30 Stovetop Thanksgiving Sides That Are Just Too Easy

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.

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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

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