We know you’re here because you agree: Thanksgiving side dishes are the best part of the meal! If you’re like us, then every year, you look forward to serving your tried-and-true Thanksgiving side dish recipes, as well as a few new ones to add to the mix.

When you’re on the search for fresh, healthy, and (most-of-all) delicious recipes to add to your Thanksgiving menu, look no further than these top-rated healthy Thanksgiving sides from The Real Food Dietitians. This collection of delicious and healthy Thanksgiving recipes includes salads, potatoes, veggies, stuffing, and more, each of which will make one of the most wonderful Thanksgiving side dishes to add to your table this year.

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Make this your easiest Thanksgiving yet with our done-for-you Thanksgiving menu. It includes 7 of our five-star winning recipes, including drink, appetizer, salad, side dishes, and dessert (just add the turkey)! Also, download a complete grocery list, helpful prep timeline, and printable menu cards. Thanksgiving has never been better!

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes You’ll Love To Make

Every Thanksgiving table needs something fresh, something roasted, something sweet, and something savory. We’ve assembled our best healthy Thanksgiving side dishes, including fresh salads, roasted veggies, and lots of potato options. Want to skip the decision making, then check out our Done-For-You Thanksgiving Menu featuring everything you need: recipes, grocery list, prep timeline, and even printable menu cards. Prefer to select your Thanksgiving sides a la carte? Then just scroll down through the drool-worthy choices.

Real-Food Holiday Side Dishes

This collection of 20 Thanksgiving side dishes makes it easy to choose exactly what you want to add to your table this year. All of these recipes:

are made from whole, real foods
include simple directions and photographs
are gluten free
many are also dairy free, egg free, grain free, vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, and/or Whole30 … or can be easily modified to fit those requirements
are made in portion sizes that are easily shareable
are made from delicious, easy-to-find, in-season ingredients

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes Everyone Will Love

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

These perfectly roasted Brussels with bacon will be the talk of your Thanksgiving table. The combination of perfectly roasted garlic Brussels sprouts, balsamic vinegar, crisp bacon, tart cranberries, toasted pecans, and melty feta cheese makes for one of the best Thanksgiving side dishes.

Dairy Free Paleo