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9 Thanksgiving Side Dishes With Bacon That Will Steal The Show

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Thanksgiving side dishes take center stage in this roundup of savory Thanksgiving recipes you can whip up, with bacon as the star ingredient!

RELATED: How to Plan Your Thanksgiving Dinner Menu + Fun Holiday Quiz

In this article:

  1. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Apple Cider Dressing
  2. Balsamic Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts
  3. Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Biscuits
  4. Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
  5. Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash
  6. Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon
  7. Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole
  8. Bacon and Caramelized Onion Mac ‘N’ Cheese
  9. Cheesy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Thanksgiving Side Dishes with Bacon You Can Cook

Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner with Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

When people think of Thanksgiving dinner, they immediately think of TURKEY. But, these bacon-packed easy Thanksgiving side dishes are in for a fight to take center stage and probably contend with the turkey in the flavor department.

In order words, these entries could very well be the best Thanksgiving side dishes and could steal the show, too. So if you’re planning to take on the Thanksgiving dinner by yourself, look no further and pick from these Thanksgiving side dishes, now!

Try them all out today, pick the side dish you love, and wow your family and guests with the dish on the big day!

1. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Apple Cider Dressing

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Image via The Noshery

Bacon makes breakfast, burgers, and even desserts better. So it’s pretty clear it will make your Thanksgiving side dishes better, too.

These roasted sweet potato wedges tossed with cranberries, pecan, parsley, and warm bacon, then drizzled with apple cider dressing, is pretty simple, but incredibly delicious.

2. Balsamic Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts

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Image via Sweet Pea Lifestyle

These are tangy and crunchy brussels sprouts smothered in a bacon-y brown sugar and balsamic vinegar glaze. Crispy, delightful, and your picky eaters will probably be “eating their vegetables“, this time around.

3. Bacon and Chive Sweet Potato Biscuits

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Image via Paleo MG

You will want this savory and filling sweet potato with bacon recipe on Thanksgiving and beyond. Add your favorite cheese for a flavor explosion.

4. Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

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Put the star (bacon, of course!) front and center. Make sure to blanch the green beans perfectly for a succulent, picture-perfect presentation on Thanksgiving.

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5. Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash

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Image via Paleo Running Momma

Butternut squash is a staple of warm and filling Thanksgiving meals. A dash of cinnamon in this dish makes the flavors pop!

RELATED: 21 Amazingly #Falltastic Thanksgiving Crafts For Adults

6. Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon

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Image via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

This a great side dish for a Thanksgiving dinner or about a zillion other meals, whatever the occasion. Corn is part of the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes and dinner menu, but take it a notch higher with this special side dish recipe.

7. Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole

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Image via Marla Meridith

Cream, cheese, and bacon are a glorious trifecta of delicious and filling Thanksgiving casseroles. Stop dreaming and drooling and satisfy your cravings with the recipe.

8. Bacon and Caramelized Onion Mac ‘N’ Cheese

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Last year I made bacon and caramelized onion mac ‘n’ cheese, and it was the first dish to disappear. Trust me, you want this in your life and on Thanksgiving when the weather turns awfully cold.

9. Cheesy Cauliflower Au Gratin

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Still looking for Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes you can pull off with bacon? Enjoy your side dish guilt-free with this cheesy cauliflower au gratin recipe.

Eating your vegetables has never been more gratifying for sure with this dish. Don’t sacrifice your diet but opt for healthy Thanksgiving side dishes instead.

Still not baconed out? Make bacon the ultimate guest of honor this Thanksgiving and serve a bacon-wrapped turkey. Learn how to smoke a bacon-wrapped turkey in this video from Robert Tellez:

There you have it, home cooks and DIY party planners! Easy and delicious Thanksgiving side dishes worthy of the Thanksgiving dinner spread.

Satisfy your guests with home-cooked dishes without hurting your budget because you cook them yourself. Enjoy preparing your Thanksgiving dinner!

Do you have any easy Thanksgiving dishes with bacon recipes of your own? Share it with everyone in the comment section below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 15, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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