12 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes So Good I Want To Make Them Year Round

If you are looking for Thanksgiving menu inspiration, then look no further! I have got such a treat for you! These Thanksgiving side dish and appetizer recipes are so delicious, I promise you’ll be making them all year round!

A collage of four thanksgiving side dishes

Time to start planning your Thanksgiving side dish recipes!

There’s more to Thanksgiving dinner than that moment when everyone is finally convened around platters and platefuls of savory eats. Thanksgiving dinner starts now with the plotting and planning. What will be the main course? What side dishes go best? Do you go with the classics like mashed potatoes and green bean casserole or put a modern twist on the meal by serving Coq au Vin or Pumpkin Risotto?

Do you go full indulgence with an amount of butter that would make Julia Child proud or follow your health and wellness forefathers towards more clean options like an Autumn Glow salad or fresh roasted veggies? The options are endless and we aren’t mad about it.

Here are the 12 recipes we hope to be making this Thanksgiving and beyond: (and do let us know what’s on your menu this year!)

coq au vin served in a white bowl

Healthier Instant Pot Coq au Vin via Half Baked Harvest

a thanksgiving side salad in a glass bowl

Autumn Glow Salad via Pinch of Yum

sweet mashed potatoes served as a thanksgiving side

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes via What’s Gaby Cookin’

Stuffed mushrooms in a white dish

Spinach and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms via Skinny Taste


A thanksgiving side dish soup served in a white bowl

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple and Pecan Crunch via Spices in my DNA

A thanksgiving side dish served on a blue plate

Sweet Potatoes with Buttery Leeks and Gorgonzola via Vodka and Biscuits

roasted brussel sprouts for a tasty thanksgiving side dish

Sweet & Spicy Brussels Sprouts via How Sweet Eats

Close up of green bean casserole

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole via Creme de la Crumb

tartlets on a cooling rack

Sweet Potato and Goats Cheese Tartlets via Sugar and Charm

Mac and cheese being served as a thanksgiving side dish

Baked Mac and Cheese with Garlicky Bread Crumbs via Culinary Hill

roasted sweet potatoes on parchment

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Maple Butter via Half Baked Harvest

risotto served in a black bowl

Pumpkin Risotto with Goats Cheese and Mushrooms via The Effortless Chic

Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes!

What an amazing collection of sides to serve your friends and family this year – I think we can all agree they look amazingly tasty! I can’t decide what to make first!

Be sure to check out these other ideas for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Stew Recipe

My Style || Thanksgiving Plans

The Best of Thanksgiving // Appetizers

An Effortless Chic Thanksgiving

Be sure to drop me a comment and let me know if you plan on making any of these! Have you planned your menu yet?

  1. I want those brussel sprouts right now!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Jen Pinkston


      Right!?! Seriously counting down until Thursday!