Don't get us wrong, the turkey gets its star status for good reason. (Here are 20 of our favorites!) But these 15 Thanksgiving sides are so good, they just might steal some of the spotlight on your holiday table.

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Carbonara Mashed Potatoes

Carbonara Mashed Potatoes
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These potatoes are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and loaded with bacon. Need we say more?

Green Beans & Shallots

Green Beans & Shallots
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Rach's 20-minute green beans are a no-fail holiday classic. Plus: they only take one skillet to make. Less dishes? Yes, please!

Recipe: Try our Green Beans & Shallots.

Roasted Squash with Garlic Confit & Herb Oil

Roasted Squash with Garlic Confit and Herb Oil
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Bake butternut squash and prep your garlic-herb oil the day before, and then warm both in the oven the day-of. Drizzle and enjoy!

Sourdough Stuffing with Apple, Sausage & Kale

Sourdough Stuffing with Apple, Sausage & Kale

Switch up your bread stuffing by using a loaf of sourdough.

Roasted Roots

roasted root vegetables on baking sheet
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Take advantage of in-season root veggies and get some color on your Thanksgiving plate.

Recipe: Try our Roasted Roots.

Rebekah Peppler's Baked Camembert with Dates

Baked Camembert with Dates
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Tuck pitted dates into cubes of ripe Camembert, and bake until gooey. Finish off this sophisticated starter with fresh thyme and a drizzle of chili oil.

Fennel & Leek Gratin

Fennel and Leek Gratin
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Prep this cheesy layered dish two days before and warm up 45 minutes before serving. Voilà!

Recipe: Try our Fennel & Leek Gratin.

Roasted Carrots with Everything-Bagel Seasoning

roasted carrots with everything bagel seasoning
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These super-delicious glazed carrots are everything. (Get it?)

Cheater's Brown Butter & Sage Rolls

Cheater's Brown Butter & Sage Rolls
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Transform store-bought rolls into these tasty beauties in 15 minutes flat. We won't tell!

Jerk Sweet Potatoes

jerk sweet potatoes
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This simple side is alllll about that spice.

Recipe: Try our Jerk Sweet Potatoes.

Chicory Salad with Dates & Candied Pink Peppercorn Walnuts

Chicory Salad with Dates and Candied Pink Peppercorn Walnuts
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Crunchy, candied pink peppercorn walnuts taste as good as they sound.

Leek & Za'atar Ciabatta Stuffing

Leek & Za’atar Ciabatta Stuffing
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Za'atar (a spice blend most often including toasted sesame seeds and dried sumac) makes this herby stuffing extra toasty.

Slow-Roasted Potatoes with Gremolata

Slow-Roasted Potatoes with Gremolata
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As they roast, the potatoes soak up the chicken stock in the skillet, which gives them a rich flavor and a creamy texture. Garlicky gremolata is a fresh, finishing touch.

Chipotle Butternut Squash with Smoky Cinnamon-Honey Butter

Chipotle Butternut Squash with Smoky Cinnamon-Honey Butter
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Smoky meets sweet with this vegetarian-friendly side that gives squash the cinnamon roll treatment.

Negroni Cranberry Relish

Negroni Cranberry Relish

Fresh or frozen cranberry works for this festive cocktail-inspired sauce you'll want to spoon onto everyyyything.

Recipe: Try our Negroni Cranberry Relish