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Best Thanksgiving Sides From Bloggers

Best Thanksgiving Sides From Bloggers

This week’s SWAT shares the CCN network of food bloggers’ all-time favorite Thanksgiving side dishes

Best Thanksgiving Sides From Bloggers

I’ve always thought it funny that Thanksgiving is served in two courses: everything, then pie. It’s a brumotactillophobia’s (fear of food touching other food) nightmare!

It just goes to show how important the side dishes really are during the holiday: A turkey at the table is the shining star, sure, but what would Thanksgiving be without all the side dishes piled up a mile high on your plate?

It is for this reason that for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) we asked our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers to submit their absolutely favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipes.

This following roundup features amazing recipes for what to do with your sweet potatoes, how you can sneak some sort of green vegetable onto your plate, and we also include a few soft rolls recipes to soak up the gravy, too. As we are just a few short days away from Thanksgiving, find some inspiration for how to make the classics a little better, or maybe you’ll be moved to bring something entirely new to table this year.

Bacon Brussels Sprouts With Garlic Parmesan Cream

Oat and Sesame suggests this crazy-good bacon Brussels sprouts with garlic Parmesan cream is a recipe for special occasions — aka Thanksgiving Dinner — or just for “when you’re just feeling a little more indulgent.” Check it out here.

Baked Cauliflower Carrot Casserole

Brandy Orange Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce gets an upgrade with a generous splash of boozy brandy. Homemakers Habitat writes of her creation: “After the big meal, I love to slather this sauce on whole wheat waffles, blitz it with butter for an awesome topping for toast and, of course, add a healthy dollop on turkey sandwiches. With these delights in mind, I always make a double batch of my signature sauce.” Click here for the recipe.

Brussels Sprouts in a Honey Mustard Glaze

Another twist on Thanksgiving’s favorite vegetable, this Brussels sprout recipe tosses the green gems in a honey mustard dressing then adds toasted, chopped walnuts and grated Parmesan. Click here for the recipe.

Candied Yams

“It was the one dish that I looked forward to more than any of the others. It just isn’t a holiday dinner without them,” writes Catz in the Kitchen of her sweet candied yams. Check it out here.

Celery Root and Parsnip Gratin

“This gratin is almost like an optical illusion,” notes blogger Coley Cooks. “From its appearance alone, it looks just like a potato gratin. But as soon as you bite in, your mouth is overtaken with the unique flavors and you instantly know that it’s not potato you’re eating.”

It’s a touch sweeter than a potato gratin — thanks to the celery root — but it also has a more complex flavor and a creamier texture. Try it out this Thanksgiving; click here for the recipe.

Cinnamon and Sugar Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Pumpkin Caraway Sauerkraut

Fennel and Onion Gratin

This one is a crowd-pleaser, suggests Coley Cooks. She combines sliced fennel, sliced onion, cream, plenty of pecorino, and crunchy panko breadcrumbs to make this elegant side dish. For this recipe, click here.

Frozen Cranberry Salad

Fresh cranberries, cream cheese, chopped pecans, crushed pineapple, and a big container of Cool Whip are just some of the ingredients that make up this strange yet legendary Thanksgiving dish. As This Is How I Cook notes, “Yeah, it is hard to change a good thing, and this is GOOD.” Check out her recipe here.

Green Beans in a Mascarpone Cream Sauce

Bring a little sophistication to this down-home side dish. Savory Experiments simply steams her green beans and then drizzles a lightly sweet and impossibly creamy mascarpone sauce over them. She finishes this dish with sliced almonds for textures and dried cranberries for a small burst of tartness. For the recipe, click here.

Green Goddess Mac and Cheese

For this recipe, Moore or Less Cooking takes fresh spinach, parsley, and basil (from her garden!) and mixes the bright green mixture into a béchamel sauce that then envelops the pasta. To complete, she adds lots of shredded sharp Cheddar. Check it all out here.

One Hour Dinner Rolls

With just 20 minutes of prep time, a quick rise, and just 15 minutes of cook time, these rolls go from dough to table in just an hour. For this recipe, click here.

Parsley Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Pomegranate Salad With Roasted Persimmon, Brussels Sprouts, and Maple Dressing

This bright and seasonal pomegranate salad combines roasted persimmons and earthy Brussels sprouts then tosses it all in a sweet maple syrup dressing. Check it out here.

Roasted Cauliflower With Breadcrumbs, Capers, Almonds, and Raisins

If you are looking for something a bit non-traditional, look no further. This recipe roasts cauliflower, bringing out a gentle sweetness, and pairs it will crunchy breadcrumbs for texture, capers for a burst of acid, and toasted almonds and raisins to add another layer of flavor and depth. Check it out here.

Roasted Cauliflower and Cranberry With Sage Butter

“This mouth-watering Roasted Cauliflower and Cranberry With Sage Butter and Black Truffle Oil is slowly roasted to bring out nutty wholesome flavors and then is drizzled with balsamic reduction dressing,” writes Delightful Mom Food; find her recipe here.

Rosemary Creamed Corn

Creamed corn is a classic Thanksgiving dish that doesn’t get enough credit these days. But here, but food blogger Coley Cooks makes hers with potent rosemary: “It’s creamy without being heavy, sweet but still savory, and has the slightest scent of rosemary without being overpowering.” For this recipe, click here.

Tamale and Cornbread Dressing With Chorizo

Traditional Cranberry Sauce

Vegan Celery Root Mashed Potatoes

“So not only is this a healthier version of mashed potatoes because of the addition of the celeriac, but there’s also no milk, cream, butter, cheese, or even bacon!” explains The Hungry Hutch. That said, she also adds, “So maybe you don’t need cheese or bacon to make traditional mashed potatoes, but those additions never hurt.” For this recipe, click here.

Wild Rice With Cranberries, Mushrooms, and Walnuts

“This dish is incontestably a winner with all,” writes The Primlani Kitchen. “Even people who shy away from wild rice will fall in love with this dish with just one bite.” She also adds that sautéed diced chorizo is a lovely addition. For this recipe, click here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


There’s no way we weren’t going to pull out all the stops for a holiday that’s all about food (and giving thanks… but mostly food). So we’re offering up a special stuffing that will be welcome on any feasting table. It’s got Ocean Spray cranberries, sage, toasty bread, and our special harvest spice blend. All you need to make it complete is a few of your other favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and six to eight hungry mouths to feed it to). Order it off the menu today to get all the pre-measured ingredients delivered to your doorstep next week. And in the meantime, take a peek at the recipe here.


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