Turkey may be the main course at Thanksgiving dinner, but we tend to be most excited for all the delicious sides. This year is no exception. If you’re in charge of bringing or making a Thanksgiving side dish, we’ve got you covered with these hearty, mouth-watering, and (of course) filling sides. Forget your classic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and boring stuffing, these sides are a creative, delectable take on the classics with a few new recipes you wished you would have thought of sooner. There won’t be any hungry cowgirls or cowboys after you serve up all (or one) of these!

Cranberry Apple Pecan Rice Pilaf

Photo and recipe courtesy of Carlsbad Cravings

Freshen up your usual sides with this rice concoction of crisp apples, salty pecans and tart cranberries. It’s a lighter side that will still fill you up in your favorite Thanksgiving way. Get the recipe here.