With Thanksgiving only two days away, we’re all in for a lot of deliciousness served alongside a heaping dose of family time. All we want to do is eat until we nap, but it’s a safe bet that families across America will be discussing politics at the dinner table this year. When enjoyed with a glass (bottle) of wine, these 10 delicious and easy side dishes are so good they’ll distract even the angriest of uncles. Go forth; enjoy your turkey-induced food baby in peace!
1. Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Who doesn’t like cheesy, warm potatoes at all times of the day? This recipe can be made up to a day in advance, so you won’t be in a bind the day of. Sure, Thanksgiving is all about the mashed potatoes, but this dip will most likely be served before the main attraction, meaning that you’ll be in the clear! Get the recipe!
2. Beautiful Brussel Sprouts
Thanksgiving’s may be all about gorging on turkey and carbs, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring a healthy side to balance it all out. Brussel sprouts are a trendy new veggie, and this recipe is bound to be a hit with your family and friends! Get the recipe!
3. Roasted Squash, Pecan, and Pomegranate Salad
This treat is basically the definition of food porn! It looks so good that you’ll forget you’re eating your veggies at the Thanksgiving table. Get the recipe!
4. Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
There is not a single day that wouldn’t be improved by the presence of pizza, and Thanksgiving is no exception to this rule. These pepperoni pizza sliders will have your friends and family begging for a pizza dat good stuff, but they’ll still feel like a fresh new play on an eternal classic! If you’re vegetarian, simply swap out the pepperoni for another topping like green pepper. Get the recipe!
5. Skillet Pumpkin Cornbread
Pumpkin is a defining fall flavor, and corn bread is a Thanksgiving staple. Why not blend the two hearty flavors to create a delicious, rustic, and carb-loaded side for this year’s feast? Get the recipe!
6. Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus
Hummus is another incredibly simple dish, and this recipe utilizes pumpkin with the rich flavors of rosemary and roasted garlic for a hearty Thanksgiving treat. Get the recipe!
7. Classic Green Bean Casserole from Scratch
Before brussel sprouts became the fan-favorite Thanksgiving vegetable, green bean casserole was a tried and tested side. This recipe gives you the ability to make the filling and healthy (well, mostly healthy) recipe from scratch! Get the recipe!
8. Very Best Mashed Potatoes
But for real, who doesn’t want a double serving of mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving? This simple recipe will yield some creamy deliciousness, ensuring that you’ll hold a beloved spot at your holiday get together. Get the recipe!
9. Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing
No Thanksgiving is complete without a serving of stuffing, and this recipe for Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing will deliver a fresh and new take on the holiday classic! Get the recipe!
10. Thanksgiving’s best: Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie
Sure, Thanksgiving dinner may be all that and a bag of chips, but we all know that Thanksgiving dessert is the cherry on top of a delicious day! If you’re on dessert duty, this recipe for pumpkin pie is exactly what you’re looking for. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream, and you’re golden! Get the recipe!
What are your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes? Weigh in and let us know what you’ll be making for your loved ones in the comments below!
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