Forget the turkey and ham; it’s all about the sides! These mouthwatering dishes are the real heroes of the holiday table. Whether it’s putting a spin on the classics or serving up something unexpected, these sides will have your guests singing your praises. Get ready to make your holiday feast one to remember with these delicious holiday sides!
Sweet Potato Casserole
Need a delicious Thanksgiving side dish? This Sweet Potato Casserole will not disappoint. It’s filled with creamy mashed sweet potatoes and topped with a sweet, crunchy oatmeal topping. Drizzle it with maple syrup, and you have a winning side dish.
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Buttery Roasted Acorn Squash
This simple Buttery Roasted Acorn Squash makes the perfect side dish for any fall or winter dinner. It’s salty and sweet and pairs well with any protein.
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Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries
Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries will be a sure hit at your Thanksgiving celebration. The cranberries become so sweet and juicy when roasted with maple syrup, and the sweet potatoes get a nice caramelization.
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Fall Wild Rice Salad
This Fall Wild Rice Salad will be the colorful hit of your holiday (or Wednesday night) dinner. It’s full of roasted sweet potatoes, arugula, and sweet grapes.
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Roasted Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Pancetta Feta Casserole
Undoubtedly, this roasted Brussels sprout pomegranate pancetta feta casserole is very special. It’s a heavenly bacon feta side dish. This easy Brussels sprout casserole makes a delicious Autumn or Thanksgiving side dish.
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Air Fryer Whiskey, Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing
This air fryer whiskey, sausage, and cranberry stuffing is so delicious. And baking stuffing in an air fryer means you can fit other dishes in the oven or stove. It is the perfect stuffing for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Casserole
Let this leftover turkey wild rice casserole come to the rescue! Combine Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers with wild rice and other ingredients to make this leftover turkey casserole recipe. It is so easy to combine leftover turkey or a turkey breast to make this instant pot wild rice recipe that everyone will love.
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Maple Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
What a delicious holiday side dish maple bacon-wrapped green bean bundles make! These oven-roasted green beans with bacon are salty, sweet, and buttery. They pair with pretty much anything. Try them with chicken, steak, Thanksgiving ham, or anything else you want.
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Fresh, Olive Oil & Garlic Air Fryer Green Beans
Fresh Air Fryer Green Beans – vibrant, plump green beans fresh from the farm tossed in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, then air-fried creating a crackly exterior while maintaining a crisp juice inside, resulting in an irresistible side dish or snack.
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The Best Mashed Potatoes
One of my favorite things about these potatoes is that they are quick and easy to make. These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side to any dish and an easy holiday recipe.
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Stuffed Buttercup Squash
It is fall, and nothing says fall like winter squash! This whole grain rice & chicken stuffed buttercup squash is a great way to step into fall. Clean, hearty, and full of nutrition!
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Air Fryer Scalloped Potatoes
Air fryer scalloped potatoes are an easy, cheesy side dish. The flavors are amazing, and this simple recipe is soon to be a family favorite.
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Cheesy Asparagus Casserole
This simple asparagus casserole combines tender asparagus, crunchy breadcrumbs, and a creamy cheddar cheese topping. Ready in just 45 minutes? This is sure to become a hit with the entire family!
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Balsamic Roasted Green Beans And Cherry Tomatoes
A simple recipe for Roasted Green Beans And Cherry Tomatoes is taken to another level with quick Balsamic reduction and a sprinkling of vegan Parmesan cheese. An easy side dish that goes with any meal.
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Cauliflower Au Gratin
This Cauliflower Au Gratin, also known as a Cauliflower Bake, is a delightful and satisfying dish that brings together the wholesome flavors of cauliflower and creamy gratin goodness. It’s creamy, cheesy, and a delicious holiday side dish.
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Roasted Vegetable Salad
This roasted vegetable salad is perfect for the Fall. Loaded with tons of flavor and a light vinaigrette, you can serve this salad hot or cold, and it is perfect for leftover for back to school lunches!
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Loaded Low FODMAP Vegetarian Stuffing
You can look forward to lots of scallion and leek greens sautéed in generous amounts of butter and garlic-infused olive oil, oyster mushrooms, chestnuts, low FODMAP amounts of winter squash and celery, kale, grapes, fresh herbs, savory low FODMAP vegetable broth, and of course cubes of bread.
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Mention souffle and you tend to think of things like chocolate or cheese. But this squash souffle shows that the basic idea can be used in so many ways, including creating a delicious side dish that works with almost any meal.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
A vibrant medley of maple-roasted butternut squash, mixed greens, candied hazelnuts, brie cheese, and pumpkin seeds, all drizzled with a luscious maple vinaigrette. This salad is a delightful balance of sweet, savory, and crunchy textures that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.
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Cranberry Butternut Bake
This cranberry butternut bake recipe is perfect for your holiday table! This delicious cranberry butternut bake is sure to become a family favorite!
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Roasted Delicate Squash with Parmesan & Dill
A super simple vegetarian side dish perfect with any meal! Delicata squash is roasted with dill, parmesan, and garlic then spritzed with fresh lemon juice. Easy, tasty, and naturally gluten-free.
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Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli with Honey and Parmesan
Roasted tenderstem broccoli (also known as broccolini) is a flavorful and easy side dish. Keep this on hand because it’s perfect for any Sunday dinner, holiday table, or just a weeknight meal – it’s that versatile.
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Classic American Potato Salad
This classic American potato salad is the perfect side dish for summer BBQs! Made with boiled eggs, this creamy recipe can be made ahead and tastes even more delicious the next day!
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The Best Vegan Stuffing
The best Vegan Stuffing! Made with homemade tempeh sausage, sautéed vegetables, and sourdough bread. This stuffing is a must make for Thanksgiving and the holidays.
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Experience the delightful combination of vegetables and aromatic pesto sauce in our pesto vegetable recipe. This culinary fusion is sure to satisfy. Prepare to savor the vibrant flavors and enticing aromas as roasted veggies are perfectly paired with a flavorful pesto sauce!
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.