While the turkey may steal all the attention at Thanksgiving dinner, it’s really the Thanksgiving side dishes that get everyone fired up about the feast. Each year, we can’t wait to eat piles of green beans, turkey stuffing and all the mashed potatoes we can fit on our plates. The turkey just wouldn’t be complete without a drizzle of homemade gravy and a dollop of tangy cranberry sauce. Thanks to this list of the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes, there will be no shortage of turkey helpers on your menu. Maybe a classic sweet potato casserole topped with gooey marshmallow is calling your name, or perhaps you’re more of a savory side dish person and you just can’t wait for the bacon-flecked Brussels sprouts. Oh and let’s not forget the rolls (expert tip: always make extra rolls).
If prepping extra sides seems like a heavy lift (we hear you!), don’t hesitate to delegate those dishes to friends and family attending your feast. Just be sure to get a sense of what everyone’s bringing well in advance, or you might just end up with six different stuffings and not a green bean in sight. If everyone attending brings at least one of these mouthwatering sides, you’ll have plenty of food to eat with just enough bites leftover for the next day. Thanksgiving leftovers are the best part of the holiday, after all. Case in point — there’s no such thing as too many sides!