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Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

This week, families around the country will come together to celebrate Thanksgiving. The holiday staple is one of our oldest traditions, filled with food and family. No dish is more synonymous with Thanksgiving than turkey. But what are some of the best side dishes that will fill the rest of the table? 

We asked our agents to find out which items belong during your November holiday. 


Mashed Potatoes

It’s a simple formula. Take potatoes, butter, cream, and a hint of garlic, smash them all together and enjoy the most popular side dish of thanksgiving. Even the most keto-loving, carb-free fanatic is sure to enjoy this straightforward classic.

Whether you make it with or without skin, with clumps of small potatoes still in it or not, the smooth texture and subtle flavors of mashed potatoes make it the perfect side dish to a briny turkey or salty ham.



Stuffing is another side dish that can come in multiple forms. Nearly every veteran Thanksgiving chef has their own version, typically a family food tradition. The base of the stuffing is stunningly simple. Dried breadcrumbs, onions, and a unique blend of spices are perfect starters and can be enhanced with anything from broccoli, mushrooms, or even Granny Smith apples.

Even if you don’t have robust stuffing in your Thanksgiving arsenal, a simple box of Stove Top stuffing can elevate your meal and even bring the kids to the table.


Green Bean Casserole

It is the dish everyone is expecting on the holidays and one of the easiest ways to get your kids to eat their vegetables. The creamy mushroom sauce, perfectly cooked green beans, and crunchy fried onions provide the perfect textural dance for this Thanksgiving side dish.

Looking to enhance the dish? You can add bacon and cheddar cheese to the mix and make your green bean casserole even better.


Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows

Sweet potatoes and marshmallows are By far one of the most unique side dishes and have become incredibly popular.

The recipe is simple.

All it takes is five minutes to chop up sweet potatoes, hit them with some light spices, sprinkle on a layer of your favorite marshmallows, and toss it in the oven for about another half an hour. Your kids are sure to enjoy a uniquely playful dish.


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Remember to Count Your Blessings

Remember to spend it with those you love most, regardless of what type of thanksgiving you have. After all, there’s nothing better than counting our blessings with friends and family.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.


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