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50 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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    Baked Penne with Sausage and Apple

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 11 mins
    Bake: 30 mins at 350oF
    Broil: 4 mins

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    Red Rice Salad

    Makes: 10 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 40 mins
    Soak: 5 mins
    Stand: 10 mins

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    Charred Corn Flan

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 12 mins
    Bake: 30 mins at 350oF

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    Garlicky Swiss Chard

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 11 mins

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    Beets and Greens

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 20 mins
    Roast: 40 mins at 425oF
    Cook: 8 mins

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    Creamed Spinach

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 9 mins

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  • Cornmeal Biscuits


    Prep: 15 mins
    Bake: 20 mins at 425oF

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  • Scallion Mashed Potatoes

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 12 mins

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  • Cranberry-Orange Chutney

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 15 mins

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  • Brussels Sprout and Bacon Slaw

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 10 mins

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    Bibb and Arugula Salad with Eggs

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 15 mins

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    Pear-Cranberry Relish

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 10 mins

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    Spicy Italian Sausage and Multigrain Bread Stuffing

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 25 mins
    Cook: 12 mins
    Microwave: 45 secs
    Stand: 15 mins
    Bake: 1 hr 15 mins at 350oF

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  • Mushroom Risotto

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 8 mins
    Slow Cook: 3 hrs on HIGH

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  • Mixed Wild Rice Stuffing with Bacon and Chestnuts

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 30 mins
    Bake: 30 mins at 350oF

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  • Creamy Wild Mushrooms and Onions

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 17 mins

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  • Sicilian Brussels Sprouts

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 20 mins
    Roast: 23 mins at 400oF

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  • Rigatoni with Gorgonzola

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 17 mins

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  • Spicy Sweet Potatoes

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 25 mins

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  • Crunchy Mac and Cheese

    Makes: 16 servings
    Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 8 mins
    Bake: 30 mins at 350oF

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  • Pumpkin Sage Scones


    Prep: 15 mins
    Bake: 20 mins at 425oF

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  • Citrusy Green Beans and Fennel

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 20 mins
    Cook: 7 mins

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    Roasted Cauliflower

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Roast: 30 mins at 450oF

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  • Warm Radishes and Butter Lettuce

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 7 mins

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  • Shaved Butternut Squash with Asiago Dressing

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 25 mins

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  • Au Gratin Potatoes

  • Potatoes, Carrots and Onions

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 5 mins
    Roast: 1 hr at 425oF

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  • Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Pecans

  • Sourdough Stuffing with Mushrooms and Walnuts

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 25 mins
    Cook: 12 mins
    Stand: 15 mins
    Bake: 1 hr 15 mins at 350oF
    Microwave: 45 secs

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  • Balsamic Squash with Feta

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Roast: 35 mins at 400oF

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  • Brown Buttered Carrots

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 23 mins

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  • Citrus Sweet Potatoes

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 33 mins

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  • Cornbread Stuffing with Golden Raisins and Pecans

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 25 mins
    Cook: 7 mins
    Stand: 15 mins
    Bake: 1 hr 30 mins at 350oF
    Microwave: 45 secs

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  • Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Roast: 40 mins at 450oF

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  • Pineapple-Cranberry Sauce

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 10 mins

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  • Pretzel Bread Stuffing with Pancetta and Apples

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 25 mins
    Cook: 15 mins
    Microwave: 45 secs
    Stand: 15 mins
    Bake: 1 hr 15 mins at 350oF

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  • Twice-Baked Potatoes

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 5 mins
    Bake: 1 hr 15 mins at 400oF
    Broil: 2 mins

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  • Green Beans, Hazelnuts and Shallots

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 8 mins

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    Hasselback New Potatoes

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 30 mins
    Roast: 30 mins at 400oF

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    Potato Pancakes


    Prep: 20 mins
    Fry: 6 mins per batch

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    Tropical Sweet Potatoes

    Makes: 8 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 12 mins

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    Cucumber, Olive and Dill Salad

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 15 mins

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  • Five-Minute Spinach

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 2 mins
    Cook: 3 mins

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  • Gingered Cranberry Sauce

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 5 mins

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  • Herb-Roasted Parsnips

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 20 mins
    Roast: 25 mins at 425oF

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  • Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Roast: 40 mins at 400oF

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  • Spinach-Apple Salad

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 15 mins

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  • Tossed Mixed Greens with Buttermilk Dressing

    Makes: 12 servings
    Prep: 15 mins

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  • Spicy Collard Greens

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 18 mins

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    Bagna Cauda-Style Salad

    Makes: 10 servings
    Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 5 mins

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