The Ultimate List of Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

The ultimate list of easy & healthy Thanksgiving side dish recipes | save time in the kitchen with these delicious fall recipes

Healthy Life | November 8, 2017 | By

Don’t miss out on all the fun Thanksgiving activities and friends/family time, choose a few of these delicious, nourishing, and EASY Thanksgiving side dish recipes to ease your cooking load.

Thanksgiving can be such a relaxing and fun holiday, unless you’re the one preparing *most* or all of the food. Even as someone who loves spending time in the kitchen, cooking all day (or really all week) and being away from most friends/family is a drag. A major drag.

Growing up, my family always had a pretty small Thanksgiving, it was almost always at our house, possibly with a few family friends, and the food was delicious. But even for a small party, my mom was in the kitchen all week, and all day on Thanksgiving. Us kids would be out playing and staying out of my mom’s hair. I don’t think she’d have it any other way, she’s a great cook and loves cooking, but I’d have it another way.

One year, my sister & I hosted Thanksgiving for extended family. We didn’t have a ton of space, and I actually had to work Thanksgiving day (oh the good ‘ole days of hospital work). We ordered the whole meal from a delicious local grocery store, Harmon’s, and a few people brought homemade sides. It was actually really delicious & really stress free- I literally stopped by the store, waited in line for 5 minutes, and brought a full, ready to eat, meal home. And we ate. It was glorious.

In a perfect world, I’d be somewhere in the middle, either outsourcing to friends/family (hellllllo potluck!), or buying a few easy options to make myself. I love cooking, but I get cooking ADD and can’t spend hours and hours actively cooking for one meal.

So, wherever you are on the spectrum of everything homemade or purchased, here’s a long list of delicious side dishes for your Thanksgiving feast…

Besides, in the wise words of my 90 year old grandma, “Eating out would be great, but then you miss out on the leftovers”. So if anything, do a bit of home cooking to be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor for days…

Grains:

Vegetables:

Potato Dishes:

Sauces:

Desserts:

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Here’s to a Thanksgiving full of delicious food, fun family/friend time, and hopefully a bit of sanity. And hope this round-up helps with all that!

I’ll be enjoying a small Thanksgiving with my sister & grandma and most of all enjoying NOT having to travel far for it! Happy Thanksgiving all!

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18 Comments

  1. Kristen

    November 9, 2017 at 8:57 am

    So many great ideas! Love this round-up!

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    • Rebecca

      November 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      thanks Kristen! your potatoes look delish! I love a good scalloped potato recipe

      Reply
  2. Abbey Sharp

    November 9, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Side dishes are just as important as the main! Love this collection!

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    • Rebecca

      November 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      amen! thanks Abbey

      Reply
  3. Brittany

    November 9, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Yum! I’ll definitely be utilizing this list come thanksgiving! Thanks so much for including me!

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    • Rebecca

      November 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      yay! and absolutely! your apple salad, ahem, award winning apple salad looks awesome!

      Reply
  4. Leah Goldglantz

    November 9, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    All of these sides look so incredible! Thanks for sharing!!

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    • Rebecca

      November 10, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      thanks Leah! it’s quite the list for sure

      Reply
  5. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy

    November 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    This is such an epic roundup! Will be looking at this for Inspiration and sharing with clients. Thanks for including me, Rebecca!

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    • Rebecca

      November 10, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      great! thanks! and absolutely-your apple crumble looks amazing!

      Reply
  6. Sarah

    November 9, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Loving this because I love sweet potatoes, cranberries, and love the idea of a hot cocoa after Thanksgiving vs heavy pie. Crazy maybe I know, I usually end up stealing a slice the next day.

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    • Rebecca

      November 10, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      hey, whatever it takes to have leftover pie 😉 thanks and I think we have the same preferences, I love all those fall foods too!

      Reply
  7. Kalee

    November 10, 2017 at 6:28 am

    These all look so good! I love Thanksgiving side dishes even more than the turkey! We don’t have to travel either which is so nice!

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    • Rebecca

      November 10, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      me too! I’m all about the sides! thanks

      Reply
  8. Karen G.

    November 10, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Oh my, what a great list! I am so excited for this season, Thanksgiving foods are my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Rebecca

      November 13, 2017 at 7:46 am

      isnt it?! thanks, Karen

      Reply
  9. Anne|Craving Something Healthy

    November 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    So many great ideas!

    Reply

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