Delicious, Show-Stealing Thanksgiving Side Recipes

A few of our favorite side dishes for your Thanksgiving menu

Choose some of these simple side dishes for your Thanksgiving feast.

Thanksgiving is less than a month away, which means you’re probably starting to sift through tons of recipes to determine what’s going to make it on to the table this year. We’re here to help you plan and achieve the best Thanksgiving yet.

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Side dishes make the meal at Thanksgiving, which makes them the perfect choice for this week’s SWAT (Sharing with a Theme).

We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with a few of their favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipes, and here are some of the highlights:

Tina Muir of Feed Your Future with Tina Muir brings us kale salad, a lighter option to balance out all of the rich food that pops up on the Thanksgiving table.

Christine Carlisle of Chew Nibble Nosh brings us the stuffing recipe you’ve always wanted.

This week’s winner comes from Beth Lee at OMG! Yummy. Dress mild delicata squash with date syrup and pomegranate molasses for an unusual but crowd-pleasing side.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

Crispy & Tender Rosemary Red Potatoes

(Credit: Kathy Penney/Penney Lane Kitchen)

When you’re cooking a Thanksgiving feast for the whole family, a simple side dish may just save you from going completely insane. Click here to see the recipe.

Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

(Credit: Lori Yates/Foxes Love Lemons)

These spicy and sweet mashed sweet potatoes will be great for any non-traditional Thanksgiving menu. Click here to see the recipe.


Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.