What to Serve With Turkey: 47 Best Side Dishes

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Are you looking for some tasty side recipes for your turkey? Whether you’re roasting, smoking, or deep frying your turkey, I have the most comprehensive and tasty list of sides to complete your menu.

I have included everything from sourdough stuffing to candied yams and cheesy scalloped potatoes. There is something for everyone. The menu for your Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, or weekend or weeknight dinners with family and friends will be easy to plan!

Delicious Herb Sourdough Stuffing

Thanksgiving meals are all about the side dishes and a delicious homemade stuffing recipe is always top on my list. How about I help you make a mouthwatering Sourdough Stuffing loaded with fresh herbs. It’s a family favorite recipe you will love.


Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are the best creamy, cheesy potato side dish! They make a perfect side for turkey or any holiday main dish!


Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Green Bean Casserole combines fresh green beans with a creamy roux made with crispy bacon and a crunchy topping. This dish is perfect for Thanksgiving and uses the freshest ingredients. The whole family will love it!


Roasted Butternut Squash With Bacon And Sage

This Roasted Butternut Squash with Bacon And Sage is an easy side dish recipe that will become a family favorite. It has fantastic flavors that even the kids will love!


Thanksgiving Rice with Apples and Cranberries

Loaded with fall flavors but unique enough to shine. This wild rice pilaf features apples, cranberries, and herbs


7 Layer Salad

This 7 7-layer salad combines cheddar cheese, homemade dressing, bacon, and your favorite veggies. It can be enjoyed as a side or main course, perfectly complementing any meal or occasion.


Fennel And Orange Salad

 A perfect combination of flavors with only six wholesome ingredients! So easy and so delicious!


Creamy Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

Here is a fancied-up classic Thanksgiving dish. This creamy Green Bean Casserole From Scratch recipe has lot’s of onions, mushrooms, and green beans, & Gruyere.


Scalloped Potatoes with Mushroom Soup

Looking for the perfect companion for your turkey dinner? Look no further than these scalloped potatoes. They are made ultra creamy with a can of mushroom soup.


Mom’s Sausage Stuffing

Made with sausage, veggies sautéed in butter, and flavorful spices, Mom’s Sausage Stuffing is the perfect sidekick to serve with turkey! 


Slow Cooker Herbed Baby Potatoes

Slow Cooker Herbed Baby Potatoes is a great hands-off side dish with turkey and other vegetables! Perfect when the oven and stove are busy for the holidays


Easy Hash Brown Casserole with Corn Flakes

This Easy Hash Brown Casserole recipe is the ultimate comfort food. It’s made with frozen hash browns, extra cheddar cheese, and a crunchy cornflake topping. It’s a must-have side dish to pair with turkey, ham, or pork.


Roasted Asparagus

This asparagus, delicately seasoned with freshly cracked black pepper, sea salt, and a splash of fresh lemon juice, is a delightful addition to any meal. Master the art of roasting asparagus to perfection every time, and bring a touch of spring to your dinner table with this vibrant and flavorful favorite.


Candied Yams

These simple candied yams are easy to make, perfect with turkey, and a crowd-pleaser! Made with warm spices and caramelized sauce, they don’t disappoint!


Cornbread Dressing

This Cornbread Dressing Recipe combines buttery, moist interiors with a crispy, golden crust, making it an ideal accompaniment to any festive meal. Effortlessly created with homemade sweet cornbread, flavorful Italian sausage, crunchy celery, onion, and aromatic fresh herbs, it’s wonderfully easy to prepare and sure to be a hit at your holiday table.


Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow-cooker mashed potatoes are rich, creamy, and delicious. This recipe does not require boiling; just add cut potatoes, chicken broth, and seasonings, and allow the slow cooker to cook.


Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

There won’t be a person at your table who doesn’t love mac and cheese. This is extra special, though; we add a panko crumb and smoke it.

Recipe: Smoked Mac and Cheese


Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes

Air-fryer parmesan Potatoes are crispy, cheesy, and ridiculously easy to make. They’re the perfect side dish for turkey.


Easy Broccoli Casserole (with French’s Fried Onions)

Add this delicious broccoli casserole to turkey or other meats as a side dish. This easy recipe is full of flavor and texture with cream of mushroom, cheese, and crunchy onions on top


Smoked Sweet Potatoes

An easy side when you need something simple yet yummy! Try my famous smoked sweet potatoes for yourself!

Recipe: Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Honey Glazed Parsnips

This honey-glazed parsnips recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make side dish to complement any dinner


Lemony Roasted Potatoes And Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts are a 2-for-1 side dish that pairs amazingly with turkey. They’re also almost entirely hands-off (minimal prep) and come together in just 30 minutes (while the turkey is baking!).


Smoked Carrots in Brown Butter

Take the humble carrots and smoke it! You won’t believe how carrots are smoked! All you need is some butter and seasoning, and you will have an epic side!

Recipe: Smoked Carrots

Oven Roasted Vegetables With Maple Mustard Sauce

Enjoy a colorful, delicious combination of winter and root vegetables roasted in a maple-mustard sauce with fresh rosemary! It’s such a perfect turkey side dish!


Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Recipe: Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Pecans and Hot Honey

The sweet, tangy, rich flavors of this side dish and its interesting layers of textures are all such a perfect complement to savory turkey! 


Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad, a tangy, creamy, and crunchy delight, is the ultimate summertime side dish and a dream for pickle lovers, easily made with simple ingredients.


Smoked Cornbread

What could be better than a classic side like cornbread?

Recipe: Smoked Cornbread

Cheesy Spinach Souffle

This cheesy spinach souffle is a holiday must! It’s always on our Thanksgiving menu.


Smoked Broccoli

Recipe: Smoked Broccoli

Maple-miso Glazed Brussels Sprouts

These maple-miso glazed Brussels sprouts are made entirely on the stovetop (freeing up oven space for your turkey!) and come together in a flash. They’re also super delicious with a unique sweet-salty flavor.


Bacon Mac and Cheese

Recipe: Bacon Mac and Cheese


The Broccoli Salad

 This healthy broccoli salad with a tangy, creamy dressing, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and red onion. This light yet comforting and flavorful recipe is a healthier take on classic broccoli salad and is the perfect side dish for any meal.


Green Beans and Potatoes

Green beans and potatoes is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with turkey. Serve it up as a side dish at your next gathering and enjoy!


Pineapple Cheese Casserole

A turkey is not complete without a side of pineapple cheese casserole! It’s a delightful sweet and salty combination.


Sweet Potato Casserole

 This recipe is hugely popular, as it goes so well with turkey and all other holiday fixings! It is sweet without being overly sweet and has a gorgeous crunchy topping everyone loves!


Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Cranberries

Greens mixed with cranberries pair perfectly with turkey, whether it’s a weeknight dinner or holiday!


Turnips Au Gratin

This cheesy baked turnip au gratin is the ultimate low-carb alternative to au gratin potatoes. It’s the perfect side dish for your holiday dinners, and it’s easy to prepare, too! 


Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes And Squash

This delicate sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Squash recipe requires only 5 ingredients and is the perfect Holiday side dish for Thanksgiving or any meal.


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