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5 Classic Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

By: Rachel Bernstein, Editor,

The turkey's a given, but what are you going to serve alongside the bird this year? If you're looking for fresh new ideas for easy holiday side dishes, check out this collection of 5 Classic Side Dishes for Thanksgiving. You're sure to find something you and your family will love in this roundup of traditional holiday favorites.

5 Classic Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Sweet Potato CasseroleClassic Cranberry Sauce


Sweet Potato Casserole (shown above) - A family favorite for generations, sweet potato casserole recipes are as unique to Thanksgiving as eggnog recipes are to Christmas.  If you want to wow your friends and family with a beautiful, light and delicious sweet potato side dish this Thanksgiving, try this easy recipe from our friends at

Classic Cranberry Sauce (shown above) - The bright red color is an instant reminder of Thanksgiving and the taste is simply unbeatable.  Skip the canned stuff this year and make your holiday truly special with homemade cranberry sauce that people won't be able to stop talking about.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Pie Spices (shown below) - This sweet side dish is the perfect complement to your turkey main course. Full of the flavors of the season, this roasted squash recipe is easy to prepare and tastes like it came from a five-star restaurant kitchen!

Holiday Rapini Saute (shown below) - You have to have a veggie side dish to complete your Thanksgiving menu, so why not try something as irresistible as this recipe for sauteed rapini?  It may sound fancy but it can be made in just five simple steps and it tastes amazing. 

Apple Pumpkin Muffins (shown below) - Whether you call them breakfast, dessert or a side, these delicious muffins are a not-to-be-missed Thanksgiving recipe. Pairing two classic fall flavors perfectly together in one scrumptious dish, this is one Thanksgiving recipe you can (and should) enjoy all season long.


Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Pie SpicesHoliday Rapini Saute

Apple Pumpkin Muffins



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