Thanksgiving is just two short weeks away. Are you hosting a simple dinner with just a few people? Or a large family get-together? Do you know what you’ll be making? If you haven’t started thinking about your menu, now is a good time. If you start planning, you’ll have enough time to get everything together without feeling rushed the week of Thanksgiving. But you don’t have to do it alone! We’re here to help. Here are some recipes for tasty Thanksgiving side dishes.
1. Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Chestnuts
You might not know it, but brussels sprouts are actually a classic holiday dish. Give them a holiday makeover by adding chestnuts into the mix! This recipe might even please your most adamant brussels-sprouts hater. You’ll need bacon, brussels sprouts, salt, olive oil, fresh chestnuts, and unsalted butter. That’s it!
2. Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole is another one of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. This recipe from The Food Network is easy, but don’t let the simplicity fool you: this casserole is insanely delicious. To make this Thanksgiving staple, you’ll need fresh green beans, mushrooms, nutmeg, chicken broth, and panko bread crumbs.
3. Sweet Potato Casserole
It’s not Thanksgiving if there’s not a sweet potato casserole on the table. This recipe comes from Southern Living Magazine and is packed with yummy goodness. This sweet potato casserole recipe uses Corn Flakes, chopped pecans, sweet potatoes, marshmallows, and brown sugar. The smell of this casserole alone will make your mouth water!
Want to try something different this Thanksgiving? Check out this recipe for wild rice with dried fruit and nuts. It’s a flavorful side dish your guests might not expect, but it pairs wonderfully with chicken, turkey, or even pork shoulder. Bonus: it’s simple! You’ll need scallions, olive oil, a wild rice blend, red wine vinegar, dried cranberries or dried cherries, and toasted pecans.
What are your go-to recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes? Share your holiday recipes with us!