Thanksgiving Dinner Sides
While the turkey has the lead role in Thanksgiving dinner, Holiday Side Dishes are the real stars of the meal. We all have our family favorites, but it’s also fun change things up a bit and try out creative, new recipes.
[This post has been updated, adding 14 more recipes!]
What is the most popular side dish at Thanksgiving?
According to YouGov.com, an international research data and analytics group, mashed potatoes and stuffing are the top side dishes for Thanksgiving. Their 2020 survey assessed the popularity for all Thanksgiving dishes; looking at just side dishes, here are the top 10:
- Mashed potatoes – 78%
- Stuffing – 77%
- Bread or rolls – 74%
- Scalloped potatoes – 66%
- Sweet potatoes or yams – 65%
- Gravy – 64%
- Green beans – 64%
- Macaroni and cheese – 62%
- Corn – 60%
- Potato salad – 57%
Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes (20 recipes)
I start receiving emails in early November from folks asking me for easy Thanksgiving side dishes, healthy side dishes, Thanksgiving side dishes to make ahead, etc. So, in response, here are 20 delicious sides for you to pick from!