When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, most would agree the turkey is the star of the table. But what about the trimmings? You know, the mashed potatoes, the sweet potato casserole, the stuffing, and the cranberry sauce. These dishes are all essential to Thanksgiving. But in a world where not all side dishes are created equal, which one truly reigns supreme? We’ve ranked the 10 most popular sides to make your choices easier this Thanksgiving.
Oh, corn. What does one do with you on Thanksgiving Day? Do you just throw a frozen bag in the microwave and call it a day? Should you turn it into corn pudding? With this dish dating back to the first Thanksgiving, it’s hard not to add it to your table on Thanksgiving.
- Glazed Carrots
This is a dish that’s hard to get excited about. Though glazed carrots do add a lovely sweetness and bright color to any plate.
- Brussels Sprouts
This vegetable may elicit groans and complaints from the younger set at Thanksgiving. But when perfectly roasted and doctored up with bacon and some maple syrup, these mini cabbages go from “I’ll pass” to “pass them here.”
- Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole emerged from the South to become a bona fide Thanksgiving classic. Though some may find this dish a little too sweet to be on a dinner plate, it’s hard to pass on a side with yummy marshmallows on top.
- Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole is salty and creamy and features those irresistible crispy little onions. There’s no way to go wrong with this traditional dish baked in your Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer from Buydig.com, and its popularity reflects that.
- Cranberry Sauce
Some love the jellied, canned cranberry sauce. Others prefer to make their own. No matter what cranberry sauce appears on your plate, this dish completely embodies the fall season. With its stunning deep red color and its perfect tartness, cranberry sauce is necessary to round out any Thanksgiving plate.
Now, you may find the roll to be one of the humbler offerings on Thanksgiving. What other dish will be able to soak up all that savory gravy that has spilled over from your turkey and mashed potatoes?
- Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese may not be what you would consider to be a classic Thanksgiving side dish. But for kids and people who don’t like fall foods, it’s an absolute must-have. Few things are more comforting than a gooey, creamy, and perfectly cheesy homemade mac and cheese created in your KitchenAid Polished Stainless Steel Cookware.
Stuffing is a Thanksgiving essential — no ifs, ands, or buts about it. It’s savory, perfectly crisp, and yet delightfully fluffy and moist. Sage, thyme, and other quintessential fall flavors are out in full force. Why isn’t stuffing eaten at every meal?
- Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes whipped up in your KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer from Buydig.com are a staple side for many families throughout the year, but Thanksgiving is really time for these creamy, fluffy piles of heaven to shine. The mashed potato is a beautiful binder for picking up the perfect forkful of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and corn. It’s the perfect vessel for holding gravy. It’s everything you ever needed and wanted. It’s the best side on Thanksgiving.
Whatever sides accompany your turkey this year, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!