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20+ Thanksgiving Side Dish and Dessert Ideas

If you’re still planning your Thanksgiving menu, here are 20+ Thanksgiving Side Dish and Dessert Ideas to help you out! :) Give some of these a try, they’re tried and true and have been on my Thanksgiving table before!

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Butternut Squash Soup

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Cran-Orange Sauce

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple, and Gruyere Tarts

Sweet Potato and Sage Butter Casserole

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Poblano Potato Gratin

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Parmesan Potatoes


Cranberry Orange Loaf

Pretzel Baguette with Mustard Butter

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread


Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pecan Pie Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Maple Cinnamon Spiced Nuts

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Pumpkin Blondies


Raspberry Prosecco Punch

Strawberry Mojitos

Sparkling Peach Sangria


Monday 25th of November 2013

These recipes are all sooooo tempting!!

Carla @ Carlas Confections

Friday 22nd of November 2013

I already know how amazing that cranberry sauce is! Now I just need to try everything else on this list! Can we PLEASE move closer to each other so we can have Thanksgiving together?!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

Friday 22nd of November 2013

Great Thanksgiving recipes, Julie! Thanks for sharing! :)

Marian (Sweetopia)

Friday 22nd of November 2013

Such amazing ideas!


Friday 22nd of November 2013

Such a delicious line-up of Thanksgiving goodness! One problem, I looked at your "Mashed Sweet Potatoes" recipe..... it doesn't say what to do with the 1/4 cup of half-and-half. I assume you add it to the sweet potatoes after they've been mashed??? Please clarify. Thanks!


Friday 22nd of November 2013

Thanks, Jan for pointing that out! I accidentally left that out. I've added in that the half-and-half gets stirred in with the butter and salt in step number 3.