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7 Great Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes: Plus Bonus Holiday Dessert Recipes

By: Marah Altenberg, Editor,
7 Great Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes Plus Bonus Holiday Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays of the year. The menu is absolutely critical for making your holiday a successful one. The pressure is on to change up the menu a bit each year to keep your guests excited and happy to come back the next year to enjoy your delicious cooking. Your main dish is incredibly important, but building your menu around it also takes some thought and preparation. Side dishes add some pizzazz to the holiday and your guests' taste buds.

Not only are you looking for some eclectic things to do with sweet potatoes and corn bread, but looking at interesting things to do with vegetables is also high on the list. Variations of cranberry sauce and pumpkin soup and pumpkin pies are also trying to make your cut. Dream big for this meal. There are endless amounts of side recipes out there, it is simply picking the best ones that suit your guests and their desires to make your holiday a memorable one. It is important to know how adventurous your guests will be and what types of seasonings, textures and unusual ingredients they would accept. Serving the same boring dishes over and over each year makes the holiday flat. You need to raise the level of enthusiasm and have them showing up wondering what surprises are in store for them. 

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

We would like to share some fabulous side dishes you can use for your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. We have shared a variety, including sweet potato dishes, pumpkin dishes and vegetable dishes. It is good to freshen your menu to make your holiday inspirational and creative. Your guest will appreciate having a variety of options to choose from. Most people look forward to trying something new, especially on the holidays.

Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

As a bonus, we are also sharing with you some of our favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes. These fall desserts seem incredibly appropriate for this very special holiday. Make it a sweet and good holiday this year and try out a new dessert recipe. 

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