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Updated: May 16

Ease your mind thinking of what to serve for the holiday feast. Get these best side dish recipes that will make Thanksgiving out of the ordinary!

Thanksgiving dinner

It’s kind of challenging to think about what food to prepare on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a holiday that almost feels like Christmas. And as part of its tradition, it is on Thanksgiving day that people gather for a feast with their loved ones, acquaintances, or work colleagues. Apart from celebrating the fruits of hard work and good things that have happened in our lives, it’s also a day where we cozy up and participate in gleeful activities. But due to the pandemic, we are breaking yet again a few Thanksgiving traditions this year. As the Centers for Disease Prevention recommends, everyone should instead get involved in a virtual Thanksgiving to maximize everyone’s protection from the coronavirus and possibly spread it to others. But sure enough, you will celebrate Thanksgiving with your family at home.

Child eating turkey

Keep Calm and Gobble On

If you’re the type who likes to own the kitchen and unleash your inner Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsey, Marco Pierre, or Martha Stewart persona, then this should excite you for the upcoming Thanksgiving. Well, even if you’re just someone who loves smelling the aroma from the dishes and those lovely chaotic sizzles happening on the pan, you would want to request these Thanksgiving side dishes for this year's celebration.

Say goodbye to canned goods, and hello to this healthy Thanksgiving relish. Catching up on crunch time is no fun until you get your hands on making this side dish with the fewest but freshest ingredients in under thirty minutes. It's amazing with any other dish on the mantle!

Cranberry Orange Relish

As you celebrate giving thanks for so many things, include this Thanksgiving symbol in your menu to liven up your feast table. This might even become one of the family's staple Thanksgiving side dishes every year.

Buttermilk Cornbread

In every Thanksgiving feast, two things remain constant: turkey and sweet potato. To get everything together in one bowl, this dynamite recipe was whipped. Plus, it's got couscous which makes it healthy and classy!

Sweet Potato and Turkey Couscous

Some texture for this year's Thanksgiving. This salad is packed with dried apricots, pickled onions, arugula, and olives making it a star on the table among other Thanksgiving dishes.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Nothing screams Thanksgiving (or fall) more than roasted pears as a side dish. It has a beautiful infusion of sweetness and savory that will keep your palate alive.

Roasted Pears

If your Thanksgiving menu is missing out on something creamy and rich, you just got your best option. This side dish is all about a handful of fresh and interesting ingredients that elevates your love for greens and cheese!

Spinach Gratin

What a nice contradiction of colors in this one! Make this tender and totally cheesy acorn squash for your Thanksgiving celebration, and notice how everyone would love it. Plus, it’s super quick to prepare!

Parmesan Herb-Roasted Acorn Squash

If you’re crazy about pasta, this one’s for you. It’s a Thanksgiving twist of the popular Mexican food that is a must-have on every Thanksgiving table. Cooking this won’t even take much of your time. In under 30 minutes, everyone would want to have it on their Thanksgiving plate.

Chicken Taco Pasta

Honestly, any dish with bacon is a sure hit! These babies are perfect to pair with other Thanksgiving dishes for their sweet and tart flavors. And they’re wrapped and dipped in ranch dressing? Superb for the Thanksgiving feast!

Bacon-Wrapped Pickles

A-Maize-Ing Activities for Thanksgiving

Did you know you can take your Thanksgiving up a notch by keeping everyone engaged in an extraordinary activity on Thanksgiving? Here at Kits by Food Craft, we aim to share promising virtual experiences you can do for your Thanksgiving Day celebration with your family, friends, or colleagues. If you prefer, you can gift your loved ones DIY kits to show them you care and that you're grateful for them. Take a glimpse at three of our unique classes that you can join as you celebrate Thanksgiving.

Cookies are always a star on every occasion, especially during the holiday season. This Thanksgiving, get everyone busy decorating freshly-baked cookies guided by our professional instructor to produce these super easy, yet fun and cool holiday-themed goodies!

Decorated Edible cookies

After all that Thanksgiving feast of scrumptious recipes, you certainly need something to cleanse your palate. And what better way to do that than create the arguably most-loved drinks of all time, Bubble Tea. Adults and kids in the Thanksgiving celebration will love making our boba and tea drink recipes. This also comes in a DIY kit that includes all of your insanely good bubble tea and fruit tea faves!

Assorted Bubble Tea Kit

The recipes we have listed above and your recipes are what make the Thanksgiving celebration special. But there’s something you can do to make them a lot more interesting: learning how to create our hot sauce making to pair with some of your menus that will keep everyone wanting more and sending your friends and colleagues a DIY package of this that they can make at home so they won't miss the fun. They are best to dip in your protein, appetizers, and more!

Three Hot Sauce


Celebrating Thanksgiving has got to be one of the best holidays every year. It’s the best time to get along with your family, friends, and colleagues after months of focusing on your work. Tasty Thanksgiving dishes make the Thanksgiving one for the books. And there’s even more reason to make it unforgettable by joining a class that lets you and your family engage very well by experiencing new learnings. Kits by Food Craft, a multi-cultural and women-owned business, is the place where you can get the best of your holiday ideals!

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