Simply Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Simply Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Roasted Turnips and Greens

For a main-course salad, Cellar Door Café chef Charlie Parker concocted this unexpectedly delicious combination of turnips, oranges and hazelnuts.

Click here for the recipe: Roasted Turnips and Greens

Roasted Fall Vegetables in Cheddar Crust

This tart starts with a Cheddar cheese crust that’s filled with roasted leeks, fennel and broccoli or Brussels sprouts. Beets or cauliflower would stand in beautifully too.

Click here for the recipe: Roasted Fall Vegetables in Cheddar Crust

Green Soup With Yams & Sage

This kale-and-spinach soup has a beautiful complexity. It’s slightly sweet, with a bright note of lemon and the subtle aromatics of thyme, sage and garlic.

Click here for the recipe: Green Soup With Yams & Sage

Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad

Roasted apples and Cheddar cheese turn an ordinary mixed green salad into something extra-special. You can use pears for this recipe as well.

Click here for the recipe: Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad

Rice, Cheddar & Spinach Pie

This Rice, Spinach and Cheddar Pie is a cinch to prepare—especially if you have leftover cooked rice. If you don’t, follow package directions for 4 servings to get about 3 cups cooked rice.

Click here for the recipe: Rice, Cheddar & Spinach Pie

Spicy Stewed Potatoes & Spinach With Buttermilk

This stew-like potato and spinach curry can be served as a side dish. The touch of cream prevents the buttermilk from curdling when it’s heated.

Click here for the recipe: Spicy Stewed Potatoes & Spinach With Buttermilk

Macaroni and Many Cheeses

This recipe works beautifully with any semi-hard cheese, but is particularly good with an international blend of French Mimolette, aged Dutch Gouda and American Vella Dry Jack. A fine layer of Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano forms a crisp topping.

Click here for the recipe: Macaroni and Many Cheeses

Carrot Macaroni and Cheese

The good news is that this silky carrot puree mixed with the cheddar is a terrific source of vitamin A and helps reduce the amount of fat in the recipe.

Click here for the recipe: Carrot Macaroni and Cheese

Pumpkin Apple Mash

The comforting flavors of the fall harvest are prominently featured in this sweet and savory side dish that's easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes.

Click here for the recipe: Pumpkin Apple Mash

Tuna & Tomato Mac & Cheese

Tuna mac & cheese takes a trip to the Southwest with spicy tomato and festive blue tortilla chips on top. Canned tomatoes with green chiles and ancho chile powder add a kick, or you can use diced tomatoes and mild chili powder.

Click here for the recipe: Tuna & Tomato Mac & Cheese

Roasted Squash and Spinach Lasagna

Feel free to adapt this at will, adding roasted mushrooms (roasted to drive off the moisture) or sautéed fennel.

Click here for the recipe: Roasted Squash and Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Salad With Citrus and Roasted Beets

Curly leaf spinach has great texture and flavor and holds this mustardy dressing well. For additional color, feel free to use a variety of different colored beets. You can also swap blood oranges for the tangerines.

Click here for the recipe: Spinach Salad With Citrus and Roasted Beets

Simple Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed spinach (or any greens) with garlic and a squeeze of lemon (or vinegar) is a simple formula that lets spinach shine and will never go out of favor.

Click here for the recipe: Simple Sautéed Spinach

Warm Spinach Dip

Treat your family and friends to this classic creamy dip featuring the spicy heat of Pace® Picante Sauce.

Click here for the recipe: Warm Spinach Dip

Spinach Soup With Rosemary Croutons

Rosemary has a strong flavor, but offers only a subtle hint in this spinach soup. If you like, any seasonal greens you have on hand can be substituted for the spinach.

Click here for the recipe: Spinach Soup With Rosemary Croutons

Popeye Pie

Give this warm spinach salad on a crust a try, but be sure to bake the dish and not broil!

Click here for the recipe: Popeye Pie

Warm Beet & Spinach Salad

This Warm Spinach-and-Beet Salad is inspired by a dish from Penny Cluse Café in Burlington, Vermont. If you have cooked beets on hand, you can have it ready in just a few minutes.

Click here for the recipe: Warm Beet & Spinach Salad

Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Three different types of cheese, plus sour cream and egg yolks, make this recipe from chef Ben Vaughn of Restaurant Grace in Memphis especially rich.

Click here for the recipe: Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Orange-Scented Green Beans With Toasted Almonds

Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile green beans. Toast the nuts while you steam the beans and you have a polished addition to any meal ready in 15 minutes flat.

Click here for the recipe: Orange-Scented Green Beans With Toasted Almonds

Green Bean-Tomato Salad With Herbs

Salade Niçoise is one of the great summer dishes of Southern France . It's the centerpiece of a party that's all about sunny Mediterranean style, from the wine to the plates to the tea towels.

Click here for the recipe: Green Bean-Tomato Salad With Herbs

Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans

Try this flavorful twist on a classic side dish.

Click here for the recipe: Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans

Green Beans With Creamy Garlic Dressing

Inspired by a Lebanese pasta dish, we toss steamed green beans with garlicky yogurt for an easy side dish. Try it with roast lamb.

Click here for the recipe: Green Beans With Creamy Garlic Dressing

Green Beans With Caramelized Red Onions

For an attractive presentation, trim the stem ends of the beans, leaving the pointed ends intact. Most fresh beans today do not require stringing, as the fibrous string has been bred out of them.

Click here for the recipe: Green Beans With Caramelized Red Onions

Green Beans With Bacon & Hazelnuts

The toasted smoky flavors in this fast saute make it a warm addition to any winter meal.

Click here for the recipe: Green Beans With Bacon & Hazelnuts

Green Bean Casserole

This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Our white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole.

Click here for the recipe: Green Bean Casserole

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No Thanksgiving meal is complete without a variety of delicious side dishes. From green beans to mac and cheese, we want to make sure your meal is as diverse as it is tasty. Pick and choose from some of our favorite side dishes.

Check out the slideshow above for our best side dish options!

If you're more of a visual learner, check out our videos on The Total Thanksgiving Package and Experiment With Potatoes.

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