My 5 Best Thanksgiving Sides

This Cheesy Creamed Brussels Sprout gratin will quickly become your new favorite fall side dish! ~

What would you say if I told you I’ve got all your Thanksgiving side dish recipes covered? Here are 5 of my best sides, all made from scratch, no cans of soup or mushy yams in sight. You’ve got better things to do than hunt down holiday casseroles ~ I’ve got your back.

Thanksgiving side dishes pin

Sides can sometimes be an afterthought on Thanksgiving, but honestly, they are my favorite part of the meal! And even though most of us rely on the tried and true family faves that make repeat appearances every year, it’s always good to shake things up now and then. These comforting, flavorful side dishes will definitely be the stars of your holiday table ~ just add cranberry sauce!


My Favorite Green Bean Casserole

Classic, but upgraded and made entirely from scratch, this delicious green bean casserole could easily be a meal in itself for me. Don’t even get me started about those crispy fried shallots…

green bean casserole, from scratch!



Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle

This delicious fluffy pumpkin side dish treads the line between sweet and savory so beautifully. It fills the niche of that sweet-potatoes-covered-in-marshmallows thing, but soooo much better. And yes, there’s brown sugar in that streusel topping ~ you have a problem with that?

Butter Pecan Pumpkin Souffle in a gratin dish with spoons



Creamed Brussels Sprouts

I’m a devout Brussels sprout lover, so I might be biased, but I don’t think anyone could hate this dish. A classic, creamy gratin is an easy way to elevate just about any vegetable, not that Brussels sprouts need it, of course 🙂

Cheesy Creamed Burssels Sprouts ~ the side dish that will convert everyone at the table into Brussels sprout fans! ~



French Potato and Onion Gratin

Speaking of gratins, there’s nothing more comforting and cozy than potatoes baked in cream and cheese, right? Serve this potato gratin as an alternative to mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, and keep the recipe to pair with your Christmas ham. Then follow up on repeat through January and February.

French Potato and Onion Gratin



Whipped Kabocha Squash with Vanilla Bean and Nutmeg

This gorgeous, silky, bright golden whipped kabocha squash is infused with real vanilla bean and nutmeg. The flavors are really unique, making this a memorable contribution to the Thanksgiving line-up. 

Whipped Kabocha Squash with Vanilla Bean


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