12 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

These Thanksgiving side dish recipes are both familiar classics as well as a few surprise twists. They’re certain to be the talk of the dinner table—or rather, the oohs and aahs of contentedness at the table.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Green beans? Check. Creamy mushroomy sauce? Check. Can opener? Uh...no thank you. Not this time.
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Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

"Spectacular." "Sinful." "Easy." "Airy." "Buttery." "Lofty." "Perfect." That's what folks are saying about these lovely buttermilk biscuits.
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Roasted Winter Squash and Shallots

Jaw-droppingly delicious roasted winter squash makes a restaurant-worthy side that comes together with just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of barely any effort.
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Macaroni Au Gratin

So magnificently and outrageously incredible that folks have literally applauded it at the dinner table. Swear. Easy enough for weeknights. Elegant enough for impressing guests.
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Classic Dinner Rolls

Practically instant gratification with its blink-and-you'll-miss-it rise and its straightforward mixing method. And oooooh the taste!
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Green Beans Gremolata

An easy way to gussy up green beans and make them seem fancy without being fussy.
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Aligot ~ Pommes Aligot

“By far, the best potatoes I've made and eaten in my life.” That’s the kind of thing we’re hearing from those who’ve tried this showstopper of a recipe.
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Sweet Potato Purée with Marshmallow

Say hello to your newest go-to side dish. And it's so darn simple, it's not just for special occasions.
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Mashed Potato Gratin

Our recipe testers called these potatoes "pure heaven," "yumminess," and "genius." That's just a few of the rave reviews we heard for these delicately flavored spuds.
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Brussels Sprouts with Guanciale

Restaurant-worthy Brussels sprouts but with the ease of making them at home any darn time you like. You’re welcome.
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Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

One way to down your sweet potatoes? Drown them in butter, sugar, bourbon, and maple syrup. It's The Southern Way. And we can't say we have a problem with this.
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Ina Garten's Mashed Potatoes with Lemon

If Ina believes mashed potatoes need a little acidity to smooth out the richness, so be it. Here's our new go-to approach to this oh-so-comforting side dish.
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