Gallery: Recipes for Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Yesterday we showed you a gallery of favorite Thanksgiving potato dishes, and the day before that we featured holiday appetizers. And today there are all the other dishes that populate a Thanksgiving table – the cranberry relish, the warm rolls, the green beans and cabbage. Cabbage? Yes, we have cabbage on our Thanksgiving table. What about you?

Take a look through our gallery and tell us all about your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes.

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Here are some dishes from the archives that we think we would work very well on the Thanksgiving table. Some are more traditional than others; some are downright healthy. We’re hoping to have at least one light and healthy dish, emphasis on the vegetables, this year.

  1. Potato Dough Rolls – Moist, soft, slightly sweet – perfect for turkey and ham sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving.
  2. Fresh Cranberry Relish – Tart, sweet, tangy, and fresh. No cans in sight and no cooking required.
  3. Roasted Butternut Squash Puree with Goat Cheese – An alternative to sweet potatoes, perhaps? This is so warm and cozy, so smooth and creamy.
  4. Double Corn Bread with Smoked Mozzarella and Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Cornbread for Thanksgiving! This is a great nod to tradition, and the smoked mozzarella really makes this stand out.
  5. Cabbage Beet Coleslaw – Very bright and pretty.
  6. Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Pine Nuts – Pasta isn’t very traditional for Thanksgiving, but this has so many of the flavors of the season we couldn’t leave it out.
  7. Braised Escarole with Apples and Bacon – Another great vegetable for the holiday table.
  8. No-Knead Challah – Rich, moist, and not too difficult. Homemade bread makes such a difference.
  9. Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Green Beans and Dried Cranberries – A twist on the traditional cranberries.
  10. Kohlrabi Slaw – One more fresh, crunchy vegetable to balance out all the rich food.
  11. Roasted Fall Vegetables with Feta Cheese – Or you can just roast all your vegetables at once! Great for smaller parties.
  12. Greek-Style Braised Green Beans – This is our alternative to the old-fashioned green bean casserole.
  13. D.I.Y. Cranberry Sauce – A basic recipe for cooked cranberry sauce.
  14. Spaghetti Squash with Ricotta, Sage, and Pine Nuts – Creamy, cheesy, and rather more healthy than some of the potato dishes we also love.
  15. Acorn Squash and Roasted Garlic Strudel – A strudel for a side dish or appetizer.

What are you serving as the side dishes on Thanksgiving? (After all, we all know that they’re the best part!)