Thanksgiving side dishes

This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows shortbread corn pudding in Concord, NH.  A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving that combines two ingredients that will go great with a roasted chicken, turkey or ham.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Spoonbread corn pudding: With a souffle-like texture, this spoonbread-corn pudding hybrid is a side that will go great with a roasted chicken, turkey or ham. Get the recipe here.

This Jan.11, 2016 photo shows an acorn squash stuffed with mushrooms, farro and winter citrus in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Alison Ladman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Winter citrus, mushroom and farro stuffed acorn squash: The squash’s sweetness complements the savory grains and mushrooms. This side makes a mighty fine main course for the vegetarians in your family, too. Get the recipe here.

This Oct. 31, 2017 photo shows a green salad with pear dressing, Gorgonzola cheese and toasted walnuts in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Green salad with pear dressing: It’s an ode to pears, teamed up with a couple of their best buddies: walnuts and blue cheese. Find the recipe here.

This Oct. 12, 2015, photo, shows sweet sesame dinner rolls in Concord, N.H. This recipe is a cross between an Italian scali bread, a light, tender bread crusted in sesame seeds, and a Portuguese sweet roll. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Sweet sesame dinner rolls: These soft homemade rolls are the perfect thing to soak up extra gravy on your plate. Find the recipe here.

This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows parmesan cashew cauliflower risotto in Concord, N.H. Transforming finely chopped cauliflower is so popular, grocers now sell bagged minced cauliflower labeled as ready to use in your favorite pizza crust and mashed potato-like recipes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Parmesan cashew cauliflower risotto: Can cauliflower really replace risotto? It can in this dish. Find the recipe here.

This Oct. 12, 2010 photo shows braised fresh fennel with rosemary. The sweet flavor of fresh fennel becomes concentrated with luxurious results in this easy braised holiday side dish.    (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Braised fennel: Rosemary, olive oil, broth and some butter bring out the bulb’s best in this easy, healthier vegetable option. Get the recipe here.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR OCEAN SPRAY - Try adding fresh cranberries for a twist on Cornbread Stuffing this Thanksgiving. For the full recipe, visit http://www.oceanspray.com/FamilyAffair/. (Ocean Spray via AP Images)
Cranberry cornbread stuffing: Martha Stewart makes a stuffing that combines two Thanksgiving classics: cranberries and cornbread. Find the recipe here.

**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   The Kitchen Idiot's Tuscan-style squash stew, a Thanksgiving side dish, is seen Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007.    (AP Photo/Howie Rumberg)
Tuscan-style stewed squash: According to Howie Rumberg, this dish might be even better after a night or two in the fridge, which makes this side a good candidate for making ahead of time. Get the recipe here.

This Oct. 5, 2015, photo shows sausage and grape Thanksgiving stuffing in Concord, N.H. Making one giant batch of stuffing allows for some of it to be used to stuff the turkey, while the rest can be put into a well-buttered baking dish. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Sausage and grape stuffing: Here’s a classic stuffing recipe and a few options to jazz it up. Find the recipes here.

This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows Thanksgiving eggplant strata in Concord, N.H. The deliciously creamy strata marries layers of roasted eggplant, delicata squash and red cabbage with a rich bechamel sauce. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Eggplant strata: If you have vegetarians coming to your Thanksgiving dinner, this is the perfect dish to have on the table. Find the recipe here.

This Oct. 5, 2015 photo shows roasted spiced pumpkin with pistachio chutney in Concord, NH. This side dish will fit in with the mosaic of other offerings at the Thanksgiving table.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Roasted spiced pumpkin with pistachio chutney: Looking for something that’s a little out of the ordinary for a Thanksgiving spread? Try this spiced pumpkin side. Find the recipe here.

This February 2017 photo shows black lentil and butternut dquash in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah Crowder via AP)
Black lentil and butternut squash: Dress up this beautiful dish in a vinaigrette made from mustard, Sriracha, rice vinegar, olive oil and thyme. Get the recipe here.

This Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows green beans with tarragon, mustard and sunflower seeds in Concord, N.H. The recipe is simple for skillet green beans bathed in brown butter, then tossed with fresh tarragon, Dijon mustard and lemon zest. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Green beans with tarragon, mustard and sunflower: A bath of brown butter sets these green beans apart from the rest. Find the recipe here.

FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES We mash potatoes. We mash squash. Some people even mash cauliflower. Why not mash carrots?  As you can see in this image taken on March, 5, 2012 in Concord, NH with a bit of butter, milk, salt and pepper, I had a delicious vegetable dish with the consistency of mashed potatoes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Mashed carrots: Mashed potatoes and mashed cauliflower are common Thanksgiving dishes, so why not mashed carrots? Find the recipe here.

This Oct. 13, 2011 photo shows citrus herb cranberry sauce in Concord, N.H. This cranberry sauce recipe uses clementines for a citrus flair. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Cranberry sauce: Oranges and pineapple give this cranberry sauce a fresh and light taste. Find the recipe here.

This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows Thanksgiving oyster dressing in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Thanksgiving oyster dressing: Give this traditional Southern side a try at Thanksgiving. Find the recipe here.

This Oct. 10, 2010 photo shows acorn squash with browned butter and fried sage leaves.  The already sweet and creamy flavor of acorn squash is taken to an even higher level in this recipe. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Acorn squash with sage brown butter: This simple side from Food & Wine embodies the flavors of fall. Find the recipe here.

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This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows shortbread corn pudding in Concord, NH.  A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving that combines two ingredients that will go great with a roasted chicken, turkey or ham.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Jan.11, 2016 photo shows an acorn squash stuffed with mushrooms, farro and winter citrus in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Alison Ladman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 31, 2017 photo shows a green salad with pear dressing, Gorgonzola cheese and toasted walnuts in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
This Oct. 12, 2015, photo, shows sweet sesame dinner rolls in Concord, N.H. This recipe is a cross between an Italian scali bread, a light, tender bread crusted in sesame seeds, and a Portuguese sweet roll. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows parmesan cashew cauliflower risotto in Concord, N.H. Transforming finely chopped cauliflower is so popular, grocers now sell bagged minced cauliflower labeled as ready to use in your favorite pizza crust and mashed potato-like recipes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 12, 2010 photo shows braised fresh fennel with rosemary. The sweet flavor of fresh fennel becomes concentrated with luxurious results in this easy braised holiday side dish.    (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR OCEAN SPRAY - Try adding fresh cranberries for a twist on Cornbread Stuffing this Thanksgiving. For the full recipe, visit http://www.oceanspray.com/FamilyAffair/. (Ocean Spray via AP Images)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   The Kitchen Idiot's Tuscan-style squash stew, a Thanksgiving side dish, is seen Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007.    (AP Photo/Howie Rumberg)
This Oct. 5, 2015, photo shows sausage and grape Thanksgiving stuffing in Concord, N.H. Making one giant batch of stuffing allows for some of it to be used to stuff the turkey, while the rest can be put into a well-buttered baking dish. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows Thanksgiving eggplant strata in Concord, N.H. The deliciously creamy strata marries layers of roasted eggplant, delicata squash and red cabbage with a rich bechamel sauce. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 5, 2015 photo shows roasted spiced pumpkin with pistachio chutney in Concord, NH. This side dish will fit in with the mosaic of other offerings at the Thanksgiving table.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This February 2017 photo shows black lentil and butternut dquash in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah Crowder via AP)
This Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows green beans with tarragon, mustard and sunflower seeds in Concord, N.H. The recipe is simple for skillet green beans bathed in brown butter, then tossed with fresh tarragon, Dijon mustard and lemon zest. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES We mash potatoes. We mash squash. Some people even mash cauliflower. Why not mash carrots?  As you can see in this image taken on March, 5, 2012 in Concord, NH with a bit of butter, milk, salt and pepper, I had a delicious vegetable dish with the consistency of mashed potatoes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 13, 2011 photo shows citrus herb cranberry sauce in Concord, N.H. This cranberry sauce recipe uses clementines for a citrus flair. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows Thanksgiving oyster dressing in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 10, 2010 photo shows acorn squash with browned butter and fried sage leaves.  The already sweet and creamy flavor of acorn squash is taken to an even higher level in this recipe. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Stumped on sides? From stuffing to cranberry sauce, here are a number of Thanksgiving recipes.

More Thanksgiving food:

Thanksgiving turkey recipes

Thanksgiving pumpkin recipes

Thanksgiving potato recipes

Thanksgiving dessert recipes

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