Skip to main content

7 Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Side Dishes

My daughter won't even eat a turkey sandwich let alone a slab of the big bird on Thanksgiving Day. But mashed potatoes that look like ice cream? You better make enough for seconds...
7 Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Sides

If you're one of those people who claim that their child's favorite food is kale, you probably don't need to keep reading this. But please leave a comment with your wizard parenting secret at the bottom.

If you have a child who one day loves nothing more than grilled cheese and the next day tells you that they hate melted cheese and cooked bread, welcome. This post is just for you.

Thanksgiving is a big deal. And after you baste that bird for a million hours and develop a sore arm from mashing pounds and pounds of potatoes and whisking and whisking and whisking until you get perfect gravy, you want people to enjoy their meal. Even the little people. No one wants to see a tiny upturned nose refusing to nosh on anything but a roll.

Keep reading for 7 Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Side Dishes. I promise no one will be asking for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

[imagebrowser id="70"]

Scroll to Continue

Recommended for You

Yummy Apple Stuffing Muffins from

Mashed Potato Clouds from Spoonful

Popcorn Stuffing from Mr. Food

Gingered Butternut Squash from Woman's Day

Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Boats with Bacon-Pecan Topping Recipe from Cooking Light

Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe from Country Living

Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry "Ice Cream" Mashed Potatoes from


11 Healthy Thanksgiving Sides

11 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

I sort of think turkey is for the birds. But mashed potatoes with goat cheese and chives? Yes please.

7 Healthy Holiday Recipes

7 Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

Save room and calories for all of the holiday fudge and indulge in some health holiday side dishes this year!

Photo via This Week for Dinner

Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

The quintessential Thanksgiving image is always of a golden-skinned turkey, but let’s be honest, the Thanksgiving side dishes are really where all the action is.

5 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes

5 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes

You can put all the gravy you want on lumpy and dry mashed potatoes. You're going to wish you were eating these!

11 Kid-Friendly Casserole Recipes

11 Kid-Friendly Casserole Recipes

Put the fudge and holiday leftovers away. Casserole time!

7 Quesadilla Recipes

7 Quesadilla Recipes

Looking for an easy dinner? It's quesadilla time!!

7 Healthy Easter Side Dishes

7 Healthy Easter Side Dishes

Want to have a more nutritious bunny holiday this year? Check out these healthy Easter side dishes.

7 Easy Taco Recipes

7 Easy Taco Recipes

Make every Tuesday taco night at your house...only six more dinners to figure out for the week!