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3 EASY Thanksgiving Sides that Will Have You Saying YUM

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx

easy thanksgiving sides

One of the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner, at least for me, is all the delicious sides. Sure the turkey is always delicious but it’s the sides that do it for me. This year I’m adding a few new sides to our Thanksgiving spread in the form of a delicious cranberry butter perfect for spreading on those fresh, warm dinner rolls. A yummy Bacon & Sausage Stuffing ball recipe complete with a cranberry dipping sauce and for a sweeter note a yummy (and kid friendly) charcuterie board.

thanksgiving sides ingredients

I was introduced to some new to me brands and  some tasty favorites from my latest Thanksgiving themed BabbleBoxx. I knew they’d be perfect to create some delicious recipes for Thanksgiving and really, all year round. 

Who says we have to enjoy yummy dishes like this just at Thanksgiving.


As soon as I saw the Bridgford® Parkerhouse Style Rolls Dough I knew these rolls would pair perfectly with some homemade Cranberry Butter.

rolls and a cookbook on a table

Each bag of dough makes 24 rolls  so you can bake all at once for a large meal like Thanksgiving or just take out as many pieces as you need for a smaller meal. Just make sure to use the dough within 30 days of opening.

Parkerhouse Rolls are Non-GMO, contain no preservatives, and are made with pure cane sugar making them a delicious addition to any meal. 

cranberry butter and rolls

I paired them with my delicious Cranberry Butter and it was a match made in fall heaven. YUM! Cranberry butter is SO easy to make, just combine 3 sticks of butter with 1 cup of whole cranberry sauce, 3 tsp. ground cinnamon, 2 tbsp. honey and the juice of one orange. Combine in your stand mixer or hand mixer until smooth. Chill until ready to use.

cranberry butter and rolls on cutting board

You can find Bridgford® Parkerhouse Style Rolls in the freezer section of most major stores. PRINT OUT this coupon to save on your next purchase. 

Dessert Hummus Charcuterie Board

Since these savory sides needed something sweet, I put together a simple dessert hummus charcuterie board. I’m a tad bit hummus obsessed so naturally dessert hummus was going to be a sweet treat for me. 

dessert hummus charcuterie board

This charcuterie board was assembled using an assortment of crunchy cookies, sweet strawberries and other treats perfect for dipping or spreading the Tribe Dark Chocolate Hummus and Pumpkin Pie Hummus

The Tribe Dark Chocolate Hummus is made from a smooth blend of chickpeas and cocoa. It’s part healthy, part dessert and great as a dip with fruit like strawberries and these cookies and graham crackers. 

tribe hummus dark chocolate

And for another flavor combination the Tribe Pumpkin Pie Hummus, made with sweet pumpkin, cinnamon and other fall spices, is a true seasonal delight for fall. 

These better-for-you sweet snacks have only 6 grams of sugar per serving. So you can indulge without feeling guilty. 

The best thing about this dessert charcuterie board is you can totally customize with your favorite fruits and snacks.

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Bacon & Sausage Stuffing Balls

The star of these Bacon & Sausage Stuffing Balls is the BACON! I was sent The Bacon Lover gift pack from The Baconer and got cooking right away! 

bacon and sausage stuffing balls on a plate

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for anyone who likes—hell, LOVES—bacon, than look no further than The Bacon Lover bacon box from The Baconer!  

It’s a complete lineup of artisan bacon and includes 2 packs of Small Batch Bacon, 1 pack of XXL Bacon Steaks (super-sized strips cut at 1⁄2” thick), 1 package of Smoked Lardons (bite size bacon pieces) and 1 package of Ground Bacon (100% pure, unadulterated coarse-ground bacon).  Can you say YUM! 

The Baconer Gift Pack

The Baconer prioritizes exceptional quality and source their premium pork from small family farms where pigs are free to roam without farrowing or gestation crates.

They’re raised on a 100% vegetarian diet with no antibiotics or hormones and the animals are humanely treated in low stress environments.

Their expertise in curing produces handcrafted bacon that’s richly flavored, unfathomably tender and ready to ship to bacon lovers all over the United States. Use code NDBaconLover20 at to save 20% on your next order! (valid until 12/31)

close up of the bacon and sausage stuffing balls

These Bacon and Sausage Stuffing Balls are going into regular meal rotation around here. They were so, so yummy! Using the 4C Homestyle Parmesan Cheese and 4C Seasoned Breadcrumbs, and some yummy bacon from The Baconer, these babies were brought to life. 

4C Breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese on cutting board

4C is a brand I’ve used and loved for years and they were a natural fit for this recipe. The 4C Parmesan Cheese is 100% cheese. There’s no additives, preservatives or cellulose in there. Just good old fashioned parmesan cheese and that’s why I love it.

Same with the breadcrumbs. They’re freshly toasted and blended with a secret family recipes of herbs, spices and 100% pecorino Romano Cheese and they make a great base for so many recipes. 

You can learn more about 4C and their product line up HERE and keep reading for this recipe.

And if appetizers and delicious recipes are your thing, then you’re going to love the I Cook in Color: Bright Flavors from My Kitchen and Around the World by Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose cookbook. 

Full of recipes that focus on cross-cultural flavors, rainbows of vegetables, gem-toned desserts, and spice-forward twists this cookbook Asha Gomez, author of the cookbook My Two Souths, is a must for your kitchen!

This book would make a great gift for the foodie on your list this year, you can find it HERE.

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving sides?