Planning a big Thanksgiving dinner? Here are a ton of cheap Thanksgiving side dishes to make for a crowd!
Thanksgiving is a big holiday for cooking and eating, obviously. It’s also all about togetherness and bringing people together.
So, it makes sense that you’d want to be welcoming and invite many people to your home.
But feeding that many people can get pricey, quickly.
It’s hard to balance that welcoming hospitality and a Thanksgiving budget. You don’t want to look like you are putting on a cheap Thanksgiving dinner – but you might want some cheap Thanksgiving food ideas to fill the tables!
Let’s talk about some fabulous easy cheap Thanksgiving side dishes that you can make to keep a crowd happy – on a budget!
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Cheap Thanksgiving side dishes
Cheap Thanksgiving side dishes
It's fun to host a big Thanksgiving - but that grocery bill can add up quickly. Here are a ton of cheap Thanksgiving side dish ideas!
Easy Skillet Southern Creamed Corn Recipe
This easy skillet southern creamed corn recipe is perfect for the holiday season or any night of the week. Here is how to make it.
Boursin Mashed Potatoes (Extra Creamy & Fluffy!)
Ultra creamy Boursin Mashed Potatoes infused with rich and flavorful garlic and herb creamy cheese. These mashed potatoes are buttery and fluffy like a cloud.
Creamy Green Bean Casserole - Little Sunny Kitchen
You can make a delicious, homemade green bean casserole using fresh ingredients and no cans for your holiday meal. It’s so much better made from scratch.
Southern Instant Pot Collard Greens
Perfectly tender Southern-style collard greens could not be faster when made in the Instant Pot! This recipe features lots of flavor and only needs 5 minutes of pressure cook time.
How To Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are one of the most requested holiday side dishes — but if you’re not sure how to make mashed sweet potatoes, this tutorial will help you create this classic dish.
Old Fashioned Yeast Rolls Recipe
These Old Fashioned Yeast Rolls Recipe are rich, fluffy, salty, a little sweet, and absolutely delicious. Between the heavy cream and the honey butter, these dinner rolls are full of moisture. So addicting and worth all of the work, I promise.
Homemade cranberry sauce is perfect served alongside your Thanksgiving turkey. Easy to make and perfect for making ahead of time!
Classic Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Vegetarian Stuffing Balls
These stuffing balls are cheap to make with old sandwich bread and so delicious. It’s perfect for a crowd because everyone gets their own individual ball!
The Best Cream Corn Casserole!
Jiffy corn casserole is sweet and savory with corn muffin mix, corn kernels and crushed crackers! A family favorite that even kids go crazy over and cheap to make for a crowd.
Thanksgiving Salad with Spinach
Thanksgiving Salad made with spinach, cranberries, crisp apples, and cinnamon, ready in 10 minutes. Super easy healthy side dish to serve during the holidays!
Green Beans and Potatoes
These Green Beans and Potatoes are easy, cheap and incredibly flavorful! This side dish is perfect for Thanksgiving.
Oven Roasted Green Beans Recipe
Learn how to make the most delicious oven roasted green beans with only 6 ingredients in 20 minutes. Baked green beans are an easy & healthy vegetable side dish perfect for the holidays.
Crispy Roasted Broccoli
Crispy Roasted Broccoli is an easy and delicious side dish that will go with all of your favourite main meals. Our favourite way to get more greens in our diet and lots of different ways to flavour it.
Twice Baked Potatoes
Four Bean Salad
This quick and easy four bean salad is simple and delicious. With a tangy vinaigrette it's perfect to feed a crowd for Thanks Giving or a pot luck. Tuck in!
Garlic Parmesan Knots
These Garlic Parmesan Knots are a delicious Thanksgiving side dish that are easy and inexpensive to make!
Apricot Glazed Carrots
Apricot Glazed Carrots are a perfect vegetarian side dish for almost any meal. They’re tender, sweet and make for a beautiful presentation.
Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
These Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions are the perfect side for Thanksgiving day. Serve as topping for your steaks, chicken, or mashed potatoes.
Best Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes are creamy and delicious. Just chop, season, and let your slow cooker do the rest! This recipe requires no stovetop boiling and can be kept warm for hours. Perfect to feed a crowd.
Amazingly Easy Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds!
Air fryer pumpkin seeds are a healthy treat and snack to serve on Thanksgiving Day. Kids love them and will tide everyone over while they're waiting for the main meal.
Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe
Loaded with lots of colourful root veggies and herbs, this roasted root vegetables recipe is easy to make and a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving meal.
Air fryer hasselback potatoes
Hasselback potatoes are great made in advance and then re-freshed in the air fryer right before serving:
Carrot Salad is a fresh and light raw veggie salad made with simple ingredients that's big on flavor. Plus, it comes together in only 5 minutes with just 3 ingredients!
Thanks for reading!