15 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

on November 17, 2011

Broccoli Salad with Mushrooms and Walnuts

Marinated mushrooms and broccoli offer an alternative to a traditionally heavy holiday meal. Rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and walnut highlight this healthy dish. Get the Recipe

Sweet Potatoes with Raisins and Poblano Chile Rajas

Sauteéd sweet potatoes and yellow onions are mixed with a flavorful chile-a great, nutritious way to enjoy sweet potatoes this holiday. Get the Recipe

Carrot Gratin

Nutmeg and thyme spice slowly baked carrots, potatoes and onions, all simmered in cream. The best part? This is a make-ahead dish you can reheat just before you're ready to eat. Get the Recipe

CIA Yeast Rolls

The trick is in the twist as you shape these easy yeast rolls. They'll add the perfect touch to your Thanksgiving menu. Get the Recipe

Fresh Squash Casserole

Squash is sauteed, bound together by eggs and a splash of cream, seasoned with fresh thyme and baked for a hearty and healthy holiday side. Get the Recipe

A+ Green Bean Casserole

If you're looking to lighten up the ubiquitous Thanksgiving dish, try this recipe that retains the traditional flavor but cuts sodium by 50 percent. Get the Recipe

Brown Butter Sour Cream Cornbread

Looking for delicious alternative to traditional yeast rolls? Try this moist, golden skillet cornbread. It's easily cut into squares or served as a spoon-bread. Get the Recipe

Italian Stuffing

You can't have Thanksgiving without stuffing! Our recipe uses fresh French bread, flavorful chicken broth and a blend of herbs and spices that perfectly pairs with turkey or ham. Get the Recipe

Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Mozzarella and Cheddar give this pasta dish a double dose of cheese and a creamy, cheesy flavor. Get the Recipe

Almost Instant Mashed Potatoes

No room to boil your potatoes on the stove? Have no fear! These microwaved potatoes can be whipped up in minutes. Get the Recipe

Smoked Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Chipotle chili powder gives this pureed apple and squash dish a flavorful and smoky kick. Get the Recipe

Wild Rice with Kabocha Squash and Sage Butter

Make a memorable meal with this vegan recipe from Brendan Brazier. Wild and brown rice, minced shallots and cubed squash are all cooked in coconut oil. Get the Recipe