The bird always gets main billing at the Thanksgiving table, but for me, it’s all about the sides. Next Thursday I’ll be filling my plate with roasted acorn squash, charred brussels sprouts, my dad’s famous cornbread stuffing, and mashed sweet potatoes (do you take yours with or without marshmallows?) Maybe I’ll leave a little room for the turkey if it gets lucky. This week I’ve been combing the web for the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish recipes; to qualify, they’ve got to be relatively simple (there’s too much going on that day for complicated recipes!) and give a firm nod to tradition while still having a little something that makes them feel special. Without further ado, our ultimate guide to Thanksgiving sides… and I’d love to hear in the comments which one you’re most looking forward to gobbling up this year!


Roasted Sweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad

get the recipe here


Sweet Potato Gratin with Chile-Spiced Pecans from Food & Wine

get the recipe here


Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

get the recipe here


Pumpkin Salad with Pomegranate & Cumin Yogurt 

get the recipe here


Maple Roasted Harvest Vegetables from The Clever Carrot

get the recipe here


Pasta Shells & Brussels Sprouts

get the recipe here


Pumpkin Gnocchi

get the recipe here


Perfect Mashed Potatoes for a Crowd from The Kitchn

get the recipe here


Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

get the recipe here


Poblano Cornbread Stuffing

get the recipe here


Pot-Stuck Brussels Sprouts from Food52

get the recipe here


Jalapeno Cornbread Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing from Local Milk

get the recipe here


Focaccia with Roasted Squash from Food & Wine

get the recipe here


Root Vegetable and Quinoa Salad with Tahini-Maple Vinaigrette from Camille Styles

Brussels Sprout Latkes with Balsamic Dijon Sour Cream from My Name is Yeh

get the recipe here


Roasted Acorn Squash with Cilantro Chutney

get the recipe here


**For lots more Thanksgiving menu inspiration, check out our full Thanksgiving hub here!**

 

1 comment
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    vic1108 | November 21, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Great recipes! Thank you so much for sharing!!
    Vik
    http://suckerscloset.com

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