Thanksgiving: the season of eating as much food as you want with no regrets. As you prepare for this delicious holiday, consider what you're going to bring to the table? The classic turkey? Mashed potatoes? Or are you going to serve something a little extra this year? We all know...there's nothing wrong with extra, especially when it's so easy to make.
Enjoy the top 5 Thanksgiving sides that you should share this year. Who knows, it could quickly become a Thanksgiving side tradition.
Slow-cooked Green Beans
You've heard of green bean casserole, but have you ever heard of Slow cooked green beans? No? Well, be prepared for some deliciousness. Here's what you'll need:
- 16 cups frozen french-style green beans (48 ounces) thawed
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 3/4 teaspoon soy suce
- Place beans in a 5 qt. slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over beans and toss to coat.
- Cook on low for 2-3 hours.
Cheese and Garlic Biscuits
Okay, this side will bring your family members and friends to their knees. This warm, steamy bite of bread, hot, stringy cheese and garlic-y side is greatly paired with any and all other Thanksgiving foods. ***This is especially perfect for those who like to scoop their bread into the mashed potatoes and gravy.*** Here's what you'll need for this wonderful bite of heaven:
- 2-1/2 cup biscuit/baking mix
- 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ranch salad dressing mix
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 tbsp minced chives
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ranch salad dressing mix
- In a large bow, combing baking mix, cheese, garlic powder and salad dressing mix.
- Stir in buttermilk until moistened.
- Drop tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets
- Bake at 450 degrees for 6-8 min or until golden
- Combine topping ingredients. Brush over biscuits and serve warm
- Invite me over so I may have one..please
Browned Butter Red Potatoes
Want to put a twist on your potato side? Instead of mashed, try these amazing butter red potatoes.
- 16 medium red potatoes (4 lbs) quartered
- 1 cup butter, cubed
- 6-8 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Place potatoes in 6 qt stockpot; add water to cover.
- Bring to a boil. Reduct heat and cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
- Drain and return to pot
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat until golden brown, stirring constantly.
- Add garlic, cook for 30 and add mix to potatoes
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss mix together and serve.
Sweet Potato & Carrot Casserole
This tangy and sweet casserole is full of flavor and full of thankfulness. This warm dish will bring happiness to all of those who are graced by it's sweet potato and carrot-y presence. Here's what you'll need:
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 3-1/2 lb medium sweet potatoes (6 potatoes)
- 4 large carrots, cut into 1-1/2 inch
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup orange juice (sounds weird...but it's oh so good)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In small bow, cover raisins with hot water, let stand for 30 minutes
- Place potatoes in a large stockpot; add water and bring to a boil
- Reduce heat and continue to cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
- Remove potatoes and cool. Add carrots to the same pot of boiling water and cook uncovered for 15-20 min. Drain
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into any desired size. Preferably 1-1/2 inch thick slices.
- Drain raisins. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir in raisins.
- Add brown sugar and orange juice to mix and stir to dissolve sugar.
- Pour over vegetables and back, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until sauce is bubbly.
- Let stand for 10 min and serve!
Pumpkin Pie Dip
Yep, you heard right! Picture the deliciousness of pumpkin pie...but dipping anything and everything into it! Pretzels, apple slices, marshmallows, sugar cookies, you name it. It all tastes great with some extra pumpkin.
- 1 Package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Put cream cheese and sugar into a mixer and beat until smooth.
- Beat in pumpkin, sour cream and spices until blended.
- Transfer into a bowl and enjoy! Dip whatever your heart desires!
And there you have it! With these super easy and super delicious recipes, Thanksgiving will be as delicious as ever and more memories will be created.