Thanksgiving is just around the corner, folks! One of the best times of years for family fun, good food, and being grateful. Although turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing are crowd pleasers for sure, after eating the same three-four items year after year can get boring. Luckily, Pinterest has compiled some amazing creative thanksgiving side dishes to excite your taste buds and get the whole family talking about a new recipe!
Green Bean Bacon Bundles
These green bean bacon bundles are a fun twist on traditional green beans at Thanksgiving. The unique mix of flavors, ingredients, and textures makes this a great choice of creative thanksgiving side dishes. For a healthier dish, you can grill the bacon with extra virgin olive oil or a non-stick cooking spray. You can also use a toothpick to help hold together the bundles while cooking… just don’t forget to take it out before you eat!
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
This cheesy broccoli casserole is for the cheese-lover in your family. This earns a spot as one of the creative thanksgiving side dishes because this dish is totally unexpected at Thanksgiving but will still serve as a fantastic side dish. The comforting combo of melted cheese and crunch broccoli may just bump turkey from its throne.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
This recipe combines the nutty flavor of Brussels sprouts with the earthy tones of butternut squash. Combined with the unique flavors of cinnamon, pecans, and cranberries, this is surely one of the most creative Thanksgiving side dishes!
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Continuing with the Brussels sprouts theme, this recipe offers acidic tones that are complemented by the rich flavors of the Brussels sprouts. Dip these sprouts in your cranberry sauce for a fruity addition!
Cinnamon Sugar Glazed Carrots
This recipe is super easy and low-stress because it uses a crock pot. You can literally start this creative Thanksgiving side dish in the morning and then not check on it until right before dinner, making this one of the most creative Thanksgiving side dishes we have found yet!
Sausage, Apple, and Sage Stuffing Muffins
Change up one of the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes to this more creative one. Prepare stuffing as you usually would, except this time add in apple, sausage, and sage, and bake in a muffin tin for less messy, more creative stuffing options.
Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
Although mushrooms are an acquired taste, adding them to your menu as one of the creative Thanksgiving side dishes is a great way to be bold this holiday season. Who doesn’t love a creamy garlic sauce, anyway?!
Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes
Change up your traditional mashed potatoes with one of these creative Thanksgiving side dishes: this time, salt and vinegar roasted potatoes. For those in your family who can’t get enough of the similarly flavored potato chips, this dish will be a huge hit.
Garlic and Rosemary Skillet Bread
What’s Thanksgiving without some delicious bread or rolls to dip into your gravy? This garlic and rosemary skillet bread is a great way to add in some new flavors to old-style, boring rolls.
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Everyone loves scalloped potatoes, but one of the more creative Thanksgiving side dishes is actually scalloped sweet potatoes. The sweetness of the yams with the sharpness of the cheese provides a great taste-sensation to add to your Thanksgiving table.
What are some of your creative Thanksgiving side dishes? We want to know! Tell us about it in the comments.