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Six Sides You Must Try This Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving nearly approaching, it's time to start thinking about what we're most thankful for, but more importantly, what we're eating! This year, we've taken a different approach to our 2020 Thanksgiving menu; we're supply everything but the turkey. With supermarkets usually giving away a free turkey, and families enjoying cooking the turkey together early in the morning, we figured that we'd only supply sides, soups, salads, and desserts.

With that said, here are six Thanksgiving sides you must try this year!

Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole fit for grown-ups. [Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

1. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows

This side dish is a Thanksgiving classic. It is the perfect blend of delicious and smooth sweet potatoes covered with a gooey coat of marshmallows. The marshmallows get crunchy around the edges, and they are the absolute best part. This casserole is a Thanksgiving favorite that has everyone running back for seconds, and maybe thirds! Who can resist marshmallows being on their dinner plate? We know we can't!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Photo by Sebastian Coman Photography

2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If the thought of eating brussels sprouts makes you want to run the opposite direction, we urge you to try this recipe immediately. These roasted brussels sprouts are nothing like the soft, soggy, green little blobs that you remember refusing as a child (trust me, we used to push them away too). They are deliciously crispy and richly caramelized. Don’t be shocked when you find yourself eating these straight off the sheet pan like they’re candy!

Green Bean Casserole
Photography Credit: Megan Keno

3. Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions

Creamy mushroom sauce surrounded by soft green beans, covered with the crunchy taste of crispy fried onions, makes this green bean casserole a Thanksgiving classic. This side usually doesn't get much love, and frankly, we don't know why! It's one of our favorites and pairs so well with oven-roasted turkey. This Thanksgiving, don't forget your green beans and let us know what you think!

Potato Pancakes
Photography Credit: Latke photos by Alison Bicke

4. Potato Pancakes with Sour Cream and Apple Sauce

Potato pancakes are traditionally served to celebrate the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, but they can be enjoyed year-round, and we love them at Thanksgiving dinner! They're crispy and salty, but pair so well with apple sauce and sour cream! Something we love is to make a mini sandwich with two potato pancakes, stuffing, turkey, and cranberry sauce! It's delicious!

Old Fashioned Stuffing
Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt

5. Old Fashioned Stuffing

Who doesn't love stuffing? Every year, around Thanksgiving time, we see ads, commercials, and social media posts with pictures of the turkey, but let's be honest, stuffing is what everyone likes the most! Many people will try and get crazy with their stuffing and add wild ingredients -- not us! We stick to the basics and love our classic Thanksgiving stuffing.

 Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole
Photo: McCormick

6. Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

We couldn't leave out these vegetables, after including the green beans and brussels sprouts! But, don't kid yourself, these don't taste like the veggies you were forced to eat for dinner while growing up. Immersed in cheese and seasoned breadcrumbs, this broccoli and cauliflower casserole will give you a whole new perspective on your vegetable choice!


If you like the six sides we mentioned and are interested in viewing our 2020 Thanksgiving menu, you can view our menu here!


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