Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw
Meet the coleslaw that's sure to become a new family classic. It has a bit of everything: crunchy apples, toothsome almonds, a bit of a bite from cranberries and, of course, a creamy coleslaw base that gives it some decadence.
Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.
Garlic Herb Scalloped Potatoes
Swap your mashed potatoes for these scalloped spuds and you won't regret the decision. The pan is overflowing with buttery baked potato goodness, and it does just as well as your normal mash with a healthy helping of gravy drizzled over top.
Get the recipe from The Cookie Rookie.
Cranberry, Apple, Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf
If the sweet potato casserole and mashed potato casserole combo leaves a little to be desired in terms of texture for you, add this toothsome pilaf to the table. The crunchy, chewy mix is seriously satisfying and all the flavors scream fall.
Get the recipe from Carlsbad Cravings.
Mashed Potato Casserole
Why would you bake your mashed potatoes into a casserole? One word: cheese. The generous amount of cheese folded into this casserole gets bubby and delicious when subject to a little heat, and the top gets those gooey, crispy bits of cheesey goodness you'll be picking off to pop in your mouoth before you even serve the dish.
Get the recipe from House of Yumm.
Creamy Green Bean Casserole from Scratch
We're guessing most people turn to packaged ingredients for their green bean casserole recipes because they think it's hard or time-consuming from scratch. Let this surprisingly easy recipe from a talented blogger change your mind.
Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing
Cornbread cuts through the fat sausage gives this stuffing, without drying it out. The combination just might make it your favorite of all time. Just make sure you cook it outside the bird. For traditional table setting, cook it separately and spoon it into the turkey only for serving.
Get the recipe from Laura Fuentes.
Turkey gets all the attention. We say it’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving side dishes.
Pick the right recipes and they’ll outshine that spotlight-stealing Butterball. There’s no reason to resign yourself to dull dinner rolls or a sad lettuce-based salad. Kick your family feast up a notch with these Thanksgiving side dishes that range from deliciously doughy rolls brushed with garlic-infused butter to a casserole that takes your ho-hum mashed potatoes and transforms them with, what else, plenty of cheese. They’re so delicious, in fact, that you might never refer to Thanksgiving as Turkey Day ever again.
But we’re not going to tell you to break entirely with tradition. We tracked down elevated version of classic dishes you know and need on your holiday table, from green bean casserole to sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce to creamed corn. Then there are some new Thanksgiving side dishes thrown in for good measure. Craft a custom holiday spread with a couple from each category.
Some of these sinfully delicious sides might also make you fall in love with flavors you’ve ignored every fall. Poor cranberries get the short end of the stick, ending up on most Thanksgiving tables as a tube of jiggling jelly that still features imprints from the can it was taken from. But this collection gives you a couple ideas for using the bright little berries in everything from seasonal slaw to a three-ingredient homemade sauce that’s nothing like the canned kind.
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But adding new recipes to the menu doesn’t have to mean more work for you, the host. You won’t find any complicated cooking techniques in this collection, just good old homemade meals. Most of these recipes are quick, easy and boast an ingredient list short enough to make you give thanks.