19+ Delicious and Unique Thanksgiving Sides

Are you thinking of Thanksgiving sides yet? If not, these unique Thanksgiving side dishes should give you some inspiration for the big day!

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If you’re tired of the same old Thanksgiving sides, these delicious and unique Thanksgiving side dishes will be a fresh addition to your Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I’ve already been planning for weeks! Thanksgiving food has got to be one of my favorites as a whole.

Of course when you think of the basics, you always have mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, rolls and mac and cheese; but this year I wanted to switch it up a little!

These unique Thanksgiving sides add a little variety to your Thanksgiving table, without straying too far from the traditional. These are some of my favorites!

Thanksgiving Salads

Thanksgiving sides Brussels sprouts salad ingredients in a line

Serve Cranberry Feta Brussels Sprout Salad with Candied Pecans and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette as a festive side dish this season! You can find the recipe here.

Thanksgiving sides roast pumpkin pear salad in a white bowl

This delicious Roast Pumpkin Pear Salad is made with all FRESH and seasonal ingredients – baby spinach, sweet roasted pumpkin, juicy pomegranate and pear topped with crunchy walnuts. You can find the recipe here.

Thanksgiving sides carrot apple pistachio salad with wooden utensils

This Roasted Carrot Salad has wonderful flavors that come together with crisp apples and savory pistachios making the most amazing salad! Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, and beautiful enough to include in your Thanksgiving sides! You can find the recipe here.

Kale Salad
Kale Salad Recipe-tossed with currants, radicchio, walnuts and a lemon dressing. Find out my secret tips on making your kale salads silky smooth and how to make kale chips with the leftovers! www.savoryexperiments.com
Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing is tossed with currants, radicchio, walnuts and a lemon dressing. Learn how to massage kale salad and make a delicious salad! 

Thanksgiving Breads and Rolls

Thanksgiving sides sweet potato cornbread in a skillet

Sweet Potato Cornbread is a sweet combination of two favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread!

Thanksgiving sides jalapeno cornbread muffins in a basket with a checkered napkin

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins are mini-muffins of sweet cornbread with spicy jalapenos. The perfect way to add some spice to your Thanksgiving sides!

Thanksgiving sides rosemary crescent rolls in a black bowl

This Rosemary Parmesan Crescent Roll recipe is as easy as it is delicious! A great way to mix up your Thanksgiving breads! You can find the recipe here.

Thanksgiving Sauces and Gravy

Thanksgiving sides cranberry relish in a white bowl with a spoon

Take a break from the traditional cranberry sauce and make this Cranberry Relish instead!

Thanksgiving sides red wine gravy in a glass gravy boat

This Homemade Red Wine Gravy recipe is a make-ahead, rich and velvety homemade gravy recipe without pan drippings!

Thanksgiving sides mojito cranberry sauce in a white bowl with mint and lime

Take your traditional holiday cranberry sauce and give it a cocktail twist! Rum, mint, and lime juice star in this Mojito Cranberry Sauce, perfect for your Thanksgiving sides. You can find the recipe here.

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving sides chesnut dressing in a white baking dish

This Chestnut Dressing is a vegetarian and festive side dish perfect for any holiday meal, including as one of your Thanksgiving sides!

Thanksgiving sides chinese sausage stuffing in a clear baking dish

This Chinese Sausage Stuffing is a unique blend of sweet and savory, the perfect holiday side dish for any turkey recipe!

Thanksgiving sides bacon wrapped stuffing muffins in a stack

These Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Muffins are a delicious new way to serve stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner. Made with boxed stuffing and a few extra ingredients, they’re easy to make but full of flavor!

Herb Stuffing Wreath
Of all of the homemade stuffing recipes, this Herb Stuffing Wreath is the best! It will be the star of your Thanksgiving dinner!Of all of the homemade stuffing recipes, this Herb Stuffing Wreath is the best! It will be the star of your Thanksgiving dinner!

Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Thanksgiving sides creamed spinach in a pan with a wooden spoon

With ingredients like nutmeg and onion, this Creamed Spinach recipe is packed full of delicious flavor!

Instant Pot Potatoes and Carrots
You can’t go wrong with such a classic that is sure to please everyone at your Thanksgiving table- give potatoes and carrots some love!

If you’ve ever been to Ruth’s Chris, you’ll know this Sweet Potato Casserole is out of the world. And now you can make it at home. Get the recipe HERE!

Thanksgiving sides green beans covered in cream sauce on a white plate with cranberries

Steamed green beans in a rich and creamy mascarpone cream sauce topped with sweet dried cranberries and crunchy sliced almonds are perfect for your Thanksgiving sides!

Baked Kale Gratin
Cheesy fork of kale gratin
This Baked Kale Gratin is one of the best kale recipes! You'll never have to wonder how to cook kale after you've tried this cheesy goodness!
Thanksgiving sides close up of bourbon glazed carrots in a white dish

Bourbon Glazed Carrots and Pumpkin with Brown Sugar are a great way to add extra fall flavor to your Thanksgiving meal! You can find the recipe here.

Thanksgiving sides close up of Brussels sprouts mac and cheese

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food and super easy to make. A great way to add veggies to comfort food! You can find the recipe here.

Steamed Sherry Green Beans are healthy, easy to make and take only minutes to make!

Classic Green Bean Casserole
A classic green bean casserole doesn't get much better than this Green Bean Casserole recipe! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Potatoes

Thanksgiving sides close up of roasted beets and sweet potatoes on a fork

Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoes make for a healthy and delicious side dish for the whole family! You can find the recipe here.

Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes
These cheesy twice baked potatoes are the BEST! My whole family gobbles them up, so I make double. The secret ingredient really makes these POP and stand out from the rest.
Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes are velvety, buttery and cheesy- the perfect trifecta of potato perfection and the ultimate potato side dish!
Thanksgiving sides melting sweet potatoes in a white bowl

These Melting Sweet Potatoes make a delicious side dish perfect with any meal! Baked sweet potatoes topped with a maple pecan glaze! You can find the recipe here.

Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potato Stacks
Rosemary Sweet Potato Stacks are a simple and visually appealing side dish or appetizer fit for any occasion. #sweetpotatostacks #sweetpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com
Rosemary Sweet Potato Stacks are a simple and visually appealing side dish or appetizer fit for any occasion.
Thanksgiving sides duchess potatoes on a white plate

This easy Duchess Potatoes recipe is an elegant potato recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving sides! You can find the recipe here.

Herbed Au Gratin Potatoes
Herbed Au Gratin Potatoes makes the perfect side dish made with layers of thinly cut potatoes, Swiss cheese, shallots, herbs and cream sauce make this beautiful dish delicious as well.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans is the ultimate sweet potato souffle recipe using fresh sweet potatoes, pecan topping and marshmallows. #sweetpotatocasserole #sweetpotatosouffle www.savoryexperiments.com
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans is the ultimate sweet potato souffle recipe using fresh sweet potatoes, pecan topping and marshmallows.

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