Top 10 Thanksgiving Sides

By Shannon Toohey,
The most popular side dishes to go with your turkey

The turkey is the main event on Thanksgiving, but it is the side dishes that many look forward to digging into. No Thanksgiving meal is complete without an array of colorful side dishes to pass around. Here is a list of the most popular sides to accompany your turkey this year, but my all means, any dish is welcome on Thanksgiving!

10. Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits can stand in place of bread for dinner. Whether you buy them and heat them, or cook them yourself, biscuits have that melt-in-your-mouth buttery taste that is a delicious start to a meal.

9. Cornbread

For the sweet-loving guests at the table, there is cornbread. It has a bright sweet-tasting corn flavor and has been an icon of Thanksgiving dinner for decades. This crumbly bread is sure to satisfy.

8. Green Beans

Vegetables go great with turkey and the most popular to incorporate is green beans. You can sautee them with almond slices and eat them plain, or make green bean casserole. The crunchy top and the soft texture of the beans make for a delicious spoonful.

7. Corn

Another simple side that will go great with turkey is corn. It is light and fluffy, and with a little bit of salt and butter, will light up your dinner table.

6. Honey-Glazed Carrots

Carrots have a savory taste when cooked and glazed with honey. They add a sweeter taste to offset the hardiness of the Turkey and other vegetables.

5. Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a perfect addition to the Thanksgiving meal. Fresh squash can be cooked and served with sage to liven it up.

4. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are delicious when they are cooked and mixed with butter and brown sugar. You can also make a sweet potato casserole using marshmallows as a topping before you place it in the oven. The vanilla mushy marshmallows go deliciously with the bright orange sweet potatoes.

3. Mashed Potatoes

No Thanksgiving Dinner is complete without some type of mashed potato. They are a staple and can simply be eaten with butter. Garlic mashed potatoes are also popular, and some like to add in some cheese or chives to the mix.

2. Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is another must-have for this dinner. This is the only dish you have that is tart and sweet. It is also in jelly form so it is fun to eat. The bright red sauce will add to the rainbow of color on your dinner table.

1. Stuffing

The word ‘stuffing’ can practically be used synonymously with the word ‘Thanksgiving’. Most people love stuffing and it can be made easily from a box, or from the leftover turkey dressing.

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