Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to decide what scrumptious side dishes will be served at the table this year. Here are my all time favorites that will have everyone begging for more.
Cheesy Broccoli-and-Rice Casserole:
“The old-school version of this recipe uses canned soup and often calls for frozen broccoli. My new twist is made with fresh, wholesome ingredients. It takes just a smidgen of more time, but the results are absolutely extraordinary.” –Contributing editor Virginia Willis, author of the forthcoming Lighten Up, Y’all. Get Recipe
Finished with a delicious trio of toppings—breadcrumbs, bacon, and pecans—this macaroni recipe is worthy of center stage. Get Recipe
“There are two things you’ll always find at the Summers’ family Thanksgiving table: Julia Child’s iconic Cornbread Sausage Stuffing and lively table conversation. A few years ago, I started amping up the spice in Julia’s stuffing by adding jalapeño and using chorizo sausage. As the years progressed, I noticed the spicier the stuffing, the livelier the conversation.” —Libbie Summers, stylist and author of Sweet & Vicious. Get Recipe
Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole:
Cooked carrots add smooth texture and extra flavor to this comfort food favorite. Serve this classic holiday casserole any time of year and expect rave reviews. Top with marshmallows and spicy-sweet pecans. Get Recipe
Wild Rice with Mushrooms:
Dress up a package of long-grain and wild rice mix with the addition of fresh mushrooms and Marsala. It will be a guaranteed hit on your holiday table. Get Recipe
Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes:
Browned butter adds a heavenly toasted nut taste and aroma to traditional mashed potatoes.
For a finishing touch, spoon this deliciously warm dressing into pretty bowls, and top with fresh sage. Get Recipe
This rich custard will be one of your most request recipes in no time. Take one bite and you’ll know why. Get Recipe
Golden Macaroni and Cheese:
This homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe beats the boxed kind any day of the week. For a divine main dish, stir in chopped cooked ham before baking, and then sprinkle top with chopped cooked bacon before serving. Get Recipe
This super-easy side dish gets a fast start from trimmed and peeled baby carrots. Use a microplane zester to grate both the citrus zest and the fresh ginger. Get Recipe