Five Easy Side Dishes to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table This Year
It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year. The holidays are approaching, and Christmas movies are taking over radio stations. But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it’s going to be a real treat!
If you’ve ever wanted to make a contribution to the Thanksgiving dinner table but didn’t know what to make or how to make it, this article is for you. We can’t all be master home chefs and whip up gourmet dishes, like grandmothers who won’t share their special apple pie recipes. But, with the help of these easy-to-use recipes, we can wow everyone at the table with something unique and delicious. Plus, it feels really good to bring something for everyone to enjoy.
Here are five simple Thanksgiving side dishes you can make yourself:
Garlicky Green Beans with Crispy Onions
We all need our vegetables, especially with a thanksgiving meal that can easily consist of mostly fats, carbs, and salt. However, just a regular bowl of green beans at the dinner table probably won’t grab much attention. But, with a little crunch and flavor from the crispy onions and garlic, your green beans will be a hit.
Loaded Scallop Potatoes
Most likely, there’s going to be mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes on the table. Some people have a thing for scallop potatoes, though, and we wouldn’t want to leave them out. This recipe gives a big extra kick to regular sweet potatoes, by adding ingredients like sour cream, bacon, cheese, and scallions. It certainly isn’t the healthiest dish, but it’ll have people dying for seconds.
Bacon Brussel Sprouts Noodle Bake
I thought I’d add this one to the list because of it’s original nature. Some people may be picky eaters, no matter their age, though some may like to try something new every chance they get. For this dish, those are your people. It’s not a classic for Thanksgiving, but maybe if you do it well, you can make it a classic!
After suggesting a non-classic dish, I feel I must resort back to the more expected side dishes because Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for all we have but also traditions. And no Thanksgiving meal is complete without the stuffing dish and giving thanks that it’s just so perfectly delicious. I suppose there may be that person who brings the stuffing each year, and it’s undoubtedly a winner, but why not try one of your own with a little spin – substituting the bread part with cauliflower. The people watching their carbs may thank you later!
Last but not least, we have the spinach dip. This dish really has nothing to do with Thanksgiving origins, but we all know that it’s a highly addictive snack, especially if you’ve ever tried it at Applebees. This shouldn’t take you more than a half an hour, and it’s just one of those snack-before-the-big-meal foods that people are always happy to see. Don’t remember to bring something crunchy to pair with the dip – perhaps some tortilla or pita chips!
You, too, can join the Thanksgiving meal pros amongst your family and friends. With any of these five dishes, you’ll be sure to satisfy them all and leave them wanting more – literally.
Eat up and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!