Here’s a lineup of my favorite Thanksgiving sides that I thought I’d round up for you in one post.

I realize that right now there are thousands of recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes for you to choose from, and though it’s great to have so many choices, it can be overwhelming. So I decided to focus on the leftovers you’re likely to have.

Here are 10 new dishes. made from 6 of the most popular Thanksgiving sides: potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, wild rice, and of course, the turkey.

Choose what you have leftover. Let my recipes inspire you and know that you can trust them to be delicious. I myself will be making my sausage and fennel stuffing...lots of it because everyone wants leftovers. The rest of the meal will be a communal effort at my brother’s house where we’ll all help cook or bring something to the meal. It’s such fun!

The day after, I’m planning to make my sweet potato soup with sauteed leeks so we’ll have something new while we enjoy the leftovers.


Just one of the possibilities for putting delicious scalloped potatoes to wonderful use.

Scalloped Potatoes



Make the leftovers into this oh so satisfying soup. Or start from scratch for something creamy good to go with those leftovers. it’s easy and so very worth it!

 Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Leeks



Or if you have roasted or mashed butternut squash. Try this!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Sauteed Apples

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup copy

And of course, there’s always leftover turkey and there’s a soup for that!

Turkey Soup with Spinach


And in the event you bought too many sweet potatoes and don’t feel like making soup…try this!

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans


And  my favorite thing to do with leftover wild rice.

Wild Rice Cakes


Another favorite!

Sweet Potato Cakes


And if you’re craving a salad after the heavy eating…here’s a few possibilities.

Sunshine Salad

sunshine salad

The Green Bean Salad


And my latest…


Happy Thanksgiving and happy cooking my friends!

Please do share in the comments below if you do make any of these dishes or if you have any questions. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time…


  1. Sandra November 25, 2015 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Very nice, Silvia! Wonderful suggestions. Looks delicious.

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