15 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Savory Dishes

Still didn’t have time to prepare for the Thanksgiving dinner? These 15 last-minute Thanksgiving savory dishes are easy enough recipes you can choose from for creating a last-minute dinner. You can find recipes like basic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, fall salads, easy stuffing, roasted turkey, macaroni and cheese or potato gratin, sweet potato dishes and dips that will certainly delight your guests. 

None of this recipes need day advance preparation and they can easily be put together just few hours before dinner. 

Waldorf Salad
Waldorf Salad
The Waldorf Salad is a fresh fall salad made with celery, apples, red grapes and walnuts, dressed up with mayonnaise and sour cream dressing, and served over a bed of fresh salad. It is very flavorful and makes a great side dish for lunch or dinner and a perfect choice for holiday tables.
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Mashed Potato Casserole
Mashed Potato Casserole
Among the accompaniments that you need at your Thanksgiving table are mashed potatoes, the ultimate comfort food. However, if you are looking to diversify this classic side dish, this casserole recipe is for you. The recipe combines mashed potatoes with fennel, a wonderful addition, which brings a subtle licorice and anise like, flavor to the casserole- so fitting for an autumn feast.
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Turkey Roulade with Cranberry and Spinach Stuffing
Turkey Roulade with Cranberry and Spinach Stuffing
Still not sure what to prepare for Thanksgiving this year? THis Turkey Roulade can be a great choice for your Thanksgiving dinner table whenever you don’t need a whole roasted turkey, especially if Thanksgiving is celebrated in family small gatherings.
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Candied Bacon
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Candied Bacon
If you are not a fan of the usual sweet potato and marshmallow casserole for Thanksgiving or if you just want to change things up, try slicing your sweet potatoes into rounds and roasting them in the oven for a simple, yet elegant side dish.
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Spinach and Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing
Spinach and Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing
Stuffing is one of the essential side dishes in the Thanksgiving meal. This version combines in the classic recipe, shiitake mushrooms, which impart an irresistible earthy, garlicky aroma rounded with umami notes and spinach ( a good excuse for incorporating more leafy veggies in a rich menu).
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Crispy Sliced Roasted Potatoes
Crispy Sliced Roasted Potatoes
These Crispy Sliced Roasted Potatoes are one of the best roasted potatoes you can ever make. Potatoes never look more beautiful than this and they taste as good as they look.
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Roasted turkey Breast Cut into Slices
Roasted Turkey Breast
Roasted Turkey Breast – really easy to prepare, 10 minutes to make the marinade, and once roasted you will have a wonderful looking roasted turkey, moist and flavorful.
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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
If you like having sweet potatoes to your Thanksgiving table but you want to bring a new way of serving them, try these twice baked stuffed potatoes and everybody will be delighted. Sweet and savory, with a soft and cheesy interior and a crispy shell, enriched with crispy bacon and toasted pecans, these potatoes are a crowd pleaser.
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Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce is a must have on Thanksgiving dinner as it is the perfect topping for turkey. It is very easy and quick to prepare with either frozen or fresh cranberries and can be easily made in advance.
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Skillet Cornbread
Skillet Cornbread
Spice things up at your Thanksgiving celebration with this jalapeño and sun-dried tomato cornbread. Studded with corn kernels and cheese, this corn bread turns out moist and fluffy and bursts with flavor.
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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
This Broccoli and cauliflower salad is a perfect choice among your other Thanksgiving side dishes. It can be made well in advance, travels easy and if you end up with leftovers (which is unlikely) it can easily be stored for a later meal.
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Potato Gratin (Potato Dauphinois)
Potato Gratin (Potato Dauphinois)
Potato Gratin consists of three layers of starchy potatoes, cream and cheese, flavored with onion, a hint of garlic and fresh thyme and topped with a crispy golden cheesy crust. It is one of the best side dishes and can be easily made in advance.
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Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese
There’s nothing not to love about macaroni and cheese. Baked creamy, cheesy macaroni with an amazing crispy panko topping are always a comforting dish perfect for lunch or dinner. A family favorite dish every time.
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For more festive recipes check our collection of Thanksgiving recipes.

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