Recipes – crockport, instant pot, Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, dairy free, gluten free
I chose the top 10 Thanksgiving side dishes by reviews – both in quantity and by how highly it was rated. Originally I was going to go with the most pinned, but that doesn’t always equal the BEST recipe.
1. Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving side dish staple. Usually it’s made with some type of cream soup and crunchy french onion toppings.
This particular green bean casserole recipe (with over 3k raving reviews) skips the cream soup, french style green beans, buttery round crackers rather than french onion.
“I am not too big on veggies, but I CRAVE this dish!!!” – Momma_s
“I quadrupled this recipe for an office potluck. I was hoping to bring some home, and I was close to not getting my wish. Everyone loved it.” – Veronica Rockett
“My family and I liked this recipe much better than the ones with cream of mushroom soup.” – Docswife
2. Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole
The creator of this Creamy Corn Casserole Recipe states this thanksgiving side dish is “a bit like a cross between corn soufflè and a slightly sweet corn pudding” – and reviewers agree.
With over 4 thousand rave reviews, this is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving table!
“I have been making this for a solid 5 years and has been a hit every time!” – MommyFromSeattle
“I’ve made this casserole for Thanksgiving the last two years. There is never a crumb left! Everyone loves it.” – IrishMaiden
3. Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
This sweet potato recipe is a fan favorite with 2 thousand reviews. What makes this Thanksgiving side dish a hit is the pecan topping!
“I made this for the first time this Thanksgiving based on all the positive reviews here, and my family loved it!” – MarcieJ
“I took a chance and added this untried recipe to my Thanksgiving menu and it was the star dish of the feast! Everyone raved and insisted on taking the recipe home.” -Paula W
4. Slower Cooker Mashed Potato
This is a beautifully simple recipe and my favorite aspect of it is that you can make it in the slower cooker. Put it together and set it aside while you work on the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner.
“YUM! Tasty but not overwhelming. It was so nice to be able to make these in the afternoon and load them into the crockpot to wait for my company to arrive later that evening.” -muttluvr76
5. Cranberry Sauce
With only three ingredients, this cranberry sauce is a simple recipe that deserves to make the top 10 Thanksgiving side dishes list!
“Okay, after nearly 31 years of cooking, my search for the “definitive” cranberry sauce recipe is over! This recipe is fantastic!!” – Lexi, Jack and Cookie
6. Sweet Dinner Rolls
These sweet dinner rolls are a huge hit with well over 2k reviews. It calls for a bread machine, however, many reviewers stated they didn’t use one and explained how they created this recipe without it. You can find them by reading the first few reviews.
“GREAT!!! 5++++ What more can I say. I have used this recipe many times and always turns out GREAT!!” – Tamblair
7. Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving dish! This stuffing recipe caught my eye, because it has over two thousand reviews, but I like that it’s a bit different than traditional stuffing.
I’ve been making this recipe for a few years now, and since I started, it’s demanded of me at every family get together. – Stephanie
8. Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
I love this recipe, because of it’s simplicity. Sometimes the best recipes only call for a handful of ingredients and this is one of those recipes.
“Not sure I’d roast butternut squash any other way after making this basic, non-fussy recipe. Winning recipes almost always begin with fresh ingredients and a little seasoning to enhance and complement. This is a winner. Easy to prepare, quick to roast, easy to serve and eat, pretty on the plate, and delicious.” – Naples 34102
9. Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic
Another fan favorite is the classic candied sweet potato dish, but without the marshmallow topping. The recipe creator boasts, “Once you taste this, you won’t ever go back to the marshmallow-topped variety!” – and over 1,000 raving reviews are in agreement.
“Now a tradition at our table!” – Janet G
“This is simply delicious!! I’ve made it MANY times when invited out for dinner, and every time I am asked for the recipe. I make it exactly as directed and it always turns out wonderfully. ” – KL
10. Chef John’s Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate Thanksgiving comfort food! Chef John’s version is loved by thousands.
“Oh boy! I finally found the best macaroni and cheese I have ever had.” – Michelle
There you have it! The top 10 Thanksgiving side dishes according to thousand of rave reviews from people around the country. What’s your favorite side dish for Thanksgiving?
This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through any of these links, I will receive a small compensation. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
The hardest part of any diet for me is my late night cravings. I always want something to sweet toward the end of the day, but when you’re dieting, chances are you don’t have anything healthy and sweet in your refrigerator. That’s why I’ve become obsessed with keto mug cakes. You can usually make them in under five minutes with only a handful of ingredients for a quick sweet snack.
The BEST Keto Sweetener
I’ve discussed this before, but I can’t stop talking about how much I love and recommend this sweetener for Keto dessert recipes! I’ve been on low-carb (& low sugar) diets before and I always struggled with still wanting something that tastes classically sweet. The usual alternative sweeteners just don’t cut it for me, unfortunately. I can’t seem to get past the aftertaste and I usually end up caving for a “real” dessert.
Swerve has been an absolute game changer for me though. I know this sounds silly (I mean, we’re talking about a sweetener), but the sweet tooth struggle is real. It truly tastes like actual sugar to me and defintely satisfies the sweet tooth cravings!
These are some of my favorite recipes right now. All these keto mug cakes are quick, easy and delicious!
I can’t tell you how much more I’m getting out of the ketogenic diet now that I’m implementing more slow cooker meals. Truthfully, I am not a meal prep mom. My life would be so much easier if I were, however! I have zero time at the end of the day to put together a meal for my family, let alone a keto dinner that the whole family will love.
Once I pulled out the slow cooker, it all started to become a lot easier. It’s so simple to throw everything into my crockpot in the morning and have it be ready by the time dinner rolls around. You can even prep and freeze these meals in batches. Simply thaw one out the night before and throw it in the slow cooker in the morning.
Since my son was born, I’ve been trying to balance taking care of two little ones throughout the day. It has been quite the transition to be honest and making dinner at the end of the day has been incredibly difficult (I’m exhausted!). I’ve been utilizing my slow cooker a lot more and I’ve fallen back in love with it! It’s so easy to throw ingredients in the crockpot in the morning and just forget about it until dinnertime!