101+ 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!

Clearly… don’t forget the other important things like turkeyappetizers and desserts like pumpkin pie too.

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Beet goat cheese salads in two bowls with dressing

Beet Goat Cheese Salad

4.91 from 10 votes
Dress this beet goat cheese salad with a simple orange vinaigrette. Easy enough for a weeknight supper, but fancy enough for a dinner party.
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three bean salad in a blue bowl

Three Bean Salad

5 from 10 votes
Classic Three Bean Salad is the perfect BBQ side dish. This easy, make-ahead dish is always a hit and perfect for potlucks too!
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pickled asparagus salad in a bowl

Pickled Asparagus Salad

4.17 from 6 votes
Pickled Asparagus Salad is made with blanched asparagus marinated in a vinaigrette and tossed with water chestnuts and roasted red pepper.
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Thanksgiving sides Brussels sprouts salad ingredients in a line

Cranberry Feta Brussels Sprout Salad

Serve Cranberry Feta Brussels Sprout Salad with Candied Pecans and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette as a festive side dish this season!
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Thanksgiving sides roast pumpkin pear salad in a white bowl

Roast Pumpkin Pear Salad

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.
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Thanksgiving sides carrot apple pistachio salad with wooden utensils

Roasted Carrot Salad

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!
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angled shot of bowl of kale salad

Kale Salad Recipe

4.23 from 9 votes
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! 
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overhead shot of bowl of brussels sprout salad

Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

5 from 30 votes
Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe is colorful and the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and savory. This dish is sure to have your guests going back for seconds.
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Winter Tomato Salad uses multi-colored cherry tomatoes, lots of garlic, good olive oil and basil to make a tasty side dish recipe perfect for the winter months. #tomatosalad #tomatosidedishes www.savoryexperiments.com

Winter Tomato Salad

5 from 1 vote
Winter Tomato Salad uses multi-colored cherry tomatoes, lots of garlic, good olive oil and basil to make a tasty side dish recipe perfect for the winter months. 
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pear salad on a plate

Pear Salad Recipe with Candied Walnuts

5 from 11 votes
Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts is the perfect winter salad for dinner parties and holidays. Honey Balsamic Dressing and tart goat cheese make the best salad recipe!
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Cranberry Almond Salad is a quick yet tasty meal solution. Throw it together for a healthy quick dinner or lunch.

Cranberry Almond Salad Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Cranberry Almond Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette is a quick yet tasty meal solution. Throw it together for a healthy quick dinner or lunch.
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Wild Rice Salad Recipe

4.67 from 6 votes
With greens, wild rice, pomegranates, and dried cranberries along with an easy vinaigrette, this EASY Wild Rice Salad is packed flavor!
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Navy Bean Salad (Piyaz)

4.75 from 12 votes
A bright and vibrant bean salad filled with Mediterranean flavors. Ready in under 20 minutes, this the perfect potluck salad.
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Classic Potato Salad with Eggs

4.95 from 39 votes
Classic Potato Salad is the perfect potluck side dish that is great year-round. Calling for seven ingredients, this old fashioned potato salad recipe is easy to make and share.
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orange bowl of corn and bean salad

Black Bean Salad

5 from 8 votes
With a fresh lime, garlic and a couple of canned goods, you can make this simple Black Bean Salad recipe in no time! EASY to make for parties and picnics!
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bowl of three bean salad with yogurt

Red Bean Salad

4.53 from 21 votes
Looking for a non boring side dish? Check out this Red Bean Salad recipe! EASY to make with pantry staples, and great for a weeknight dinner or potluck!
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This Italian Seafood Salad, made with shrimp, calamari and lump crab meat, is one of the best and easiest seafood salad recipes you'll ever try. #seafoodsalad #italianseafoodsalad www.savoryexperiments.com

Italian Seafood Salad

4.31 from 26 votes
Made with shrimp, calamari and lump blue crab meat, this Italian Seafood Salad is one of the easiest but most delicious seafood salad recipes you’ll ever make. Perfect as an appetizer or light meal!
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Breads and Rolls

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Sweet Potato Cornbread Recipe

4.79 from 19 votes
Sweet Potato Cornbread is a sweet combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread all baked in a cast iron skillet.
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Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

4.89 from 9 votes
Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins are great with a salad, BBQ or a bowl of chili. Easy to make and super soft with sour cream and cheese.
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Thanksgiving sides rosemary crescent rolls in a black bowl

Rosemary Parmesan Crescent Roll

This Rosemary Parmesan Crescent Roll recipe is as easy as it is delicious! A great way to mix up your Thanksgiving breads!
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Thick & Fluffy Rosemary Focaccia Bread

4.57 from 32 votes
A chewy bread, this focaccia recipe uses traditional Italian techniques with rosemary, garlic and olive oil to make a focaccia loaf suitable for dipping and sandwiches.
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basket of yeast rolls with honey cinnamon butter

Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe

4.48 from 67 votes
Soft and sweet yeast dinner rolls served warm with homemade honey cinnamon butter. Make ahead and freezer friendly!
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bowl of buttery garlic knots with marinara sauce

Garlic Knots

4.24 from 77 votes
Warm yeast rolls topped with a buttery garlic spread, these Garlic Knots make the perfect addition to any meal! Made with simple ingredients.
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cheesy everything crescent rolls

Everything Bagel Crescent Rolls

4.45 from 18 votes
With only 5 simple ingredients, these CHEESY Everything Seasoning Crescent Rolls are sure to be an instant hit with your family!
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Butter Biscuit Recipe

4.56 from 69 votes
No rolling, no cutting, no kneading. Just the most buttery buttermilk biscuits you've ever had and the easiest biscuit recipe you've ever made.
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no yeast potato bread in baking dish

No Yeast Potato Bread

4.35 from 46 votes
Thick and chewy No Yeast Potato Bread is an easy and quick homemade bread recipe perfect for deli sandwiches and more!
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No Yeast Bread Recipe

4.57 from 32 votes
This 2-Ingredient No Rise No Yeast Bread is perfect for those days when you need a loaf and can’t get to the store. Just a few ingredients and 40 minutes to delicious homemade bread!
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Olive Cheese Bread

4.88 from 8 votes
Don't have time to make homemade olive bread? Check out my hack for making this easy Olive Cheese Bread recipe. It takes no more than 15 minutes from start to finish!
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butter basting no yeast bread

No Yeast Roasted Garlic Bread

4.72 from 14 votes
A spin-off of my most popular bread recipe, this one is laced with butter and roast garlic. No yeast and no rise time and only 6 ingredients!
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Instant Pot Cornbread Recipe

4.29 from 21 votes
Instant Pot Sweet Cornbread is an easy cornbread recipe made with honey making it both sweet and moist. Made in the Instant Pot, it cooks in half the time! 
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Whole Wheat Bread -homemade bread is not only healthier, it is also super easy to make! Only 30 minute hands-on for an impressive loaf of whole wheat bread.

Whole Wheat Bread

4.80 from 5 votes
Whole Wheat Bread, homemade bread is not only healthier, it is also super easy to make! Only 30 minute hands-on for an impressive loaf of whole wheat bread.
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Easy Dinner Roll Recipe

4.33 from 71 votes
Soft, easy dinner rolls are easier to make than you think! Check out my speedy yeast rolls that you can make ahead and freeze.
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These Cheese Stuffed Garlic Rolls are delicious garlic and parsley rolls stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese. Eat them plain or with a side of marinara. #cheesestuffedgarlicrolls #garlicrolls #mozzarella www.savoryexperiments.com

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Roll Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Garlic bread rolls stuffed with gooey cheese. Serve with marinara, if desired.
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overhead shot of basket of cheese herb biscuits

Cheesy Herb Drop Biscuit Recipe

4.36 from 28 votes
Cheese and Herb Biscuits are a delicious combination of fresh herbs, parmesan and mozzarella cheese! This recipe is perfect to enjoy as a side dish or a snack!
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Buttery Brioche Rolls Recipe- buttery, pillowy, buttery, tender, buttery... did I say buttery, BRIOCHE! www.savoryexperiments.com

Brioche Roll Recipe

4.20 from 10 votes
Brioche Bread Recipe- making bread recipes at home isn’t as hard as you think! Step-by-step instructions on how to make buttery brioche right here!
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Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a recipe you can be proud of! Pair with homemade butter or olive oil bread dip for the best appetizer. #focacciabread #easybreadrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a recipe you can be proud of! Pair with homemade butter or olive oil bread dip for the best appetizer.
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Fogo de Chao Rolls in a basket

Cheese Puff Bread Recipe- Copy Cat Fogo de Chao Bread

4.55 from 175 votes
Copy cat Fogo de Chao Brazilian Cheese Puff bread- No yeast cheesy bread puffs ready in 30 minutes!
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Copycat Cheddar Bay Red Lobster Biscuit Recipe

4.34 from 9 votes
These copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are so easy to make you will make them for dinner every night! And they only take 20 minutes!
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Thanksgiving Sauces and Gravy

homemade gravy over mashed potatoes

Homemade Gravy Recipe

4.70 from 161 votes
Homemade gravy has never been easier! Learn How to Make Gravy from Drippings, whether you're cooking chicken, turkey, pork or beef!
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dry gravy mix

Homemade Brown Gravy from Scratch (Mix)

3.97 from 179 votes
Forget the ready gravy mix, make your own Homemade Gravy Mix with just a few ingredients and no time at all!
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Homemade Turkey Gravy

4.87 from 38 votes
Homemade Turkey Gravy made easy! Make it with drippings or without drippings in just 15 minutes.
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

4.53 from 17 votes
Light and fluffy, these easy savory cream cheese spread is perfect for anything from bagels to crackers!
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Molasses Butter with a Zing

4.94 from 16 votes
Molasses Butter is the blend of butter, molasses and one secret ingredient that will never guess until see the recipe! Served best on fresh zucchini bread and biscuits!
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Cherry Balsamic Sauce

4.50 from 36 votes
With only 4 simple ingredients, this EASY Cherry Balsamic Sauce is perfect for topping chicken, veggies and even vanilla ice cream!
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Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

3.92 from 12 votes
This homemade Cranberry Relish recipe is perfect for your Turkey Day festivities and will soon be a must-have every holiday season. 
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cranberry mayo in a small glass bowl for serving

Cranberry Mayo Recipe

4.04 from 26 votes
If you like mayonnaise, you will LOVE my Cranberry Mayo. Slightly sweet and just a touch tart, it adds a new dimension to any sandwich.
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gravy pouring over turkey breast

Red Wine Gravy Recipe

4.55 from 113 votes
Homemade Red Wine Gravy Recipe is a make-ahead, rich and velvety gravy recipe without pan drippings. Perfect over turkey, chicken, mashed potatoes, or beef!
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Thanksgiving sides mojito cranberry sauce in a white bowl with mint and lime

Mojito Cranberry Sauce

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.
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Cran Applesauce Recipe

5 from 3 votes
In only 15 minutes, you'll have sweet and tart homemade applesauce perfect for baking, pork chops or just eating alone.
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Stuffing

Chestnut Dressing Recipe- vegetarian and festive, Chestnut Dressing is a perfect side dish with any Christmas meal!

Chestnut Dressing Recipe

4.63 from 8 votes
Roasted Chestnut Dressing is a rich and buttery stuffing recipe using roasted chestnuts, apples and raisins. The perfect holiday side dish! 
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Sausage Stuffing

5 from 5 votes
Sausage Stuffing Recipe is a unique blend of sweet and savory making it the perfect holiday side dish for any turkey recipe.
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Southern Cornbread Dressing

4.39 from 13 votes
Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, this EASY Southern Cornbread Dressing will be the star of your Thanksgiving table!
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Muffins

4.58 from 7 votes
Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Muffins will become your favorite stuffing for Thanksgiving recipe. Who doesn’t love stuffing with bacon?! 
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stuffing wreath

Herb Stuffing Wreath

4.86 from 7 votes
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!
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Butternut Squash Stuffing

This butternut squash stuffing recipe is a delicious mix of tender butternut squash, Italian sausage, crisp bread, and a melody of fall-themed herbs and spices
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Cheesy Beer Bacon Stuffing

This bacon beer cheese stuffing will kick your side dish game to the next level! Classic stuffing spiked with citrus beer, savory bacon, and cheddar cheese!
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Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

overhead platter of oven roasted whole carrots with white sauce

Rainbow Carrots with Ricotta Topping

5 from 7 votes
Hot roasted rainbow carrots topped with a cool and creamy lemon laced ricotta topping. Perfect as a side or vegetarian entree.
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Brussels Sprouts Gratin Recipe

3.86 from 7 votes
This EASY Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin recipe brings together healthy Brussels sprouts with savory and salty bacon and a creamy cheese sauce!
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serving plate of artichoke hearts and dipping sauce

Crispy Parmesan Artichoke Hearts

3.94 from 80 votes
Crunchy and crispy, these parmesan artichoke hearts are great as an appetizer, salad topper or side dish.
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Honey Garlic Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

4.75 from 8 votes
This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is coated with a honey, garlic and soy sauce blend. Sweet and salty for the best side recipe.
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Brussels Sprouts Gratin Recipe

3.86 from 7 votes
This EASY Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin recipe brings together healthy Brussels sprouts with savory and salty bacon and a creamy cheese sauce!
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If you are wondering how to make creamed spinach, look no further! This easy creamed spinach recipe makes the perfect side dish to any meal. #creamedspinachrecipe #easycreamedspinach www.savoryexperiments.com

Creamed Spinach Recipe

5 from 17 votes
If you are wondering how to make creamed spinach, look no further! This easy creamed spinach recipe makes the perfect side dish to any meal. 
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green beans with bacon, burrata and fresh herbs

Green Beans with Bacon

5 from 6 votes
EASY Green Beans with Bacon make the perfect side dish for any meal! Using fresh green beans and crispy bacon, you can't go wrong!
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Balsamic White Pearl Onions Recipe

4.23 from 54 votes
These EASY Balsamic Glazed Pearl Onions are great for a simple side dish. Elegant enough for the holidays, but also for weeknight meals!
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Garlic Parmesan Broccolini

4.63 from 8 votes
Making broccolini couldn't be easier than with the BEST Garlic Parmesan Broccolini Recipe! You only need 5 ingredients and 15 minutes!
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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!
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