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Do you need an amazing side dish for that family dinner or that holiday meal you’re planning? I’ve got 40 Side Dishes to help make your Menu Planning easier now and for the holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Do you struggle with meal planning for your family on a day to day basis? Do you run out of ideas every week?

I know  my family is so picky that I make the same meals over and over. But, with this list of 40 side dishes I will have a lot more choices for created my weekly menu plans. I’m using my affiliate links and making a purchase by clicking through them may earn me a few cents but at no extra cost to you.

Below you will find an amazing list of 40 side dishes to help you plan your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday menu as well as your family’s weekly menu plan.

40 Side Dishes to Make Menu Planning Easier

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1. Glazed Sweet Potato Coins Recipe

2. Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

3. Slow Cooker Creamy Red Potato And Cauliflower Mash


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4. Simple Roasted Potatoes

5. Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

6. Whole 30 Hearty Brazilian Potatoes In The Instant Pot

7. Traditional Green Bean Casserole

8. Classic Mashed Potatoes

9. Fall Salad with Maple Candied Pecans, Bacon, Apples, and Shaved Brussels Sprouts

10. Cornbread Stuffing

40 Side Dishes to Make Holiday Menu Planning Easy

11. Perfect Baked Pineapple Casserole

12. Cinnamon Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes

13. Broccoli-Rice Casserole

14. Homemade Cornbread Muffins

15. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Bacon, and Maple


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16. Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

17. Homemade Orange Cider Cranberry Sauce

18. Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing Cups

19. Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto

20. Southern Style Green Beans

40 Side Dishes to Make Meal Planning Easy

40 Side Dishes to Make Meal Planning Easy

21. Sugar Free Low Carb Cranberry Sauce (Paleo/Gluten Free)

22. Tomato Chili Garlic Chutney

23. How To Make The Perfect Roasted Brussel Sprouts

24. Creamed Peas and Pearl Onions

25. Easy Buttery Yeast Rolls


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26. Butternut Squash Basmati Rice

27. Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

28. Gluten Free Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

29. Creamy Broccoli Casserole

30. Powerhouse Quinoa Salad

31. Sweet Potato And Candied Pecans Bruschetta

32. Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins

33. Homemade Cranberry Sauce

34. Ricotta Herb Mashed Potatoes

35. Cranberry Orange Sauce

40 Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

36. Greek-Style Boiled Potatoes

37. Paleo Inspired Honey Glazed Carrots In The Slow Cooker

38. Easy Roasted Veggies

39. Roasted Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

40. Roasted Butternut Squash

I hope these 40 side dishes stirred up some motivation and inspired you to plan our your holiday menu plan or to find some new meal ideas to try on your family. Hopefully you’re a little more excited about fixing those daily meals. I know it gets old to feed a picky family.

Let me know if you have a favorite side dish. I’d love to see your comments!


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