Everyone knows that a delicious roast turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner. But who said there can’t be some awesome supporting roles to help make the dinner truly magnificent? We think that delicious side dishes are just as important as the turkey. But this year, instead of cooking the same old sides that you have every year, why not turn up the volume with some of these traditional recipes with a twist?
Sweet Potato Casserole
This sweet potato casserole screams comfort food. Hello? Mashed sweet potatoes topped with pecans and brown sugar? Just try and hold us back! This dish is just as easy as the traditional baked sweet potatoes (or are they yams?) that you make every year, but packs a bigger punch with a delicious and crunchy topping with brown sugar and pecans.
Brussel Sprouts Gratin
Like many homes on Thanksgiving, the vegetable is made every year, but rarely eaten. When you serve this cheesy and delicious brussel sprouts gratin, that won’t be the case. This recipe has delicious bacon, shallots and Gruyere cheese all baked together in a delicious gratin that is perfect for Thanksgiving or for any dinner!
Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
With the entire day full of complicated, multi-step recipes, why not throw a simple creamed corn recipe on the menu? Just five ingredients are needed and it can be made (wait for it) in the slow cooker! Toss everything together and turn on the slow cooker for 2-3 hours before dinner.
Best-Ever Steamed Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes is a dish that every chef should know how to make. But sometimes they just don’t turn out like you expected. They’re too runny, too dry or just turn out gummy. Instead of boiling your potatoes the traditional way, consider steaming them for a smoother, creamier texture. This recipe for steamed mashed potatoes doesn’t even call for milk – just potatoes and butter!
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
If you and your family like to have a big pot of macaroni and cheese with your Thanksgiving meal, try combining multiple traditional foods into one with this delicious recipe for pumpkin mac and cheese! This dish not only is delicious, but it’s packed with roasted vegetables for an extra punch!
Apple Pie Vodka
Want to go way out of the box? Make this easy, homemade apple pie vodka for adults to enjoy! This delicious drink is perfect for an apple pie spritzer cocktail that is great for after a large Thanksgiving meal.
What are your go-to Thanksgiving sides? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below!
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