Can you believe it is already so close to Thanksgiving? For some, trying to decide what to make with that delicious ham and turkey is the hardest part of planning a big dinner.
Sure, you can make the traditional mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole. But if you want to try something new and different, spice up that Thanksgiving dinner, we have 30 of the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes from our Vibrant Nation bloggers for you to try and love!
Bacon Green Bean Side Dish by Honey & Lime - Please your guests this Thanksgiving with this quick, easy, and delicious bacon green bean side dish.
Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Frosted Corn Flakes by Learning as a Family - A new delicious twist on a traditional family favorite. Your family will thank you.
Sweet Potato Crisps with Slaw by Everyday Savvy - Sweet Potato Crisps with Slaw are the easiest most flavorful appetizer ever and they are also a total crowd favorite.
Oven Roasted Vegetables by Food n Service - Fresh mixed vegetables and baby red potatoes are a great healthy meal whether you are feeding a crowd or alone. It's simple to prepare and makes a great Thanksgiving side dish.
The Best Stuffing by Housewives of Frederick County - You really have to try this stuffing recipe. Simply delicious.
Vegetarian Broccoli and Rice Casserole by Long Wait for Isabella - Vegetarian or not, this healthy side dish recipe will leave your family or guests satisfied.
Low Carb Cauliflower Au Gratin with Ham by Mashup Mom - If you are watching your calorie intake, you can still enjoy your meal and not feel guilty about it. This recipe is a must-try.
Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes by Thrifty Jinxy - A Thanksgiving classic combined with fresh herbs and tasty garlic that is easy to make in the Crockpot.
Cranberry Apple Walnut Stuffing by Thrifty Jinxy - Try this delicious stuffing recipe full of yummy fruits and veggies that doesn't only look good but smells good as well.
Cranberry Sauce by Vibrant Nation - Nothing beats an old-fashioned cranberry sauce served up durnig Thanksgiving or any other special occasion.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato by Thrifty Jinxy - You really can't go wrong with a mashed potato side dish. This roasted garlic recipe version is easy to make and delicious to eat.
Honey Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Carrots by Leelalicious - This healthy and delicious vegetable side dish if perfect not just for Thanksgiving but also for any event of celebration any time of the year.
Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Hash by Leelalicious - Brussels sprouts and sweet potato hash specked with delicious bacon crumbles is so yummy to imagine and, we bet, it tastes heavenly as well.
Delicious & Creamy Corn Souffle by Living Sweet Moments - An elegant and creamy side dish that you can whip up even if it's a weeknight. It's the perfect dish when you are hosting a Thanksgiving party.
Easy Spinach Souffle by Living Sweet Moments - Tasty and healthy. Serve this to your family or when you have someone over and you’ll surely get lots of compliments.
Potatoes Au Gratin with a Creamy Jalapeno Sauce by Living Sweet Moments - This perfect recipe is both scrumptious and easy to cook. Definitely a crowd pleaser.
Simple Garlicky Asparagus Spears by Delicious Obsessions - When you don't have the time to prepare everything, try this garlic asparagus recipe that makes that best side dish to just about anything.
The Best Green Bean Casserole by A Girl Worth Saving - If casserole is your thing during the holidays, you'll love this recipe that is made from scratch. Yummy and delicious.
Tart Cranberry Sauce by A Girl Worth Saving - You can still satisfy your cranberry sauce craving this Thanksgiving without having to worry about sugar.
Savory Pumpkin Soup by The Organic Kitchen - Your favorite pumpkin soup that is so savory, rich and creamy and oh so comforting.
Fall Greens with Roasted Butternut Squash and Spicy Pepitas by The Organic Kitchen - Fall greens, roasted butternut squash, spicy pepitas and a rich balsamic vinaigrette. Who can resist that?
Maple Sweet Potato Casserole by The Organic Kitchen - If you love sweet potatoes, then you'll love this recipe. Before you know it, your plates are already empty with how delicious it is.
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans by Let's Celebrate Everything - This green bean recipe is delicious not only for regular dinners, but it also makes the perfect Thanksgiving side dish too!
Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Sauce by Peas & Crayons - Give the classic recipe a makeover. Prepare this the night before in a slow cooker just in time for Thanksgiving.
Slow Cooker Creamy Red Potato & Cauliflower Mash by Peas & Crayons - You just have to give this red potato and cauliflower mash a try. Believe us. You don't know what you are missing.
Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts by To Simply Inspire - If you like brussels sprouts, you'll love this recipe. If you didn't like them, this will change your mind.
Sweet Corn Spoonbread Pudding by Thrifty DIY Diva - There’s no reason why you can't invite some friends and family over. Make them this pudding recipe and they are in for a treat.
Scalloped Maple Sage Sweet Potatoes by Chicken Scratch NY - This is a savory alternative to marshmallow coated dishes with only a hint of maple sweetness. Yummy!
Roasted Fall Vegetables by Garden Matter - Fall vegetables make a great side dish this season, most especially during Thanksgiving. This roasted recipe is one that pleases the eyes and your taste buds.
Cheesy Potatoes with Bacon & Leeks by A Dish of Daily Life - This is everything cheesy! Potatoes topped with bacon and leeks. It’s a delicious side dish for any holiday or special occasion.
Sweet Pressure Cooker Carrot Puree by Pressure Cook Recipes - We just love recipes that are easy to make and, even with a few ingredients, make a whoping meal out of it. Like this sweet carrot puree.
The Sweetest Sweet Potatoes by Coffee With Us 3 - The most delicious sweet potato side dish recipe you'll ever taste.
What is your go-to Thanksgiving side dish? Do you keep it traditional or go a little crazy and have some fun?