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5 Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Won’t Find on Every Table
Your Thanksgiving dinner will be enjoyed by a group of your closest family and friends. While you will have the traditional foods, it can be a nice change to include some interesting side dishes too. There are some side dishes that are usually not served on Thanksgiving, but they will fit right in with the traditional staples. They will also ensure that all of your guests enjoy and remember your dinner.
If you want a creamed vegetable, but want to avoid the traditional green bean casserole, try a side of creamed collards. You will need the following ingredients: collard greens, butter, chicken broth, Bechamel sauce, bacon, onion and apple cider vinegar. You can also choose to add the fried onions that are usually on green bean casserole.
Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole
This is a new take on a casserole, but it also allows you to get some veggies into your meal. To make the Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole, you will need the following ingredients: butter, mushrooms, garlic cloves, cayenne pepper, chicken stock, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper, flour, onions, garlic powder, heavy cream, broccoli and rice. This dish takes an hour and can easily be cooked along with your turkey.
Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a staple on Thanksgiving day, but they can get boring after a while. You can spice things up with a side dish of chipotle sweet potatoes. You will need the following ingredients: sweet potatoes, chipotle pepper, salt, unsalted butter and adobo sauce. You will make this dish into mashed sweet potatoes.
Squash is a fall season favorite, making it a logical choice on Thanksgiving. This side dish is very easy to make and can work as a side dish or a pre-meal snack. To make herb-roasted squash, you will need butternut squash, salt and pepper, bay leaves, olive oil, fresh thyme and butter. These take 35 minutes to make and are almost like potato chips when they are done.
New Ambrosia is a side dish that can add a little citrus to your meal. It is like a salad, making it a great first course for your meal. You will need red grapefruit, celery, cucumber, fresh basil, naval oranges, avocados, jalapeno pepper, arugula and buttermilk-coconut dressing. You can also sprinkle coconut or almond slivers on top for a bit of extra flavor. The dish itself takes minutes to make, but you want to let it sit and chill for around an hour before plating and serving it.