Three Family Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I thought I would share three of our family’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipes: Cheesy Green Bean Casserole, Hashbrown Casserole and Sweet Potato Souffle. {Truth be told, I make some of these for Christmas, too.} I usually make two recipes of the hashbrowns and sweet potatoes so we have leftovers for the rest of the weekend. :)

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole


  • 4 cans green beans
  • 8 Tbs. processed cheese spread
  • 1 can French fried onions
  • 4 slices of American cheese

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Drain the beans and place half in an 8″ square casserole dish.

3. Dab on 4 Tbs. of cheese spread and top with 2 slices of American cheese.

4. Cover with half of the onions.

5. Repeat the first three steps to make a second layer.

6. Cover and bake approx. 35 minutes. Uncover for the last 5 minutes to crisp the onions.


Hashbrown Casserole


  • 1 large bag frozen hash browns
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 stick melted butter

 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine above ingredients in a large bowl.

3. Spread into casserole dish and bake for approx. 2 hours.


Sweet Potato Souffle


Potato Mixture

  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 3 c. mashed sweet potatoes (I’ve used both fresh and canned, but fresh is better.)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 2 eggs


  • 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/3 c. melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mash potatoes in large bowl. {Tip ~ To make fresh mashed sweet potatoes, microwave the potatoes until they’re soft, then process them in a food processor or use a smartstick.}

3. Add remaining potato mixture ingredients and mix well with mixer.

4. Spread mixture into large, greased casserole dish.

5. Combine the topping ingredients and crumble over top of potato mixture.

6. Bake for approx. 40 minutes.


If you’ve blogged about your favorite Thanksgiving recipes please feel free to leave your link in the comments below. Thanks!

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