So the guests come over forThanksgiving, and you happen to be the smart host who throws good things into the food mix. One thing you can’t get mixed up on is the ‘sector’ of side dishes. Let’s break down.
When you, your family, and friends get together on a table to make merry over thanksgiving, you always want a well-cooked turkey there and up for grabs. At that moment, many of you don’t give a thought to all the deliciousservings that come with the bird. You only start ‘scrambling’ for them when it’s time to move out. You’ve noticed that the guests will rush for those side dishes to carry home, and that’s where the trap falls.
Now, this video will show you some 33 side dishes that you could cook for your guests and keep them coming year after year, and with lots of love for you and you cooking prowess.
Watch the full clipand find those recipes. You’ll agree that most of them are actually easy to cook, and that’s great. Now you want to let your buddies know about this, so hit that SHARE button and let Facebook explode with likes!
- Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
It’s just not Thanksgiving without potatoes, particularly the ones of the sweet and orange variety! This recipe ups the delicious factor by making them twice-baked and topping them with honeyed almonds for extra-special fall flavor.
- Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
You didn’t think we could round up Thanksgiving recipes and only include
sweet potato recipe, did you? This casserole is sweet, savory, and side-dish ready.
One of the easiest-to-make ideas on this list lets your vegetarian guests eat some turkeywithout eating any meat! Plus, it’s the perfect healthy appetizer for all of your guests.
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples
Brussels sprouts are no longer the veggie-to-be-avoided. Instead, they’re the star of the Thanksgiving spread, especially when they’re paired with apples and roasted to perfection.
Adore stuffing but feeling like using the same old boxed kind year after year is getting a little, well, stuffy? Then try transforming it into a gorgeous Bundt . . .
. . . or a deep-fried appetizer, with this recipe from Allrecipes . . .
. . . or make two-sides-in-one with these warm and delicious muffins from
Cooking On The Side
This Thanksgiving, canned cranberry sauce just will not do. Instead, go homemade and try this classic recipe . . .
. . . or this more adventurous version that adds oranges, lemon juice and ginger for the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
It would be totally possible to fill your entire table with just potato dishes, and one of our favorite new additions to the spread is this recipe for Potato Pull-Aparts. They’re like baked potatoes and fries combined, and just as delicious and fun as both.
- Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread
For the longest time, cornbread was a Southern secret, but now that the whole country is starting to catch on, it makes sense that it would immediately become a starring player in one of the most American holidays! The best-ever recipe makes it in a cast iron skillet, just as it should be.
- Green Bean and Wild Mushroom Casserole with Shallot Topping
Much as we’d like to fill our Thanksgiving menu with only turkey, potatoes, carbs and cranberries, we all know we need some veggies in there, too! One of the most classic: green beans! We can make them a little more indulgent by putting them in a casserole, like in this recipe from
that uses fresh ingredients like mushrooms and shallots to update the classic.
- Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole
Love the taste of green bean casserole but need one without the gluten? We’ve got you covered, thanks to
- Green Beans With Crisp Shallots
Prefer your veggies to be lean and simple? Then you’ll love
that sits back and lets the green beans shine with crisp, satisfying taste.
- Haricort Verts with Sauce Ravigote
Otherwise known as green beans in a mustard caper vinaigrette, this final green bean variation from
cuts the difference between casserole and sautéed simplicity for a perfectly-balanced, healthy veggie side.
Impressing your guests doesn’t have to be stressful when you can make these treats ahead of time, freeze before baking, and then bake up on turkey day! They’ll keep in the freezer for up to a whole month.
With meatballs made of turkey and cranberry sauce to dip them in, this idea from
Spoon Fork Bacon
goes from “crazy” to “perfect” in no time flat.
Has a dish gone from a novelty to a seasonal staple and Thanksgiving favorite as fast as butternut squash soup? This recipe from
Wanna Bite It
lets you prepare it ahead of time for convenience
- Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
We can’t talk about Thanksgiving without mentioning this classic. When you make them with lots of full-fat milk, they’ll stay soft and fluffy even if you need to freeze them ahead of time.
- Cheddar Green Bean Casserole
Just one more green bean casserole recipe! We couldn’t resist the cheesy addition from
Healthy Seasonal Recipes
When you think of Thanksgiving, you normally don’t think of salad, but after tasting this beet-and-butternut-squash-starring version from
, that’s all going to change.
Tired of regular mashed potatoes? A fan of pesto? Always up for trying something new? Whatever your reason, you’ll absolutely want to try this incredibly flavorful recipe, coming to us from
Ina Garten via POPSUGAR
This dish from
tasty and filling, it can serve as an entrée for vegetarians— and regardless of diet, it will satisfy everybody at your table.
Want to incorporate some pumpkin into your meal but pretty sure you’re full up on desserts? No worries! You can use pureed pumpkin to make a fast, filling and easy risotto, like
this one from POPSUGAR
. . .
. . . or make some
that’s so sweet and tasty, nobody will even want dessert!
Whether you make the Pizza, Cannoli, or Honey Dijon version, a cheeseball is the perfect thing to whet your guests’ appetites before dinner and satisfy their persistent munchies after the meal is finished.
have too many bread options, am I right? Choose from these garlic buns, bursting with a cheesy surprise . . .
. . . these classic flaky biscuits, which you can adapt for all your favorite flavor palates . . .
. . . easy oatmeal rolls that only take 15 minutes to bake . . .
. . . or two awesome cauliflower substitutes! We love these cheesy breadsticks . . .
. . . almost as much as we love these bite-sized biscuits.
Speaking of cauliflower, it’s the perfect veggie to lighten up your meal’s caloric load. Swap out a potato dish and make this mashed cauliflower instead!
- Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese
If you want to get
healthy and crazy with the cauliflower substitutions, you can’t go wrong with macaroni and cheese.
Wow! My Thanksgiving menu is going to be filled to the brim with new dishes this year! I’m excited to try them and turn them into family classics. Which ones will you be adding to your table?
What do you think?