Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with friends and family – and eat! Though turkey is the classic star of the meal, the sky’s the limit when it comes to side dishes. Try something new this Thanksgiving with one (or more) of these three must-have recipes:
The genius of this recipe is that it’s made entirely in the slow cooker, meaning you can start making it hours before the meal is served. Save yourself time, hassle, and oven space with this delicious side dish!
Start to finish: 6 hours
4 pounds slender sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
4 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cooked bacon slices, crumbled
1. In a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker, place sweet potatoes. In a small bowl, stir together orange juice concentrate, butter, brown sugar, salt, and rosemary. Pour the mixture over sweet potatoes and stir to coat.
2. Cover the slow cooker and and cook until potatoes are tender, 5 1/2 to 6 hours.
3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to a serving dish, leaving the liquid in the cooker, and then change the heat to high. Combine cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. cold water, whisking until smooth, then combine with liquid in slow cooker. Whisking constantly, cook for a few minutes until sauce thickens, then spoon the sauce over potatoes.
4. Sprinkle potatoes with parsley, orange zest, garlic, and crumbled bacon.
This recipe couldn’t be easier, and if you prep your green beans and mushrooms ahead of time, it only takes 15 minutes to pull together. Bring a little green to your holiday table with this healthy recipe.
Start to finish: 25 minutes
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon butter
Fried onions for garnish
1. Blanch green beans in boiling water until cooked to your preference.
2. Melt butter in a large pan over medium high heat, then saute sliced mushrooms until golden. 3. Combine with the drained, blanched beans and add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fried onions and serve immediately.
You need bread for your Thanksgiving table, so why not make this cornbread stuffed with a rich layer of cheese? This delicious recipe is sure to be a hit!
Start to finish: 45 minutes
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 oz. pepper jack cheese, cubed
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, honey and eggs in a medium bowl.
3. In a large bowl, combine thoroughly the dry ingredients – flour, cornmeal, baking soda and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk gently until combined.
4. Grease a medium skillet, then spread half of the premixed batter into the pan. Evenly sprinkle the pepper jack on top. Add the remaining batter, making sure the cheese is fully covered. Bake until the cornbread cooked through for 25-30 minutes.
5. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Serve warm.
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