Sometimes side dishes are so perfect and delicious, they outshine the main dish. That’s how we feel about these 11 Thanksgiving side dishes. Who needs turkey when you have pumpkin mac and cheese, mushroom risotto, and orange zest green beans?
Winter squash is a standard at every Thanksgiving dinner. Show it off in this creative and colorful dish with tortellini, cranberries and pepitas! (Click on the title for the recipe!)
For more beautiful winter squash recipes, try this sage & nut-stuffed delicata squash.
Mac and Cheese is delicious all on its own, but add some pumpkin to it, and it’s on a whole new level of tastiness.
You can’t go wrong with this warm, hearty dish complete with Gruyère cheese, quinoa and spinach! Yum!
Vegetable tarts are the best of all food worlds: a flaky, buttery delicious crust + nutritious and savory filling. It’s essentially a healthy dessert!
If you want to add more green in the mix, you can try its leafy green cousin: Chard and Feta tart.
Risotto is a perfect make-ahead dish, since it soaks up flavors and tastes delicious the next day. And this risotto recipe is claimed to be the “World’s Best.” Need you look any further?
This dish has many positives: It’s easy, healthy and delicious! All good things around this time of the year!
Is Kale not your vegetable? Try this sauteed spinach with pine nuts & golden raisins.
Here’s one way to make everyone finish their salad.
A great way to dress up that standard green bean dish!
It’s hard to understand how people could not like Brussels Sprouts. But for those who truly are averse, this recipe is sure to make you a convert!
Grated butternut squash adds color and nutrients to this brown rice pilaf. Feel free to swap out the butternut squash for pumpkin (the cooking kind)!
We’ll end this post with a semi-traditional dish. Mashed potatoes are a definite at the Thanksgiving table, but this recipe adds a twist and combines both the sweet potato with the standard one: a delicious idea!
Here’s where we ask about YOUR favorite side dish around the holidays. What food are you looking forward to most this year?
Click on the next page to see a complete list of all the recipes mentioned in this post!