5 Simple Thanksgiving Sides
Delicious holiday dishes
No need to cook all day! All of these yummy side dishes can be made up to a day ahead of time and reheated before serving.
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Buttermilk and Herb Stuffing Muffins
Keep portions in check with our amazing stuffing muffins. These are best made a day ahead and reheated in a 350° oven, uncovered, for about 15 minutes.
Ingredients: Package of country-style (cubed with white and whole-wheat bread) stuffing (such as Pepperidge Farm), cooking spray, unsalted butter, red onions, celery stalks, dried rosemary, dried rubbed sage, dried thyme, freshly ground black pepper, package mushrooms, lower-sodium chicken broth, low-fat buttermilk (1%), large eggs
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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Pine Nuts
With this savory recipe, your family won't have a hard time eating their veggies.
Ingredients: Olive oil, Brussels sprouts, sea salt, ground black pepper, red wine vinegar, Parmesan shavings toasted pine nuts
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Warm Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Fruit
Sweet-tangy cranberries and flavorful apricots brighten up this delicious, festive barley dish.
Make sure to soak the wheat berries two days ahead if you plan to prepare this dish a day ahead.
Ingredients: Dry wheat berries (hard winter wheat), seasoned rice vinegar, sesame oil, cranberries, dried apricots, scallions (green part only), toasted sliced almonds with skin, ground black pepper, sea sal
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Creamy Turnip-Potato Purée
This light and fluffy puree is low in both calories and fat.
Ingredients: Turnips, Russet potatoes, garlic cloves, salt, ground black pepper, light sour cream, fresh chives, horseradish, sugar
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Sweet Potato Gratin
Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and nutrient-packed, so they make a great base for a variety of dishes. In this video, learn how to make a spicy side dish, a vegetarian main dish, and a delicious dessert with this versatile superfood. These three recipes are simple and quick to make, and most importantly, the sweet potatoes in them will give you enough fiber to satisfy your hunger for hours and give you a healthy dose of vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene.