Looking for easy and healthy Thanksgiving side dishes?
Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things sweet potato, roasted vegetables, fall salads, and of course the classics that will surely impress the dinner crowd.
Hello, Easy Thanksgiving Sides
While your Thanksgiving menu revolves around a perfectly roasted turkey, let’s be real. It’s all about the side dishes given that they make up the majority of your dinner plate. Which is why nailing down your mix of textures, flavors, and colors is important.
Mainstay classics such as buttery mashed potatoes or roasted Brussels sprouts are a must. But if you game plan ahead of time, you might even have room to experiment with new recipes – the Downshiftology way. Lighten up your hearty dinner spread by adding extra greens, refreshing salads, or even something on the sweeter side. With the list below, I’m sure you’ll have plenty of recipe inspiration!
Mashed Thanksgiving Side Dishes
When it comes to planning out textures across the table, a mashed side is a must. They’re rich, creamy, and add a delicious softness to your Thanksgiving plate. But don’t think you’re limited to just mashed potatoes. Transform seasonal vegetables into the best mashed sides.
A quintessential side dish that’s a no brainer for the dinner table. But to make sure you get a perfectly fluffy and creamy consistency, follow this no-fail recipe. This one is irresistibly creamy and buttery.
If you’re not a fan of white potatoes, sweet potatoes are your answer. This mashed side is just as creamy, loaded with nutrients, and the perfect balance between sweet and savory.
Mashed cauliflower is an easy way to sneak in more veggies to your dinner spread. Not to mention, it’s a low-carb alternative that’s surprisingly loaded with delicious garlicky herb flavors.
Because you can never have too many mashed side dishes right? This one is ultra creamy, light, and a great way to incorporate butternut squash into your menu.
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