15 Drool-Worthy Side Dishes To Serve Your Guests On Thanksgiving

sources: Taste of the South Magazine / Brown Eyed Baker / ChowHound

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you’re hosting a dinner this year, you’ve likely started to plan out your meal. Sure, you’ve got the turkey and other main stuff covered. But we’re going to share 15 amazing side dish recipes that will take your Thanksgiving dinner up a notch.

1. Green Bean Casserole

source: ChowHound

This green bean casserole recipe is rich, creamy, and crispy on top. Because can you really have Thanksgiving dinner without a green bean casserole?

2. Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin with Shallots and Gruyère

source: KQED Food

If you read the title of this recipe, I don’t think I need to explain what’s so good about it. This dish will turn even the biggest brussels sprouts hater into a true fan.

3. Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes with Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon

Mashed potatoes are great and all, but this recipe for crispy baked potatoes is a little more unique.

4. Whiskey-Glazed Carrots

Vegetables don’t have to be boring. And this recipe for delicious whiskey-glazed carrots proves that!

5. Creamy Mac N’ Cheese

Thanksgiving dinner is all about comfort food, and this oven-baked, creamy mac n’ cheese recipe will deliver exactly that.

6. Classic Sausage and Sage Stuffing (Dressing)

This traditional sausage and sage stuffing recipe has the perfect texture and is full of mouthwatering flavors.

7. Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole

source: Taste of the South Magazine

Pumpkin pie spice and orange zest give this traditional Southern Thanksgiving recipe even more fall flavor.

8. Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

source: Kitchen Treaty

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a great cranberry sauce. In this recipe, the sauce is sweetened with pure maple syrup instead of refined sugar.

9. Parker House Rolls

source: Bon Appetit

This soft and fluffy rolls recipe features a top coat of melted butter and sea salt. Is there anything better?!

10. Arugula, Pear, and Goat Cheese Salad

source: Food 52

It’s always nice to have a refreshing salad to break up some of the carb-heavy dishes. This recipe features a fresh, flavorful group of ingredients with a pomegranate vinaigrette dressing.

11. Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Vanilla

source: Simply Recipes / Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Although the combination of flavors in this recipe is unexpected, they make for a delicious and unique side dish.

12. Crispy Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

source: ChowHound

Asparagus is wonderful on its own, but the fact that this recipe wraps it in prosciutto just takes it to a whole other level.

13. Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Gruyère Tartlets

This flaky, savory recipe would make for an excellent side dish or appetizer at your Thanksgiving dinner.

14. Roasted Root Vegetables

source: Budget Bytes

This recipe requires very little effort and makes for a filling and flavorful side dish.

15. Cheddar, Bacon, and Scallion Cornbread

source: Serious Eats / Photographs: Joshua Bousel

And last but not least, Thanksgiving dinner (especially a Southern one!) would simply not be complete without a moist, savory cornbread recipe.