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HomeCookingThanksgiving Sides Roundup - Oh Candy Basil

Thanksgiving Sides Roundup – Oh Candy Basil

I noticed a t-shirt the opposite day that stated, “I’m simply right here for the edges” and I felt prefer it needs to be mine! Thanksgiving is all in regards to the sides for me. I may actually do with out the turkey…shhhhhhhh don’t inform anybody, nevertheless it’s true. Give me allllllll the potatoes, rolls, stuffing, veggies, candy potatoes, salads and gravy!! And the pie…all the time save room for a slice (or 5) of pie! However that’s an entire totally different publish! So right here’s a roundup of all our favourite Thanksgiving sides


Let’s begin with the potatoes. Are you a traditional mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving particular person? Or do you want to combine it up? Now we have recipes for roasted potatoes, baked potatoes, and a number of other tacky potato casseroles. Regardless of which approach you wish to potato, we’ve you coated!

Mashed Potatoes

That is your traditional, creamy mashed potato recipe that’s buttery and completely irresistible! Topped with some turkey gravy and also you’ve entered turkey day euphoria!

a grey le creuset pot full of creamy mashed potatoes with butter and parsley

Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes

These masked potatoes have a bit texture to them so we name them “smashed potatoes”. We depart the skins on and depart the potatoes a bit extra chunky.

A photo of a blue serving bowl full of chunky smashed potatoes garnished with fresh chopped parsley.

Baked Potatoes

These potatoes are oven baked with crispy salted skins and tender potato inside.

a baked potato with melting butter, salt and pepper

Herb and Garlic Roasted Potatoes

These potatoes are crispy golden on the surface, mushy and fluffy within the center, and glistening with buttery, herby goodness. 

A cream coloured bowl filled with herby roasted potatoes, surrounded by fresh herbs. It sits on a wooden board

Funeral Potatoes

Excuse the morbid title and simply know that that is tacky potato casserole with cubed potatoes and a crunchy golden topping that’s to die for (see what I did there!).

a photo of a serving of cheesy potato casserole on a white plate with golden crunchy topping.

Tacky Potato Casserole

That is our traditional tacky scalloped potato dish that includes layers upon layers of thinly sliced potatoes, a creamy cheese sauce, and further cheese on high!

a gray plate loaded with cheesy potatoes and a sprinkling of parsley

Immediate Pot Tacky Potatoes

That is actually fairly much like the traditional tacky potato casserole above, however it’s all made within the Immediate Pot which generally is a lifesaver on Thanksgiving with all of the demand on the oven.

A serving of instant pot cheesy potatoes are being lifted from a white casserole dish with a serving spoon. the melted cheese is stringing out below the spoon. there is a stack of dinner plates in the background and a red and white kitchen towel beside the casserole dish.


Which potato recipe are you going with this Thanksgiving? It’s traditional creamy mashed potatoes for me!

I needed to give candy potatoes it’s personal class as a result of they’re simply that essential! Candy potatoes have grow to be close to and expensive to my coronary heart through the years they usually want a spot as considered one of your Thanksgiving sides. They’re simply so dang good, and we’ve some completely jaw-dropping recipes so that you can strive…

Candy Potato Souffle

Creamy mashed candy potatoes with a contact of cinnamon added for a bit heat and topped with a crispy brown sugar and pecan topping.

Orange Glazed Candy Potatoes

You’ll love the intense citrus addition to those candy potatoes!

No need for these orange glazed sweet potatoes to be saved just for your holiday festivities, they make for a great addition to any meal!


Tacky Gruyere Candy Potato Stacks

A candy potato recipe that’s tacky and buttery with a burst of contemporary thyme! If you would like a recipe for candy potatoes that could be a little outdoors the field however superb, you must strive these!

A photo of a stack of thinly sliced sweet potatoes layered with gruyere and parmesan cheese and topped with fresh thyme.


Twice Baked Candy Potatoes

These are much like our candy potato souffle, however you bake them once more of their skins. They’re heaven!

#Thanksgiving is going to be delicious with these twice baked sweet potato souffles with a brown sugar crumb topping ohsweetbasil.com_-4


Candy Potato Casserole

When you’re in search of the marshmallows on high of a candy potato casserole, then that is your recipe! We’ve additionally added a brown sugar streusel topping to make it additional outrageous, and children all the time adore it! It tastes like a dessert!

Our family's absolute favorite sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and a brown sugar crumb!

Mini Candy Potato Gratins

These are good little candy potato bites which can be candy and buttery and topped with hazelnuts. They’re nice little candy potato facet dish!


Bread, superb bread! I don’t even know the place to start, however there needs to be bread in your checklist of Thanksgiving sides and we’ve so many scrumptious choices, I dare you to decide on only one! Listed below are a couple of of our favorites…

Simple Herb Focaccia

Considered one of our hottest Thanksgiving bread recipe and it’s so easy! A lot of the work is finished the day earlier than too, so it’s a nice possibility for Thanksgiving. It’s mild and ethereal, with a yummy olive oil saltiness and people contemporary herbs convey the entire loaf to life. 

A photo of a round focaccia bread loaf covered in fresh herbs and dusted with salt flakes in a silver pan.


Pumpkin Rolls

These are the softest rolls on earth they usually look so festive with that lovely pumpkin shade. 


Buttermilk Biscuits

These are the fluffiest and flakiest buttermilk biscuits they usually make an ideal Thanksgiving facet!

A pan full of buttermilk biscuits. They are baked to a golden brown.


World’s Finest Dinner Rolls

If there was a Rolls Royce of dinner rolls, this could be it! They’re mushy and buttery and the very best dang rolls I’ve ever shoved into my face!

This is the world's best homemade rolls recipe, also known as the best dang rolls we have ever shoved into our faces. They are awesome!


Candy Potato Rolls

These rolls are really easy to make and may be ready upfront and baked off later. Good for the Thanksgiving!

My New Obsession- The BEST and Softest Sweet Potato Rolls!

Hawaiian Rolls

These rolls are fluffy and barely candy and made with pineapple juice. If you would like a contact of sweetness in your roll, then it is a nice possibility! They’re additionally nice for making sliders with any leftover turkey the subsequent day.

a photo of a single hawaiian roll sitting on a wooden plate with another roll sitting on a plate behind it.


7-Up Biscuits

These could be the simplest do-it-yourself bread recipe. This recipe requires simply 4 elements and comes collectively in about quarter-hour! 

a close up of a flaky 7up biscuit


Potato Rolls

I’m ending the bread part with my favourite rolls of all time. If the earlier recipes I’ve shared haven’t bought you, then these will for positive seal the deal. They’re fluffy and buttery and beautiful. 

Our famous potato rolls recipe

And simply in case you nonetheless usually are not set on a recipe, here’s a hyperlink to all our bread recipes.


Yearly after I load my plate up with a serving to of stuffing I feel, “why don’t I make this yr spherical?” I’m a reasonably current convert to stuffing, however I adore it! It’s humorous truly that stuffing is just a Thanksgiving factor. Why is that? Does anybody make it yr spherical? Right here’s our array of stuffing recipes…

No-Fuss Stuffing

Stuffing made simple! Neglect the boxed stuff and make it from scratch! It is filled with contemporary herbs and all of the traditional stuffing elements.

A photo of classic stuffing in a baking dish.


Apple Bacon Cinnamon Stuffing

This stuffing begins with cinnamon chip bread and has apple and bacon in it. It’s a scrumptious stuffing that you need to strive if you happen to’re up for venturing out of the norm!

It's the recipe that made a lover out of a hater for stuffing, sweet and savory cinnamon bread stuffing with apples and bacon!


Sausage Stuffing 

That is the stuffing that made a stuffing lover out of me! It is filled with sausage and cranberries and a great deal of contemporary herbs.

A photo of my favorite stuffing recipe, cranberry herb sausage stuffing.


Apple Cranberry Stuffing

The apples and cranberries gave a scrumptious fall and winter style, whereas including a tiny trace of sweetness. However, don’t you are concerned as a result of the herbs mellow every part out and provides it that earthy, heat that everybody desires presently of yr.


Let’s all make ourselves really feel higher about shoving our faces stuffed with meals by including a couple of veggie Thanksgiving sides to the desk. Now we have a couple of variations of inexperienced bean casserole and few different vegetable choices…

Inexperienced Bean Casserole

The actual inexperienced bean casserole doesn’t use cream of something soup is topped with fried shoestring potatoes.

Green Bean casserole that everyone from your littlest child to Grandma will love ohsweetbasil


Basic Inexperienced Bean Casserole

That is your conventional creamy inexperienced bean casserole recipe topped with crunchy French fried onions however with a couple of shock elements that you just’re going to utterly love!

Green bean casserole that has been baked till the french fried onions on top are golden brown. You can see the green beans and sauce all mixed together with the onions on top.


Heritage Inexperienced Bean Casserole

This casserole is made completely from scratch nevertheless it takes solely about 10 minutes to make and finishes within the oven. It’s topped with crispy shallots and is superb!

We all grew up on green bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup, but it's time to kick things up with Heritage Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots.


Browned Butter Sage Honeynut Squash

In case you have by no means tried honeynut squash, get your buns to the grocery retailer, purchase a pair after which make this browned butter sage model for Thanksgiving! And don’t fear, you need to use butternut of you may’t discover honeynut.

a close up photo of two golden pan seared honeynut squash slices topped with fresh sage and salt and pepper.


Honey Roasted Carrots

This recipe is loopy simple, and may be principally prepped within the morning after which completed simply earlier than go time.

Our family's favorite side, honey roasted carrots.


Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts get a nasty rap, however I really feel like opinions on the market are beginning to flip round. This candied pecan and bacon brussels sprouts recipe is bound to win you over!

A vintage, silver bowl with flower full of bright green brussels sprouts that have been halved and pan roasted until golden brown on one side, olive oil and seasoning covering all of them and tossed with red craisins, crisp bacon and crunchy candied pecans


Baked Zucchini Gratin

It’s time to take your Thanksgiving facet dishes to the subsequent stage with this tacky baked zucchini squash gratin! It’s creamy and packed stuffed with zucchini, yellow squash, spinach and gruyere cheese.

a photo of a serving spoon scooping out a serving of zucchini squash gratin from a cast iron skillet.


Orange Glazed Carrots

These gradual cooker orange glazed carrots are sweetened by brown sugar and honey, infused with citrus, and seasoned with heat spices. They’re the proper vegetable facet dish for Thanksgiving, they usually don’t take up oven house!

A bowl of orange glazed baby carrots. A serving spoon is next to the bowl.


Roasted Garlic Veggies

There’s nothing fancy right here, simply traditional roasted greens flavored with garlic and easy salt and pepper.

a white bowl with simple roasted garlic veggies including carrots, brussels sprouts and broccoli with a little parmesan cheese



A brilliant and contemporary salad is all the time a superb facet dish possibility. Listed below are a couple of choices together with many with do-it-yourself salad dressings…

Broccoli Salad

Made with raisins, sunflower seeds, and bacon, this actually is the BEST broccoli salad recipe! It may be prepped upfront and is ideal for considered one of your Thanksgiving sides! 

Everyone's favorite quick and easy broccoli salad recipe that's perfect for potlucks and BBQs. Plus, it has bacon in it!!


Shredded Brussel Sprouts Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

Shredded brussels sprouts salad with orange poppy seed dressing is considered one of my favourite salad recipes. The dressing is drool worthy. The crispy, crunchy chickpeas are simply the little salty chew you crave in a salad, and the manchego cheese…it’s THE BEST!

a photo of a large serving bowl full of shredded brussels sprouts salad topped with mandarin oranges, and manchego cheese.


Winter Fruit Salad

Earlier than you get frightened that this salad part of Thanksgiving facet dishes goes to be all veggies, a contemporary fruit salad facet dish is all the time a success at Thanksgiving!

a photo of a fruit salad in a glass bowl with chunks of banana, kiwi, grapes, mandarin oranges, pineapple, and pomegranate arils covered in a poppy seed dressing.


Brussel Sprouts and Pomegranate Salad

This salad is filled with candied hazelnuts, crunchy bacon, pops of tart pomegranate seeds, and manchego cheese all coated in probably the most scrumptious mustard French dressing. SO good!

A serving bowl of brussel sprout and pomegranate salad. The green brussel sprouts are topped with bacon, pomegranate and roasted nuts.


Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad

Massaged kale is packed stuffed with taste with roasted butternut squash, roasted candy potatoes, apples, craisins, pepitas and sunflower seeds, and the yummiest spiced chickpeas! Oh and don’t you are concerned, we high all of it off with a spiced citrus dressing! 

A photo of a large wooden bowl full of kale salad topped with roasted butternut squash, craisins, chickpeas, pepitas, and gouda cheese.


Harvest Cobb Salad

Who doesn’t love a cobb salad? This salad is nice for the autumn and winter months and the do-it-yourself salad dressing get two thumbs up!

a wooden bowl full of a harvest cobb salad with maple poppy seed dressing. Hardboiled eggs, brown sugar pecans, broccoli, craisins, apples, feta and kale


Pretzel Jello Salad

Don’t knock it ’til you strive it! This pretzel jello salad would be the speak of your Thanksgiving, and we’ve a raspberry and strawberry model!

A serving of raspberry pretzel salad on a white salad plate. You can see the three layers in the salad. Pretzel layer on bottom, creamy filling next, and raspberry jello with fresh raspberries on top.


Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

There’s simply one thing so good about these juicy strawberries, chewy bacon items, a bit tangy saltiness from the feta after which these crunchy almonds all sticky in dressing, it’s the very best!

a photo of a strawberry feta spinach salad with a silver spoon sitting on top full of homemade poppy seed dressing.


Spinach Berry Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

It appears so easy however then once you get that good chew with spinach, berry, and brown sugar almonds, a light-weight lemon dressing, good mercy! That is my favourite salad!

A photo of a large ceramic white bowl full of spinach berry salad topped with brown sugar almonds and blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.



Now we have a couple of condiments which can be a should for me for Thanksgiving sides…cranberry sauce and gravy…can’t stay with out these two!

Orange Blackberry Spiced Cranberry Sauce

When you aren’t making your cranberry sauce from scratch then you’re doing all of it improper! It is a household favourite and that additional blackberry taste is the very best!

Our favorite cranberry sauce with a hint of orange and a secret ingredient that you will love!


Basic Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is the simplest factor you’ll make on your dinner unfold and it may be made weeks forward of time so it’s not even actually one thing on the to-do checklist. This recipe is completely from scratch and is an absolute should.

a photo of a large white serving bowl full of dark red christmas cranberry jello with a small bowl of fresh cranberries in the foreground.


Primary Turkey Gravy

Making gravy is really easy. Regardless of how you’re cooking your turkey, comply with these directions.

a photo of sliced turkey breast drizzled with gravy and garnished with fresh herbs on a bed of mashed potatoes



It’s not Thanksgiving and not using a few appetizers out for everybody to graze on whereas ready for the primary occasion. I like to consider it as priming the pump. Listed below are a couple of concepts…

Jarlsberg Dip

Solely 3 elements wanted and it’s all the time a success. Cheese and crackers is among the greatest issues on earth.

Cheese and crackers happens to be one of my favorite things and this 3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Dip totally hits the spot plus it's a quick and easy party appetizer.


Baked Brie

This indulgent baked brie must be in your desk this yr! It’s topped with a daring raspberry bacon onion jam and so elegant!

A bread bowl filled with brie and topped with a raspberry onion jam. It has been baked and the cheese is melted. A piece of bread has been pulled apart exposing the melted cheese.


Veggies and Dip

When you’re in search of contemporary and wholesome, then this Greek yogurt herb dip recipe is your reply! My children adore it!

A white dish with broccoli, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes with a small dish of healthy herb veggie dip with greek yogurt and ranch!


Finest Cheeseball Ever

That is the very best cheeseball recipes I’ve ever had in my entire life. Time to devour!

a close up of a cheese ball with a scoop taken out of it showing the pecans, parsley, cheese, cream cheese and crackers around it

Toffee Apple Dip

I felt like we would have liked a minimum of one candy appetizer possibility and this toffee apple dip is dreamy!

A classic, one that never gets old, toffee apple dip. Creamy dip full of brown sugar and little bits of milk chocolate toffee. It's apple's best friend.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Okay, that is one other cheese and crackers possibility however I simply love all of them a lot! Cranberries and cream cheese combines candy and tart with creamy and it’s the very best mixture!

The ultimate holiday appetizer, cranberry cream cheese dip

Let’s Get Able to Gobble ’til We Wobble

Okay, phew! That was so much, however I needed to be sure to had all choices at your fingertips. Any mixture of those recipes shall be make for an ideal Thanksgiving feast! Which Thanksgiving sides are your favorites? Which of them are absolute musts? Do any of them carry particular reminiscences for you?

I pray this Thanksgiving finds you and your loved ones joyful and wholesome and having fun with time gathered in gratitude!


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