3 Simple and Delicious Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, and of course, a bountiful feast. While the turkey often takes center stage, the side dishes are equally important in creating a memorable meal. If you're looking for simple yet delectable side dishes to complement your Thanksgiving spread, you're in the right place. In this blog, we'll share three easy-to-make, mouthwatering side dishes that will have your guests coming back for seconds. 

  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Ingredients: 
  • 4 pounds of russet or Yukon Gold potatoes 
  • 1 whole head of garlic 
  • 1/2 cup of butter 
  • 1 cup of milk 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Instructions: 
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). 
  • Cut off the top of the garlic head to expose the cloves, drizzle with a bit of olive oil, wrap in aluminum foil, and roast for 30-40 minutes until soft. 
  • While the garlic roasts, peel and chop the potatoes, then boil them until tender. 
  • Drain the potatoes, add the roasted garlic (squeezed from the cloves), butter, and milk. Mash until smooth. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Honey-Glazed Carrots: Ingredients: 
  • 2 pounds of carrots, peeled and sliced into sticks 
  • 2 tablespoons of butter 
  • 2 tablespoons of honey 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional) 
  • Instructions: 
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. 
  • Add the carrot sticks and sauté for about 5 minutes until they start to caramelize. 
  • Drizzle the honey over the carrots, stirring to coat evenly. 
  • Continue to cook for another 5-7 minutes until the carrots are tender and glazed. 
  • Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh parsley. 
  • Classic Stuffing (Dressing): Ingredients: 
  • 1 loaf of day-old white or whole wheat bread, cut into cubes 
  • 1/2 cup of butter 
  • 1 onion, diced 
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped 
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 2 teaspoons of dried sage 
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2-3 cups of chicken or vegetable broth 
  • Instructions: 
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. 
  • Add the diced onion, celery, and garlic, and sauté until softened. 
  • Stir in the dried sage and thyme, then season with salt and pepper. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread cubes and the sautéed mixture. Gradually add enough broth to moisten the bread but not make it soggy. 
  • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and cover with foil. 
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the top is golden and crispy. 


These three simple and delicious side dishes are sure to complement your Thanksgiving feast. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, these recipes are easy to follow and will impress your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving! 



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