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.
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