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10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving has become one of my favorite holidays. It was one of the first Holidays Thomas and I celebrated together. And it was the first holiday we started our own family traditions. For years, him and I will make an entire meal, some years just for the two of us. We’d dance around the kitchen prepare dishes and sipping a mimosas. It is heavenly. One thing that about this holiday is that the dinner is an undertaking. I wanted to help you out this year by offering 10 Thanksgiving side dish recipes from all kinds of creative and delectable bloggers.

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1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Cinnamon Butternut Squash Pecans Cranberries

This dish screams not just Thanksgiving but fall and all the holidays that come around this time of year. The cinnamon, maple syrup and cranberries leave you floating on a red fallen leaf. Julia, blogger of Julie’s Album shares this wonderful dish. Oh and did I mention it is gluten free?
Roasted Brussels Sprout from Julie’s Album

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2. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

My family loves prosciutto and Liam LOVES asparagus. This Thanksgiving side dish was a no brainer for me. Chungah, blogger of Damn Delicious, not only has a cool name for her blog but also has the most killer prosciutto wrapped asparagus recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner.

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3. Creamy Green Beans

We all need some good green beans to go with our Thanksgiving dinner. Sally, blogger of Sally’s Baking Addiction give us some creamy green beans. This casserole is not only good on the big dinner day, it’s good a few days after too.

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4. Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Brown sugar and bacon! Enough said. Right? I never would have thought to add bacon to my sweet potatoes. Maria, blogger of Tinselbox is genius. This Thanksgiving side dish is going to leave you wanting more. I dare you to finish the lot! No don’t really then you won’t have enough room for pie.

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5. Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

Much like the bacon in the sweet potatoes, I never would have thought of rice pilaf for Thanksgiving dinner. Oooh I feel so fancy writing pilaf. Jen, blogger of Carl’s Bad Cravings mush be totally fancy. She’s the one who came up with this idea of cranberries, apples and pecans all rolled up into a wild rice pilaf dish for Thanksgiving dinner.

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6. Honey Roasted Carrots

Jaclyn, blogger of Cooking Classy with a sprinkle of fancy says you can never have too many easy side dishes. She is totally right especially when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. Her honey roasted carrots not only are easy, they are delicious and look so festive.

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7. Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

What can I say? This time of year everything is roasted. This parmesan roasted cauliflower takes the cake. It is super tasty with the garlic and festive with the thyme sprigs. Amy, blogger of Belly Full nailed this roasted side dish on the head.

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8. Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Don’t serve your guest regular potatoes because you can’t have plain mashed potatoes this year! Mariza, blogger of Little Spice Jar shares this perfect recipe that will spice up your mashed spuds. Add a little cheddar cheese, some sour cream and chives, and your guest will be talking about your side dish until New Year’s Eve.

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9. Homemade Cranberry Sauce

In my opinion, Thanksgiving dinner is not dinner without a little cranberry sauce. I understand some years ya gotta just throw a can on the stove and call it a day. But this year you don’t’ have to! Carla, blogger of Chocolate Moosey shares this easy way to make a small batch of cranberry sauce in 25 minutes.

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10. Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Cream is not just for mashed potatoes and green beans for that matter. Some of us like a good hearty mushroom. Dan, blogger of Cakes Cottage share’s his delectably, delicious mushroom dish. A prefect side dish to anyone’s Thanksgiving dinner.