10 Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

The bird can't stand alone. Pick a few of these dazzling side dishes to round out your Thanksgiving meal.

Caramelized Butternut Squash

This is a delicious recipe from Ina Garten / The Barefoot Contessa. We really enjoy this during the holidays. It is best when the squash is cut in medium to large chunks so that the outside gets a maple-flavored crust, and the inside stays soft and delicious...

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes - the Best You've Ever Had

From WRENABEE's review: I've made lots of versions of smashers, and this is the yummiest recipe. It's best with red potatoes, NEVER ommit the sour cream (gives the best flavor). AWESOME, CREAMY, & RICH...

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

A delicious recipe for pumpkin that's not a dessert! I usually make my own pumpkin puree in the blender with a little water. This dish is mild and warming; my kids like it because it looks like mac and cheese!

Corn Pudding

I am in trouble if I don't make this for any holiday dinner. It is a long-standing tradition and family favorite.

Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a great holiday side dish.

Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

I love Brussels Sprouts, and these are a really nice change of pace with a great flavour. Try them...you'll like them!

Mama's Best Macaroni and Cheese

My kids say this is better than 'the blues' and gobble it up, even when I toss in a handul of cooked veggies like broccoli, peas, carrots, etc. It is just as easy as the 'blue box' at least I think so and it is much healthier...

Rootin' Tootin' Roasted Roots - Roasted Root Vegetables in Paper

An easy to throw together recipe that I made to accompany several meals over the Festive period this year. The trick for these roasted roots is to cook them en papillote (in a paper parcel) for the first 30 minutes - almost oven steaming them, before opening up the paper and allowing them to brown and go crunchy and crispy around the edges...

Haricot Vert - French Green Beans With Garlic and Sliced Almonds

This side or I would eat this as a snack. It has a garlicy, crisp, squeaky bite to it! Tossed with almonds. Use tender, young, thin beans.

Bonus: Classic Green Bean Casserole

This expanded version of traditional Green Bean Casserole is sure to satisfy any crowd with its flavorful combination of Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, green beans, and crispy French fried onions...

Green Bean Casserole

This is a family tradition. My grandmother makes this every Thanksgiving. Absolutely the best! Simple and easy, but the flavor is so good!