35 Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Impress your guests with these 35 Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes. These creations are so much more than the traditional overdone recipes everyone is serving up. Your guests will be talking about your Thanksgiving spread for years to come!

Over the years, I have been to quite a few Thanksgiving dinners, visiting family, friends, extended family, and even enjoyed a few meals with complete strangers. When it comes to Thanksgiving Side Dishes, I feel like I have seen them all. Unfortunately, most of the Thanksgiving Side Dishes I have seen are the same thing over and over again.

Each one offered different variations of stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and some kind of fruit salad. Even with the slight changes from one dish to the other, they were basically all the same and it gets kind of boring after a while. This is especially true when you have to go to several Thanksgiving dinners each year, it gets kind of boring to eat the same old thing multiple times in one day and then again each year.

Whenever I would notice a Unique Thanksgiving Side Dish at one of the many Thanksgiving spreads I sat at, I took notice. That is usually the highlight of the holiday for me and I will always remember the host as a culinary wizard for changing things up in such a delightful way.

That is what has inspired this list of 35 Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes! Don’t serve your guests the same old boring traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes, switch it up a bit and offer something new and exciting! 

35 Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Roasted Radishes

Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Apples 

Butternut Squash Blossom

Roasted Mushrooms in Garlic Butter Sauce

Hashbrown Casserole

So Many Delicious and Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash 

German Red Cabbage Recipe

Garlic Bread with Garlic Butter Sauce

Asparagus Casserole

Asparagus Puff Pastry

More Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Apricot Glazed Carrots Recipe

Amish Potato Stuffing Recipe

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Broccoli au Gratin Casserole

Root Vegetable Casserole

Even More Unique Side Dishes 

Butternut Squash Spinach Skillet 

Kale Mashed Potatoes 

Praline Yams with Sugary Sam Sweet Potatoes

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese 

Fall Harvest Kale Salad

Your Guests will Love these Unique Side Dishes

Sweet Pear Flatbread 

The Best Southern Cornbread Dressing

Parmesan Roasted Baby Potatoes

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Parmesan Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Make Thanksgiving Exciting! 

Loaded Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese 

Sausage Stuffing Dressing Recipe

Oven-roasted Eggplant Cubes with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Baked Pumpkin with Garlic and Sage

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Ranch Potatoes

Utica Greens Recipe

German Red Cabbage Recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice and Cranberries

Instant Pot Pumpkin Risotto

Carrot Casserole 

I hope you have found some new and exciting Thanksgiving Side Dishes to serve your guest this year. Serving a unique side dish is sure to make a lasting impact on them and bring your Thanksgiving spread to the next level. 

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