Thanksgiving Side Dishes

These Thanksgiving side dish recipes are something to be grateful for: sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, green beans, cranberries, and more.

Creamed Spinach with Spiced Bread Crumbs
Creamed Spinach with Spiced Bread Crumbs
This luxurious stove-top creamed spinach is enriched with sour cream and topped with crunchy spiced bread crumbs.Helen Rosner
Green Beans and Tomatoes
Green Beans and Tomatoes
In so many green bean casseroles, the beans are cooked well past the point of mushy. In this recipe they keep some snap.Todd Coleman
Fresh Cranberry Relish
Fresh Cranberry Relish
This sweet-tart cranberry relish is flavored with cinnamon, fresh citrus, and sweet apples. See the recipe for Fresh Cranberry Relish »Anna Stockwell
Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple
Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple
A variation of traditional sweet potato casserole gets its depth of flavor from bourbon and pineapple.Anna Stockwell
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper
SAVEUR associate food editor Ben Mims loves brown sugar and black pepper together: the pepper provides a pleasant heat, and the sugar brings out the spice's latent sweetness. On a rich and earthy baked potato, the combination is a natural. See the recipe for Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Black Pepper »Todd Coleman
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Our take on the iconic marshmallow-topped holiday concoction. See the Sweet Potato Casserole recipeAndré Baranowski
Roasted Vegetable Terrine
Roasted Vegetable Terrine
Our take on this colorful vegetarian terrine features smoky roasted eggplant, peppers, and squash, tangy goat cheese, and a sun-dried tomato pesto. See the recipe for Roasted Vegetable Terrine »Helen Rosner
Spicy Okra Pickles
Spicy Okra Pickles
These spicy pickles are a delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving meal.Helen Rosner
Sage Mashed Potatoes
Sage Mashed Potatoes
This fragrant recipes involves a few ingenious methods for infusing the herb's brisk flavor into the mash.Todd Coleman
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Pecans
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Pecans
These buttery, nutty vegetables are the perfect autumn side dish. See the Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Pecans recipeAndré Baranowski
Cranberry Salsa
Cranberry Salsa
Lime and jalapeño punch up this fresh, no-cook take on cranberry sauce. See the Cranberry Salsa recipe »Todd Coleman
Whipped Mashed Potatoes with Celery Root
Whipped Mashed Potatoes with Celery Root
Celery root adds a deep, earthy backbone to this potato recipe. See the recipe for Whipped Mashed Potatoes with Celery Root »André Baranowski
Herbed Haricots Verts
Herbed Haricots Verts
This delicate bean dish is a sophisticated take on a holiday classic. See the Herbed Haricots Verts recipeLandon Nordeman
Orange and Honey-Glazed Carrots
Orange and Honey-Glazed Carrots
Honey makes for a more flavorful glaze for carrots than sugar does. In this dish, orange zest keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. See the recipe for Orange and Honey-Glazed Carrots »Todd Coleman
Cranberries with Port
Cranberries with Port
We found the easiest and tastiest way to make this all-important side dish to your holiday meal. See the recipe for Cranberries with Port »Richard Ross
Sweet Potato Tipsy
Sweet Potato Tipsy
This is our adaptation of a Louisiana family recipe from How America Eats by Clementine Paddleford. See the Sweet Potato Tipsy recipeJames Baigrie
Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves
Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves
For this simple side dish, chef Hugh Acheson chars the leaves, sautéing them in very hot olive oil to crisp each one individually right before serving. A touch of sherry vinegar adds brightness and tempers their bitterness.Ariana Lindquist
Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey
Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey
Creamy baked yams mashed with butter, lime juice, and honey make an easy, bright autumn side dish.Helen Rosner
Creme fraiche mashed potatoes
Crème Fraîche Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes combined with butter and crème fraîche make a rich, creamy side. Any root vegetable can be used in combination with or in place of the potatoes.Farideh Sadeghin
Green Beans with Pancetta and Mint
Green Beans with Pancetta and Mint
This comparatively light green bean dish is mildly creamy, thanks to a quick blanching in milk, which also sweetens and mellows the beans. See this RecipeAndré Baranowski
Roasted Cranberry Sauce
Roasted Cranberry Sauce
In this deeply sweet and flavorful relish, cranberries are roasted with orange peel, jalapeno, and spices until their skins burst. See the Roasted Cranberry Sauce recipeAndr¿ Baranowski
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
This recipe calls for a less stringy variety of sweet potatoes called "hernadez". See the Sweet Potato Casserole recipeChristopher Hirsheimer
Whole Cranberry Sauce
Whole Cranberry Sauce
Fresh orange and grapefruit juice add zest to this seasonal staple.Vanessa Rees
Brussels Sprouts Salad
Brussels Sprouts Salad
When shopping for brussels sprouts, look for small ones that have a bright green color. See the Brussels Sprouts Salad recipeAndré Baranowski
East Hampton Corn Pudding
East Hampton Corn Pudding
This recipe is adapted from The Neighborhood House Cookbook, compiled by East Hampton's Women's Service Club, a "small group of ladies still carrying on the tradition of old-fashioned, home-cooked covered dish suppers". See the East Hampton Corn Pudding recipeChristopher Hirsheimer
Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce
Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce
Fuji apples hold their shape perfectly when baked and coated in caramel.André Baranowski
Green Beans Almondine
Green Beans Almondine
This recipe is best with unsplit string beans, but make sure to use the tenderest beans you can find. See the Green Beans Almondine recipeBen Fink
Turnip Souffle
Turnip Souffle
The humble, dependable turnip may surprise you with its sweet warmth. See the Turnip Souffle recipeBen Fink
Creamed Onion Gratin
Creamed Onion Gratin
Sweet, translucent roasted onions marry beautifully with the béchamel and Gorgonzola in this rich casserole.Todd Coleman
Roasted Beets with Orange and Crème Fraîche
Roasted Beets with Orange and Crème Fraîche
A cool and tangy crème fraîche dressing adorns roasted beets for a simple, colorful side dish.Vanessa Rees
Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon
Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon
The secret to cooking this dish, a classic German accompaniment to a hearty meat course, is in keeping the pot covered, which helps preserve the cabbage's deep, purple hue. See the Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon recipeBen Fink
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding
A Cajun-inspired dessert comes from the home of Marcia Ball, blues singer and piano player.Laurie Smith