Here are our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes  your family will surely love. We like to switch up our menu every year and all of these have graced our table at some point. My family loves all of these wonderful Thanksgiving side dishes. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Broccoli Casserole– Every year I am asked to bring this to our family Thanksgiving. I never come home with any. It’s so good and super easy!

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“My daughter hates broccoli, but loves this casserole! We have it about twice a month.”-Terri (comment from our website)


Cornbread Dressing-Southerners love their cornbread dressing, and this recipe is always a hit.

“This is the best cornbread dressing! The cream of chicken makes it so moist. I swear it doesn’t even need the gravy. I love that it has no eggs, that’s the way it’s supposed to be made.”-Lorrie

Sausage Biscuit Dressing: This dressing is going to be a great addition to any meal.

Sausage and Rice Dressing – This is a rice dressing that has always been a hit when I served it. It has all the great flavors of a regular dressing, but you don’t have to make biscuits or cornbread. It will save you time in the kitchen, and it’s still delicious!

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Mashed Potato CasseroleThis is a wonderful side dish. It is always a favorite. Of course, our Creamy Mashed Potatoes are always a good idea, too.

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Sweet Potato CasseroleIs it really Thanksgiving if this casserole isn’t on the table?

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“I made this for Thanksgiving, HANDS DOWN best sweet potatoes EVER; the family fell in love!”-Kristi

This Easy Sweet Potato Casserole is also fabulous. It has a different topping and fewer ingredients.

Sweet Potato Pone– If you love the classics then this dish may be one to add to the table. You can serve it as a side dish, or top it with whipped cream and make it a dessert.

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Barley Casserole-This is my favorite part of our Thanksgiving dinner. My grandmother made this dish every year. It doesn’t photograph well, but it is so good. Serve this with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, I promise your guest will rave about it. 😉

You can always stick to the classic Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese. This recipe has incredible reviews.

Thanksgiving side dishes

“I have been making mac ‘n cheese for many years. Followed this recipe last month, and now my family asks for it a couple of times a week. I think your recipe has now become my “signature dish!”- Susan

You will also love this delicious Macaroni and Cheese Casserole! Super easy to make and great for any holiday gathering.

Easy Corn Casserole-This is an easy side dish that comes together very quickly. You may also like this corn dish.


Savory Corn Pudding-We love our corn pudding. This recipe has so many wonderful reviews. You may also like our Cornbread Pudding, a more bread-style casserole.

Garlic Cheese Grits-a staple in our house for years and years. It isn’t a holiday if this dish isn’t on the table. Southerners love their grits and this is my favorite way to make them.

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Strawberry Praline Salad If you love fluff-style side dishes, this recipe will be a huge hit. The praline topping, pretzels, cream cheese, and strawberries are an excellent combination.

“I made this for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful! Everyone loved it. This dish is a keeper. I love your recipes and your magazine. Thank you for all that you do.”-Cassie

Pineapple Casserolethis dish is always a good idea!

Ritzy Brussels Sprouts Casserolethis recipe has lovely reviews on our site. If you like brussels sprouts, this one is for you. If cauliflower is your thing, try this Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Casserole.

Creamed Peas and Potatoesthis is an old-fashioned recipe that makes a great Thanksgiving side dish.

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Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Easy to make and looks beautiful on the table.

Cranberry Baked Beans These beans are wonderful and will be great for any holiday.

Cranberry Apricot Sauce: The flavor of this sauce goes great with turkey.

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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