Thanksgiving is all about food. That’s why we put together a list of classic side dishes, helping you to prepare the perfect holiday meal. Some of the following Thanksgiving side recipes have a modern twist, creating bold flavors that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
According to Better Homes and Gardens, one of the most iconic dishes for the holiday is mashed potatoes. Whether you like them lumpy or smooth, everyone can agree that it’s not quite Thanksgiving without the potatoes to accompany the turkey. Try making rustic garlic mashed potatoes this holiday season by adding garlic and chicken broth to the dish—a surprising combination that will make your mouth water.
Green bean casserole is also a classic, though this dish has gone downhill over the years. If you’re looking for something more than soggy beans in a mess of cream-of-mushroom soup, make sure to get fresh, French-cut beans, fresh mushrooms, and bacon. Adding fresh ingredients to the mix and topping with bacon will really make that flavor pop.
Everyone will be asking for seconds of the stuffing if you add some secret ingredients. Fresh is always better than the box, so be sure to get carrots, celery, bread, and onions. The real secret is adding roasted chestnuts, a subtle flavor that really sets the mood for fall.
Be sure to try some of these classic Thanksgiving side dishes this year. Your whole family is bound to enjoy some refreshing takes on traditional recipes.