In a recent article, we shared tips on how to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. But what’s a turkey without some delicious side dishes to help fill up the table? Up next, we’ll point you to three Thanksgiving side dish recipes that we guarantee will be a big hit come time for the year’s most anticipated meal.

1) Southern baked macaroni and cheese

This is one Thanksgiving side dish recipe grandma definitely needs. And, if you are grandma, well, you’ve come to the right place. Although not suitable for a healthy choice menu, Southern baked mac and cheese might be the tastiest side you could ever dream up. You’ll need a handful of eggs, some Cajun seasoning, and various kinds of shredded cheese – among other ingredients. And, of course, you can’t forget the macaroni itself. This is especially true when considering you need a whole pound of it! For a detailed recipe and baking instructions from the Food Network, click here.

2) Roasted garlic mashed potatoes

What’s a Thanksgiving spread without some mashed potatoes? In this case, though, we’re not talking about just any mashed potatoes. We’re talking about yummy-in-the-tummy, piping-hot, roasted garlic mashed potatoes. The only potential downside is that you might want to brush your teeth or at least pop a breath mint when you’re done. Here’s everything you need for this one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving side dish recipe – a specialty of Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman. However, before you even click on the link to the full recipe, just know you’re going to need a few heads of garlic and five pounds of russet or Yukon Gold potatoes. Also know that total cooking and prep time is around an hour and 45 minutes. Now, we’ll let The Pioneer Woman take it from here.

3) Southern-style buttermilk biscuits

If you need another Thanksgiving side dish recipe to round out your menu, this mouth-watering addition from chef Jenn Segal is a guaranteed winner. By following Segal’s recipe, you can bake her Southern-style buttermilk biscuits to such perfection that they’ll practically melt in your mouth. Key ingredients include buttermilk, chunks of butter, flour, baking soda, sugar and cornstarch. Total cooking time is less than half an hour, so don’t expect to wait too long for your delectable bread assortment. These biscuits might especially come in handy if your guests are hungry before you’ve fully prepared the meal. Serve up a biscuit or two to help tide everyone over until the turkey and other sides are ready for consumption.

Final thought

Have you finalized your Thanksgiving menu? If not, hopefully, these Thanksgiving side dish recipes will help you do just that. But more importantly, remember that whoever you’re with and whatever you’re eating on Thanksgiving, our Fairway of the Carolinas team is thankful for you. If you’re thinking about purchasing a home or just have questions about the homebuying process, contact us. The holidays are a great time to reflect on both how far you’ve come and where you would like to be. And it’s hard to think of anything more exciting than celebrating the holidays or beginning a new year in a place you can call your own.