My favorite part of Thanksgiving, well really any holiday, is the food, specifically the sides. I don’t eat a ton of meat, especially not turkey, so the sides are the real deal for me. I mean who doesn’t love sides? I put a lot of thought into my sides for Thanksgiving and while I’ll be traveling this holiday, I’ve still been salivating over all of these options so I thought I would share with you all.
Creamed Corn – it’s not a proper holiday without creamed corn. This recipe is made in a slow cooker and in my humble opinion that’s the best way to have it. The longer the cream/butter/corn can meld together in a crock pot, the better.
Homemade Green Bean Casserole – I’m all about making things from scratch and not including condensed soup (which most of these have). The thing I love about this recipe is the homemade friend onion topping – hello!
Stuffing – I love me some Jillian Harris and I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for years. She knows her food so I know this one is a keeper.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes – mashed potatoes are a pretty simple thing to make (not if you’re my mom :)) but I like this one because first, it’s the pioneer woman’s recipe so it’s bound to be good and second, it has roasted garlic to add a little pizzaz.
Cheesy Onion Casserole – although I love onions, I know some people don’t. I made this a few years ago and it was tasty! And I swear it is not super overpowering with onion. See the chicken soup substitute here.
Sweet Potato Crostini – a different take on sweet potatoes. This dish is full of flavor and the presentation will be sure to impress your guests.
Honey Butter Rolls – I have still yet to perfect rolls like this but this recipe looks so good and fairly easy. Every Thanksgiving meal needs a good roll. Hell, every meal should have a roll.
Balsamic Brussel Sprouts – a vegetable for all of those family members who think they need to eat semi healthy during the holidays (#lame). It’s a no fuss recipe cooked in a slow cooker.
Fall Salad – we always joke amongst our friends that it’s nice to have something “fresh” along with all of the butter and cream….even if fresh is covered in feta and dressing.