Food·Posted on Nov 16, 201429 Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Will Make Turkey IrrelevantLet's focus on what really matters.by Rachel SandersBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Cornbread Dressing with Sausage and Fennel bonappetit.com If you use Jiffy instead of making your own cornbread, your secret will be safe with me. Get the recipe. 2. Parmesan-Crusted Butternut Squash Galette howsweeteats.com There's no reason to wait until after dinner for pie. Get the recipe. 3. Autumn Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette sproutedkitchen.com A beautiful mess of cauliflower, squash, beans, Brussels, pomegranate seeds over a pile of arugula. Get the recipe. 4. Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows buzzfeed.com These will be the runaway hit of your Friendsgiving feast. Get the recipe. 5. Thyme Roasted Parsnips & Apples Teri Lyn Fisher / spoonforkbacon.com Parsnips will probably always be underrated, but this might help their image problem a little. Get the recipe. 6. Collard Green Gratin bonappetit.com Everyone knows that greens are happiest when smothered in cheese and bread crumbs. Get the recipe. 7. Challah-Apple Stuffing buzzfeed.com Perfect if you're feeling nostalgic about Thanksgivukkah. Get the recipe. 8. Yam Pudding with Bacon & Cinnamon Streusel thekitchykitchen.com There's just something about officially calling it a PUDDING instead of a casserole that's Very Exciting. Get the recipe. 9. Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes lecremedelacrumb.com The more stuff you can make without using the stove or oven, the less crazy you'll feel. Get the recipe. 10. Rye, Kale, Mushroom & Pumpkin Seed Stuffing bonappetit.com This one makes an awesome vegetarian option if you use veggie stock instead of chicken. Get the recipe. 11. Potato & Celery Root Gratin with Leeks bonappetit.com A great use for the creepy, knobbly celeriac you got in your CSA last week. Get the recipe. 12. Shredded Brussels Sprout & Apple Salad loveandlemons.com Fresh and healthy, but sweet enough to get your attention. Get the recipe. 13. Mashed Root Vegetables with Bacon Vinaigrette bonappetit.com Adding bacon: it never hurts. Get the recipe. 14. Roasted Broccoli with Pickled Shallots and Peanuts bonappetit.com It's a broccoli party, and you're invited!!! Get the recipe. 15. Pretzel Parker House Rolls smittenkitchen.com These little guys look so cozy in there it's almost a shame to break up the family. Get the recipe. 16. Green Beans with Cremini Mushroom Sauce foodandwine.com The classy, from-scratch version of your favorite dump-and-mix casserole. Get the recipe. 17. Pretzel And Bacon Stuffing Molly Yeh / mynameisyeh.com Turning soft pretzels into stuffing (with bacon and mustard and beer!) is the kind of ingenuity this world needs more of. Get the recipe. 18. Brussels Sprouts & Hazelnut Gratin thesugarhit.com Basically what would happen if you made mac 'n' cheese with Brussels instead of pasta. Get the recipe. 19. Whipped Potatoes with Horseradish bonappetit.com Sassier than your average mash. Get the recipe. 20. Creamed Spinach & Parsnips food52.com Sounds like punishment, tastes like victory. Get the recipe. 21. Northern Spy's Kale Salad food52.com With cheddar, almonds, and delightful little chunks of roasted squash. Get the recipe. 22. Chipotle-Roasted Baby Carrots foodandwine.com If you find some pretty multicolored carrots at the farmers' market, this is a lovely thing to do with them. Get the recipe. 23. Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout & Apple Stuffing food52.com It's kind of like every side in one. Modern convenience! Get the recipe. 24. Heavenly Oatmeal-Molasses Rolls food52.com Would make a stellar gravy sponge. Get the recipe. 25. Roasted Cauliflower with Olives & Herbs Sylvie Shirazi / gourmandeinthekitchen.com So sophisticated. Get the recipe. 26. Baked Acorn Squash with Chestnuts, Apples & Leeks foodandwine.com This would also make a great main course for vegetarians. Get the recipe. 27. Simple Pumpkin Soup with Sesame & Garlic Kale Topping minimalistbaker.com Just because it's traditional doesn't mean it has to be boring. Get the recipe. 28. Creamless Creamed Corn with Mushrooms And Lemon foodandwine.com Pureeing part of the corn makes a creamy, dairy-free sauce. Get the recipe. 29. Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole buzzfeed.com Everything you know you want. Get the recipe. Want more amazing recipes? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Food newsletter and you'll get them in your inbox twice a week!