Yummy Monday: Terrific Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is all about traditions, new and old. Some people make the same dishes they've had year after year and that's how they love it. Some people try variations on their favorites. We combed the Internet to find some classic recipes that you can't go wrong with. Some are gluten free, some are vegan, some are low fat and some are plain 'ole decadent. Whatever you pick, we hope it becomes a new tradition in YOUR home. Next week we'll be compiling DESSERTS! Happy Monday!

Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa recipe for Sausage and Herb Stuffing - I love a good stuffing. Sometimes we love it more than the Turkey! (sh!). Ina Garten's recipes always work out so well because she painstakingly tests and re-tests her recipes. It's no wonder why her cookbooks in my collection are lovingly spattered and stained from all the times we've used them. This Stuffing recipe is killer delicious. We promise!!

Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa recipe for Sausage and Herb Stuffing - I love a good stuffing. Sometimes we love it more than the Turkey! (sh!). Ina Garten's recipes always work out so well because she painstakingly tests and re-tests her recipes. It's no wonder why her cookbooks in my collection are lovingly spattered and stained from all the times we've used them. This Stuffing recipe is killer delicious. We promise!!

Three Ways to Make Mashed Potatoes in Advance - Almost everyone loves mashed potatoes, right? Unfortunately it's not always the thing to be able to make ahead of time. Serious Eats has a great article on not just one but THREE ways to make mashed potatoes ahead of time. Pass the butter!

Three Ways to Make Mashed Potatoes in Advance - Almost everyone loves mashed potatoes, right? Unfortunately it's not always the thing to be able to make ahead of time. Serious Eats has a great article on not just one but THREE ways to make mashed potatoes ahead of time. Pass the butter!

King Arthur Flour's Buttery Sourdough Rolls - There is nothing more lovely than a delicious and brown dinner roll with a soft and warm inside to slather butter on. These rolls will make you think you died and went to roll heaven!  

King Arthur Flour's Buttery Sourdough Rolls - There is nothing more lovely than a delicious and brown dinner roll with a soft and warm inside to slather butter on. These rolls will make you think you died and went to roll heaven!

 

Silver Palate's Three Onion Casserole Recipe /Photo Credit: Midwest Maven - I still remember the first time I had this dish: I had never had a shallot before nor had I ever had Boursin Cheese. The combination of baking these delicious onions with this amazing cheese was like fireworks of deliciousness in my mouth. We promise if you make this, people will devour it! (Unless they don't like onions!)

Silver Palate's Three Onion Casserole Recipe /Photo Credit: Midwest Maven - I still remember the first time I had this dish: I had never had a shallot before nor had I ever had Boursin Cheese. The combination of baking these delicious onions with this amazing cheese was like fireworks of deliciousness in my mouth. We promise if you make this, people will devour it! (Unless they don't like onions!)

Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Fuji Apple - We have a soft spot for that can of Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce that you slice into these pretty little rounds. However, if you find yourself with some cranberries, Fuji Apples and a little time, we think this Jellied Cranberry recipe might thrill you. But if you can't break from tradition - why not try both?

Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Fuji Apple - We have a soft spot for that can of Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce that you slice into these pretty little rounds. However, if you find yourself with some cranberries, Fuji Apples and a little time, we think this Jellied Cranberry recipe might thrill you. But if you can't break from tradition - why not try both?

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa - This dish reminds me of college when my roommates and I would make Uncle Ben's Broccoli and Cheese Rice and eat that for dinner. AN ENTIRE BOX. This is a much healthier spin on a yummy classic. You can even sub out the cheese for nutritional yeast and make this a vegan dish. 

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa - This dish reminds me of college when my roommates and I would make Uncle Ben's Broccoli and Cheese Rice and eat that for dinner. AN ENTIRE BOX. This is a much healthier spin on a yummy classic. You can even sub out the cheese for nutritional yeast and make this a vegan dish. 

Best Gluten Free Parker House Rolls - Are you longing for delicious rolls but are Gluten Free? Fear not because this recipe will make you thank the Gluten Free Gods for such a delicious recipe!

Best Gluten Free Parker House Rolls - Are you longing for delicious rolls but are Gluten Free? Fear not because this recipe will make you thank the Gluten Free Gods for such a delicious recipe!

Ultimate Green Bean Casserole (from scratch!) - Even though I've never had this Thanksgiving staple, I might be tempted to try and make this ultimate (and from scratch!) version of the classic Green Bean Casserole! I think I'd make extra crispy onions to snack on because they look so good!

Ultimate Green Bean Casserole (from scratch!) - Even though I've never had this Thanksgiving staple, I might be tempted to try and make this ultimate (and from scratch!) version of the classic Green Bean Casserole! I think I'd make extra crispy onions to snack on because they look so good!

Bon Appetit's Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter - Oftentimes I choose between Sweet Potatoes or Butternut Squash for a Thanksgiving Side Dish. However, if I had to choose Butternut Squash this year, I think making pillows of gnocchi with a Sage Brown Butter Sauce sounds pretty delightful!

Bon Appetit's Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter - Oftentimes I choose between Sweet Potatoes or Butternut Squash for a Thanksgiving Side Dish. However, if I had to choose Butternut Squash this year, I think making pillows of gnocchi with a Sage Brown Butter Sauce sounds pretty delightful!

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Miso Butter - I love the idea of carrots of different colors but I think this dish would be equally great with just one color of carrot. I love the idea of an umami rich miso butter verses another vegetable bathed in a sweet and sticky sugary sauce!

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Miso Butter - I love the idea of carrots of different colors but I think this dish would be equally great with just one color of carrot. I love the idea of an umami rich miso butter verses another vegetable bathed in a sweet and sticky sugary sauce!

Gina's SkinnyTaste.com's Sweet Potato Casserole - Ahhh... the Sweet Potato Casserole with marshmallows is a crowd pleaser but also loves the hips and thighs! We love SkinnyTaste's version of this. You will still get all the joy and pleasure of the original version but you won't have to run the Boston Marathon after dinner to work it off!

Gina's SkinnyTaste.com's Sweet Potato Casserole - Ahhh... the Sweet Potato Casserole with marshmallows is a crowd pleaser but also loves the hips and thighs! We love SkinnyTaste's version of this. You will still get all the joy and pleasure of the original version but you won't have to run the Boston Marathon after dinner to work it off!

Trisha Yearwood's Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Last but not least is one of our favorite side dishes - Macaroni and Cheese. OH yum oh yum! But if you don't want to bring out a box of the bright powdered orange kind, we urge you to try this amazing recipe. Not only is it easy to assemble but you can make it right in your slow cooker. Be warned that this is a RICH Macaroni and Cheese. I've served it at Baby Showers (with sides of peas, lobster, bacon, etc) and I've made it for gangs of kids. It is always devoured and declared "the best macaroni and cheese!". We think so too! 

Trisha Yearwood's Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Last but not least is one of our favorite side dishes - Macaroni and Cheese. OH yum oh yum! But if you don't want to bring out a box of the bright powdered orange kind, we urge you to try this amazing recipe. Not only is it easy to assemble but you can make it right in your slow cooker. Be warned that this is a RICH Macaroni and Cheese. I've served it at Baby Showers (with sides of peas, lobster, bacon, etc) and I've made it for gangs of kids. It is always devoured and declared "the best macaroni and cheese!". We think so too!