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Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday and so are the recipes. I like my mashed potatoes lumpy, my stuffing baked outside the turkey, green beans without fuss. But, there are times to kick things up a notch and try new holiday recipes. Here’s a collection of great new Thanksgiving side dishes to try.
Even if you stick with tradition for your Thanksgiving meal, give some of these recipes a try when you want something delicious and new!
If you’re asking, what should I serve with turkey? Well, we’ve got a few answers for you! There are all kind of great side dish recipes that go perfectly with your Thanksgiving turkey. Everything from potatoes, to vegetables, and salad.
What is the best Thanksgiving side dish? Only you can determine that, but we’d say the best part about Thanksgiving is being thankful and sitting around a table full of people you love!
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
But, we’ve got a great list of new recipes for you. Try these new twists on the classic Thanksgiving side dishes.
Green Beans with Walnuts and Pomegranate
I just love the color combination of this green bean “casserole” dish. Walnuts and pomegranate seeds make this a festive holiday dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
Garden Fresh Green Beans with Lemon & Rosemary Dressing would be a welcome dish with it’s lemon nutmeg dressing.
Pistacio Wild Rice
This pistacio wild rice recipe has an added element of pomegranate to give it a little pop. The pistacios add slightly sweet element to the rice pilaf. And it has a delicious honey and lemon dressing!
Apple Endive Salad
This amazing apple endive salad is a great, lighter Thanksgiving side dish. It’s very unique with endive, apples, and even some corn. This dish will be a great addition to your holiday table and would make a great side dish to bring if you’re having dinner elsewhere.
Smoked Gouda Scalloped Potatoes
Cheese and potatoes just go together. They are meant for each other and this gouda scalloped potato recipe hits the mark perfectly.
Easy Cranberry Sauce
Make this versatile and easy cranberry sauce for your Thanksgiving meal. While cranberry sauce is very traditional, this version is so easy and delicious that it deserves a seat at the table!
Cranberry Crescent Rolls
These cranberry crescent rolls are an easy Thanksgiving side dish. The recipe uses store bought crescent rolls that you add cranberry to and bake!
Honey Glazed Carrots
These honey glazed carrots make a great Thanksgiving side dish and add a sweet element to the dinner. And, they can be done in the crock pot, saving precious oven space while you cook the rest of your Thanksgiving meal!
Roasted Butternut Squash
Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans offers a great alternative to regular roasted squash.
Quinoa with Roasted Squash
Put a spin on butternut squash by adding quinoa and cranberries. This quinoa with roasted butternut squash and cranberry recipe is tasty and colorful.
Kale Bacon Mashed Potatoes
These mashed potatoes have kale and bacon in them! What a great flavor combination.
Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan and Bacon
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and parmesan are the way to go when cooking brussel sprouts for a holiday meal. The parmesan melts and adds a salty flavor, while the bacon pieces add a great flavor!
This Russian beet salad will be the talk of your Thanksgiving table. The color alone will amaze everyone!
This Caribbean cornbread recipe looks delicious and and a wonderful alternative to traditional cornbread recipes. It has a sweet, surprising ingredient: pineapple!
If you’re looking for a more traditional cornbread recipe, try our sweet and fluffy cornbread. It’s our absolute favorite cornbread!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This recipe for mashed sweet potatoes uses pecans for added texture and flavor. It’s also a Weight Watchers meal so those watching your weight during the holidays might want to try this recipe.
Acorn Squash with Stuffing
Acorn Squash with Rice & Sausage Stuffing adds a unique spin on traditional stuffing.
Look at this ricotta filled cornbread – it looks like a dessert!
Homemade Dinner Rolls
These homemade dinner rolls will make the perfect side dish. You can’t have Thanksgiving without a good roll!