berries with butternut squash and cranberries
This is a very new twist on fall holiday cooking. This mixture of flavors — sweet, earthy, and tart — sits well alongside a turkey, ham, or goose. It’s also perfect when a vegetarian is at your...

Butternut Squash & Sweet Corn Casserole

butternut squash and sweet corn casserole recipe by Kelis
I find that when people are looking for a starchy side dish, they automatically go to potatoes or rice, but squash has such great flavor and it’s also such a beautiful color, it shouldn’t be...

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Creamed Collards

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Creamed Collards
The sweetness of the squash, the grassiness of the collard greens, the scent of the coconut milk – it’s the new fall!

Winter Vegetable Gratin

Winter Vegetable Gratin
This gratin can adapt to the vegetables you have: winter squashes, different kinds of sweet potatoes, potatoes, different colored beets — mixing up the flavors and the colors make this a fun dish to...

Spiced Acorn Squash

spiced acorn squash
Acorn squash is the perfect side dish for fall. Place it on your plate alongside a piece of grilled or baked chicken to complement the two rustic flavors.

Braised Kale with Sausage

braised kale with sausage
Here's what to do with all that kale from your winter CSA.

Stuffed Pattypan Squash

stuffed pattypan squash
You have probably walked right past these beautiful little scalloped flying-saucer squash, which come in a variety of hues—yellow, green and also a grayish green. When choosing for this recipe, pick...
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