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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes & Meal Prep Ideas

By Carrie Walco-Bowman

Thanksgiving is almost here! Don’t fret. We’ve gathered some effortless and quick recipes and meal prep ideas for Thanksgiving side dishes using MightyMeals’ à la carte and bulk items. They will save you valuable time that you can spend with friends and family around the Thanksgiving table (instead of in the kitchen).

Here are some of our favorite MightyMeals meal prep items to use for recipes and side dishes.



Ingredient Prep & Recipes for Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Green Beans

One pound of crisp, perfectly cooked green beans. A delicious side dish for any meal! Or, use as an ingredient in your favorite recipes, like green bean casserole for Thanksgiving or any holiday dinner.

Save 15 minutes by using them in this Cranberry Hazelnut Green Bean Salad recipe, from The Baltimore Sun.

White Jasmine Rice

Three cups of fluffy and fragrant Jasmine rice, the perfect complement to your meals throughout the week. It’s also a fast and easy meal prep ingredient so you can skip cooking rice for recipes.

Save 20-30 minutes by using it in this Charleston Rice Dressing recipe from The Washington Post, which would be perfect for Thanksgiving.

Roasted Cauliflower

Crisp yet tender, this three-cup portion of roasted cauliflower will be your new go-to healthy side dish.

Save 20 minutes by using it in this Mock Mashed Potatoes recipe from the Food Network.

Roasted Red Potatoes

One pound of redskin potatoes tossed with olive oil, garlic, parsley, rosemary, sage, salt and pepper, and roasted until slightly crispy and delicious!

Save 45 minutes by using them in this Loaded Baked Potato Casserole from the Food Network.

Brussels Sprouts

One pound of Brussels Sprouts, drizzled with olive oil and roasted to perfection. Perfect for meal prep!

Save 60 minutes by using them with MightyMeals Roasted Sweet Potatoes in this Maple Bacon Brussels & Sweet Potatoes recipe by Addie Claire Merletti, MS, RD, CSCS.

Heat & Eat Healthy, Prepared Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Want to skip the hassle of making Thanksgiving side dishes all together? Order them from MightyMeals and our chefs will make them fresh from scratch, just for you. Then, we’ll deliver them right to your door, so you can skip the crowded grocery stores.


Brown Rice
Three cups of tender brown rice. A healthy and delicious side dish or a quick and easy addition to your meal prep.
Sweet Potatoes
One pound of diced and roasted sweet potatoes. Perfect for meal prep or a quick and delicious side with any meal!
Sweet Potato / Brussels Sprouts Hash

Three cups of savory deliciousness! Diced sweet potatoes and shredded Brussels sprouts are doused in olive oil, salt & pepper, and roasted to caramelized perfection. This healthy and satisfying combo is the perfect addition to any meal, any time of day!


Find all of our bulk and à la carte items on our menu to help you save time when preparing your Thanksgiving meal and side dishes, and throughout the entire year.