My favorite Thanksgiving sides and snacks – a round-up of my most-loved dishes for turkey day.
Thanksgiving is really all about the side dishes. The sides and the before-meal snacks are what I look forward to every year. Here’s a round-up of my favorites.
Hedgehog Cheeseball – bacon, cheddar, ranch-flavored cheeseball with a festive woodland vibe.
Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls with Horseradish Cream – spicy, cheesy sausage nuggets dipped in a zippy horseradish cream.
Rosemary Orange and Garlic Marinated Olives – Castelvetrano olives marinated with rosemary, orange, and garlic. Easy and delicious!
Everything Bagel Crackers with Whipped Scallion Cream Cheese – flaky homemade crackers and cream cheese seasoned with my favorite bagel flavors.
Roasted Radishes and Green Beans with Blue Cheese Butter – a twist on the ordinary vegetable platter. Serve as either a side dish or an appetizer.
Southern Style Deviled Eggs – a party isn’t a party without deviled eggs!
Favorite Taco Dip – a holiday staple in our house, this creamy taco-flavored dip is a crowd favorite.
Caramelized Onion Dip – a creamy dip loaded with sweet caramelized onions is the perfect pairing for potato chips.
Hot Corn Dip – a scrumptious hot dip with lots of cheese and corn.
Roasted Cranberries with Maple Syrup – a holiday staple, this cranberry sauce is the perfect pairing with turkey or ham.
Roasted Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts – delicious caramelized Brussels with a maple mustard glaze.
Roasted Honeynut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans and Bacon – this honeynut squash is topped with lots of flavors and textures. A twist on traditional butternut squash.
Roasted Green Beans with Orange Butter and Crispy Pancetta – a simple dish, yet so full of flavor.
Sweet Potato Gratin with Rosemary and Sage – this dish has an elegant presentation and is loaded with the flavors of Thanksgiving.
Best Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes – a secret ingredient keeps these make-ahead potatoes perfectly creamy.
Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots and Sage Brown Butter – the addition of caramelized shallots and sage-infused brown butter takes these potatoes over the top.
Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole with Ritz Cracker Topping – the buttery Ritz cracker topping is the star of this dish.
Corn with Pancetta – one of the easiest side dishes, sweet corn, pancetta, and cream are the perfect combination.
Sausage Cornbread Dressing – maple-flavored sausage is paired with sweet cornbread and loads of savory vegetables.
Harvest Salad with Arugula, Apples and Blue Cheese – a beautiful salad for the fall holidays, this dish has so many textures and flavors.
Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad – a healthy salad of shaved Brussels sprouts, kale, red onions, and parmesan.
Applesauce Cinnamon Jello – a wonderfully sweet alternative to cranberry sauce. This salad pairs perfectly with turkey and ham.