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What To Serve With Turkey Wings – 11 Delicious Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your turkey wings, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for turkey wings.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes for turkey wings are garlic mashed potatoes, pureed roasted parsnips, and candied yams. You can also serve mac and cheese and sauteed asparagus with garlic. Some fun salad options include a creamy cauliflower salad with cucumber and a roasted beet salad with peaches and apple slaw.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

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Garlic mashed potatoes with gravy

Garlic mashed potatoes with gravy are very simple to prepare. 

The gravy can even be made a day earlier, refrigerated, and heated just hours before your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas eve.

Take a look at Heather’s recipe as she makes a twist on our classic mashed potatoes by adding garlic.

I stand by her choice of using Yukon gold potatoes for a waxy, buttery texture for the mash rather than russet potatoes.

Creamy cauliflower salad with cucumber and corn

When the carb craving hits, cauliflower is a great alternative to potatoes.

This side dish is refreshing and crunchy making it perfect for hot summer days (psst.. here’s a great guide on what to pair with turkey in the summer).

You can make it in the morning and take it with you on a picnic a few hours later.

The creaminess of this side dish balances the savory flavors and spices that are typically found in turkey wings.

The best part about this salad recipe is that it doesn’t use mayo or oil making it low fat and super delicious.

What are you waiting for? Give this healthy salad a try today.

Candied yams

Candied yams are super simple and delicious.

You only need an instant pot and 20 minutes to make them.

With the right amount of caramel sauce, you can easily entice kids to eat this veggie side dish.

Its vibrant orange color is also very fun and appealing to look at on the plate.

Another great thing about this candied yams recipe is that it’s gluten-free. 

Honey roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon

This side dish is a sticky, sweet, and flavorful combination.

To avoid soggy Brussel sprouts, you must not boil, steam, or slow cook them.

The best way to maintain their slight crunch is to simply bake them for 20 minutes.

Add the bacon, drizzle over your honey and you’ve got a beautiful side dish with so much depth of flavor.

If you’re looking for a unique holiday side dish then you have to try this honey roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon recipe.

Four cheese mac and cheese

Do you know what’s better than regular mac and cheese?

Four cheese mac and cheese!

Alida’s recipe uses a combination of cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella, and gruyere cheese to make the creamiest mac and cheese you’ll ever taste. 

You can use pecorino as a substitute for parmesan cheese.

While havarti and raclette are other options if you don’t have gruyere on hand.

This is a classic side dish or main dish that will make your family extremely happy.

Spinach and bacon stuffed mushrooms

Spinach and bacon stuffed mushrooms are a lighter alternative to traditional stuffed mushrooms.

But don’t worry, they’re still loaded with cheesy garlicky goodness.

They can work as both an appetizer and a side dish. 

You can even take the vegetarian route to it by replacing the bacon with feta cheese and chopped herbs.

Making this skinny bacon and spinach mushroom recipe is super easy.

Just prepare the stuffing ahead, and bake them whenever you’re ready. 

Roasted beet salad with peaches 

This side dish is a wonderful summer salad that’s usually served cold (but can also be served warm for the colder months). 

It’s a healthy snack or side dish that doesn’t require too much effort to make.

This four-ingredient salad is bursting with pops of sweetness making it a pleasing, contrasting accompaniment to your turkey wings. 

In this recipe, a light vinaigrette is added to the salad. However, you can always choose to leave it out if you want to keep things simple.

Feel free to sprinkle blue cheese if you’re feeling extra fancy.

Simple Italian green beans

With the right mix of Italian seasoning, garlic, and olive oil, this side dish is sure to pack a flavorful punch.

If you’re out of green beans and can’t get your hands on them at the last minute, you can use string beans, wax beans, or snap beans for this recipe. French beans are also a great option. 

And if want to be extra Italian, a splash of wine vinegar is a perfect extra for this.

It’s time to invite your neighbors over and wow them with this delightful Italian green beans recipe.

Pureed roasted parsnips

When you’re tired of the same old mashed potatoes for side dishes, try pureed roasted parsnips!

They have an earthy, mildly sweet flavor that you can enhance further once you roast them.

You can also easily find parsnips all season round in grocery stores.

If you’ve never tried pureed roasted parsnips with turkey wings, get ready ’cause you’re in for a sweet treat.

Sauteed asparagus with garlic

If you’re an asparagus lover then you’ll be thrilled to hear about this 10-minute side dish.

Asparagus is excellent because it’s fresh and crunchy. It offers a nice contrasting bite to your smoked turkey wings.

It’s also a great source of fiber.

Get the full sauteed asparagus with garlic recipe here.

Easy apple coleslaw

Apple Coleslaw is a light and tangy spin on classic slaw. 

It’s super easy to make too. Just toss all the ingredients together and add your creamy dressing.

Make this a few hours early and keep it in your refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.

Surprise your friends and family for dinner with turkey wings and this delicious apple slaw today.

The best side dishes for turkey wings

  • Garlic mashed potatoes with gravy
  • Creamy cauliflower salad with cucumber and corn
  • Candied yams
  • Honey roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon
  • Four cheese mac and cheese
  • Spinach and bacon stuffed mushrooms
  • Roasted beet salad with peaches
  • Simple Italian green beans
  • Pureed roasted parsnips
  • Sauteed asparagus with garlic
  • Easy apple coleslaw

What To Serve With Turkey Wings

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your turkey wings.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey wings side dishes, what to serve with turkey wings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 227kcal


  • 1 portion turkey wings


  • Prepare your turkey wings according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: garlic mashed potatoes with gravy, creamy cauliflower salad with cucumber and corn, candied yams, honey roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon, four-cheese mac and cheese, spinach and bacon stuffed mushrooms, roasted beet salad with peaches, simple Italian green beans, pureed roasted parsnips, sauteed asparagus with garlic, and easy apple coleslaw.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 227kcal

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