Dress up Thanksgiving dinner with these scrumptious and easy side dishes—they're so tasty, they might just be the star of the show.
Cost per Serving: $1.27
This recipe is so easy and tasty that you'll never want to make boring, traditional mashed potatoes again!
Recipe: Garlic-Shallot Mashed Potatoes
Cost per serving: 43¢
Use leftover or frozen corn kernels to make this rich, gooey side dish.
Recipe: Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread
Cost per serving: $1.26
This recipe calls for mild Italian sausage but if you're watching your fat, you can use chicken sausage instead.
Recipe: Apple and Sausage Stuffing
Cost per serving: 19¢
For additional color and flavor, slice a red onion and toss with the carrots and parsnips before roasting. Or, drizzle vegetables with a little honey to help bring out their natural sweetness when roasting.
Recipe: Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Cost per serving: $1.19
Making a big dinner? Prep the casserole a day early. Pour the sauce over the broccoli, cover and refrigerate. Let the casserole come to room temperature before sprinkling with the bread crumb parmesan mixture and baking.
Recipe: Broccoli-Mushroom Casserole
Cost per serving: 72¢
If you're in a fix for time, use canned mashed sweet potatoes instead. Pick a natural brand with no additives (such as Farmer’s Market organic), and be sure to avoid canned candied yams.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Bake
Cost per serving: 40¢
Applesauce can be so much more flavorful than what you find in the jar! Try this spicy version, for some extra color, leave the skins on after coring.
Recipe: Homemade Applesauce
Cost per serving: $1.48
To add some crunch to this salad, toss in some lightly toasted nuts. Pecans, walnuts or almonds work nicely.
Recipe: Harvest Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette
Cost per Serving: $1.93
Minced jalapeños and buttermilk help to add a spicy, tangy kick to this crispy southern side.
Recipe: Southern Fried Okra
Cost per serving: 18¢
This four ingredient, four step recipe couldn't be easier—and the result is always delicious!
Recipe: Crispy Roast Potatoes
Cost per serving: 90¢
Slightly sweet and slightly salty, this quick-to-make side dish will be on the menu for years to come.
Recipe: Brown-Butter Green Beans with Pecans
Cost per serving: $1.12
Large, beefsteak tomatoes work best for this dish (they stand-up to roasting well), but if they aren't in season, use whatever tomatoes you can find.
Recipe: Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes
Cost per serving: 15¢
Use canned sweet potatoes to make these flakey biscuits. Serve alongside a cinnamon or honey butter for a sweeter touch.
Recipe: Sweet-Potato Biscuits
Cost per serving: 74¢
This dish is delicious with a variety of fresh herbs. Instead of chives, try adding fresh chopped rosemary, thyme or even a combination of both.
Recipe: Carrots with Lemon-Chive Butter
Cost per serving: $1.59
Carmelizing the brussles sprouts with onions takes away some of the bitter bite in this healthy veggie.
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions
Cost per serving: 38¢
This savory dish gets a little sweetness from drizzled maple syrup. When shopping, look for pure maple syrup—bottles labeled "pancake syrup" contain corn syrup and artificial flavoring and are too sweet for this recipe.
Recipe: Sugar-Baked Acorn Squash
Cost per serving: 64¢
To take it with you, let cool, cover with foil and refrigerate. To serve, bring to room temperature, then reheat, covered at 350°F for about 30 minutes.
See recipe: Butternut Squash Gratin
Cost per serving: $1.71
The Andouille sausage gives this stuffing extra bite. Tone down the heat by using regular sausage, or for a more health-concious option choose turkey sausage.
See recipe: Cornbread and Andouille Stuffing
Cost per serving: 58¢
The medley of flavors in this delicious salad will bring out the best in the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner.
See recipe: Carrot-Cranberry Salad with Mint Dressing
Cost per serving: 57¢
For a potluck, prepare the recipe through step 2, let cool completely and refrigerate. Increase baking time to 1 hour when you're ready to reheat.
See recipe: Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
Cost per serving: $1.38
Don't like sourdough bread? Try this recipe with rye bread instead.
See recipe: Sourdough-Apple Stuffing
Cost per serving: $1.84
For even richer flavor, swap half and half in for the milk.
See recipe: Creamed Spinach Casserole
Cost per serving: $1.84
To bring out the flavor of these spiced dinner rolls, serve with cinnamon butter.
See recipe: Cranberry Rolls
Cost per serving: 20¢
You can make these puffs up to one day ahead. Let cool and completely store at room temperature in a sealed ziplock bag. Place on baking sheets and reheat in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes to warm and crisp just before serving.
See recipe: Cheese Puffs
Cost per serving: 65¢
This stuffing is also great as a dip. In your food processor, blend until creamy for the right consistency and serve with crudites or pita chips.
See recipe: Stuffed Celery
Cost per serving: 95¢
While this is a great Thanksgiving side salad, it works well as a main dish any other time of the year--just add some grilled chicken.
See recipe: Harvest Salad