The star of Thanksgiving may be the turkey, but it wouldn’t really be Thanksgiving without a plethora of sides. If you are looking for inspiration for this Thanksgiving, look no further. Below you will find a few dishes that are simply perfect for you and your dinner guests.
Oven-Roasted Brussels and Pancetta
Brussels sprouts are a hated vegetable among many, but this recipe is sure to change any negative opinions. Yes, by themselves, these small green cabbages are not very tasty, but my roasting them, you bring out a lot more flavor. Accompanied by the salty smoky goodness of pancetta, your Brussels will be transformed and loved by everyone.
When you look at the name, you may think corn pudding belongs to the dessert table and does not have a right to sit between the turkey and cranberry sauce. However, corn pudding is a savory dish that will compliment your other sides nicely. Best of all, corn pudding is incredibly easy to make and requires less than 10 ingredients.
Butternut Squash Mash
If you are looking for an alternative to mash potatoes, butternut squash mash is a great choice. The mash has a mildly sweet flavor on its own, but when paired with browned butter, sage, and roasted garlic, the dish is transformed. In addition to being delicious, butternut squash is quite nutritious, it is a great source of vitamin E, as well as, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, and manganese.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Around Thanksgiving, you often see sweet potatoes accompanied by marshmallows which make the dish almost too sweet to eat. Instead of topping your sweet potatoes with marshmallows opt for a crumble with brown sugar and pecans. Your dish will remain sweet, but still air on the savory side.
For those who are gluten-free and on a diet, but still want to participate in the Thanksgiving feast, consider adding a cauliflower gratin to your menu. This low carb side dish is perfect for anyone looking for something low carb and on the healthier side.
These are our top five picks for Thanksgiving side dishes! Which dish are you going to add to the menu?