For hosts who love to feed family and friends, a crowd-pleasing spread that will surely simplify your menu planning and turn your Thanksgiving entertaining into a memorable day.

{ links to recipes and sources included under photos }


Wasabi and Green Onion Mashed Potatoes, via Bon Appétit magazine


Thanksgiving mashed potatoes


Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with gouda and pancetta, via Better Homes and Gardens | Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes, via How Sweet It Is | Yukon Gold & Fennel Purée with rosemary butter, via Bon Appétit magazine

Celery Root Purée with Toasted Hazelnut, via Bon Appétit magazine

Garlic & Sage Crispy Potatoes, via Donna Hay | Sweet Potato Wedges, via Vivien Veil | Herbed Pommes Anna, via Bon Appétit


sweet potatoes and yams,

candied, pureed, scalloped and more


Sweet Potato Purée with Marshmallow and Pecans, via Williams-Sonoma

Roasted Garlic and Potato Soufflé with Salsa Verde, via Donna Hay | Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes, via Lori Lange

Sweet Potatoes Anna with Prunes, via FOOD52

Vanilla-Scented Yams with maple marshmallow, Apple Maple Cinnamon Yams and Classic Candied Yams | via Claire Thomas

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Five-Spice Marshmallows, via The Bitten Word


Thanksgiving vegetables,

casseroles and gratins


Brussels Sprouts and Potato Gratin, via Café Johnsonia | Pumpkin Sage Polenta, via Liren Baker | Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese, via Jamie Oliver

Parsnip Gratin with Gruyere and Thyme, via Sylvia Fountaine

Roasted Carrots with Dill, via Civilized Caveman | Parsnips with Thyme, via Gerry Speirs | Chile Corn Pudding, via Martha Stewart

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Creamed Corn, via FoodieCrush Magazine

Creamed Collard Greens, via Bon Appétit magazine

Southern Green Bean Casserole, via Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha

Classic Green Bean Casserole, via HuffPost | Haricots-Verts Casserole with porcini and panko onion rings, via Atelier Christine

Ruby Port Cranberry Sauce, via Babble


Thanksgiving stuffing & dressing


Chestnut Stuffing, via Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha

Stuffing with Crawfish, Bacon & Collard Greens, via Bon Appétit | Mushroom, Sausage, Fruit & Nut Dressing, via Atelier Christine | Cornbread, Sausage & pecan Dressing and Spinach, Fennel & Sausage Stuffing with Brioche, via Bon Appétit magazine


macaroni & cheese,

rice pilafs and pasta


Jeweled Rice, via Bon Appétit magazine

Persian Jeweled Rice, via Anissa Helou and David Lebovitz

Mac ‘n’ Cheese, via Hannah Pemberton | Baked Mac & Cheese, via The Parsley Thief | Italian Mac & Cheese, via Raquel Lynn

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sausage and Kale, via Renee Zublic

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna, via Martha Stewart | Butternut Squash, Ricotta & Kale Cannelloni with lemon-sage butter sauce, via Marie Renello

Papas con Rajas (Sautéed Potatoes & Chiles) | Tomato Pudding | Kale & Sweet Potato Gratin | Sweet Noodle Kugel | Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms | Creamed Onion Gratin | Roasted Radishes | Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Crumble, via SAVEUR


This is PART FOUR of a week-long mini series.  Check out the remaining posts for complete thanksgiving menu planning ideas.

ONE: Starters, Small Bites + Salads | TWO: Breads + Rolls | THREE: Turkey, Ham, Lamb, Pork + Alternative Main Courses | FOUR: Side Dishes| FIVE: Pies, Tarts + Galettes | SIX: Desserts + Sweet Treats | SEVEN: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian + Gluten-Free


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