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Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Need in Your Life

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At Thanksgiving, everyone knows the meal is really all about the sides. This year, jazz up your Thanksgiving dinner with a few new recipes. Some of these come from other family traditions, while others take standard sides and turn them on their heads. Though Turkey Day is closing in, don’t forget that these also make great accompaniments to any holiday meal, so pin these Thanksgiving side dish recipes to have on hand for the big gathering.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries

Thanksgiving side dish recipes stuffing muffins

Photo: Pinterest/Julia’s Album

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For all the flavors of fall in one dish, this side satisfies. Try Julia’s Album’s recipe for this brussels sprouts concoction to capture the taste of autumn on your plate. It’s one of the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish recipes that uses numerous seasonal fruits and vegetables in one bowl.

Corn Casserole

Thanksgiving side dish recipes Corn casserole

Photo: Pinterest/Two Sisters Crafting

Though many families have a corn casserole recipe for the holidays, this one from Two Sisters Crafting might convince those who claim to not like corn casserole that it’s a delicious dish. Creamy, corny, and cheesy, this side dish hits the high points, making it appealing to all ages. There’s no reason for anyone to not like this tasty casserole side.

Garlic Herb Scalloped Potatoes

Thanksgiving side dish recipes garlic herb scalloped potatoes

Photo: Pinterest/The Cookie Rookie

You may have had scalloped potatoes, but you likely have not had them served in the manner that The Cookie Rookie makes them. Instead of a pile of potato slices in a pot, The Cookie Rookie creates an eye-catching presentation that’s perfect for a holiday table. By standing stacks of potato slices on end, more potatoes will fit into a baking dish, and the recipe looks great when served. Not only does it look nice, but it also tastes great thanks to copious amounts of flavorful garlic and cheese.

Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving side dish recipes brown sugar bacon roasted sweet potatoes

Photo: Pinterest/Tinselbox

It may be heresy to ask you to skip the marshmallows on your sweet potatoes this year, but what if I told you that Tinselbox has an even tastier suggestion? Have you ever tried bacon on your sweet potatoes? It’s a life-changing (or at least meal-changing) dish that might make you give up marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole for good.

Stuffing Muffins (aka Stuffins)

Thanksgiving side dish recipes stuffing muffins

Photo: Pinterest/Inside BruCrew Life

Among Thanksgiving side dish recipes, this one for stuffing muffins from Inside BruCrew Life leans toward the most traditional. In fact, you could use your favorite stuffing recipe and prepare it in muffin tins instead, for your own take on “stuffins.” Those who prefer the crunchy sides or top of stuffing will love stuffing muffins because the muffin pan increases the surface area, which gives each serving more crunchiness, but even those who like the soft interior will enjoy these. And since each is already pre-portioned, serving is simple.