It can be difficult to plan the perfect Thanksgiving menu. It doesn’t matter if you are sharing the meal with family or friends, there will be many different tastes and dietary restrictions. There will also be many opinions about how to prepare a particular recipe. We are here to simplify your life and compile the best side dishes that you can make. These are the top thanksgiving side dishes, ranked.
1. Mashed Potatoes
It’s easy to make, and it pairs well with any of the main dishes! The mashing step can be used to entertain younger guests looking for something to do.
2. Ingredient Sweet Potato Casserole
It’s important to keep it simple when you have a lot of baking tasks. This is why we love this super-trim sweet potato casserole recipe. You only need 5 ingredients to make this side, even if you add salt, pepper, olive oil, and it is still easy enough to make every day.
3. Loaded Keto Broccoli Salad
This side dish, which is low in carbs, is delicious and very diet-friendly. This modern side dish combines bacon, broccoli, and sour-cream.
4. Simple is the Best Stuff
Although this side is not low-carb friendly, it’s still one of the most delicious and traditional turkey day menu options. It is easy to make mistakes (dry stuffing is a disaster! There are too many options. Some people will insist on only using sausage and celery, while others will advocate for both. Epicurious’ “Simple is Best Recipe” is a great way to keep it simple. Or, you can try one of our other options!
5. Green Bean Casserole
It’s a true classic! Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole recipe has been a Thanksgiving classic. It’s simple to prepare and yields great results. Black bean noodles are a great alternative to green bean casserole.
6. Skillet Cornbread with Honey butter
Cornbread is a southern version of the traditional dinner roll side dish. This skillet version, paired with honey butter, is to-die for and pairs well with gravy or turkey. This recipe is easy to prepare one day ahead of time, which is a bonus!
7. Perfect Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry is an essential side dish for Thanksgiving, but it can also be controversial. We prefer this homemade version, which perfectly blends sweet and tart.