Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, and many of us are preparing our kitchens for a hectic onslaught of cooking, prepping, and maybe even experimenting. If you find that you’ve cooked the same dishes several years in a row, you may be feeling like it’s time to mix things up. We’ve put together a list of some of the best creative side dishes we’ve seen this year – unique twists on the old classics that we all know and love. Check out these 5 Thanksgiving side dishes and try something new this year.
1. Loaded Potato Casserole
If you have potato lovers in your family, this is a dish you won’t want to pass up. It’s loaded with all the good stuff: potato slices, cheese, bacon pieces, and a creamy custard (made with eggs and milk). Get the recipe here.
2. Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
Transform your plain old carrots into a sweet, sticky, and scrumptious side that’s also pretty healthy. Get the recipe here and start a new tradition!
3. Sage, Onion, and Smoked Bacon Stuffing
Smoked bacon, olive oil and freshly chopped herbs give this stuffing a rich and savory flavor – a perfect way to mix it up if you’re tired of using the same dressing recipe every year. Get the recipe here!
4. Gingered Orange Cranberry Sauce
This is still your typical whole-berry cranberry sauce, but simmering the tart berries with sweet citrus and spicy ginger really complements and enhances the flavor. Spice up those traditional cranberries and learn how to make it here!
5. Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins
If you prefer sweet, soft, and cake-like, cornbread, this is the recipe for you: light and airy and the perfect combination of sweet and savory. This will definitely be a showstopper – and a great break from the traditional cornbread or French loaf. Get the recipe here!
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