Top 5 Thanksgiving Side Dishes


Thanksgiving is a time for thankfulness, and delicious food! Here are some of my favorite side dishes that take the win this Thanksgiving.


  1. Mashed Potatoes: 

Who doesn’t love some mashed potatoes? They are always a classic on Thanksgiving — with gravy, butter, or neither! Mashed potatoes are my favorite and not those instant ones you throw hot water in and they poof up, ones that are made from scratch with love.


  1. Stuffing: 

I love Stove Top stuffing, to be exact! This mix of bread and seasoning is so delicious and it smells great.You can even take your fork and grab some stuffing and turkey to have a very delicious mouthful of flavor. I will always recommend having this at any Thanksgiving meal. Yum!


  1. Brussels Sprouts: 

Now Brussels sprouts are one of the most controversial dishes served at Thanksgiving, or even in general. There are the people who love them, myself included, the people who hate them, and the people who say “I guess I’ll just eat them once a year to be nice to the people who cooked them.” There are plenty of ways to cook Brussels sprouts. My favorite way is to plop them in a pan with some oil and saute them until they are a little crispy, or to be baked to a crisp in the oven. 


  1. Green Beans: 

I know what you’re gonna say: “Two vegetables in a row?!” But yes, you are correct. I don’t think you can go wrong with green beans (unless you really despise them). I enjoy these right out of the can or sauteed, but there are many more ways to enjoy this vegetable.


  1. Bread: 

Any type of bread, really, will work, but the specific type of bread I get on Thanksgiving are those ever so sweet Hawaiian Rolls. You can even warm them up and have a nice warm piece of bread. If you’re feeling creative, you can even make a Thanksgiving sandwich and put some of that turkey and stuffing between bread slices! Sorry gluten-free people, but bread really is amazing.


Hopefully you will try one of my top five favorite Thanksgiving sides. Don’t worry, no one counts calories during the holidays!