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Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is almost here, and we’re looking forward to filling our plates with some hearty fall favorites. While we love the holidays, we know that choosing the perfect side dishes to complement your turkey or ham can be a challenge. To make your life a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of our best Thanksgiving side dishes you can use to round out your Thanksgiving spread. Don’t want to wait until Thanksgiving? Serve one of our best Thanksgiving side dishes today and make any occasion special.

1. Apple, Cranberry & Pecan Stuffing

Apple, Cranberry & Pecan Stuffing

Sweet and savory flavors come together in perfect harmony in our Apple, Cranberry & Pecan Stuffing. Make this dish for Thanksgiving or anytime you’re looking for a cozy side.

2. Crunchy Green Bean Casserole

Crunchy Green Bean Casserole

No Thanksgiving spread is complete without a green bean casserole, so make room on your plate for a scoop of this cheesy goodness.

3. Mashed Potato Layer Bake

Mashed Potato Layer Bake

We love potatoes in all their forms, but this Mashed Potato Layer Bake might take the cake! Make this casserole ahead of time and pop it out of the fridge on Thanksgiving Day.

4. Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

This simple dish packs a lot of flavor with only five ingredients. Garnish our Cranberry Sauce with orange peel and fresh cilantro before serving to take your dish to new heights!

5. Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Sneak some vegetables into your spread with our Cider-Glazed Brussel Sprouts. Kids and adults alike will delight in this side dish with bacon, almonds and tender Brussel sprouts.

6. Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Thanks to the mini marshmallows on top, this side dish resembles a luscious dessert. Try swapping the blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger for pumpkin pie spice for a contemporary twist on this classic dish.

7. VELVEETA® Down-Home Macaroni & Cheese

VELVEETA® Down-Home Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is a staple comfort food that makes the kid in all of us feel nostalgic. This dish gets its crunch from the buttery cracker topping sprinkled on top.

8. Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Try one of these Fried Mashed Potato Balls before diving into your ham or turkey. These little beauties are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and make the perfect finger food.

9. Creamy Baked Cauliflower

Creamy Baked Cauliflower

Serve this creamy side dish on Thanksgiving Day or bring it to your next potluck and share the love.

10. Glazed Roasted Carrots with Bacon

Glazed Roasted Carrots with Bacon

Our Glazed Roasted Carrots with Bacon get their sweet and smoky flavors from balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and brown sugar. This vegetable dish complements any main course and will delight even the pickiest eaters in your family.

11. Corn Soufflé

Corn Soufflé

Looking for something new to add into rotation? Try serving up this Corn Soufflé at your next family gathering. Cheddar cheese, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and creamed corn make this dish moist and delicious.

12. Fluffy Cran-Raspberry Salad

Fluffy Cran-Raspberry Salad

Our Fluffy Cran-Raspberry Salad almost looks too beautiful to eat, but we promise it’s not! This dish gets its lovely pink color from cranberry juice and raspberries.

13. Sweet Potato Bites

Sweet Potato Bites

These Sweet Potato Bites are a fun twist on classic mashed potato sides. This finger food is made with marshmallows, brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans, and is reminiscent of sweet potato pie.

14. Cornbread-Stuffed Baked Apples

Cornbread-Stuffed Baked Apples

Who said Turkey should have all the fun? These Cornbread-Stuffed Baked Apples combine two of our favorite sides for one tender and delicious dish.

15. Perfect Gravy

Perfect Gravy

No Thanksgiving spread is complete without gravy. Fill your gravy boat with our Perfect Gravy and start pouring over turkey or mashed potatoes.

We hope this list from My Food and Family inspires you to create your best-ever Thanksgiving spread, but we’ll keep your secret if you choose to make these hearty recipes year-round. If you’re looking to expand your Thanksgiving menu, check out some of our cocktail recipes and dessert recipes that will make your holiday memorable.

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