There's Still Time to Try a New Side! 10 Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table

Last Updated November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving is just a few days away but there's still time to add a new, statement-making side dish to your repertoire. We think we've found a corn pudding recipe for the ages. Adapted from Sarah Leah Chase’s Nantucket Open House Cookbook, this is the dish that'll have friends and family asking for the recipe. Looking for a fresh idea you've never tried that still feels like a traditional Thanksgiving dish? Enter candied yams baked with marshmallows on top--a cross between candied yams and carrot soufflé--which is as all-American as it gets. Or if quick and simple is what you're looking for, there's a gratin from Edible Nashville that uses just a few ingredients and bakes in the oven for an hour. Here, we share 10 sides we predict will become the talk of your holiday table.

Corn Pudding

corn pudding recipe by Kate Manchester
This is hands down the favorite Thanksgiving side each year. My Aunt Rose brings this to every party she’s invited to year round, and she gets repeated requests for the recipe. It originally came...

Root Veggie Medley

root vegetable medley Thanksgiving side dish
The garlic, butter and maple syrup meld together to a rich sweetness without being a heavy side dish on the Thanksgiving table. Kali and Ben Lennon of Plough & Stone Farm Tables shared this family...

Carrot & Yam Soufflé

carrot and yam souffle
You often hear people say that there’s no such thing as American food, but that’s just not true. Candied yams, for instances, baked with marshmallows on top, is as American as it gets. I made this...

Salt-Roasted Beets

Salt-Roasted Red and Yellow beets on plate with green apple gremolata at Black Sheep
This colorful side dish, with Citrus-Herb Goat Cheese and Beet Top-Green Apple Gremolata, uses both roots and greens of the beet - what a delicious way to cut down on food waste!

Butternut Squash Gratin

This gratin is a delightfully simple side dish, using only a few ingredients and sixty minutes in a hot oven.

Sliced Brussels Sprouts Salad With Dill

brussel sprouts salad
Local’s Corner in San Francisco used to be one of our favorite Edible-writer hangouts. Sadly the restaurant closed this year, but we're...

Green Beans and Hazelnuts

Green Beans and Hazelnuts
Becky Hostetter, one of the chefs behind the Duos food truck that offers fresh, seasonal food to go, shares a recipe for green beans with hazelnuts that is rich and vegan-friendly. Hostetter and her...

Squash & Root Vegetable Casserole

Don’t you just love the color and variety of root vegetables? From a deep purple potato to the warm orange rutabaga, dark red or golden yellow beetroot, warm white celeriac and parsnip. It is...

Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

This three-ingredient recipe is quick and easy.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

garlic mashed potatoes
This easy dish makes delicious use of cauliflower's delicate, nutty taste. With just a handful of ingredients and a touch of elbow grease, you'll have a fragrant side dish that's a perfect companion...