Food & Drink

30 No-Hassle Sides to Contribute to This Year’s Thanksgiving


The best part about Thanksgiving is definitely gathering around the table with your family and friends—but the second best part has to be the food. Something about all those delicious traditional dishes just hits different, especially the Thanksgiving sides: mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, roasted vegetables, stuffing. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The only downside is that all this food often takes a long time to prepare, particularly if you’re a procrastinator like me and wait until the day before to decide what you’re bringing to the feast. You don’t want to bring something store-bought—Thanksgiving deserves a little more effort than that. Luckily, we’ve got your contribution covered. We’ve curated a list of Thanksgiving sides that don’t involve too much time in the kitchen but are yummy enough to impress any guest.

1. Maple Pecan Baked Brie

Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious

2. Cranberry Kale Salad

Source: Gimme Some Oven

3. Honey Glazed Carrots

Source: Wholefully

4. Cheddar Broccoli Cauliflower Gratin

Source: Ambitious Kitchen

5. Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Source: Budget Bytes

6. Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Candied Bacon and Dates

Source: Half Baked Harvest

7. Mashed Sweet Potatoes 

Source: Diethood

8. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Source: Half Baked Harvest

9. Turmeric Roasted Carrots

Source: The Natural Nurturer

10. Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

Source: Ahead of Thyme

11. Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Source: Ahead of Thyme

12. Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon

Source: Downshiftology

13. Beet Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Source: A Couple Cooks

14. Everybody’s Favorite Corn Casserole

Source: Pinch of Yum

15. Creamed Spinach

Source: Savory Nothings

16. Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

Source: Savory Nothings

17. Cozy Pumpkin Cornbread

Source: Savory Nothings

18. Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce

Source: Averie Cooks

19. Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Source: Averie Cooks

20. Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Source: Averie Cooks

21. Simple Braised French Lentils

Source: Feasting At Home

22. Spinach Bacon Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Source: Ambitious Kitchen

23. Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic

Source: Feel Good Foodie

24. Kohlrabi Slaw

Source: Love and Lemons

25. Fig Honey Ricotta Mascarpone Dip With Crispy Prosciutto

Source: Spices In My DNA

26. Vegetarian Cornbread Stuffing

Source: Ahead of Thyme

27. Roasted Pumpkin Wedges With Parmesan Cheese

Source: Ahead of Thyme

28. Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Board

Source: Half Baked Harvest

29. Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

Source: Basil + Bubbly

30. 15-Minute Orange Cranberry Sauce

Source: Ambitious Kitchen