15 Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is a special time to get together with family right before the chaos of Christmas. No concerns of if you bought the right gifts, if you got the best deals, or if the tree you meticulously decorated meets your guests’ standards. Thanksgiving is all about spending quality time with loved ones, and most importantly, Thanksgiving is about eating a lot of food.

Thanksgiving dinner is arguably one of the most anticipated meals of the year, and while the turkey is the undeniable star, these 15 unique side dishes just might steal the show. 

1. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

So nice, you bake them twice! These potatoes can be topped with seasonal nuts and honey to elevate the fall flavors.

2. Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Fall means pumpkin everything; even dinner rolls!

3. Mashed Beets

An easy alternative to mashed potatoes, that can work with a variety of vegetables.

4. Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

A great option for vegetarians, and a “healthier” side dish to incorporate into your Thanksgiving dinner.

5. Roasted Cauliflower

A simple recipe that brings new flavors to Thanksgiving.

6. Baked Gnocchi Alfredo

An elevated “mac & cheese” to give you that comfort food fix.

Delicious Alfredo Gnocchi Bake - Lou Lou Girls

7. Citrus Cranberry Sauce

A subtle twist on a Thanksgiving classic; this cranberry sauce incorporates cinnamon & orange.

8. Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Bacon makes everything better, especially your vegetables!

9. Cream Cheese and Bacon Corn

This recipe dresses up your typical Thanksgiving corn by adding two things most people love – bacon and cream cheese!

10. Duchess Potatoes

A literal twist on mashed potatoes, these duchess potatoes are almost too pretty to eat.

Roasted Garlic Duchess Potatoes Recipe | MyRecipes

11. Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole

A perfect dish to add rustic flavors to your Thanksgiving meal.

12. Pumpkin Ravioli

Even though pasta isn’t a usual at Thanksgiving, this pumpkin ravioli is full of festive, fall flavors.

13. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Another elevated twist on a Thanksgiving classic.

14. Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

We thought it was impossible to add even more fall flavors into stuffing, but the incorporation of apples and cranberries does just that!

15. Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce

Another twist on classic cranberry sauce, this recipe only uses 3 ingredients & is done in under 20 minutes.Pomegranate and Rosemary Cranberry Sauce | Dash of Savory



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