9 Thanksgiving Side Dishes that Steal the Show

Change how you cook the Thanksgiving bird and there may be mutiny at the table. But toss a wild-card side or two into the mix and you’ll be a holiday hero!
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1. Baked Parsnip-Potato Mash with Fried Sage Leaves

baked parsnip potato mash with fried sage leaves

Parsnips add a hint of sweetness to these rich, creamy mashed potatoes—and fried sage leaves make pretty much anything better.

Recipe: Try Our Baked Parsnip-Potato Mash with Fried Sage Leaves

2. Farro Stuffing with Roasted Mushrooms & Cauliflower

farro stuffing with roasted mushrooms cauliflower

Hearty farro stands in for bread in this riff on the classic.

Recipe: Try Our Farro Stuffing with Roasted Mushrooms & Cauliflower

3. Twice-Cooked Sweet Potatoes with Fried Rosemary & Garlic Chips

twice cooked sweet potatoes with fried rosemary garlic chips

No marshmallows here: Topped with caramelized onions and crispy garlic, this side is seriously savory (and seriously good!).

Recipe: Try Our Twice-Cooked Sweet Potatoes with Fried Rosemary & Garlic Chips

4. Radicchio & Citrus Salad

radicchio and citrus salad

Hello, gorgeous! This salad combines bitter radicchio with sweet sliced fruit and is a nice complement to all that starch.

Recipe: Try Our Radicchio & Citrus Salad

5. Shaved Fennel & Sunchoke Salad with Mustard Seed "Caviar"

shaved fennel sunchoke salad with mustard seed caviar

Quick-pickled mustard seeds make this salad feel super fancy and taste super tangy.

Recipe: Try Our Shaved Fennel & Sunchoke Salad with Mustard Seed "Caviar"

6. Creamy Brussels Sprouts Casserole with Stuffing Croutons

creamy brussels sprouts casserole with stuffing croutons

This rich side takes its flavor cues from green bean casserole. Plus, who doesn’t want stuffing croutons?

Recipe: Try Our Creamy Brussels Sprouts Casserole with Stuffing Croutons

7. Roasted Shallot & Grape Relish

roasted shallot grape relish

This sweet-savory dish is a fun alternative to classic cranberry sauce.

Recipe: Try Our Roasted Shallot & Grape Relish

8. Roasted Carrots with Everything-Bagel Seasoning

roasted carrots with everything bagel seasoning

These super-delicious glazed carrots are everything. (See what we did there?)

Recipe: Try Our Roasted Carrots with Everything-Bagel Seasoning

9. Pomegranate-Glazed Beets

pomegranate glazed beets

Pomegranate molasses is the secret ingredient in these sweet and tangy beets.

Recipe: Try Our Pomegranate-Glazed Beets