Best Side Dishes Recipes with Turkey at Thanksgiving Meal or Any Time of the Year

My family at Thanksgiving
My family at Thanksgiving | Source

What side dishes should you make with turkey for Thanksgiving dinner?

Thanksgiving is nearly here. You know you're going to make the traditional holiday turkey, but what kind of side dishes will you make? There are so many wonderful side dishes that complement the turkey. If you're like me, sometimes you enjoy the side dishes as much or more than the turkey itself.

I've gathered here some of my own favorite recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes, as well as those shared by my friends. Impress your friends and family by whipping up some creamy mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, tasty dressing, and homemade-like green beans. Don't forget the cranberry sauce and pumpkin recipes. We'll even share some vegetarian options here.

With the spread of delicious food you'll enjoy on your table this holiday season, you'll have plenty for which to be thankful.


Popular side dishes for Thanksgiving

There are many traditional and popular side dishes that people make--or buy--for Thanksgiving. Some of the most popular include foods such as potatoes, stuffing, green beans, corn, and breads. Oh, and don't forget the cranberry and pumpkin! Some kind of pumpkin dessert will probably be included in most Thanksgiving meals.

First, stick that turkey in the oven to cook for several hours while you work on your sides. I always go with the easiest way to cook a turkey in order to avoid being overwhelmed by that big bird.


How to Make Turkey Gravy

Gravy made from the turkey drippings is tasty and can be poured over everything--the turkey, the dressing, the potatoes. It's easy to make, too. Just save the drippings from the turkey and pour them into a pan. Add a few tablespoons of flour to mix with the drippings. Stir over medium heat, adding water to make a gravy of whatever consistency you prefer. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy or Stuffing?

Do you prefer stuffing or potatoes with your turkey? Well, if you're like me, you want both. I love stuffing from the turkey or homemade turkey dressing with my turkey, with gravy slathered on top.

I make my own dressing by adding extra ingredients to dressing from a box. The boxed stuffing is tasty and becomes even tastier with added items such as turkey meat and bouillon, along with chopped onions and celery.

Creamy mashed potatoes are also a great side. Eat them right along with your tasty dressing. My garlic mashed potatoes include the potato skins along with garlic and sour cream to account for the creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture and taste.


How to Make the Classic Green Bean Casserole

Green Beans and Other Vegetables

Having a green vegetable--or even two--is a healthy way to round out your holiday meal. Green beans are a great complement to a Thanksgiving meal. Watch the video to learn how to make the traditional green bean casserole, or go for a simpler green bean recipe. I like to make mine with a mixture of frozen and canned green beans. With the spices added, along with a few cooking methods, the green beans come out tasting like homemade canned green beans.

There are other green veggies you can enjoy as well. What about a delectable broccoli with garlic dish? Or spinach and shallots for a change? Discover these and more ways to make green veggies. Have fun experimenting!

Add some yellow corn on the cob, too, if you're so inclined, to include another traditional Thanksgiving food. Boil or grill the corn for only about five minutes or so. I've found that not cooking corn on the cob too long leaves it with a nice sweet flavor and just a hint of crunch.


Sweet potato casserole and turkey
Sweet potato casserole and turkey | Source

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are popular enough to deserve their own section. Memories of intensely sweet sweet potatoes topped with meringue take me back to my childhood. I never really liked them that way, so I grew up thinking that I didn't like sweet potatoes. When I discovered that I could eat a plain sweet potato with butter, I quickly learned that I actually liked the things. Why add sugar to something that is already sweet?

I know that many do like the sweetened concoction, however. I do always try whatever dish I come across that has sweet potatoes in it. Consider the options:

Sweet potato casserole (My sister-in-law makes one of these with pecans that is really good!)

Sweet potato fries (Just cut them up and put them in the oven, with or without skins.)

Baked sweet potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes (These are my choice as not too much is added to change the original flavor!)


A lovely dinner roll!
A lovely dinner roll! | Source

Bread, Rolls

If you're making stuffing or dressing, you may not even want to also serve bread. However, there's nothing wrong with having both stuffing and bread, just as there is nothing wrong with serving both stuffing and mashed potatoes.

You can certainly buy some of those tasty little brown and serve rolls from the grocery store. If you really want to impress, though, try your hand at some homemade dinner rolls. Freshly made bread with butter is a complement to any meal.


Vegetarian Options for Thanksgiving

If you'd like some vegetarian options, there are some great ones out there. What about a vegetable lasagna or a cashew carrot chili? That certainly sounds intriguing! A vegetable nut loaf or sweet potato pumpkin soup sure sounds heavenly, too. Try these great vegetarian recipes whether you're a vegetarian or just want some great meatless recipes!


Turkey Recipes for Anytime

Pumpkin Dishes and other Desserts

Dessert is an integral part of any Thanksgiving meal. Pumpkin is always a great choice. You can of course make the traditional pumpkin pie, but there are other creative pumpkin options that you can try.

How about pumpkin soup and cream cheese brownies? Don't these sound just heavenly? I would certainly give thanks for those delightful creations. You could also whip up some chocolate chip pumpkin muffins for dessert or even for an easy breakfast with coffee or milk.

Another muffin idea are apple pumpkin muffins. Try a couple of these recipes, and have more than one dessert from which guests can choose.


Cranberry sauce on the stove
Cranberry sauce on the stove | Source

Thanksgiving Poll

What is Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dish?

  • Turkey, of course!
  • Stuffing or Dressing
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Green Beans or Green Bean Casserole
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Sweet Potatoes or Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Rolls or Other Bread
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Other--Please share in comment section below!
See results without voting

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce, although a traditional side to a Thanksgiving meal, isn't popular with everyone. I wonder if the ones who don't like it, though, have tried homemade cranberry sauce. I grew up thinking that cranberry sauce came in a can, a jellied mold that had to be sliced (usually my job!). I liked, though, what the sweet, tangy flavor added to the meal. I especially liked how cranberry sauce tasted with dressing.

I fell in love with homemade cranberry sauce several years ago when I tried it at someone else's home on Thanksgiving. It's easy enough to make, too. Just buy a bag of whole cranberries and follow the instructions on the back. Voila! Homemade cranberry sauce is much better than the canned version. You owe it to yourself to try it if you haven't.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy selecting your side dishes for your Thanksgiving meal. There are many options from which to choose. Whatever you decide, have some fun in creating some delectable dishes!

If you're hosting, you might want to try this very helpful 7 day holiday food planning guide to get focused. It should certainly help you get ready for your holiday guests!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Vicki,

I have a frozen turkey and will probably get more while they are on sale during this time of the year. We may not have the traditional dinner on Thanksgiving such as you outlined in this hub but will have a good dinner none-the-less. My favorite kind of dressing starts out with Pepperidge Farms dried stuffing and then I add cooked wild rice, onions, celery and other things to it. Yummy! Also good with pork and chicken meals. I may have to break down and make a pumpkin pie sometime soon. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Voted up.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Nice. My mother made our cranberry sauce from scratch. So yummy! But I like the canned kind too.

For the last several years, I've gone out to a restaurant with family or friends for Thanksgiving. We had been gathering at one relative's house in Austin for the 'real thing' but she wearied of the duty, it seems.

It's been many years since I cooked the holiday meal. My eating nowadays is very simple and the thought of all that food is unnerving!

:-)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Always make my own cranberry sauce as it's so easy to make. Even though we've already had our Thanksgiving here I think I'll be making another Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate your Thanksgiving because I love turkey and all the trimmings.

Happy Thanksgiving Vicki!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Peggy--Great idea to buy more turkey! I usually do make one earlier in the year and make all kinds of stuff out of it. Yum--I bet Pepperidge Farms makes great stuffing! Yummy!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I can't stand sweet potatoes or cranberry sauce, but I could eat my weight in rolls and mashed potatoes with gravy....just sayin!

I'm just glad this hub wasn't about bras. I am very thankful. :)

Good job Vicki!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Candied yams and cranberry sauce, my favorites. I might consider your sweet potato fries this year, if the family allows it, which is doubtful. It's a yummy recipe!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Nellieanna--I do still like canned cranberry sauce, too. I love a homemade meal on Thanksgiving, but I can see how going to a restaurant would be more stress-free! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Celebrate again, Susan! LOL. Happy belated Thanksgiving to you, too! :-)


kelleyward 4 years ago

Hi Vicky! Thanks for adding a link to my sweet potato fries recipe! I love this hub. You've given me some new ideas for this year! Voted up and shared! Kelley


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

The best dishes for Thanksgiving... paper plates. :)) Sorry. Your idea are so good, their family members were part of my Thanksgiving. Thank you


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Bill-I see you as a meat and potatoes guy! And bread, and gravy! haha. I can't blame you, but I like all that other stuff, too.

No more bras. I do have a hub coming up about thongs--not the sandal kind. LOL. J/J. No worries. :-) Be thankful.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Well, Sunshine, sometimes people want those more traditional dishes. That's fine. I've made sweet potato fries, but the link I listed is to kelleyward, who dresses them up a bit! Happy Thanksgiving!


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crazyhorsesghost 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

Wonderful Hub here. I gave you a link back to here from my Hub you mentioned above. It's in the comment section. Great information here too. And very well done.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

I just gained ten pounds and won't be able to eat Thanksgiving dinner unless I lose it in the next week. Thanks VL! : ) Just one question: What time's lunch? Great job!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Yep, Victoria. Eating it our does save on the mess, big time! And even saves on all the leftover meals afterwards!

I've gone 'out' for Thanksgiving several times with my stepson and his wife. But last year and again this year I'm going with some friends, - an older couple, (yes, even older than I!). This time their daughter will join us to help with him. He's quite feeble and doesn't get to do many outings now, so it's a special treat for him to 'go out' and for her to have company to join them for the occasion. So there's a lot of spirit of thanksgiving in it.

It's been kind of funny, though. My stepson invited me each time, but too late, after I'd already accepted the other invitation! I couldn't presume that he would, so I was pleased to accept the invitation by my friends! Made me feel so popular! ;-)


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

wonderful hub for the holiday. I am working on a hub that covers a 7 day plan leading up to the holidays, I would like to add a link to your hub. It would benefit the food planning section. Thank you for sharing, hub well done.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Happy Thanksgiving to you also!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Yes, happy Thanksgiving to you too, and thanks for this encouragement to go ahead and make the homemade cranberry sauce. I think we might enjoy that, whereas I only buy it if others at the table will want it since we do not like it--canned that is.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Oooh, now I can't wait...all that good food. My daughter makes cranberry sauce, my daughter-in-law fancy yams and my specialty (among others) is the stuffing. I think I may write a hub about my stuffing after reading this great hub!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Lots of good ideas here. Going to friends and am making green beans ..healthy style. The traditions are always good such as stuffing, potatoes etc. Thanks for sharing all these ideas.


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rfmoran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

Yesss! Thanksgiving is the one time my mouth waters for traditional dishes, nothing too fancy. I would add to hour excellent suggestions turnips and Brussels sprouts.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

You're welcome, kelleyward! I thought he sweet potato fries would be another option for folks. Thanks for sharing!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Mhatter--Paper plates are a great idea! My stepmother always uses them! The heavy duty kind, though. LOL!


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GiblinGirl 4 years ago from New Jersey

So many recipes to choose from - not sure which one I'll try first!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

You did a great job covering the basics here! There are so many classic choices for Thanksgiving.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Wow you certainly know how to present an article and also so very interesting as always of course. Here's to another for my recipe book.Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Cool, crazyhorsesghost! You didn't have to do that, but thank you! You always have great recipes on here!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

rcrumple--You are too funny! LOL! :-) Go ahead and splurge; take the weight off after T-giving!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Nellieanna--That's cool that you are one popular lady! It would be sad to be alone on Thanksgiving!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

bridalletter--I'll have to look for your hub. Will it be finished soon? Thanks for the link!

Thanks, Sunshine! Wishing you and your family the best!


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

Yum! I am so ready for Thanksgiving! :)

The sweet potato casserole looks deeeelish!!

Voted up and shared.


AudraLeigh 4 years ago

You know, I am starving now!!! Thanks for describing such a mouth watering feast! Great job!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

RTalloni--I would be curious to see if your family likes the homemade cranberry sauce. Happy Thanksgiving!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

tillsontitan--I'd like to read your hub about your stuffing! I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving food, too! :-)


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sweetie1 4 years ago from India

Very tasty looking dishes. I am going to try one this sunday. voted up.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hey, Carol! I love, love stuffing and potatoes. Green beans, too! Yummy! Happy Thanksgiving!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

thanks, rfmoran! Turnips and brussels sprouts? Those are new to me for Thanksgiving but would work!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Giblin Girl--ALL OF THEM!!! LOL!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, random. I do appreciate that! :-) Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Eddy. You're so supportive. I really appreciate it. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I'm ready, too, Veronica! Yummy food. Nice to see you! Happy Thanksgiving to you!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Audra! It makes me hungry, too, reading all these comments. LOL. Happy Thanksgiving!


AudraLeigh 4 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving to you! ps...imagine if everyone at HP had TG dinner together!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

sweetie1--I hope you do! Let me know how it goes if you can!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Aw, yes, AudraLeigh! I'd love to meet and party with all you HP people!!!


AudraLeigh 4 years ago

:)))))))))))))))) Happy Hubgiving!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yay, Audra! Happy Hubgiving to you, too!!! Hey, where is Fairport?


AudraLeigh 4 years ago

Fairport is a suburb of Rochester, NY. I am located just south of it and near Lake Ontario. If you look at a map of NY State from Left to right...

Buffalo and Niagra Falls will be on the map on the left...

An hour to the right is Rochester/Fairport..

An hour or so later to the right id Syracuse..

Two hours to the right is Albany..

They line up and follow The Erie canal across

Thanks for asking :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Good job!!! This is really great.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Thanks, Victoria. It is sad to be alone for Thanksgiving or any holiday for enjoying friends and family. BTDT - fortunately, not many times but enough to be VERY thankful for great friends and family with whom to enjoy it! Hugs and I'm sure yours will be delightful & delicious!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Audra! Now I know! :-)


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

This hub is dripping with delicious. I can't wait to try these. NOM NOM NOM. I'll take some of the sweet potato casserole, the pumpkin goodies, the breads, the cranberry sauce, the green bean casserole. No, wait. I'll just eat this hub. ;)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, unknown spy! I'm glad you like it!


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Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I never tried making my own cranberry sauce and think it might be a good adventure for me this Thanksgiving. We like to add a little orange juice, orange zest and pecans. M-m-m-m can't wait for the big turkey day. I feel tryptophan coming on already!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Mmmmm. Your hub has my mouth watering. Instead of green bean casserole, I usually make fresh collard greens. I don't really like fixing them except during the Holidays, they take so much time. I'm still searching for the quintessential sweet potato dish. Now that I think about it, my Mom never found one that she liked a lot, either. Thanks for sharing your ideas.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Great Hub my little Lynn sister! I love making TG dinner. It's so relaxing for me and plus I'm a picker..hahaha I'm also a traditionalist when it comes to the holidays.. so the turkey with all the trimmings are made. I can thank my mom and grandmas for training me! ok.. NOW I'm hungry!

Love ya and your hub! You are simply MAHVELOUS! Thumbs up!


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

So glad I read this...almost forgot to put cranberry sauce on the holiday menu! Phew. Close call. Voted up and useful.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Great hub! You gave me some great ideas for a few new things to try. The family always has hubby smoke a brisket and a ham. I make the dressing,(from scratch with sage), and 2 of my Blueberry Banana Ice Box pies. One of my sister-in-laws will bring a fried turkey,(remember we are in Okla.) and other family members will fill in with mashed potatoes, green beans, pies, etc. I always took a can of cranberry sauce as no one brought any one year and I was very sad! I may have to try to make it from scratch this year. Love your hub! Voting up interesting and useful. :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Same to you, Nellieanna, with the Thanksgiving wishes!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

CC, I like that. Dripping with delicious! Happy Thanksgiving, girl!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Great recipe ideas. Cranberry sauce is awesome, thanks for sharing.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

You have touched on all my family's favorites. Great Hub, have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

You have listed all of my favorites here, Victoria. I am looking forward to the turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Just around the corner and we're there! Lovely hub post!


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

I just posted the 7 day plan hub, and it has the link to your nice hub now. I don't normally add any links, but I am so you can find it easily. http://hub.me/aesAj


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Your Cousins--Hope you have a great Thanksgiving meal and nap afterwards! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Cyndi10--Fresh collard greens sound great! Maybe sweet potatoes just aren't your thing! Whatever you have this Thanksgiving, enjoy it! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hey, Sis Lynn! Good to see you, girl. I pick at everything, too, when I cook. I like it when someone else cooks TG dinner so that I'm hungry by the time I eat. :-) I'm hungry for that kind of food. Yums. Thanks, girl!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Sinea Pies--Don't you dare forget the cranberry sauce! Happy Thanksgiving!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

sgbrown--Yum, I loved smoked meats Brisket! My stepdad sometimes smokes a turkey AND a chicken. It is so good! Sounds like you have a wonderful family meal. As I'm in northwest Arkansas, we aren't too far apart! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Vellur, I love cranberry sauce, too. I don't know why I don't make it all year long! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, rebecca! You have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

teaches, me, too! I'm looking forward to all those things you mentioned--my faves! Just don't forget the gravy!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Vee...Now I'm starving. All your sides are what I like...plus more. I would rather eat all the sides and no turkey, to be honest with you! I LOVE stuffing, squash, mashed potatoes & gravy....cranberry sauce......OMG....I'm so hungry...I need to get out of here!


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

I rather enjoy baking my corn on the cob. It is simple, I can make a bunch at a time, and it makes shucking super easy. All the silks just fall off.

You should try it... 30 - 40 min in the oven at 350. Keep them sealed in their husks until they are baked. No water or anything else. Nice and crisp. :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

bridalletter--I also linked yours. It could be very helpful in helping someone get organized for a big Thanksgiving meal! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Seriously, Effer, the sides are great! Yummy!!!!! :-)


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

I like all the side orders you mentioned here. The stuffing is the best part of the turkey. The sweet cranberries are delicious as well as the pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving Day..


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Moms-Secret--I love your tip on corn on the cob. I like it crisp. That sounds wonderful. I'll try to remember that. Thanks so much!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

lovedoctor--Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Ya know, I have never stuffed the turkey; I always make the dressing separate. I bet stuffing is so wonderful, too. I'll have to try that sometime!!!!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Thank you for this sweet review of turkey dinner! I also must have mashed potatoes and stuffing with turkey. I love homemade cranberry sauce and I make a sweet potato casserole with pecan topping. Yum! Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Thanks so much! Now my mind is racing with the possibilities. : )


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

vespawoolf--Thinking about all this makes me hungry, too! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

ChrisStyles--Mashed potatoes with corn sounds amazing. And gravy is always good! :-)


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Coming from a large family, we had all of these things on Thanksgiving, and mostly from our own garden or farm. Instead of turkey we had our own homegrown chickens. Our own homegrown potatoes, peas & carrots, and pumpkins for the pie.

We had cranberry relish instead of cranberry sauce. Everything you have listed here is so yummy. Yes, and stuffing AND mashed potatoes/gravy are a must! :)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Au fait--That all sounds wonderful! I grew up with my parents growing their own chickens, turkeys, and sometimes ducks! Veggies, too. Cranberry relish sounds good! Thanks for your comments.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Never read a hub like this on an empty stomach :)

What appetizing side dishes. And I simply love turkey gravy made straight from the drippings.

Guess who's making the turkey this year? Lisa Lynn! I Can smell that bird in the oven now.

Happy Thanksgiving Victoria dear. - Audrey


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

O yes...these are sides that we can find on our table many times throughout the year. For Sunday dinner when I was a little one, we had mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and rolls every time and we looked forward to it with excitement.

Most of the ones you shared will be on our table + a new addition---brussel sprouts with scalions and onions. Yum.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hi, Audrey! I'm getting hungry for some Thanksgiving food. Good for Lisa Lynn! Tell her hello from Victoria Lynn! Happy Thanksgiving!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

pstraubie!!! Good to see you. I've missed your angels. Here's to a happy Thanksgiving for all of us! :-)


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Bubblews Rayhan 2 years ago

niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Nice, Bubblews Rayhan? Very niceeeee? LOL!

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