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Quick and Easy Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is a time for turkey, stuffing and quick and easy side dishes to serve along with them.

Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us.  Each year, I am amazed at how quickly the end of the year holidays roll around. 

The holidays mean lots of entertaining. This means searching for new dishes to try on friends and loved ones.

Having a list of delicious side dishes are one way to make sure that your holiday meal time entertaining are a big success.

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Looking for a great side dish recipe for your holiday table? Try one of these delicious recipes.

Jazz up Your meals with one of these Quick and Easy Side Dishes.

These sumptuous side dishes are easy to prepare but add so much to your holiday table.  Why not try one of two of them this year for a change?

green beans and mushroomsThis recipe for green beans and mushrooms is a switch from the traditional green bean casserole that seems to appear on every Thanksgiving table.  Get the recipe here.

Scalloped potatoes au gratin in a white casserole dish on a blue background.

Layers of potatoes, onions and cheese combine in this recipe for scalloped potatoes au gratin. It is one of the best side dishes in my arsenal!

Cooked buttery biscuits.

If your biscuits never turn out as you hope, be sure to check out my tips for making perfect biscuits every time. All your questions will be answered!

Roasted carrots and mushrooms

These roasted carrots and mushrooms are sweet, and super tasty. Roasting the vegetables adds an extra layer of flavor to the side dish.

bacon wrapped asparagus.Bacon wrapped asparagus can be served both as a side dish or an appetizer. It is really easy to make and so, so delicous!

Roasted Italian potatoes.Roasted Italian potatoes and onions makes a really great change from the traditional mashed potatoes.  See how to make them.

Roasted Root Vegetables with Maple cinnamonRoot vegetables are in season during the Thanksgiving holiday period and roasting them brings out their natural sweetness. This roasted root vegetable casserole has maple cinnamon to add a burst of extra sweetness.

eating some sweet potato fries

For a healthy take on french fries, try using sweet potatoes. They are easy to make if you follow my tips for perfectly crispy sweet potato fries.

Roasted Carrot saladAll festive tables need a great salad. This roasted carrot salad is served on a bed of mixed green and garnished with mixed nuts. Get the recipe.

Ziti pasta with mushrooms and asparagus.Pasta salads are very popular on a holiday table.  This ziti pasta salad has chopped asparagus and cooked mushrooms to give it a flavor boost.  See how to make it here.

Sauteed mushrooms recipe

These sauteed mushrooms with garlic and spinach are a great Whole30 base for eggs in the morning. They also pair well with any protein course

tomato mozzarella plate

This tomato mozzarella Caprese salad is easy to make, easy on the eyes and super tasty. It makes a luscious side dish or starter for any main course.

Garlic mashed potatoes

There is nothing quite like a bowl of fluffy mashed potatoes to add to any main meal.  See my tutorial for making perfect mashed potatoes every time.

These recipes are just a few things that add to your holiday table.  If you are still looking for inspiration, here are some more. 

Tomato Avocado and Almond Bake.   

Copycat Steakhouse creamed spinach.

Chopped Quinoa Salad with Apples.

Baked Blooming Onion.

Creamed Avocado and Lime Chilled Pasta.

Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit.

Potato Salad with Bacon.

Extra Crispy Fried Cauliflower.

Southern styled biscuits with maple sausage gravy.

Southern Potato Salad.

Twice Baked Potatoes.

Red Stuffed Bliss Potatoes.

Balsamic Roasted Potatoes. 

Parmesan Garlic Asparagus.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries.

Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower.

Fresh Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Basil.

Ranch Potato Salad Recipe.

Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Lime and Toasted Vinaigrette.

Crunchy Baked Asparagus Fries.

Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro.

Parmesan Spinach Quinoa Recipe.

Avocado salad with bell pepper and tomatoes.

Parmesan roasted Potatoes.

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Potatoes.

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers.

Butternut Squash Casserole.

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagne rolls.

Peach Caprese Salad.

Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole.

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