Thanksgiving Turkey? Pshhhh – EVERYONE knows that Thanksgiving is really all about those sides. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, brussel sprouts, green bean casserole – can you say yum? I am usually all about trying to get fresh greens and veggies into my diet, but Thanksgiving is surely the one day of the year that I let that go. Your Thanksgiving plate just might be the most PRIME real estate that you have ever had your hands on. Choosing the correct foods to fill it – woof, big decisions! (Kidding, but also not kidding…)
Struggling to find that perfect last minute side dish for this year? Search no further! This round up has got the perfect compilation of 25 Last Minute Thanksgiving Side Dishes, just for you!
Greens and Veggies
Alright so before we get to the carbs on carbs on carbs… I GUESS we should start out with a few veggies. Granted, most of these are still loaded with cheese and bacon – but, whatever… IT’S THANKSGIVING!!
Creamy Green Bean Casserole by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Autumn Pear and Almond Salad by Feel Good Foodie
Cheesy Bacon Brussel Sprouts by The Chunky Chef
Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas by the Minimalist Baker
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole by Yellow Bliss Road
Cranberry Orange Glazed Green Beans by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Balsamic Brussel Sprouts by NOMaste Kitchen
MY FAVORITE PART OF THANKSGIVING! And in my opinion, the BEST Thanksgiving side dish of them all. When else do you get to have stuffing all year? Like, never! I am embarrassed to admit that I only JUST learned some people refer to stuffing as “dressing.” Whaaaa? I guess it makes sense? But it will still always be stuffing to me!
Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing by Averie Cooks
Slow Cooker Cornbread Dressing by Plain Chicken
Sausage Stuffing by Eazy Peazy Mealz
Simple is Best Dressing by Bon Appetit
Po-tay-to – Yas yas yas yas yas yas! Cheesy, creamy, bacony – Lezzz go!
Bourbon Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes by If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
Funeral Potatoes by Lil Luna
Honestly, not sure why these are called funeral potatoes but they do look goooood.
Crockpot Potatoes Au Gratin by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Mashed Potato Casserole by House of Yumm
Creamy Mashed Potatoes by Natasha’s Kitchen
Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries by Kitchen Swagger
Macaroni and Cheese
Seriously, how doesn’t love mac and cheese? Perhaps someone who is lactose intolerant – or vegan. BUT, that’s not because mac and cheese isn’t delicious – more related to an adversity to dairy. So for all your non-dairy eaters, be sure to check out my fave Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese recipe below! And for all your dairy lovers – feast your eyes on the other 5 incredible recipes listed below.
Southern Mac and Cheese by Oh Sweet Basil
Family Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese by The Chunky Chef
Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese by Let’s Dish Recipes
Healthy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese by NOMaste Kitchen
Three Cheese Brown Butter Truffle Mac and Cheese by Bijoux and Bits
Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese by NOMaste Kitchen