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New Takes on Classic Sides

Get creative with Thanksgiving standards with these 14 reimagined side dishes

Green Beans

Your guests won’t cry foul if you divert from the traditional casserole when you offer updates like a flavorful Roasted Green Beans with Pancetta or bright and citrusy Green Beans with Rosemary-Orange Glaze.


It can be a sacrilege to omit the stuffing your family has come to expect at the Thanksgiving table, but if you’re looking for a refresh, try individual-sized Stuffing Muffins or spicy, veggie-rich Mexican Cornbread Stuffing.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes hardly change from year to year, but we love the extra creaminess in these chive-topped Mascarpone Whipped Potatoes and the cheesy bacon richness of this new Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole.


Whether you’re a cranberry jelly fan or a fresh-cranberry purist, reimagining this iconic holiday side dish is easy to do in our Layered Cranberry Salad and Cranberry Sauce Muffins.

Sweet Potatoes

Instead of the standard candied sweet potatoes, try a super savory Italian Sweet Potato Gratin, made easy with a few shortcuts, or give your oven a break with Grilled Sweet Potato and Pepper Packs, packed with honey and finished with fresh chives.

Brussels Sprouts

Try a rich new spin on classic braised Brussels sprouts with our Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, or go for something entirely different with a crunchy, flavorful Brussels Sprouts Salad.

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