Terrific Turkey Day Sides!

I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again…I’m not a “meat and sides” kind of girl.  So, holidays like Easter and Thanksgiving where the main course is almost always turkey and/or ham along with your sides typically doesn’t do it for me.  (I need my family to switch over to a enchilada, lasagna, casserole themed menu for these holidays!  Hahaha!)  So, my plate almost always has just a little bit of turkey and a lot of any sort of casserole looking side dish.  #givemeallthesides

Today, I’m sharing my Terrific Turkey Day Sides for your Thanksgiving!  They’re all yummy, they’re all kind of different and they’re all perfect with turkey (or ham too!).

Happy (almost!) Thanksgiving, friends!

Chipotle Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Chipotle Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Garlic Creamed Spinach

Roasted Garlic Creamed Spinach


Cheesy Chipotle Bacon Potato Casserole

Cheesy Chipotle Bacon Potato Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Crunchy Bacon & Cheese Corn Casserole

Crunchy Bacon & Cheese Corn Casserole

Sheaffer’s Pineapple Casserole

I hope you find a side to go with your holiday lunch/dinner!  Have the best day!!

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  • Erika Slaughter November 14, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Give me ALL those sides!!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog November 14, 2019 at 4:59 am

    I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving here in Hong Kong! These sides look delicious! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Sheaffer Sims November 14, 2019 at 5:33 am

    And now I want pineapple casserole for breakfast. With brussels sprouts of course.

  • Debbie November 14, 2019 at 6:55 am

    I’m not a meat person, and both my son and I really don’t care for turkey. I’m all about the sides and don’t even try to hide the lack of turkey on my plate. LOL My husband and son cook the turkey, but Momma’s got the sides covered!

  • Elspeth November 14, 2019 at 7:28 am

    I love all the sides for Thanksgiving and I will be definitely trying some of these for Thanksgiving.

  • Ani Martinez November 14, 2019 at 7:32 am

    All so yummy! I made your roasted garlic creamed spinach last year for the first time and it was requested for this year again!!!! Its so easy to put together in advance and so YUMMY!!!!

  • Laura November 14, 2019 at 7:55 am

    My favorite side dish is mashed potatoes! 🙂 Totally agree that turkey is just… okay. Never amazing.

  • Ralinn November 14, 2019 at 8:00 am

    My plate at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas looks the same. A dash of meat and a lot of the other stuff.
    I’m sure you’re having a fantastic time on your trip. I can’t wait to hear more about it.

  • Jen November 14, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I feel the same way about BBQ restaurants… they can keep the meat but give me allll the side dishes!! Beans, mac and cheese, cornbread, I’ll take all of them.

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick November 14, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Yes!! Craig does not understand how I can completely skip the turkey and ham every single year but who needs that when you have all the sides?! The sides are where it’s at! I think I may need to make Sheaffer’s Pineapple Casserole this year!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Kim S November 14, 2019 at 9:40 am

    My mother-in-law, who is Italian, makes all the traditional Thanksgiving/Christmas dishes but then always has a lasagna. Because according to her, lasagna is a side dish.

  • Jenn November 14, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Turkey is nothing but a dried up version of chicken. BLACH! I am definitely a “side chick” at Thanksgiving but my husband grills ribeyes for Christmas and I am all in! Have you seen this cute tee? Love it!


  • Jenny N November 14, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I’m not a ham or turkey girl either. My Dad always fries up venison steaks on Thanksgiving and we have homemade gravy, green beans & mashed potatoes….that is the kind of Thanksgiving I can get behind!

  • Andrea November 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I’m never super excited for Thanksgiving food either. I am, however, super excited about Christmas and in need of some cute holiday tees. You always seem to find such cute ones. Any suggestions on where to look?

  • Sarah November 15, 2019 at 8:11 am

    We always host a Friendsgiving the Saturday after Thanksgiving for a few of our besties for exactly this reason! I’m not huge on the traditional Thanksgiving meal so we do a “spin” on Thanksgiving and serve fall dishes that are elevated – cranberry infused prime rib, pumpkin gnoche, roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta…you get the idea. Every year it’s different, but every year it doesn’t include Turkey!

  • Mother of 3 November 17, 2019 at 5:55 am

    I’m typically more about the sides too; I like turkey but I’d rather fill up on all the other yummy stuff that I love. Green bean casserole, cornbread casserole, squash casserole… Love me a good casserole!

  • Diana November 18, 2019 at 11:19 am

    I love your idea of doing a casserole, enchilada, or lasagna for the holidays! I love Thanksgiving turkey, but I’m not a fan of ham. My family always does ham at Christmas, and even my kids won’t eat it either! Maybe we’ll change it up…Christmas enchiladas has a nice ring to it! haha 🙂