Our 30 Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Want to cook up something new for the fam this Thanksgiving? We've got you covered! These are our 30 most popular Thanksgiving side dishes of all time.
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Rachael Ray's Apple, Celery & Onion Stuffing

Rachael Ray's Apple, Celery & Onion Stuffing

This stuffing is the perfect balance of soft and crunchy. Rachael also bakes it in muffin tins for easy-to-eat stuffing muffins! 

Recipe: Try Rachael's Apple, Celery & Onion Stuffing

Cranberry-Orange Sauce

cranberry-orange sauce

This four-ingredient twist on traditional cranberry sauce will brighten up the table – and your tastebuds!

Recipe: Try our Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Wine-Glazed Carrots

glazed carrots

Thanksgiving is the BEST time to cook with wine. To make this glaze, pick a white or rose to work with – the choice is yours!

Recipe: Try our Wine-Glazed Carrots

Thanksgiving Green Beans

thanksgiving green beans

These aren't your average green beans. Hot sauce, dry mustard, and Worcestershire sauce are just a few of the ingredients in this kicky side.

Recipe: Try our Thanksgiving Green Beans

Jerk Sweet Potatoes

jerk sweet potatoes

With five different spices and butter galore, these sweet jerk potatoes are bound to become an instant classic in your home.

Recipe: Try our Jerk Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Charred Onions & Kale 

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Charred Onions & Kale

This sweet, stuffed squash is the perfect vegetarian side (or main) for Thanksgiving. Vegans at the table? Just skip the cheese!

Recipe: Try our Stuffed Acorn Squash with Charred Onions & Kale

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes are so creamy and tasty, your guests will never know there's no milk involved!

Recipe: Try our Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Cornbread & Chorizo Stuffing

cornbread chorizo stuffing

Your guests will be raving about this stuffing well into next Thanksgiving!

Recipe: Try our Cornbread & Chorizo Stuffing

Joy Philbin's Sweet Potato & Orange Casserole

joy philbin's sweet potato orange casserole

This sweet dish is guaranteed to be the most colorful side on the table!

Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato & Orange Casserole

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Add cayenne pepper and Gruyere cheese to this classic dish! Give it a try and thank us later.

Recipe: Try our Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

Roasting brings the flavor out of even the blandest tomatoes, and when they're done, they go with everything

Recipe: Try our Roasted Tomatoes

Sweet Potato & Apple Gratin

sweet potato and apple gratin

That's not ground meat on top, it's crumbled gingersnap cookies! Experiment with flavors and textures for this mouth-watering side. 

Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato & Apple Gratin

Creamed Baby Peas & Pearl Onions

creamed baby peas and pearl onions

Onions and chives provide a bit of a crunch.

Recipe: Try our Creamed Baby Peas & Pearl Onions

Domino Potatoes

domino potatoes

A three ingredient dish! Bay leaves and butter are all you'll need to give potatoes some serious flavor.

Recipe: Try our Domino Potatoes

Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Potato Pie

toasted marshmallow sweet potato pie

Your Turkey Day feast is about to be as sweet as can be! Throw the pie back in the oven once the marshmallows are added to get that toasty glow.

Recipe: Try our Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Potato Pie

Perfectly Cooked Carrots

Perfectly Cooked Carrots

The secret to this addictive side isn't what you put in it – it's how you cook it!

Recipe: Try our Perfectly Cooked Carrots

Green Bean & Mushroom Mac Casserole

Green Bean & Mushroom Mac Casserole

This hearty dish is so flavorful, it just may outshine the turkey this Thanksgiving.

Recipe: Try our Green Bean & Mushroom Mac Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Gratin

Cheesy Broccoli Gratin

Why serve plain ol' broccoli when you can smother it in cheese, panko bread crumbs, and onion? Yum!

Recipe: Try our Cheesy Broccoli Gratin

Nutty Sweet Potato Casserole

Nutty Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet, crunchy, and creamy! You'll want to eat this casserole with dinner and for dessert! 

Recipe: Try our Nutty Sweet Potato Casserole

Rachael Ray's Basic Pan Gravy

rachael rays basic pan gravy

You can't do Thanksgiving without it. Try Rachael's recipe for the tastiest gravy your family's ever had!

Recipe: Try Rachael's Basic Pan Gravy

Golden Butter-Crisped Spuds

golden butter-crisped spuds

You're only a few ingredients away from this easy side that'll keep guests coming back for seconds and thirds. 

Recipe: Try our Golden Butter-Crisped Spuds

Green Bean Casserole

green bean casserole

Upgrade your green beans with crushed potato chips – yes, really!

Recipe: Try our Green Bean Casserole

Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

Cranberry-Pecan Stuffing

A combination of herb stuffing and cornbread mix makes this side savory, while cranberries and pecans add a touch of sweet. Feel free to indulge!

Recipe: Try our Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

It's everything you love about mashed potatoes, but sweeter! Mixed-in maple syrup brings out all the flavors of fall. 

Recipe: Try our Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing

Spicy Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing

Ever tried poblano chiles and andouille sausage in your stuffing? It may be cold outside, but this dish will bring the heat to your table.

Recipe: Try our Spicy Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing

Stovetop Cheddar Mac

Stovetop Cheddar Mac

Throw this 30-minute side together when the turkey is almost done.

Recipe: Try our Stovetop Cheddar Mac

Mushroom Stuffing

Mushroom Stuffing

Mushrooms will give your stuffing that extra something.

Recipe: Try our Mushroom Stuffing

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

The secret to the creamiest mashed potatoes you've ever had? Heavy cream instead of milk, and lots and lots of butter!

Recipe: Try our Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Classic Bread Stuffing with Sausage

classic bread stuffing with sausage

It's hard to go wrong with a classic!

Recipe: Try our Classic Bread Stuffing with Sausage

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creme fraiche and half-and-half make this side oh-so-smooth.

Recipe: Try our Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Sausage, Swiss Chard & Rye Stuffing

Slow-Cooker Sausage, Swiss Chard & Rye Stuffing

Skip the oven this Thanksgiving and slow-cook your stuffing!

Recipe: Try our Slow-Cooker Sausage, Swiss Chard & Rye Stuffing

Cranberry-Apricot Sauce

Cranberry-Apricot Sauce

One taste of this, and you'll know apricots and cranberries were meant to be together.

Recipe: Try our Cranberry-Apricot Sauce

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Tired of flavorless mashed potatoes? Garlic and cream cheese are here to fix that problem once and for all.

Recipe: Try our Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Broccoli & Cheese Casserole

Broccoli & Cheese Casserole

So easy (and cheesy), even a first-time Thanksgiving host can pull off this side dish!

Recipe: Try our Broccoli & Cheese Casserole

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Follow our classic recipe for cranberry sauce the whole family will love. 

Recipe: Try our Cranberry Sauce