5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

We all have a favorite Thanksgiving side dish — mine is dressing!  I love dressing and could probably eat it as my meal!  There is sure to be a favorite recipe for everyone in these 5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes!

5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Dressing

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Instructions:

  • The bread will need to harden, so let sit out, overnight, and then cut it into cubes.
  • In a dutch oven, melt the butter. Cook the onions and celery, until soft. Season with poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Next, stir in the bread cubes, and then mix until evenly coated with the butter mixture.
  • Add the chicken broth, and then mix again.
  • Put in a casserole dish that has been greased with butter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees, for 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve.

5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Casserole

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Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for at least 1 hour, or until they’re soft, all the way through.
  • Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the mashed sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup butter, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  • Next, add the sweet potato mixture to the greased baking dish.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar and flour.
  • Cut in 1/3 cup butter, until the mixture is crumbly. Then, stir in the pecans.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potatoes.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Green Beans with Pancetta

Shopping List

  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Pancetta, cut into chunks
  • Shallot, chopped

Instructions:

  • In a saucepan, cook the pancetta until fully cooked. Then, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, saute the green beans and shallots together.
  • In a serving bowl, add the green beans and shallots to the pancetta.

5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Potatoes Gratin in a Cup

Shopping List:

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 large Potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Cook garlic in the melted butter, for about 1 minute.
  • Add flour, and then stir until thick.
  • Pour milk into the flour mixture, mixing continuously with a whisk for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove and add parmesan cheese into the sauce. Next, season with salt and pepper.
  • Divide the potatoes into the muffin cups, and spoon cheese sauce over the potatoes.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the potatoes soften.

5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Shopping List:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • A 12 oz. package of Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 cup Orange Juice

Instructions:

  • First, in a saucepan, dissolve the sugar into the orange juice.
  • Stir in the cranberries, and cook them for about 10 minutes, or until the cranberries start to pop.
  • Remove from heat, and transfer into a bowl.
  • Serve once it thickens.

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