Looking for the best Thanksgiving side dishes, or the best Thanksgiving recipes and menu ideas? Try our ideas below, and check out our best Thanksgiving dessert recipes for even more fantastic dishes.
Best Thanksgiving side dishes
Make perfect mashed potatoes from scratch. They’re a Thanksgiving staple that pairs well with roast turkey and a variety of other sides.
This easy Italian-style stuffing can be prepped ahead – just cook while the roast is resting. For a veggie stuffing, simply leave out the pancetta. Ciabatta will give the stuffing a great chunky texture. It goes well with all roasts, especially turkey.
Don’t fancy your usual potatoes this year? Try our baked spiced sweet potato mash instead – it’s just as good as roasties. Prep your mash ahead, then finish in the oven on the day.
This is great mixed salad to add to your Thanksgiving feast. Make it in place of a traditional stuffing, or serve as an easy starter.
Made with red wine and port, this tangy and indulgent cranberry sauce makes a perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving turkey.
This will save you juggling pans on Thanksgiving, and it can even be made and frozen if you want to really get ahead. Add any last-minute juices from the turkey when you reheat it for an extra bump of flavour.
This recipe for swede, kale and sweet potato gratin is the perfect side dish or veggie main for the colder months. It takes a little time, but is really easy.
These super-soft rolls work brilliantly as a Thanksgiving side to accompany a roast dinner.
Green beans taste delicious when they’re simply steamed, but they taste even better charred on a griddle pan and mixed with a mustardy dressing!
Whizzing the cream in at the end makes for a super-creamy soup. Enjoy this cosy orange soup with a swirl of double cream and a chunk of buttered bread.
Check out our indulgent creamy butternut squash gratin recipe with sage. This veggie side dish is an easy alternative to potato gratin to serve with a hearty roast.