Whether it is an invitation to a family Thanksgiving celebration or a Friendsgiving potluck, it is always difficult to decide what to bring. Heaven forbid you bring the same thing as another guest and theirs is better. Or, suppose everyone brings a green bean casserole? Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Potlucks offers fifteen recipe suggestions that are sure to make your dish a one-of-a-kind standout. Some are unique, while others are a clever variation of a familiar holiday recipe. These Thanksgiving potluck ideas are all sure to elicit requests for a second helping.
With the holiday season just around the corner, it's that time again when everyone's scrambling for the best Thanksgiving side dishes to take to their upcoming potlucks. And, let's be real, Thanksgiving dinner is not just about the turkey. Those side dishes, my friends, are where some of the best things happen! Bust out your favorite Thanksgiving recipes and pick one or two of these and you cannot go wrong!
But, what's Thanksgiving without sweet potato casserole? It is one of my favorite side dishes. Oh, that velvety blend of sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and a hint of sour cream takes center stage. And I've got a twist for you: sprinkle a bit of Parmesan cheese on top for that extra cheesy goodness. It's one of my favorite recipes and for a good reason! Not to mention, it sits pretty well within the "frugal" category of our budget-friendly meals.
But wait, there's more! If you're strapped for time or oven space, why not try out some side dishes in a slow cooker? It's a lifesaver during the holiday season. I've recently tried a butternut squash and kale salad slow-cooked with a dash of olive oil, fresh herbs, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. It's divine and will definitely secure its place in your Thanksgiving menu.
And, folks, we can't forget the desserts. Pumpkin pie and apple pie have always been the stars of Thanksgiving desserts. But, if you're looking for something a tad bit different, how about a butternut squash pie? It's creamy, delightful, and perfect for the season. Plus, it's an easy recipe to whip up. Pro-tip: Pair it with a kale salad dressed in olive oil and fresh herbs for a balanced meal. The slight bitterness of the kale complements the sweetness of the pie beautifully.
As we all gather around our Thanksgiving tables this year, remember that while the main dish (hello, Thanksgiving turkey!) is essential, it's the side dishes that often steal the show. From the classics to some new twists, make sure you add some of these favorite recipes to your Thanksgiving potluck. And always, always save room for dessert!
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! And remember every dish, whether "cheap," "frugal," or a "splurge," is made with love and always tastes good. 😉 Until next time!