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

One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is gathering around the table with your family and friends—but so is the food. Something about all those traditional dishes just hits different, especially the Thanksgiving sides: mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, roasted vegetables. 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. Don’t worry—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


2. Cranberry Kale Salad


3. Honey Glazed Carrots

Source: Wholefully


4. Cheddar Broccoli Cauliflower Gratin


5. Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Source: Budget Bytes


6. Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Candied Bacon and Dates


7. Mashed Sweet Potatoes 

Source: Diethood


8. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions


9. Turmeric Roasted Carrots


10. Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes


11. Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash


12. Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon


13. Beet Salad with Balsamic Dressing


14. Everybody’s Favorite Corn Casserole

Source: Pinch of Yum


15. Creamed Spinach


16. Easy Sweet Potato Casserole


17. Cozy Pumpkin Cornbread


18. Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce

Source: Averie Cooks


19. Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls


20. Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Source: Averie Cooks


21. Simple Braised French Lentils


22. Spinach Bacon Pumpkin Mac and Cheese


23. Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic


24. Kohlrabi Slaw


25. Fig Honey Ricotta Mascarpone Dip With Crispy Prosciutto


26. Vegetarian Cornbread Stuffing


27. Roasted Pumpkin Wedges With Parmesan Cheese


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