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26 Easy Thanksgiving Sides That Still Taste Impressive

Low effort, high payoff.

It's not too early to start thinking about your Thanksgiving menu. 🦃

And that includes the best part: side dishes and snacks! We're big fans of easy recipes that still deliver on flavor, with bonus points if they don't take up prime oven space. Here are several favorites — including hands-off options for your slow cooker, Instant Pot, or Air Fryer.

1. Butternut Squash Soup

2. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

3. Microwave Garlic Mashed Potatoes

4. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

5. Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

6. Bacon Green Bean Twists

Bacon Green Bean Twists

7. Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

8. Biscuit Dough Garlic Knots

9. Garlic-Butter Roasted Carrots

10. Cranberry Apple Sangria

11. Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

12. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

13. Easiest 5-Ingredient Shortcut Stuffing

14. 1-Minute Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

15. Spinach & Apple Salad With Creamy Feta

16. Oven-Roasted Crash Hot Potatoes

17. Easy Winter Fruit Salad

18. 10-Minute Garlic Mushrooms

20. Green Beans Almondine

21. Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

22. Air Fryer Shrimp Cocktail

23. Sheet Pan Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

24. Crescent Roll Pumpkin Pie Twists

25. Easiest-Ever Mac 'n' Cheese

26. Reeses Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies