Thanksgiving, On the Side

The turkey gets all of the attention on Thanksgiving. I get it, it’s the star of the show. Truth be told, I could totally leave the turkey off of the menu and not be mad. I am a ham girl for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Honeybaked ham to be specific. But what I get really excited for is the supporting cast. All the fixings and side dishes. Mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, dressing! Sounds like a starch and carb overload, huh? No worries, there are brussels sprouts, green beans and veggies in there as well.

Some items are staples and family tradition that you are obligated to keep on the menu. Then there are those items that you can experiment with and try new recipes out on the family. I found some new recipes that I thought would help with your Thanksgiving meal prep. Some more classical, some adventurous, all yummy! Let’s take a look…


photo credit: local milk blog

photo credit: local milk blog

jalapeno cornbread and buttermilk biscuit stuffing

andouille sausage and cornbread stuffing

oyster dressing


photo credit: whats gaby cooking

photo credit: whats gaby cooking

chinese 5 spice sweet potatoes

 a classic sweet potato casserole

rosemary roasted sweet potatoes and onions

photo credit: food 52

photo credit: food 52

mashed potatoes with caramelized onions

marscarpone mashed potatoes

make ahead mashed potato casserole

photo credit: pioneer woman

photo credit: pioneer woman

classic macaroni & cheese

roasted garlic macaroni and cheese

truffle macaroni & cheese

photo credit: foodness gracious

photo credit: foodness gracious

maple roasted root vegetables

oven roasted brussel sprouts

green beans with bacon, mushrooms and herbs

photo credit: le creme de la crumb

photo credit: le creme de la crumb

apple cranberry walnut salad

northern spy kale salad

Are you drooling yet? I’m ready to make my shopping list and get cooking. We’re almost ready! Next week, desserts and cocktails. Stay tuned!

Chat ya’ later
Ladybird D

This entry was posted by ladybird dyan.

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving, On the Side

  1. Pingback: Thanksgiving Dessert Table | blah blah birds

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