41 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes For a Crowd

Whether you’re hosting a big family gathering or just want to impress your friends, these Thanksgiving side dishes and recipes are your secret weapon to steal the spotlight and make your next Holiday celebration truly unforgettable.

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When thinking about Thanksgiving, most people think of the main dish: turkey.

However, Thanksgiving side dishes are what most people look forward to on this special holiday.

Thanksgiving side dishes can be representative of a wide variety of flavors—from mashed potatoes, casseroles, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls all the way to pies!

The possibilities of side dish recipes are endless when planning to conquer the perfect Thanksgiving meal, so I decided to look around the web for delicious and easy-to-make Thanksgiving recipes.

Here, you will find some classic Thanksgiving recipes and other side dishes with a mix of unique flavors that will make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner.

If you are looking for the best Thanksgiving side dishes to prepare this holiday, here are the 41 delicious Thanksgiving side dishes you can make this year.

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41 Easy and Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes

1. Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

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This loaded Mashed Potato Casserole is perfect for Thanksgiving day and potluck dinners! It feeds a crowd and tastes just as good the next day as it did the first. Prepare yourself for rave reviews, seconds and thirds.

2. Healthy Low Carb Keto Sweet Potato Casserole 

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This keto sweet potato casserole recipe is actually a butternut squash cauliflower casserole, but it tastes like real sweet potatoes! Making healthy low-carb sweet potato casserole is quick and easy.

3. Sundried Tomato Pancetta Cornbread Stuffing

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The sundried tomato pancetta cornbread stuffing puts a twist on the traditional by adding crispy pancetta and tangy sun-dried tomatoes for a delicious Thanksgiving side dish!

4. Mac and Cheese With Bacon

Mac and cheese casserole serve on a tray with a wooden spon

Tired of your same old dinners? This mac and cheese recipe is the best comfort food when you want something cheesy and savoury.

5. Potato Casserole With Bacon

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This potato casserole with bacon features creamy mashed potatoes topped with smoky bacon and crunchy bread crumbs. The ultimate make ahead holiday side dish!

6. Potatoes Au Gratin With A Creamy Jalapeño Sauce

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This Potatoes Au grating with creamy jalapeno sauce is easy to make yet elegant side dish and is the perfect potato recipe for any party or celebration. A Crowd pleaser

7. Honey Sesame Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrots

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These honey roasted vegetables feature oven-roasted sweet potatoes and carrots with a honey sesame glaze, making a delicious healthy vegetable side dish for the holidays (or any time of year really).

8. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Simple, delicious, restaurant style garlic & parmesan mashed potatoes you can make at home for weeknight dinners and special occasions like Thanksgiving. 

9. Keto Brussels Sprouts Casserole

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This low carb keto brussels sprouts casserole recipe with bacon features the creamiest cheddar cheese sauce. Super EASY, with just 7 ingredients!

10. Simple Apple Sage Stuffing

Apple sage stuffing served with turkey in a white plate

This Simple Apple Stuffing recipe is sure to make this holiday season all the more delicious. Sweet apples add a new level to buttery savory stuffing. Simple to whip up and full of fresh herbs and flavor. It’s the perfect compliment to any turkey or Thanksgiving dinner!

11. Broccoli Au Gratin

Broccoli Au Gratin Casserole next to a wooden spoon

This rich cheesy broccoli au gratin is sure to be a popular side for your holiday meal.

12. Roasted Squash and Cranberry Salad

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The roasted squash & cranberry salad is a flavorful vegetarian salad loaded with roasted butternut squash, creamy goat cheese, crunchy almonds, and dried cranberries.

13. Fresh Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

Green bean casseroole served on a pyrex next to a white plate a

Take the classic to a whole new level with this completely from scratch fresh green bean casserole! Homemade fried onions, cream of mushroom soup, and fresh beans make this not your mama’s green bean casserole!

14. Bourbon Carrots

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These bourbon maple-glazed carrots are so magical and the perfect addition to the Thanksgiving table. 

15. Easy Scalloped Potatoes

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These home scalloped potatoes feature a double layer of sliced potatoes, creamy sauce, and cheddar cheese. They are such a classic and delicious side dish, you can’t go wrong adding them to any meal.

16. Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet Potato souffle served in a white tray

This sweet potato soufflé features baked sweet potatoes whipped with butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and cream for a rich, silky smooth base, then they’re topped with a sweet and crunchy pecan streusel. It’s a delicious side dish and a holiday classic!

17. Apple and Endive Salad (GF)

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This apple and endive salad is a stunning fall salad when set out on the table. I love it with red and golden endives paired with a bright red apple, but this salad is also beautiful with only golden endives paired with a green apple.

18. Easy Oven-Baked Maple Squash

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These maple mustard roast carrots are incredibly simple to make, and the flavor is incredible, thanks to the mustard! 

19. Thanksgiving Fall Harvest Salad

Thanksgiving Salad

This Thanksgiving fall harvest salad features seasonal ingredients like pomegranate, apples, and turkey for a seasonally fun meal.

20. Jiffy Crean Corn Casserole Recipe

Corn Souffle served on a pyrex over a crown napkin

Cream corn casserole is easy and cheesy to serve for the holidays. Using Jiffy corn muffin mix is easy and delish.

21. Cranberry Fluff Salad

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This cranberry fluff salad is so easy and makes for the perfect holiday side dish. If you are a fan of Ambrosia Salad, you will LOVE it! You will find tons of Pineapple, marshmallow, Cool-Whip, and cranberry flavors.

22. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apples

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This is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish! roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and apples is the perfect mix of savory and sweet- it’s so easy to make and perfect for a crowd!

23. Southern Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese next to a silver spoon

This southern baked mac and cheese is the side dish that will steal the show! It’s so creamy and full of flavor — guaranteed to become your family tradition!

24. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pears

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This recipe for roasted sweet potatoes and pears would make a great side dish for Thanksgiving!

25. Corn Casserole For The Holidays

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A very easy-to-make corn casserole with few ingredients! Perfect for the next Holiday season!

26. Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

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This cinnamon roasted butternut squash is a simple yet delicious dish to serve with any meal. Plus, they’re a powerhouse of nutrition in every golden bite.

27. Easy Yeast Rolls

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An easy recipe for the best, fluffy, homemade easy yeast rolls, with simple ingredients like all-purpose flour and sweetened with honey!

28. Cranberry and Dried Cherry Sauce

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This cranberry and dried cherry sauce is the perfect balance of sweet and tart with Dried Tart Cherries. It features fresh cranberries, allspice, a cinnamon stick, and cranberry juice concentrate.

29. Gluten Free Keto Green Bean Casserole

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole

This gluten free keto green bean casserole is an easy and healthy version of the traditional green bean casserole with simple ingredients!

30. Ranch Cheese Potatoes

Ranch cheese potatoes served in a white plate over a blue napkin

This ranch cheesy potatoes recipe is PERFECT for all your major winter holidays. It’s very much winter, and the craving to tuck into something comforting is strong.

31. Veggie Loaded Mac N Cheese

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This veggie loaded mac n cheese is a delightful Thanksgiving dish, you’ll never miss the calories!

32. Garlic Rolls

Garlic rolls topped with green herbs

These garlic rolls are the perfect homemade dinner rolls. They are soft rolls full of garlic and herbs. It is topped with a garlic butter.

33. Maple Mustard Roast Carrots

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This Easy Oven-Baked Maple Squash is the perfect side side dish – both for simple weeknight suppers and for fancy holiday meals. Easy, cheap and delicious, this squash can even be made ahead of time!

34. Emerils Baked Oyster Dressing

This Oyster Dressing is a New Orleans favorite for Thanksgiving! Full of Cajun flavors it makes any Thanksgiving feast complete!

35. Creamy Butternut Squash Casserole

Creamy Butternut Squash Casserole served on a white tray next to a knife and topped with pecans

This butternut squash casserole is so creamy and versatile that it can slide right into your dinner as a side dish or even steal the show as a dessert. You won’t believe it is dairy-free while still decadent!

36. Sausage Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Sausage Apple Cranberry Stuffing next to a wooden spoon

This sausage apple cranberry stuffing is so easy and SO flavorful! Savory sausage, sweet apples, tart cranberries with fresh herbs, and buttery toasted breadcrumbs. It’s seriously the best thing ever and the absolute perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner!

37. Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole served in a white Tray

Creamy, cheesy and savory this loaded mashed potato casserole is the perfect side dish. This easy, gooey mashed potato casserole recipe is cozy comfort food that the whole family will love.

38. Pomegranate Stuffing

Pomegranate stuffing served in a white plate with a silver spoon

Here’s a recipe for semi-homemade pomegranate stuffing that’ll help with that HUGE Thanksgiving day meal. A pomegranate says Fall and the color looks really festive mixed in with the green of the herbs and brown of the stuffing.

39. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

This healthy sweet potato casserole is lightly buttery and fluffy with a sweet crunch oatmeal pecan crust that everyone will love! Gluten-Free

40. Baked Candied Yams

Baked Candied Yams with a woooden spooon

These baked candied yams are a Thanksgiving and holiday favorite. Glazed in a deliciously gooey butter and brown sugar sauce that’s packed full of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

41. Boursin Mashed Potatoes

mashed potatoes served in a brown bowl next to a wooden spoon and hands holding de bowl

Make-ahead Boursin mashed potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving recipe! These Boursin cheese mashed potatoes are easy, herby, and delicious!

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