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.
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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.

Here are my favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving and I’ve even tossed in an appetizer that was too cute and delicious to pass up.

Think about it. Ask people what they’re looking forward to an it’s always their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Okay, maybe folks get pumped for Thanksgiving dessert, but that’s Rachael’s area of expertise, not mine.

Happy Thanksgiving, Mamas!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes from The Pioneer Woman: This delicious dish can be made ahead.

Photo via The Pioneer Woman

Photo via The Pioneer Woman

Thanksgiving Yam Casserole from AllRecipes.com: The yams I craved for two pregnancies.

Western Waldorf Salad from Sunset Magazine: A little something crisp and healthy for your table.

Photo via Sunset Magazine

Photo via Sunset Magazine

Gruyere Chive Mini Popovers from Williams and Sonoma: Not a yeast-baking pro? Me either. These will have you looking like a Thanksgiving hero anyway.

Confetti Brussels Sprouts with Bacon from Dinner a Love Story: Did someone say, bacon? Sign me up.

Photo via Dinner A Love Story

Photo via Dinner A Love Story

Thanksgiving Butternut Squash from This Week for Dinner: Butter, sugar and dried cranberries. What’s not to love?

Photo via This Week for Dinner

Photo via This Week for Dinner

Leek and Bacon Stuffing from Good Life Eats: Again with the bacon! I’m sensing a theme.

Photo via Good Life Eats

Photo via Good Life Eats

Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad from Great Recipes from Great People: Try not to eat the whole pan.

Photo via Great Recipes From Great People

Photo via Great Recipes From Great People

Hericot Vert with Shallots from Smitten Kitchen: Want green beans without the can o’ soup? This dish is for you.

Cheese Ball Hedgehog Appetizer from Helen Jane: Cute and delicious, my two favorite traits.

Photo via Helen Jane

Photo via Helen Jane

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