5 Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
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!
The Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Of course, Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year. Make it extra special with these awesome side dishes!
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1. Easy Thanksgiving Dressing Recipe
Liven up your favorite salad with this awesomely easy dressing recipe.
Ingredients Needed To Make Easy Thanksgiving Dressing:
- 1 loaf White Bread, sliced
- 3/4 cup Butter
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 4 Stalks Celery, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Poultry Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
How To Make Easy Thanksgiving Dressing:
- 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.
2. Tasty Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
You’ll be surprised by how good this sweet potato casserole is. Literally sweet.
Ingredients Needed To Make Sweet Potato Casserole:
- 4 1/2 cups Sweet Potatoes, cooked and mashed
- 1/2 cup Butter, melted
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup Milk
- A cup of Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- A cup of Light Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Flour
- A cup of Pecans, chopped
- 1/3 cup Butter
How To Make Sweet Potato Casserole:
- 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.
3. Healthy Green Beans with Pancetta Recipe
Impress the guests with these tasty and healthy green beans with a pancetta dish.
Ingredients Needed To Make Green Beans With Pancetta:
- Fresh Green Beans
- Pancetta, cut into chunks
- Shallot, chopped
How To Make Green Beans With Pancetta:
- 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.
4. Easy Potatoes Gratin in a Cup Recipe
Having more side dish options is cool, so here’s another fab recipe you can make: Potatoes Gratin in a Cup!
Ingredients Needed To Make Potatoes Gratin In A Cup:
- 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
How To Make Potatoes Gratin In A Cup:
- 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. Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Add sweetness to your table with this easy homemade cranberry sauce. Yum!
Ingredients Needed To Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce:
- 1 cup Sugar
- A 12 oz. package of Fresh Cranberries
- 1 cup Orange Juice
How To Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce:
- 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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What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Comment below!