7 crowd-pleasing casseroles you have to make for Turkey Day

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If you're looking to serve a side dish for Thanksgiving that has a little bit more oomph than just a vegetable, try one of these delicious and hearty casseroles!

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7 Crowd-Pleasing Casseroles You Have to Make for Turkey Day
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7 crowd-pleasing casseroles you have to make for Turkey Day

No. 1: Ryan Scott’s Killer Asparagus Green Bean Casserole

For this fun spin on Green Bean Casserole, Ryan Scott puts the cream sauce on the bottom, then adds asparagus (instead of green beans) and tops with crispy onions! Delish!

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No. 2: Roasted Cauliflower Broccoli Pasta Bake with White Cheddar

Crispy pancetta is folded into a creamy white cheddar cheese sauce, with roasted cauliflower and broccoli. Stir in al dente pasta and top with crunchy, buttery bread crumbs.

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No. 3: Carbonara Mac ‘n Cheese Soufflé and Spring Salad

Who says you can’t have bacon mac and cheese with your stuffing? Why choose one starchy side, when you can have both! It’s Thanksgiving!

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No. 4: Ryan Scott's Green Bean Casserole with Celery Root and Bacon

If your family loves green bean casserole, but you want to change it up, try this updated version with a homemade celery root and mushroom cream sauce, and breadcrumbs combined with fried onions for the topping. Yum!

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No. 5: Baked Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sausage & Ricotta

For another hearty side dish, why not try this cheesy baked pasta with that Thanksgiving staple – squash?

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No. 6: Spaghetti Squash Casserole

If you’re looking for a hearty, healthy dish, try Bob Harper’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole. We swap spaghetti for squash and mix in ground white turkey, roasted veggies, marinara and low-fat cottage cheese. Load up your plate with this casserole and don’t feel guilty about it.

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No. 7: It's Not Easy Being Green Bean Casserole

For a traditional but from-scratch take on green bean casserole, this this recipe! No canned soup or packaged fried onions here!

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