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35 Thanksgiving Sides To Pair With Your Turkey

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Looking for some Thanksgiving sides to serve this year? Gather ‘round for delicious Traeger side dish recipes that will elevate your holiday grilling game and your table this year. From our wood-fired roasted potatoes to soul-warming casseroles, we've got the ultimate line-up of Thanksgiving sides to pair with your Traegered turkey.

Potatoes on a Pellet Grill

Every hero needs a sidekick. Make sure your sides are as good as your main dish. With these potato recipes they’re guaranteed to be a contender:

Smoked Scalloped Potatoes


Indulge in smoky sophistication with Traeger's Smoked Scalloped Potatoes, where thinly sliced potatoes are layered with rich cream and cheese, then slow-cooked to perfection on your wood-fired grill.

Roasted New Potatoes


Delight your taste buds with our Roasted New Potatoes with Mustard, where new potatoes are roasted on your grill and then coated with a flavorful mustard dressing.

Smoked Mashed Potatoes


Smoked Mashed Potatoes are a creamy and smoky sensation, with potatoes smoked to perfection before being mashed to creamy excellence. Sprinkle the top with sliced green onions for extra texture and taste.

Rosemary and Thyme-Infused Mashed Potatoes


Experience the aromatic blend of herbs and wood-fired flavor with the rich Rosemary Mashed Potatoes, where traditional mashed potatoes are infused with the essence of rosemary on your grill.

Marshmallow Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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Transform the classic sweet potato with a tasty alternative. Meet the Marshmallow Hasselback Sweet Potatoes, where tender, smoky sweet potatoes are artfully sliced and adorned with a marshmallow topping for a sensational side dish.

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes


Not everything needs to be made the day-of for Thanksgiving. To lighten your load but still have a delicious potato side, try out this recipe made with herbs, garlic butter, and baby yellow potatoes.

Sauces & Gravy for Thanksgiving Sides


The spuds shouldn’t be the only ones getting sauced. Douse your Thanksgiving plate with these sauces and pour over flavor so good, you’ll want it on everything.

Stuffing Recipes

Whether you like your stuffing on the side or cooked directly in the turkey, your Thanksgiving feast will be incomplete without this delicious side. From sweet to savory, explore these stuffings.

Classic Sausage Stuffing


Dive into the heartwarming flavors of this Classic Sausage Stuffing, a timeless recipe that combines rustic bread, savory sausage, and aromatic herbs for a perfect Thanksgiving side. After smoking it over sweet cherry pellets for around 30 minutes, you’ll have an easy and delicious side that your friends and family won’t get enough of.

Thanksgiving Sausage Leek Stuffing

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Baked Cornbread, Bacon, And Pecan Stuffing


If you’re looking for a rich and savory stuffing option, pair your turkey with cornbread salty bacon, sage, rosemary, parsley, and toasted pecans.

Baked Sage & Sausage Stuffing

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Enjoy the comforting taste of Thanksgiving with this classic stuffing recipe. Infused with the earthy aroma of sage and combined with dried sweetened cranberries, your turkey will find its new favorite mate at the dinner table.

“My family has never been big into stuffing until I made this and now that is no longer the case. I initially made it because it looked good but also looked pretty quick and easy to prep. Now every Thanksgiving and Christmas I am in charge of stuffing. The recipe makes a lot which is good because it goes quickly.”

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Invite a bit of the South to your table with sweet and savory stuffing, where the smoky goodness of cornbread, sausage, and herbs come together to create a flavorful and unforgettable stuffing.

Traditional Stuffing


Vegetable Thanksgiving Sides

Butter Braised Green Beans


Butter and beans are always a good combination. For a fresh, yet wood-fired flavor, try out this delicious side recipe.

BBQ Baked Beans


Dive into a pot of these rich and delicious baked beans, where smoky and savory beans are cooked to perfection with a rich barbecue twist for a hearty side dish.

Roasted Parmesan Squash


Savor the delightful combination of roasted of this delicate roasted parmesan squash recipe, where the sweetness of the squash and the richness of Parmesan meld into a delicious combo.

Grilled Asparagus & Honey-Glazed Carrots


Satisfy your vegetable cravings with grilled asparagus and carrots; where crisp asparagus and tender carrots are roasted on the grill and then drizzled with a sweet and savory honey glaze.

Traeger Smoked Mushrooms


If you’re looking to add an earthy taste to your table, consider savory smoked mushrooms to make a subtle punch on your plate.

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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Experience a smoky and savory delight with Traeger's Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, where tender sprouts are infused with wood-fired flavor and crisp bacon for an irresistible side dish.


There’s nothing quite as comforting as a homemade casserole. For your Thanksgiving feast, it’s not a side dish you can go without.

Thanksgiving Smoked Green Bean Casserole


If you’re a lover of classic Thanksgiving sides, you can’t go wrong with a green bean casserole. Elevate this classic recipe by adding a wood-fired twist.

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole


Traeger's Sweet Potato Casserole is a smoky sensation, combining the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with a crunchy pecan topping for a delectable Thanksgiving side dish.

Bacon Green Bean Casserole

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This side is a favorite even amongst the pickiest of eaters. Made with green beans wrapped in smoky bacon this dish is baked to perfection in a creamy sauce.

Baked Venison Tater Tot Casserole


If you want to use up some of your meat from hunting season, consider this hearty and smoky Venison Tater Tot Casserole, a fusion of ground venison, tater tots, and cheesy goodness that's cooked to perfection on the grill.

Grits and Smoked Chorizo Casserole

Traeger's Grits Meat Casserole is a comfort food masterpiece, combining creamy grits with seasoned meat and a smoky touch for a satisfying wood-fired meal.

Smoked Mac & Triple Cheese


Bread and Rolls


By themselves or dipped into one of the many sides above, a Thanksgiving table is incomplete without a delicious, homemade roll or bread. While it may seem like a daunting task, it’s well worth the work. Read our guide on how to make the perfect bread for your Traeger, or dive into one of the recipes below for guidance and ideas.


As you plan your Thanksgiving feast, these tantalizing Traeger recipes offer a diverse array of delectable sides to complement your main course. From savory casseroles to smoky-grilled vegetables and innovative twists on classic dishes, incorporating these recipes into your celebration promises to make your holiday meal even more delicious and leave a lasting impression on your guests' taste buds. Happy grilling and even happier feasting.

Marshmallow Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

by Traeger Kitchen

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

1 Hr





Forego traditional Thanksgiving yams and dig in to these sticky, sweet roasted Hasselback spuds.

4 Largesweet potatoes, scrubbed
1/2 Cup(1 stick) unsalted butter, thinly sliced crosswise, plus 1 Tbsp, divided
1/2 Cupbrown sugar, plus more to taste
1/4 Teaspoonground nutmeg
To Tastekosher salt
1 Cupmini marshmallows or marshmallow fluff
  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 425°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

  • 2

    Place a sweet potato on a clean, flat surface and set the handles of 2 wooden spoons or 2 chopsticks along either long side of the potato. Thinly slice the sweet potato, leaving 1/4 inch of the bottom intact (the spoon handles will prevent you from slicing all the way through). Repeat with the remaining sweet potatoes. Transfer the potatoes to a baking pan.

  • 3

    Insert a thin slice of butter between each potato slice. Sprinkle the brown sugar, nutmeg, and salt over the tops.

  • 4

    Place the baking pan on the grill grates. Close the lid and bake until the sweet potatoes are tender and the tops look crispy, about 1 hour.

  • 5

    In a small saucepan, combine the mini marshmallows with the remaining tablespoon of butter. Cook on the stovetop over medium heat until the marshmallows are melted and creamy.

  • 6

    Dollop the marshmallow sauce on top of each potato. Sprinkle with more brown sugar.

  • 7

    Return the baking pan to the grill. Close the lid and cook until the marshmallow sauce has melted and the brown sugar has caramelized, 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!

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