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10 Thanksgiving sides to impress the guests

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UGA chapter.

Cooking for a meal as big as Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting, but these recipes are simple to follow and will impress anyone who tries them! 

Brocolli cheddar casserole

I’m a huge fan of casseroles, and this one is by far my favorite. This casserole is just as easy as it is delicious, but don’t count on there being any leftovers!

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Green bean casserole

Here’s another classic casserole that is simple and tasty, and sure to impress anyone in the family. Prep is easy, so you can make it in advance and bake it later! 

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Pumpkin Spice Cornbread

With a fall twist to a classic side, this is sure to wow! This recipe uses a pre-packaged cornbread mix, so it’s easy and fairly cheap!

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Cheesy Corn Casserole

Another easy-to-prep casserole, with a classic fall veggie and LOTS of cheese! This recipe can be prepped 3 days in advance! 

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Yellow Squash Casserole

Yellow squash is an often overlooked veggie, but when prepared properly, it is delicious. This casserole is not only tasty, but the sliced yellow squash is pleasing to the eye and simple to make! 

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Pumpkin and Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Potatoes are great in any form, but these are extra tasty with a lot of cheese and some sweet spices from the pumpkin.

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Cinnamon Butter Baked Carrots

These carrots are simple, fresh, and tasty! Minimal effort is required to make these, but they still look super fancy! 

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Bacon Green Bean Bundles

These look restaurant-worthy but are still so simple to make! This is a great way to add classic green beans to the meal.

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Chive and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are essentials for the Thanksgiving table, but this recipe adds a small and tasty twist to mix things up a little! 

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Southern Macaroni and Cheese

Another classic that must be on the dinner table. This recipe will guarantee that everyone will be going back for seconds! 

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Though these recipes are great on their own, I encourage you to mix things up specific to your tastes! My family loves a good cheesy dish, so we add more cheese than what the recipe calls for for the Broccoli Cheddar Casserole! Explore and experiment and make the dish truly your own, which is the best way to impress anyone in attendance! 

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