55 Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Will Pair Perfectly With the Turkey

Thanksgiving is filled with food, food, food, and more food, making the holiday the ideal time to try a new recipe. Sure, you've got traditional Thanksgiving recipes that are never to be messed with (Mom's pumpkin pie, for instance). But every now and then, we love the idea of pushing tradition aside and trying something unexpected. Sides are a great way to do that, because, let's be real, sometimes the boring old mashed potatoes could use an upgrade. From exciting salads to creamy soups and so much more, these recipes will be so good, they might make you forget about the turkey altogether! Ahead, take a look at the best out-of-the-box side-dish ideas to make your Thanksgiving one to remember.

- Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes

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