by Kaylin Kaupish
Whether you’re hosting dinner and want to add something new, or you’re invited to a celebration and want to bring a side dish that gets all the guests talking, we’ve got you covered. Our collection of unique recipes – some from celebrities like Ina Garten, host of Barefoot Contessa – will liven up your Thanksgiving table! Try them out and share some of your special recipes with us.
Country music star Trisha Yearwood got this broccoli casserole recipe from an old family friend. This easy and delicious dish—it only takes 30 minutes to bake and uses just a few ingredients—is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
This recipe for squash stuffed with rice medley packs a nutritional punch. Squash strengthens the immune system and is an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, folate, iron and magnesium. Be sure to snap a picture of this beautiful side dish before you dig in!
New York Times food editor Sam Sifton shares his honey-roasted sweet potatoes with yogurt sauce recipe. The crispy sweet potatoes mix perfectly with the fresh and zesty yogurt sauce. A delicious take on a holiday classic.
Actress Lacey Chabert got this simple and delicious sweet potato casserole recipe from her great-grandmother. With brown sugar and chopped pecans, this side dish will add a touch of sweetness to your plate.
Add a light and zesty dish to your table with an orange-almond salad with sweet serrano-lime dressing. This recipe comes from acclaimed chef Eddie Hernandez, whose contemporary take on Southern cuisine is enlivened by the flavors of Mexico.
Try this recipe for roasted carrot and sweet potato tzimmes, a perfect comfort food for vegetarians and vegetable lovers. (Tzimmes are a traditional Jewish dish made with sweet root vegetables.) With carrots, shallots, and oranges, this is a colorful dish that will brighten up your table.
Want something simple for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning? Here's a sure-to-please recipe for sausage cheese balls from Nashville stylist Katie Jacobs that you can make in advance. Just pop them in the oven early in the morning; they’ll be ready to eat in about 20 minutes.
From the Barefoot Contessa herself comes her recipe for roasted broccolini and cheddar. It may look simple, but your guests will be sure to love the pairing of sweet, tender broccolini with a sharp cheddar cheese.
This crispy black bean cakes recipe is a healthy vegetarian dish that you can top with cabbage slaw, avocados and limes. It will be such a hit with the whole family, they won't even miss the meat!
No one does hearty and flavorful fare better than the Pennsylvania Dutch. Try this traditional recipe from Reading, Pennsylvania, for potato filling—basically a mouthwatering combination of mashed potatoes and stuffing!
John Becker, the great-grandson of the original author of the classic American cookbook Joy of Cooking is carrying on the family tradition with this easy brussels sprouts recipe. With only four ingredients and just 20 minutes of cooking time, this garlicky side dish is big on flavor, without all the elbow grease.
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