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Side Dishes to Take to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Welcome back to The Southerly Blog! The weather is getting colder here in Maryland and Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. So, now is a great time to put the finishing touches on your menus and getting ready to prepare anything you can ahead of time. Whether you are cooking the whole meal or simply taking a side or dessert to your family gathering here in Towson, we’ve got some suggestions that will be sure to be a hit.Try one of these sides for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner unlike any other you’ve had before.

Recipe Suggestions for Thanksgiving Dinner Sides

Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing from Saveur

Everyone has opinions about their favorite Thanksgiving stuffing. Saveur seems to have gotten it right with this recipe. It has you using great ingredients, including ciabatta bread, sweet or hot breakfast sausage, parsley, rosemary, and sage, for a flavorful side everyone will love.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pecan Stuffing from Damn Delicious

No Thanksgiving is complete without stuffing. Sure, it takes four hours to cook, but getting everything together takes 15 minutes at the most! And the crockpot does all the work for you, giving you extra oven space. Enjoy eating the “best and easiest stuffing ever made right in the crockpot.”

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes from

Featuring Yukon Gold potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, and milk, these potatoes are nothing if not creamy. A bonus is they can be made several days ahead of time and then baked for Thanksgiving dinner.

Silky Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Betty Crocker

With just 15 minutes of prep time and 40 minutes total time spent, this recipes for garlic mashed potatoes is sure to be a hit. All you need is potatoes, garlic cloves, milk, butter, and salt and pepper.

Sweet Potato Souffle II  from

Mashed sweet potatoes are baked with a buttery pecan and coconut topping in this casserole to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.


Of course, we can’t forget dessert! Try these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites from Delish; they look incredible. You’ll need gingersnaps, graham crackers, cream cheese, white chocolate, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and coconut oil to throw them together.


What are your favorite sides for Thanksgiving dinner? Share your ideas and recipes with the rest of our apartment community in the comments. We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving, wherever you’re spending it  — be that right here at The Southerly, somewhere else in Towson, or if you leave Maryland altogether! Happy Thanksgiving!