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Ultimate Thanksgiving sides: Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and more

Sure, turkey is great, but when it comes right down to it, isn't Thanksgiving all about the sides? Here are dozens of ideas to please everyone at your table — vegan to bacon-lover, traditionalist to thrill seeker. Mashed potatoes: Make them in the slow-cooker, bake them ahead or smash them with buttermilk and bacon — you've gotta have your mashed spuds for Thanksgiving. Green beans: Try one
Green bean casserole and mashed potatoes: Thanksgiving sides
Tessa Arias, Dara Michalski

Sure, turkey is great, but when it comes right down to it, isn't Thanksgiving all about the sides? Here are dozens of ideas to please everyone at your table — vegan to bacon-lover, traditionalist to thrill seeker. 

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Mashed potatoes: Make them in the slow-cooker, bake them ahead or smash them with buttermilk and bacon — you've gotta have your mashed spuds for Thanksgiving. 

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Green beans: Try one of these takes on green beans, from classic green bean casserole to a vegan version.

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Sweet potatoes: From a marshmallow topped casserole to a spicy curried soup, here are five sweet potato recipes to suit a variety of tastes. 

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Stuffing: Go traditional, serve it in phyllo cups or craft it from quinoa! 

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Unexpected sides: Expand your horizons with fresh salads, roasted vegetables and more fresh ideas for your table. 

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Gluten-free sides: No wheat? No problem. Check out these gluten-free recipes for corn pudding, green bean casserole and more. 

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Cranberry sauce: Okay, so it's more of a condiment than a side, but what would your turkey be without some cranberries to cozy up to?