Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Find healthy Thanksgiving side dish recipes for sweet potatoes, cranberries, squash, stuffing, and more.

Staff Picks

Skinny Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
A very good and tasty alternative to mashed potatoes made without all the butter and cream! Garnish with chopped parsley or chives and a little bit of butter, if desired.

Rosemary Sweet Sweet Potatoes with Ginger

Rating: 4 stars 3
The balance of flavor in the rosemary herb, spice in the ginger, and touch of extra sweetness in the honey balances this dish out to accompany any other part of your meal.

Savory Roasted Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 170
Beets were my sworn enemy until I tried them like this, it's a great way to use root vegetables. I think the beets add a beautiful red color to the dish, but if it bothers you to serve pinkish vegetables, substitute parsnips, rutabaga, or any similar vegetable; be creative!

Butternut Squash with Grapes

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
Gourmet-style squash that's delicious and easy to make. This is a sweet dish that can also be spiced up with cinnamon.

Inspiration and Ideas

Tasty Low-Carb Sides
These Thanksgiving dishes are full of flavor but light on carbs.
Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
Rating: Unrated 1360
"Surprised how fabulous this dish was, since it was so easy!" – yankeefanz