A turkey dinner is best surrounded by ample side dishes. Here are 17 smoked turkey side dishes to try next time you have turkey!
1. Hot Honey Brussel Sprouts
Add a little kick to your smoked turkey meal! These Hot Honey Brussel Sprouts have an unexpected amount of heat. Plus, they are incredibly easy to make! Something you want when smoking a turkey and making multiple side dishes.
Recipe: Hot Honey Brussel Sprouts
2. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Jocelyn blew this side dish recipe out of the water! She leveled up your average scalloped potatoes without having to spend three hours cooking and a day hunting for ingredients.
Recipe: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
3. Garlic Herb Roasted Vegetables
This smoked turkey side dish is perfect! Nothing goes better with turkey then some delicious mixed veggies spiced with fresh herbs.
Get the recipe: Herb Roasted Vegetables
4. Smoked Stuffing
If you are smoking a turkey you made as well smoke your side dish, too! Instead of boxed stuffing you can take it to the next level by making it in a cast iron and using your smoker.
Get the recipe: Smoked Stuffing
5. Creamy Garlic Rice
Rice has a horrible reputation or being bland and have monotone flavor. Make rice interesting and make Katerina’s recipe from Easy Weeknight Recipes.
Get the recipe: Creamy Garlic Rice
6. Easy Ranch Carrots
Carrots can be boring. These carrots are anything but. By slicing them on an angle you easily make them more interesting. Then, these carrots have ranch seasoning. If you’re from the midwest, this is an immediate yes!
Get the recipe: Easy Ranch Carrots
7. Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
Erin from The Almond Eater has come up with an incredible smoked turkey side dish. Surprise your guests with this cauliflower bake. They will assume it is cheesy potatoes, then will be happily surprised it is cauliflower tasting just as good.
Get the recipe: Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
8. Cheesy Garlic Green Beans
Green beans make for an easy smoked turkey side dish. But, these have some cheese… so they’re even better!?
Get the recipe: Cheesy Garlic Green Beans
9. Zucchini Fritters with Mozzarella Cheese
These fritters can be made ahead of time then cooked right as your smoked turkey is about to be ready. The interesting textures, light flavor, finished with a slight crunch are all components that round out a delicious meal.
10. French Onion Potatoes
This recipe from South Your Mouth is a twist on the classic Lipton French Onion Potatoes by using a combination of french onion soup and dry onion soup mix.
Get the recipe: French Onion Potatoes
11. Cubed Sweet Potatoes in Air Fryer
These sweet potatoes are incredibly basic. They don’t require the spotlight, when the smoked turkey should be having it. Instead, they compliment the star!
12. Garlic Knots
Allison came up with this great 20 minute recipe! Why make a can of dough biscuits again when you can have these with just a few extra minutes of time!
Get the recipe: Garlic Knots
13. Air Fryer Parmesan Green Beans
These greens are extra crispy! If you enjoy a crunch as a smoked turkey side dish, this is the winner for you.
Recipe: Air Fryer Parmesan Green Beans
14. Creamy Southwestern Coleslaw
A tangy coleslaw gives a great balance to a main dish of smoked turkey.
Get the recipe: Creamy Southwestern Coleslaw
15. Honey Butter Sweet Potatoes
These Honey Butter Sweet Potatoes are surprisingly addicting. Be sure to make a double batch as your first portion will be gone before you prepare your plate!
Recipe: Honey Butter Sweet Potatoes
16. Broccoli Salad
Amanda from the Chunky Chef has created this delicious recipe that would pair perfectly as a smoked turkey side dish.
Get the recipe: Broccoli Salad
17. Garlic Bacon Broccoli Skillet
This side dish takes less than 30 minutes! A skillet full of flavors will be the perfect base for your smoked turkey.
Get the recipe: Garlic Bacon Broccoli Skillet
Smoked Turkey Leftovers?
Now that you’ve had your smoked turkey with some delicious side dishes, you’ll likely have some left over. Nobody likes to have the same exact meal for days on end, so I have a few ideas for you to repurpose your smoked turkey!
Smoked Turkey Shepards Pie
Shepards pie doesn’t get enough love! This is a meal all in one dish. Use your smoked turkey to make a turkey shepards pie!
Get the recipe: Smoked Turkey Shepards Pie
Peach and Goat Cheese Quesadilla
This Peach and Goat Cheese Quesadillas are mouthwatering on their own, but adding protein to them will turn them into a filling lunch or dinner.
Recipe: Peach and Goat Cheese Quesadilla
Avocado Grilled Cheese
Just like the Peach and Goat Cheese Quesadilla, you can add your leftover turkey to this Avocado Grilled Cheese to make it even more filling!
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Smoked Turkey Sliders
Get a whole new meal out of your smoked turkey by making sliders! These make leftovers fun again.
Get the recipe: Smoked Turkey Sliders
Crack Turkey Salad
Byron from Lord Byron’s Kitchen came up with this genius recipe. Repurpose your smoked turkey into a dish that provides new textures and flavors. This will allow you to use up any leftover smoked turkey without feeling like you’re having the same protein everyday.
Get the recipe: Crack Turkey Salad
Craving More Smoked Turkey Side Dishes?
If you make any of these Smoked Turkey Side Dishes be sure to leave a comment down below how it is! This helps others decide what will pair well with their smoked turkey as well.
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