Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes: Green Bean Casserole, Corn Bread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole Most Popular Sides

Searching for easy recipes for popular Thanksgiving side dishes like corn bread dressing, green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole? Here are some quick and easy recipes to get you in and out of the kitchen quickly so you can spend time with your family and enjoy the holiday feast.

The day of giving thanks, eating and watching football is just hours away, so if you’re not going out to eat on the holiday, it’s time to start slicing, dicing and mixing so everything will be ready on Thursday.

While an oven-roasted or deep fried turkey is typically the star of the show, the side dishes (and desserts!) are always a big hit, with many families passing down age-old recipes for their best turkey dressing, marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole or that strange yet popular green bean casserole.

Can’t wait to eat green bean casserole on Thanksgiving? You’re not alone. The Campbell’s Soup Company introduced their famous side dish 59 years ago and it continues to be a most-requested holiday recipe almost six decades later.

Here’s a fun fact from Campbell’s that you can share at the holiday table if you run out of things to talk about: Every year, the popular soup company sells more than $20 million worth of one of the main ingredients in this classic casserole — cream of mushroom soup. Now that’s a lot of soup.

I’m going to bring green bean staple, made with real Campbell’s cream of heart attack soup.

— Jono Wells (@jonowells) November 22, 2014

Straight from Campbell’s Kitchen, find the recipe for their classic green bean casserole below. Feel free to doctor it up with your own seasonings or leave it as-is.

  • Ingredients: One can of Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, one-half cup milk, one teaspoon soy sauce, ground black pepper, four cups cooked cut green beans and one-and-one-third cups French’s French Fried Onions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and two-thirds cup of onions in a medium-sized casserole. Place the casserole in the oven for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbly. Stir the bean mixture and sprinkle with the remaining onions. Bake for an additional five minutes and serve.

Whether you call it corn bread dressing or stuffing, this side is always a hit. Cook it inside your turkey or by itself — either way it’s a must-have Thanksgiving side dish.

Food Network’s chefs always have some of the easiest and tastiest stuffing recipes, including Paula Deen’s Classic Southern Cornbread Stuffing. If you’re a bacon fan, try Emeril Lagasse’s Bacon and Green Onion Cornbread Dressing recipe. You can’t get more down-home than a recipe for the Neely’s — a great choice that’s easy to make is the Neely’s Cornbread Stuffing with Apples and Sausage.

What are you favorite Thanksgiving side dishes to make?

[Images: Campbell’s Kitchen, Food Network]