Popular Savory Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner Party

by WriterArtist

Side dishes are the center of attraction even when the main course is turkey for Thanksgiving celebration. People love the suspense and it is a popular subject for chat and gossip.

Not everybody is surprised when it comes to the number of side dishes of a Thanksgiving dinner party during the season. People love the side dishes along with the main course which usually is turkey.

While it remains as per the convenience of the hostess to choose the side dishes that go with the main course, there are favourites when it comes to the ease of convenience and preparation plus the level of difficulty while planning a Thanksgiving dinner party.

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You might want to find a balance so both Non-vegetarians and Vegetarians are at ease while enjoying a lavish Thanksgiving preparation.  A sumptuous dinner is not always the norm but one would like to have a wide spread and fulfilling dishes that may not exactly be extravagant.

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Mashed Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes


We never had enough of mashed potatoes. They are so good that they pair well with every aspect of fine dining. Whether it is a pairing of wine and cheese tasting, a Christmas party or a Thanksgiving dinner. The staple food for each and every occasion is the good old potato. Many families use this creamy, buttery, heavenly treat for Thanksgiving celebrations. It is a perfect addition, a vessel of perfect stuffing accompanying a fork full of turkey or a pecan pie. Parsnips go well with scalloped potatoes. Hence, add them with the mashed potatoes as a side dish to an already side dish.

Traditional Stuffing of Herbs of Your Choice


Thanksgiving is all about following traditions and when it comes to stuffing it is an important choice to make.  While the choice of herbs vary, one cannot deny the flavours of various herbs such as thyme, celery and sage to add zing in various recipes. It is a powerful savoury choice for the quintessential Thanksgiving flavours of Fall and you might not want to miss on this one too. Add onions and chicken broth to make it flavourful.


From Scratch Green Beans Casserole


Brussels sprout taste great with a balsamic vinegar dressing, kosher salt and spicy freshly ground pepper. Though these mini cabbages are not favoured by the younger crowd, perfectly roasted whole brussels sprout with bacon are a favourite of many. Alternatively to add zing, serve them with pasta as garnishing with finely diced brussel leaves.

Mashed Butternut Squash Gratin


Even with people who dislike their veggies, this dish is a classic hit when done perfectly. What's more, you can turn it into either a savoury dish or a dessert. The difference is in the ingredients. To make it a dessert add maple syrup instead of salt and pepper. You definitely don't want to miss the universal ingredient butter which goes with both sweet and savoury recipes.

A spectacular Halloween buffet with rocking pumpkin serving dishes, Jack O Lantern Centerpieces and tabletop dinnerware sets of orange pumpkins can be immensely gratifying.
Updated: 11/01/2021, WriterArtist
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DerdriuMarriner on 11/20/2021

WriterArtist, Thank you for practical information, pretty pictures and product lines.
Do you serve your mashed potatoes with gravy?
Everything is so scrumptious-looking and sounding. In particular, I like your mentioning squashes, of which acorn and butternut are among my favorites.

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