Side Dishes for Thanksgiving
Shake up your Thanksgiving menu with these clever sides.
Side dishes invite improvisation. Unlike the turkey, which bears the burden of being THE entree, sides are varied and plentiful on the holiday table. If you don’t like one, choose another. So this year, wake them up and shake them up. Be daring; be clever. You won’t be snubbing tradition, just improving on it.
Can't decide between white potatoes and sweet? Have both in this creamy gratin.
How can one possibly improve on such a near-perfect food as mashed potatoes? By folding in tangy, earthy goat cheese, of course!
Thai red curry paste and canned coconut milk transform a ho-hum sweet potato side dish into something spicy, sublime and new.
Not your mother’s green beans almondine. These almonds are smoked and dressed in vinaigrette.
A meatless main dish for brunch, lunch or supper. Or try it in place of traditional stuffing or dressing for your Thanksgiving meal.
A zippy, Southwestern-style complement to Thanksgiving turkey and dressing.
You’ve steamed them. You’ve roasted them. But have you hashed them? Brussels sprouts, the holiday’s most distinctive veggie, stars in this savory jumble.