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Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Potluck

Find over 40 side dishes for Thanksgiving potluck. Are you going to Thanksgiving potluck or hosting one and not sure what to make? Never fear, I’ve got you covered. These are some delicious side dishes that will be sure to please a crowd.

While the main dish is always the star of any holiday meal, it wouldn’t be complete without a delicious side dish (or two). After all, what would Thanksgiving be without mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce?

While there are endless possibilities when it comes to holiday side dishes, there are a few that stand out as being particularly popular.

We have brought together some of the best options for homemade Thanksgiving Potluck Recipes: rolls, potatoes, stuffing, and vegetables. Of course, the sweets are a must to round out the meal.  

Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Potluck

Over 40 side dishes for Thanksgiving potluck

Whatever side dishes you choose to serve, make sure to include something for everyone at your holiday table. Let’s go beyond the green bean casserole and find some new favorite recipes for your Thanksgiving sides. Here are a few of our favorites.

Dessert Recipes

Easy Homemade Blueberry Pie Recipe

Lattice Crust Blueberry Pie

There’s nothing quite like biting into a piece of warm, blueberry pie. The sweet and tart flavors are the perfect balance, and the flaky crust is simply delicious. 

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

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This classic pumpkin pie is a Holiday tradition at our house. My mother and grandmother made this before me, now I have been making this same pie for over fifty years. This is the only recipe for pumpkin pie recipe that we make. It has a flaky crust filled with a pumpkin custard that is slightly sweet and spicy.

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Simply The Best Pecan Pie Bars

Pumpkin pie Bars recipe

Bring these pecan pie cookie bars and you will have people asking you for the recipe, the container is always empty quickly. This is just good country comfort food.

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Raspberry Fluff Jello Salad Recipe

Raspberry Fluff Salad

 It’s light, fluffy, refreshing, and best of all, SUPER easy to make! Just mix together a few simple ingredients and you’re ready to go. This salad has a delicious fresh raspberry flavor with a creamy and light finish.

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Egg Custard Pie Recipe

Old Fashioned Egg Custard Pie Recipe

This egg custard pie recipe is perfect for an everyday dessert or a special occasion elegant dessert. The best part, it’s simple to make. 

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Homemade Rolls Recipes

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

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Believe it or not, these rolls are made in just 40 minutes. Yup, that’s all the time you need to put these little cuties together. No long rise time is needed with this recipe. These quick dinner rolls only need about 10 minutes to rise and be ready to bake.

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Vegan Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

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Soft and fluffy pumpkin dinner rolls which are vegan, eggless and so easy to make! You’ll need only 6 key ingredients for this simple recipe. A delicious addition to the dinner table.

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Buttery Vegan Brioche Buns

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Vegan brioche buns which are buttery, fluffy and super easy to make. The buns can be made sweet or savory and in a variety of sizes.

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Stuffing Recipes

Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

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This is a tried and true southern cornbread dressing recipe! It is one of the first side dishes that gets gobbled up every Thanksgiving Day.

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Classic Stuffing

Classic-Stuffing

Homemade Classic Stuffing recipe is a family favorite and so easy to make at home! This bread stuffing uses onions, peppers, and fresh herbs to add flavor. It can be stuffed into a turkey or cooked in a baking dish.

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Pineapple Dressing (Oven or Instant Pot)

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Scalloped pineapple dressing is a sweet counterpart to the typical savory stuffing served at Holiday Meals. It is a delicious side dish to compliment your Holiday Ham or Holiday Turkey.

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Cornbread Chestnut Stuffing

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It’s a wonderfully festive and incredibly delicious addition to any holiday meal and might even outshine the main dish.

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Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing

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Southern side dish you need for the holidays. With a tender buttermilk cornbread base, this classic dressing is stuffed with apples, sausage, and fresh sage to make the most flavorful dressing you’ve ever tasted. This is a favorite side dish for good reason.

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Apple Salad with Candied Hazelnuts

Apple Salad with Candied Hazelnuts and Lemon Vinaigrette

Apple Salad with Candied Hazelnuts with Lemon Vinaigrette is a fall favorite salad. It’s a perfect Salad for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Holiday Potatoes Recipes

Créme Fraîche Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Adding créme fraîche to mashed potatoes transforms the already wonderful buttery side item. Perfect potluck side dish that everyone is sure to love.

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Truffle Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes

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These mini truffle parmesan Hassel back potatoes are the perfect crispy, garlicky side dish you need at your next holiday! They compliment every meal.

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Loaded Ranch Potato Salad

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Quick and easy-to-make Ranch Potato Salad on a hot summer day. It’s an ideal side for all those potlucks, BBQs, brunches, lunches, and casual dinner parties.

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Pretzel Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes Casserole Recipe

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This sweet potatoes casserole has two layers. You can prepare the first layer of sweet potato ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator. Make it a day or two before Thanksgiving. Then you just add your toppings and bake when you’re ready.

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Sweet Potato Casserole Cups – Reduced Sugar

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Sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving side-dish that can contain many extra carbs. In order to bring carbs back into line, make these cups without any added sugar.

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Dauphinoise Potatoes

Dauphinoise-potatoes

 They are the perfect side dish for a special dinner or holiday meal. This dish is made with thinly sliced potatoes, cream, garlic, and cheese and it’s easy to make ahead of time so you can relax and enjoy your evening. Professional chefs make these all the time. This is one of the best Thanksgiving side dishes recipes.

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Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

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Potatoes au gratin is the ultimate comfort food. Thinly sliced potatoes covered in a creamy cheese sauce and baked until soft and tender.

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Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

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This simple savory mashed sweet potato makes a lovely vibrant side dish at your next Thanksgiving gathering.

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

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A popular Thanksgiving side dish that combines creamy mashed potatoes with toasted marshmallows for an easy but delightfully delicious dish.

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Baked Southern Candied Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

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This easy classic Thanksgiving and Christmas casserole recipe comes together quickly and is both decadent and delicious! Side dishes rule at holiday dinners and luscious baked Southern Candied Sweet Potato casserole with pecans is an outstanding choice with its warm aromatic spices and caramelized sweet potatoes.

They might just take center stage at your next thanksgiving meal.

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Loaded Mashed Potato Bake (Leftover Mashed Potato Recipe)

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These baked mashed potatoes are very adaptable to your family’s preferences and whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand.

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The Secrets to Rich Buttery Mashed Potatoes

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Mashed potatoes are a staple at any family holiday dinner. Easy and delicious potato recipe. One of the best things about mashed potatoes is that they can be made the day before and reheated to save time.

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Cauliflower and Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Potatoes mashed

These Cauliflower and Mashed Potatoes are a comfort food with less carbs than our usual mashed potato side dish. Sneak in healthy goodness that your family will love to eat.

Thanksgiving Vegetables and Other Side Dishes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette

Brussel-Sprouts with bacon vinaigrette

Crispy golden brown roasted Brussels sprouts tossed with warm bacon and whole grain mustard vinaigrette. This quick and easy side dish is perfect for holiday meals and it’s always one of the first side dishes to disappear. 

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Baked Acorn Squash

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Acorn squash is a perfect side dish to so many dishes; and don’t leave it off the menu for Holiday dinners, it is always a big hit.

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Maple Roasted Air Fryer Carrots

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Great as a snack dipped into your favorite sauce, as an appetizer, or as a side dish for Sunday dinner, Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.

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Butternut Squash Salad with Quinoa and Kale

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This Salad recipe is healthy and perfect for a fall potluck. It’s made with quinoa, garlicky kale, Parmesan, and a maple Dijon glaze.

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Green Beans with Bacon

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Green beans with bacon is a classic southern-style vegetable dish made by slow cooking green beans, bacon, and onions in broth until soft and tender. It’s an easy recipe that tastes delicious.

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Turkey Meatballs with Stuffing & Cranberries

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These Thanksgiving turkey meatballs with stuffing and cranberries are the perfect main dish for a Campsgiving meal.

The best way to use classic sides in a new Holiday Potluck dish.

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Candied Pecan Salad with Apples

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Holiday Salad. have something green on your holiday table this year. After all the cheesy, buttery, sugary things, you need something on the healthy’ish list.

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Chopped Rainbow Veggie Salad

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This chopped salad is one of the quickest salads to throw together. Just chop your veggies, arugula, salad mix, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, and any other veggie you love. Mix in the salad dressing and you are good to go. So pretty on the Thanksgiving table.

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Fall Salad

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Yummy Fall salad with your favorite Fall vegetables and fruits. Kale and mixed greens combined with roasted butternut squash, apples, pears, pecans and crumbled feta. Perfect for the holidays as well.

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Butternut Squash and Bacon Risotto

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This melt-in-your-mouth risotto is a great meal for entertaining, but makes a perfect weeknight meal as well.

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Southern Instant Pot Collard Greens

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These Southern greens have a ton of flavor from bacon and ham, and you’ll want to drizzle the cooking liquid on everything.

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Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad

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This hearty Salad recipe features roasted pumpkin and beetroot that has been tossed in a delicious maple vinaigrette and topped with feta, pine nuts, pepitas and arugula. The perfect fall/winter salad or holiday side dish.

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Kimchi Mac and Cheese

Kimchi Mac and Cheese

Mouthwatering umami packed kimchi mac and cheese with three different types of cheeses – delicious, cheesy, creamy and packs a flavor punch. Make it in individual serving cups for the Holiday season.

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Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

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Silky, creamy, and filled with smoky flavors, Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese is the boss of all macaroni and cheese. Comfort food side dish for a Thanksgiving Potluck.

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Southern Baked Mac and Cheese with Breadcrumbs

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Southern baked mac and cheese with a crunchy, golden brown breadcrumb topping! Made with gruyere and white cheddar cheese. Creamy, cheesy, and comforting.

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Easy Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic Sauce

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Serve with steak, chicken, on burgers, or serve as an easy holiday side dish. Quick and easy recipe ready in just 15 minutes.

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Brown Butter Garlic Mushrooms

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These brown butter garlic mushrooms are the perfect addition to any table, not just for the holidays. The flavor combination is unbeatable.

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Easy Creamy Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin

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If you’re searching for a side dish that satisfies and impresses, look no further. For a truly remarkable au gratin, use a combination of cheeses such as white cheddar and parmesan. 

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Other recipes to add to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

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