Thanksgiving side dish recipes can often be the most overlooked part of the holiday meal. People tend to focus on the main attraction, the turkey, and of course, the desserts. But what would the holiday be without a delicious Thanksgiving side dish?
Uh oh….you completely forgot that you had been asked to bring a side dish to the annual family Thanksgiving dinner. You need these Thanksgiving side dish recipes!
Or worse, the grocery store is out of what you need because you waited until the last minute to shop. You really need these Thanksgiving side dish recipes!
Instead of worrying or worse, trying something that you have never made before, take stock of what you may already have in the pantry. Chances are, you may already have the makings of a fantastic and easy side dish.
Sherman Burdette of Fox 59 WXIN Indianapolis and I made 3 delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes that will hopefully make your Thanksgiving food prep a little easier.
I want to thank Sherman and his fantastic camera man, (and Foodie himself) BJ, for coming out and helping to create another fantastic set of segments! These will air on Thanksgiving day at 7:40, 8:50 and 9:50 am.
First is our recipe for Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce. The house will smell SO good when you’re cooking this up.
The second holiday side dish recipe is one that could also be served as an appetizer, pre-turkey snack, or even dessert. It’s pumpkin pie dip!
This final side dish recipe is probably one of my favorite side dishes of all time. Sweet potatoes are a favorite at our house, but not all of us enjoy the super sweet, marshmallow topping. The super sweet recipe is lightened up in this recipe for candied sweet potatoes with apples.
Which of these Thanksgiving side dish recipes will you make first?
This post was originally posted on November 19, 2012, but it was updated and republished on November 13, 2015.