5 Thanksgiving side dishes that you must try

With only a few days until Thanksgiving (26 November), everyone who is celebrating, I believe have decided the menu already.

But let’s be honest. Thanksgiving is not all about the turkey. The turkey without the side dishes would be just a simple turkey.

In our country we celebrate the harvest season, we don’t have Thanksgiving day, but I am grateful for everything I have: for health, for love, for food, for a roof above my head and in my little I try as much as I can to enjoy life and be happy.

I know this year was a year to forget, with lots of struggles for everyone, but food can always be helpful and improve our mood.

Even if maybe you cannot celebrate this year as the previous years, if your country or city is in lockdown, remember that can have fun and good time also at home.

Cooking it can be very healthful and relaxing.

So Thanksgiving is another opportunity for you to challenge yourself in the kitchen and have some fun.

Let’s see top 5 Thanksgiving side dishes that cannot miss from your Thanksgiving table

1. Mashed potatoes

Did you know that according to a new survey 71% of Americans like mashed potatoes as their side dish for Thanksgiving dinner?

Well, I always love mashed potatoes as my side dish and not only. I am a potatoes lover.

My Rustic Potato and Carrot Mash

And if you want to give a special touch to your mashed potatoes, you can check my super easy and tasty rustic potato and carrot mash.

2. Cranberry sauce

The turkey can be quite dry sometimes and the cranberry sauce is the perfect match for it.

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3. Green bean casserole

I simply love the crunchy green beans as a side dish.

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4. Roasted carrots

Roasted carrots are always a treat. So easy and yet so tasty.

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5. Brussels sprouts with bacon

Brussels sprouts always had their fashion πŸ˜‰ I love these mini cabbages.

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And if you want to give a special touch to your Brussels sprouts you may check my below recipe for Roasted Brussels sprouts.

Even if I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, these side dishes I eat them every single week, without the need of a special occasion.

Actually being healthy and alive is a very good reason to celebrate everyday! And a good meal is always the perfect treat!

Treat yourself well! What we eat is what we are!

And remember to be thankful everyday not only one day per year.

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  1. Delicious looking foods. I would love to try these, basic south indian dishes might override these πŸ˜› but a lovely simple collection of dishes to try on and have fun if the lockdown exist πŸ˜‰ Lucky me, we have no lockdown :D. Have a lovely Sunday πŸ™‚

      1. Definitely, as the name says ‘giving thanks’. Gratitude. And I have a lot to be grateful for. Love, nurture, Good strong Family values, what is right from what is wrong.

  2. These are such fantastic suggestions! European’s don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but my husband’s Birthday is next Tuesday. Although, no visitors are allowed with the latest restrictions, we are still planning on cooking up lots of tasty dishes and celebrating in style. Thanks for sharing and have a good day πŸ˜€ Aiva

    1. Yes, back home in Europe we never celebrated Thanksgiving! But even so, there’s always a good reason to eat good food and have some fun even without visitors 😁
      Happy Birthday to your husband! Have fun and enjoy it 😁🀩πŸ₯³

  3. It’s never really about the turkey, it is all about the sides. We always try a couple of new sides every year, but keep the basics: mashed potatoes, creamed onions, cauliflower with cheese sauce, and fresh green beans with something crispy on top, usually crunchy garlic. Everyone gets there favorite pie so there is plenty to take home. This year, it will be all families in their own homes and a Zoom dessert get together.

    1. I guess the funny thing is to try all these side dishes and experiencing new ones πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰
      For sure this year will be different but will be a new experience too πŸ˜‰
      Enjoy it and have fun! πŸ₯§πŸ˜‰πŸ€©

      1. It certainly will be a different day, but it will be fine. I just ordered flowers for both my children’s households, it is always exciting to have the doorbell ring and there is a surprise of flowers! Anything this year to keep the happiness coming even if we’re apart!

      2. Wonderful! It will be different but important is the approach 😁 If we are positive we can enjoy it and have fun even in this situation ☺️ A surprise is welcomed in all circumstances ☺️🌸🌸

  4. We don’t celebrate thanksgiving much too but I like how you say it, there’s much to be grateful for and celebrate. Brussels Sprouts and bacon caught my interest the most… more affordable than turkey haha πŸ˜€

    1. True…we don’t need a holiday to celebrate, we have plenty of reasons to be grateful every single day πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
      Brussels sprouts and bacon I think is a perfect combination β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‹ I’m not mad about turkey πŸ¦ƒπŸ€ͺ

      1. This reminds me of the time when I was 12, my family visited my mom’s siblings, it was supposed to be a family gathering so they caught one duck and asked me to babysit. Big mistake. I befriended it. After they got back with all the ingredients, the duck was nowhere to be found πŸ˜‚

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