5 Thanksgiving Side Dishes
To make your Thanksgiving meal memorable keep in mind it is not just about the turkey, the side dishes are important. It behooves you to make side dishes that compliment the turkey and shine in their own light as well. Don't go for stale out of a can recipes, innovate the classic side dishes for a truly enjoyable Thanksgiving.
- Stuffing. You must have stuffing at your Thanksgiving feast as it is possibly the most popular side dish, so take this as your chance to have fun. Oyster cornbread stuffing is full of flavor from the herbs and celery root. Be careful you may find this Thanksgiving side dish more popular than the turkey as it is moist and delicious all on it's own without gravy.
Sweet Potatoes. With all the savory flavors on your Thanksgiving table a sweet potato side dish is a nice counterpoint. Most times they are candied but try roasting your sweet potatoes and mashing them as you would regular potatoes. With a little butter, cinnamon and brown sugar you will have a healthy sweet potato side dish that will satisfy.
- String Beans. String Beans are there every Thanksgiving but you can make this side dish in an updated manner. Say be gone to the can o' mushroom soup and saute your string beans with some pearl onions. It is a quick 5 minute Thanksgiving side dish that will make sure everyone eats their veggies.
Macaroni and Cheese. Who knows when or how Mac n Cheese became a traditional Thanksgiving side dish, what we do know is that it is beloved. If you really want to impress people with your culinary creativity add seafood to your Mac n Cheese.
- Brussels Sprouts. You no longer have to worry about throwing out this Thanksgiving side dish every year. Simply roasting your brussels sprouts at a high temperature will cause the the vegetable to caramelize, bringing out it's natural sweetness and erasing leftovers.