15 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Turkey is a given at Thanksgiving. Trying to find the best Side for Thanksgiving can be challenging.  Here are 15 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes, many you can make ahead, you might want to add to your holiday table. 

 

When we asked him what his other favorite was he said Christmas. Then he asked his dad and me separately. We both said our favorite holiday was Thanksgiving. Baffled by our answer, he asked why we chose Thanksgiving over Christmas.

make ahead thanksgiving dishes

We both adore Thanksgiving because it is a holiday away from presents and retail hoopla, (unless you consider the grocery ads). It is a time that we bring our family together and often invite friends over to celebrate with us.

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Even though I do most of the cooking, it is not a burden because it is so much about the sharing of a meal that I love the fact I have put some love and attention to each dish.

With only 22 days until Thanksgiving, I better get our menu started and start thinking about getting the ingredients in the house before the big rush. Obviously it will not be anything perishable before then but then I only have to hit the market for a few last-minute things.

 

15 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

One of my favorite Thanksgiving sides is the traditional Green Bean Casserole.  You know the one with green beans and condensed soup cans.

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I have not made this in a long time and think I might just have to mix things up this year and adjust this one to make it a little more healthy. Although who is really counting calories on Thanksgiving.

sea salt sweet potatoes

Another keeper this Thanksgiving is a Sea Salt Sweet Potato Recipe. I recently made to go alongside a Skirt Steak we BBQ’d.

It was so simple but we gobbled it up and if you like sweet potatoes you are going to love them roasted. This sweet and salty Sweet potato Recipe will be having you begging for more.

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Looking for some easy but flavorful Thanksgiving Side Dishes that wont take all day to make but will be a new Traditional Thanksgiving Side DIsh in your home.

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10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes Made in an Instant Pot

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish : Scalloped White and Sweet Potatoes

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Best Make Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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How to Make Pan Roasted Vegetables Side Dishes

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Roasted Tomato and Orzo Salad

A easy side dish filled with roasted grape tomatoes and orzo 

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Cranberry Chutney Recipe

A delicious Cranberry Chutney Recipe topping to pork, chicken or cream cheese.

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Sweet Potato Casserole with crunchy topping

A wonderful and easy sweet potato casserole recipe is a traditional Thanksgiving side you can eat all year long.

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Spirited Cranberry Sauce

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut squash is such a yummy side dish for Thanksgiving.

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Mickey's Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Sweet Noodle Kugel Recipe

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Sea Salt Sweet Potatoes Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe

  • Sea Salt Sweet Potatoes Recipe

    Sea Salt Sweet Potatoes Recipe

    Yield: 6
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 45 minutes

    Sea Salt Sweet Potatoes Recipe a wonderful sweet and salty thanksgiving side dish

    Ingredients

    • 2 lbs about 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, and cut into 1 inch pieces
    • 1/2 tsp Coarse Sea Salt, plus more for finishing
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
    • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup, try to use real syrup
    • 1/4 cup pecan pieces, you can toast them first

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and coat 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray
    2. mix all ingredients together in a separate bowl, except the pecans
    3. Arrange mixture in baking pan
    4. Bake 25-30 mins, stirring halfway through
    5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with pecan pieces
    6. Finish with a pinch of sea salt to serve

    Notes

    Serves 4-6 people and can be easily doubled

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 6 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 185 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 245mg Carbohydrates 33g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 3g Sugar 18g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 2g
    All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

 

 What are your favorite Thanksgiving Sides?

 

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