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What to Serve with Turkey Wings? 10 BEST Side Dishes

Turkey wings are awesome, right? They’re juicy, flavorful, and so easy to cook. But we all know the real secret to a killer turkey wing meal is in the sides. We’re here to share our favorite side dishes, ones that will take your turkey wings from good to absolutely unforgettable.

Picture us in a cozy kitchen, whipped up some mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. Or maybe you’re a fan of some classic mac and cheese. Either way, these sides are here to up your turkey wing game. Let’s talk mashed potatoes, salads, and a whole lot more in our list of the best sides for turkey wings.

Top 10 Side Dishes for Turkey Wings

Here are our top 10 favorite side dishes to serve alongside some delicious turkey wings:

Side DishMain IngredientsFlavorDifficultyTime
Mashed PotatoesPotatoes, milk, butterCreamy, butteryEasy30 min
Cornbread StuffingCornbread, celery, onion, brothSavory, herbyModerate45 min
Collard GreensCollard greens, ham hock, onionEarthy, smokyEasy1 hour
Macaroni and CheesePasta, cheese, milkCheesy, creamyEasy45 min
Candied YamsSweet potatoes, brown sugar, butterSweet, caramelizedEasy1 hour
Cranberry SauceCranberries, sugar, orange juiceTart, fruityEasy20 min
Cornbread MuffinsCornmeal, flour, milk, eggsSavory, crumblyEasy25 min
Roasted Brussels SproutsBrussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, pepperNutty, crispyEasy30 min
Mashed Sweet PotatoesSweet potatoes, milk, butterSweet, creamyEasy30 min
Baked BeansNavy beans, bacon, brown sugarSweet, savoryEasy1 hour
Cornbread DressingCornbread, celery, onion, brothSavory, herbyModerate1 hour
Roasted AsparagusAsparagus, olive oil, salt, pepperEarthy, crispEasy20 min

1 – Mashed Potatoes

We all love mashed potatoes. They’re creamy, full of buttery goodness, and just melt in your mouth.

The best part? Instant comfort food. They’re great with gravy or even plain. We prefer ours with extra butter. Homemade means using real potatoes; the boxed stuff just isn’t the same.

Pro tip: A pinch of garlic powder adds a subtle kick.

2 – Cornbread Stuffing

Okay, let’s talk Cornbread Stuffing. It’s not just fluffy; it’s like a hug from the South in food form. The cornbread gives a sweet yet savory base, while the mix of herbs adds serious depth.

We toss in some diced celery and onion for crunch. The result? Pure, flavorful bliss on the plate.

3 – Collard Greens

Collard greens are tender with a slight bitterness. We like to sauté them with bacon and garlic.

They absorb flavors well. Add a splash of vinegar for tang. Think of them as Southern spinach. We love them soft, not mushy.

They’re perfect beside those turkey wings. Always a crowd-pleaser in our house.

4 – Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is every person’s go-to comfort food.

It’s creamy, cheesy, and perfect with turkey wings. Sharp cheddar and a hint of smoked paprika make it stand out.

We swear by our family recipe. Forget the boxed stuff, go homemade.

You’ll taste the difference in every bite. It’s rich, indulgent, and undeniably satisfying.

5 – Candied Yams

Who doesn’t love a sweet side that pairs perfectly with savory turkey wings? Our candied yams are a hit every time. We slice them thick and coat them in brown sugar and cinnamon.

Bake until they’re caramelized and soft. We love the contrast of sweet and buttery yams with turkey wings. The hint of nutmeg makes them irresistible. Mom’s recipe doesn’t fail us!

6 – Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce brings a tangy and sweet punch. Our version isn’t from a can; it’s fresh and zesty.

We cook whole cranberries with orange zest and a bit of honey. The texture is jammy, perfect for turkey wings.

Our secret? A splash of orange juice for the acidity. It’s memorable and delicious.

7 – Cornbread Muffins

Who wouldn’t love cornbread muffins alongside turkey wings? They’re sweet, crumbly, and the perfect size to grab and go.

We make ours with extra butter to keep them moist. The golden crust is a bonus for a satisfying bite.

Personal tip: Try them with a dab of honey! It’s like a flavor explosion.

8 – Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We need to talk about roasted Brussels sprouts. They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. They’re earthy and slightly sweet. We like to roast them with salt, pepper, and olive oil.

The caramelization adds a deep flavor. A dash of balsamic vinegar elevates it. Trust us, they’re not your grandma’s boiled sprouts. They’re a must-try with turkey wings.

9 – Baked Beans

Baked beans are a classic side, sweet and savory and packed with flavor. Each bite is rich, laced with molasses and a hint of smokiness. We love them slightly thick with a bit of bacon for depth. They’re perfect with turkey wings.

Our tip: Simmer them longer for deeper flavors and a nice, thick consistency.

10 – Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is a vibrant addition to our turkey wings. It’s crisp yet tender with a slight char. We season it with simple salt and pepper.

The natural sweetness of asparagus comes through, enhanced by the roasting process. This side dish is light, flavorful, and pairs well with the richness of turkey wings. We love a squeeze of lemon for a fresh finish.