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27 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. Gruyère and Parmesan Potato Stacks

2. Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

3. Simple Dinner Rolls

4. Butternut Squash Soup

5. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

6. Microwave Garlic Mashed Potatoes

7. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

8. Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

9. Bacon Green Bean Twists

Bacon Green Bean Twists

10. Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

11. Biscuit Dough Garlic Knots

12. Cranberry Apple Sangria

13. Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

14. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

15. Easiest 5-Ingredient Shortcut Stuffing

16. 1-Minute Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

17. Spinach & Apple Salad With Creamy Feta

18. Oven-Roasted Crash Hot Potatoes

19. Easy Winter Fruit Salad

20. 10-Minute Garlic Mushrooms

22. Green Beans Almondine

23. Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

24. Air Fryer Shrimp Cocktail

25. Sheet Pan Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

26. Crescent Roll Pumpkin Pie Twists

27. Easiest-Ever Mac 'n' Cheese