We know: You never have enough oven space on Thanksgiving. And with the turkey taking up all that prime real estate, how are you supposed to cook all the other dishes for your feast? The answer: Skip the oven entirely, give those four burners some love and make them all on the stove. Here are 30 stovetop thanksgiving side dishes, none of which include the words roast, bake or broil.
30 Stovetop Thanksgiving Sides That Are Just Too Easy
1. Stovetop Mac And Cheese
Has there ever been a more appropriate time to serve mac and cheese to a crowd? (The answer is no.)
2. Maple Syrup And Mustard Brussels Sprouts
Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to one day (hello, work lunch).
3. Cacio E Pepe Cauliflower
Just like cauliflower mac and cheese, it’s creamy and cheesy—minus the extra carbs.
4. Brussels Sprouts Latkes
Who doesn't love crisp, golden-brown potato latkes?
5. Coconut Creamed Spinach
Contrary to popular belief, there is a way to make rich creamed spinach without cream.
6. Red-wine Cranberry Sauce
You don’t need to be 21 to enjoy it, but it does use a third of a bottle of red wine.
7. Easy 5-ingredient Corn Soup
If you have time to boil corn on the cob, you can make this easy five-ingredient corn soup.
8. Charred Broccoli With Sriracha Almond Butter Sauce
Our new favorite simple side? Charred broccoli with sriracha almond butter.
9. 20-minute Mashed Potatoes
Twenty minutes from start to finish. Need we say more?
10. Glazed Stovetop Carrots
Call us magicians, because we just turned carrots into candy.
11. Zesty Chargrilled Broccolini
We’re firm believers that just a few fresh ingredients can take a dish from boring to brilliant.
12. Cauliflower Steaks With Lemon-herb Sauce
An easy and delicious side dish, especially for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free guests.
13. Blistered Green Beans With Tomatoes, Walnuts And Squash
You eat veggies every day, but you’ve never had them like this before.
14. Kamut And Sour Cherry Meze
Kamut is an ancient grain with a sweet, nutty flavor and al dente texture. (Read: It’s a welcome addition to your usual Thanksgiving sides.)
15. Broccoli Rabe And Burrata With Lemon
An easy new side dish to add to your rotation. (You had us at burrata.)
16. Zucchini & Tomato Ragù
Give us a 20-minute side dish and we’ll make it for every gathering from now until forever.
17. Grilled Caprese Skewers
It’s melty, it’s the most fun to eat and, best of all, it’s ready in under an hour.
18. Curried Parsnip And Apple Soup
Apple pie, apple cider doughnuts… ’Tis the season for all things apple, and we’re definitely not complaining.
19. Brussels Sprouts With Crispy Pancetta
The aromatic topping does double-duty, bringing that extra crunch we crave.
20. Halloumi Nuggets With Marinara Dipping Sauce
They’re basically mozzarella sticks for adults. Need we say more?
21. Dijon Maple Green Beans With Caramelized Pecans, Bacon And Feta
Crispy. Crunchy. Guaranteed to be a holiday favorite.
22. Baby Blooming Onion Recipe
It’s no secret. We patronize certain steakhouses just to indulge in one specific, absolutely glorious appetizer.
23. Brie, Bacon And Basil Pasta
Why didn’t we start putting Brie in our pasta sooner?
24. Lemon Parmesan Green Beans
Simple yet satisfying. Plus, who doesn't love parmesan?
25. Crispy Goat Cheese Salad
If you're going to serve a salad, it better be topped with cheese.
26. Pumpkin Polenta
Instead of roasting and pureeing fresh pumpkin, use canned. (No one will even know you took a shortcut.)
27. Pommes Anna
Listen, not everyone is on team mashed. That’s what this crispy, gorgeous skillet of spuds is for.
28. Spicy Broccoli Sauté
There’s nothing wrong with roasted broccoli, but it’s good to switch up your sides (especially when there’s the potential for a blanket of crispy homemade breadcrumbs).
29. Maple-cinnamon Squash Agrodolce
OK, confession: This one isn’t made on the stovetop. But it’s made in an Instant Pot, which is even better.
30. 3-ingredient Fresh Cranberry Sauce
So simple, so delicious.