Looking to get inspired for Thanksgiving? Here are the best Thanksgiving side dishes for kids to mix up your menu this year!
Thanksgiving is a time to bring the family together for a big meal.
And don’t get me wrong, the meal is great. But, it can also be stressful to get that many dishes on the table.
Add kids or picky eaters to the mix and things get really complicated.
So, I’m excited to round up some fun Thanksgiving sides for kids to inspire your menu this year.
Thanksgiving Side Dishes for kids
There are lots of traditional and creative Thanksgiving sides.
The classics include:
Bread or rolls
Stuffing or dressing as my Granny calls it
Don’t forget the pumpkin pie, apple pie, or pecan pie – and vanilla ice cream!
Keep scrolling for a list of fabulous Thanksgiving side dish recipes!
Thanksgiving side dishes for picky eaters
With picky eaters, I have found that it is best to ask what they like. Some kids only eat fruit, others won’t touch it. I had a cousin request mac and cheese only, then find out it was the wrong kind of mac and cheese.
If you are attending a big family meal and your child is very picky – I highly suggest bringing them something they will eat and possibly supplementing if there’s anything they’d try. It will save a lot of drama and no chef will be offended.
The absolute best Baked Macaroni and Cheese is made with tender cooked elbow macaroni pasta in a luscious and creamy homemade cheese sauce. It’s so easy to make at home, everyone will love this comforting classic!
Looking for the perfect side dish to impress your guests? These roasted rainbow potatoes are crispy, beautiful, and infused with herby flavor. Plus, they will look incredible on your holiday table and blow away everyone!
These duchess sweet potatoes add a little pizzazz to your plate, but they are really simple to make. They would be a fun way to change up your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, but are delicious any time!
Loaded Smashed Potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and loaded with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, green onion and cilantro. These make an easy family meal or appetizer for game day or a party!
This Ruth Chris Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is a healthier version of the steakhouse classic. Creamy, light and delicious, this healthier sweet potato casserole is easy to make for Thanksgiving or whenever you are craving a delicious casserole bake! Made with no refined sugar and dairy free, you are going to love adding this to your favorite Thanksgiving recipes!
This easy Candied Sweet Potato Casserole recipe combines tender sliced sweet potatoes with a homemade candied sauce and pecans. Serve as a comforting Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish or enjoy during the week with your favorite meals during the cooler months!
These corn fritters use fresh, whole kernels, and a simple batter. These corn fritters are the perfect side dish for any meal. With a crispy exterior and soft interior, they’ll have you asking for more!