These (mouthwatering!) easy Thanksgiving sides will have your family going back for seconds. Save these for your next Thanksgiving potluck meal!
Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday has become the often overlooked younger sister of Christmas. It’s not flashy, but sometimes the simplicity of Thanksgiving is what makes it so special.
If you have a larger family or group of friends, you might have a tradition of hosting a Thanksgiving potluck. Maybe the host(ess) cooks the turkey, and guests bring a side dish. You might plan a menu to make sure everything is covered, or you might leave it up to chance and have a true pot “luck” meal.
It saves a lot of money and headache for the chef, but it also means you’re probably searching for an amazing side dish to bring. Well, you’re in luck! These recipes will be keepers for sure!
The Top 10 Easy Thanksgiving Sides
We Dig the Potatoes
Turkey is, of course, the star of Thanksgiving. But I think a close second would be mashed potatoes. You can’t have a proper Thanksgiving meal without them!
These Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes look delicious. Plus, since they are made in the slow cooker, they should travel well and won’t cause you to stand in the kitchen all day.
When it comes to sweet potatoes (or yams), families seem to fall firmly in the marshmallows camp or the no marshmallows camp. Our family is against the mix of marshmallows and sweet potatoes, but we do love this recipe! It is NOT for the health conscious person… but it is definitely for anyone who loves the taste of awesome on a fork.
Or, if you’d like a different take on your sweet potatoes, try them roasted. This recipe will give you a taste of delicious without overwhelming your sweet tooth.
Bring the Veggies
Even if you choose another recipe for your pot luck, you definitely have to try these roasted carrots! This simple recipe blends a variety of flavors that meld deliciously together.
Another delicious veggie option is Creamy Broccoli Salad. It’s a great spin on broccoli that even non-lovers of the little trees will enjoy. (If anyone seems doubtful, mention the bacon ingredient to them.)
We really enjoy eating roasted veggies in the fall and winter. They are especially great at Thanksgiving when your taste buds are ready for a break from some of the more fatty and sugary parts of the meal.
Photo: The Wednesday Chef
Corn is a staple of the Thanksgiving meal. No story of the Pilgrims and Indians is complete without a mention of this food! But it’s often overlooked, especially as plates become full and space is limited.
This recipe will give your corn some extra kick and will establish its “beloved” status once again.
The Bread Basket
If you’re looking for something in the bread area, you can’t go wrong with any of these choices…
These biscuits are so yummy, and the garlic and cheese give them a great twist on traditional biscuits. Easy, portable, yummy.
I don’t know if you have Texas Roadhouse restaurants in your neck of the woods…but their rolls and cinnamon butter are awesomesauce! You will definitely want to add this one to your menu.
Stuffing doesn’t always look delicious, but it sure tastes great! This recipe is pretty close to my grandmothers recipe, which is a big family favorite. It’s the perfect comfort food, and an obvious Thanksgiving staple.
Any of these easy Thanksgiving sides are sure to be a hit with your potluck crowd!
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What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?