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

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.

Fresh Cranberry Relish

This sweet-tart cranberry relish is flavored with cinnamon, fresh citrus, and sweet apples. See the recipe for Fresh Cranberry Relish »

Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple

A variation of traditional sweet potato casserole gets its depth of flavor from bourbon and pineapple. Get the recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon and Pineapple »

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 »

Sweet Potato Casserole

Our take on the iconic marshmallow-topped holiday concoction. See the Sweet Potato Casserole recipe

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 »

Spicy Okra Pickles

These spicy pickles are a delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving meal.

Sage Mashed Potatoes

This fragrant recipes involves a few ingenious methods for infusing the herb’s brisk flavor into the mash. Get the recipe for Sage Mashed Potatoes »

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Pecans

These buttery, nutty vegetables are the perfect autumn side dish. See the Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Pecans recipe
Lime and jalapeño punch up this fresh, no-cook take on cranberry sauce. See the Cranberry Salsa recipe »

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 »

Herbed Haricots Verts

This delicate bean dish is a sophisticated take on a holiday classic. See the Herbed Haricots Verts recipe
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 »

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 »

Sweet Potato Tipsy

This is our adaptation of a Louisiana family recipe from How America Eats by Clementine Paddleford. See the Sweet Potato Tipsy recipe

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.

Mashed Yams with Lime and Honey

Creamy baked yams mashed with butter, lime juice, and honey make an easy, bright autumn side dish.

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. Get the recipe for Crème Fraîche Mashed Potatoes »

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 Recipe

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 recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe calls for a less stringy variety of sweet potatoes called “hernadez”. See the Sweet Potato Casserole recipe

Whole Cranberry Sauce

Fresh orange and grapefruit juice add zest to this seasonal staple. Get the recipe for Whole Cranberry Sauce »

Brussels Sprouts Salad

When shopping for brussels sprouts, look for small ones that have a bright green color. See the Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe

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 recipe

Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce

Fuji apples hold their shape perfectly when baked and coated in caramel.

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 recipe

Turnip Souffle

The humble, dependable turnip may surprise you with its sweet warmth. See the Turnip Souffle recipe
Creamed Onion Gratin

Roasted Beets with Orange and Crème Fraîche

A cool and tangy crème fraîche dressing adorns roasted beets for a simple, colorful side dish.
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 recipe

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

A Cajun-inspired dessert comes from the home of Marcia Ball, blues singer and piano player.