Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

25 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes – something for everyone at your holiday table. I know the turkey is the main attraction of the holiday meal, but I am all about the sides! Mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, squash, mac & cheese, cranberry, and dressing/stuffing. All of the recipes are tried and true family recipes that have been passed down for generations! Lots of make-ahead recipes to make the holiday meal preparation stress-free.

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Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

We are less than a month away from Thanksgiving. I know the turkey is the main attraction of the holiday meal, but I am all about the sides! Who’s with me?!? I could skip the turkey altogether and just load my plate up with all the yummy sides and be happy, happy, happy!

Today I am sharing 25 of the most popular side dishes for your holiday meal. These are all tried and true recipes. They never let us down! There are several make-ahead side dish recipes. I love making casseroles and popping them in the freezer. It makes the holiday less stressful. I’m all about less stress!

Don’t miss our favorite ways to cook the holiday turkey! Oven-baked, brined, Instant Pot, Air Fryer, and three slow cooker recipes!

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Keep reading to get all of the yummy holiday side dish recipes. Click on each photo or recipe title to go directly to the post with the recipe.

bowl of green beans and bacon

Smothered Green Beans

spooning mashed potatoes from baking dish

Million Dollar Twice Baked Potato Casserole

spoonful of corn casserole

The BEST Corn Casserole

bowl of cranberry sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

scooping squash casserole from baking dish

Southern Squash Casserole

scooping cornbread dressing from baking dish

Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing

scooping butternut squash from baking dish

Sweet Butternut Squash Casserole

scooping broccoli rice casserole from baking dish with text overlay

Lunch Lady Broccoli Cheese & Rice Casserole

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Cake Mix Dinner Rolls

scooping green bean casserole from baking dish

Yum Yum Green Bean Casserole

spoonful of mac & cheese

4-Cheese Mac & Cheese

stirring mashed potatoes topped with butter

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

scooping sweet potato casserole from baking dish

Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole

spoonful of green bean casserole

Cracked Out Green Bean Casserole

basket of yeast rolls

School Cafeteria Yeast Rolls

bowl of cornbread dressing

Slow Cooker Cornbread Dressing

scooping squash corn and zucchini casserole from baking dish

Zucchini Squash & Corn Casserole

frozen cranberry salad cups on a plate

Frozen Cranberry Fruit Salad

scooping potato casserole from baking dish

Pepper Jack Potato Casserole

spooning grits from baking dish

Baked Sweet Potato Grits

scooping squash casserole from baking dish

Squash Dressing

scooping corn from crockpot with text overlay

Slow Cooker Cheddar Corn

platter of stuffed celery

Italian Cream Cheese Stuffed Celery

scooping broccoli casserole from baking dish

French Onion Broccoli Casserole

baked spaghetti and cheese in a casserole dish

Baked Spaghetti & Cheese Casserole

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