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35 best Thanksgiving side dishes for kids

Looking to get inspired for Thanksgiving with kids? 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
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Green salad
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Green beans
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • 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.

Here are some of my favorite kid friendly Thanksgiving sides!

35 easy thanksgiving side dishes for kids

Thanksgiving side dishes for kids

Looking for Thanksgiving menu inspiration?! Here are some fantastic recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes for kids!

Mac and cheese





Bread + Rolls

What are your favorite kid friendly side dishes for Thanksgiving?

Thanks for reading!

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