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5 Thanksgiving Sides That Bring the Magic

Check out our Thanksgiving side dish recipes for wow-worthy takes on all your favorites: Brussels sprouts, green beans, mac and cheese, and more.

If you’ve spent more time than ever in your kitchen this year, you’re not alone. Whether it’s scratch-made bread or whole roasted chicken, those ambitious cooking projects are about to pay off. This Thanksgiving, put your newfound skills to the test by going bold on the side dishes. Check out the brightest, most vibrant recipes to fill your feast with extra magic this year.

Pro tip: Most of our side dish recipes serve eight, but they can be easily halved for smaller groups.

Harissa Roasted Carrots

This stunning side of multicolored roasted carrots gets big appeal from toasted spices and a hint of spicy harissa sauce. Serve with a dollop of tangy Greek yogurt to add cooling creaminess and balance.

Get the recipe: Harissa Roasted Carrots

Garlicky Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo

Brussels sprouts are flash sautéed until golden brown and crispy, then we add crunchy toasted hazelnuts, colorful coins of Spanish chorizo and a drizzle of maple vinaigrette on top.

Get the recipe: Garlicky Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo

Blistered Green Beans with Shishito Peppers and Maitake Mushrooms

This innovative take on classic green bean casserole stars big, unexpected flavors. Haricots verts get the royal treatment with meaty-tasting maitake mushrooms, shishitos, red chiles and a drizzle of miso dressing.

Get the recipe: Blistered Green Beans with Shishito Peppers and Maitake Mushrooms

Roasted Squash with Harvest Chimichurri

Sweet, creamy delicata squash becomes even more delicious with the crown jewel of garnishes: chimichurri sauce. It’s herby, garlicky and the perfect complement to the richness of the squash. Trust us — this is one dish you’ll want to make year after year.

Get the recipe: Roasted Squash with Harvest Chimichurri

Squash Mac and Cheese

This grown up mac and cheese is the cheesy, soul-soothing side that every Thanksgiving meal needs right now. Butternut squash purée pairs up with garlic, fresh sage, and gooey cheddar and Gruyère cheeses for a vibrant upgrade to this classic side dish.

Get the recipe: Squash Mac and Cheese

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Not planning to make your sides this year? Just leave it us — we have all the classics plus elevated takes to round out your meal. You can reserve sides à la carte or as a package online, then schedule a time for easy pickup in-store.

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