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Our Top 10 Seafood Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is unquestionably a “food” holiday. While the big bird takes the stage on many tables, let’s make seafood the star of the side dishes this year! Seafood pairs extremely well with Thanksgiving sides like green beans, potatoes, Brussels sprouts and rice.

Start Thursday the 22nd with one of our very favorite traditions: a breakfast casserole paired with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We are currently loving fANNEtastic Food’s Smoked Salmon & Vegetable Egg Casserole. It’s easy to throw together and it won’t feel too heavy ahead of the big afternoon meal. It’s also a great way to use up any extra veggies you may have after preparing your other side dishes.

When it comes to sides for the main event, we recommend A Well-Seasoned Life’s Shrimp and Grits Dressing. It takes everything we love about shrimp and grits and combines it with dressing, for a dish we’re sure will be a new favorite in your spread for many Thanksgivings to come.

If you’re looking for a lighter side dish option, you can’t beat Magnolia Days’ Grilled Salmon Salad. Not only is it loaded with veggies and topped with the most-delectable citrusy wine dressing, it can be made in advance, which is always a plus around this time of year.

Be sure to check out all of our seafood side selections below. We hope you enjoy!

Shrimp and Grits Dressing

A coastal classic plus a Thanksgiving favorite equals food heaven.

Shrimp and Grits Dressing

Source: A Well-Seasoned Life

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Sweet Potato Green Beans Shrimp Skillet

The combination of shrimp with two of our favorite veggies makes this recipe a hit in our book!


Source: Primavera Kitchen

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Seared Scallops on Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Pancetta

Start your meal off right with this delicious scallop salad!

Scallop Salad

Source: Steele House Kitchen

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Cajun Crab Potato Skins

These are far from your average baked potatoes!

Cajun Crab Potato Skins

Source: Peas and Crayons

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Grilled Salmon Rice Salad

The best part of this salmon salad? You can make it in advance.


Source: Magnolia Days

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Crab and Corn Easy Potato Bake

Don’t blame us if this crab bake is all gone before you make it back for seconds!


Source: Salted Mint

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Seafood Mac-n-Cheese

We’re always thankful for seafood. Especially when it is covered in cheese!

Seafood Mac & Cheese

Source: The Blond Cook

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Smoked Salmon & Chive Biscuits

We didn’t think we could love biscuits more than we already do, but then we tried this recipe. Bonus: You can make them well ahead and freeze them.


Source: A Little Sweet Life

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Lobster Mashed Potatoes

You read this right. And these potatoes are sinfully good!


Source: Go Go Go Gourmet

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Shrimp Sweet Potato Mousseline

You can pregame the Big Meal with these adorable (and tasty) shrimp bites!

Shrimp Sweet Potato Mousseline

Source: Home at Six

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Bonus Breakfast: Smoked Salmon & Vegetable Egg Casserole

Enjoy a slice of this savory salmon breakfast casserole while you watch the parade.


Source: fANNEtastic Food

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