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Are You Bringing A Side Dish To Thanksgiving Dinner?

November 9, 2009

roasted-root-vegetables-lJennifer Davick ~ Roasted Root Vegetables With Horseradish Vinaigrette ~ Get Recipe!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you know what comes after that. We’re going to my brother’s house this year. That means I’m off the hook for the lion’s share of the cooking, but I will happily take a side dish or two. So I launched into a search for something interesting as well as some more traditional choices. I found an impressive collection of side dishes over at Southern Living (link to follow). You’ll find the traditional favorites there, as well as a new generation of delicious soon-to-be-favorites.

Two-Cheese Squash Casserole
Cheddar and Parmesan both make an appearance in this squash casserole. Soft, white breadcrumbs are the secret to this classic’s tender, soufflé-like texture.  Get Recipe!
squash-casserole-in-dish-lTina Cornett / styling: Cari South / Food Styling: Pam Lolley, Article by Mary Allen Perry

Cajun Corn Maque Choux
Smoky bits of andouille sausage, traditionally used in Louisiana gumbo and jambalaya, add a bold and spicy flavor to this colorful dish. Get Recipe!

cajun-corn-lArticle by Mary Allen Perry

Green Beans With Shallots and Red Pepper
Sautéed in butter with strips of red bell pepper and shallots, Southern Living offers the option of frozen green beans as a timesaving shortcut, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use fresh. If health is a concern, I’d consider using olive oil instead of butter. Get Recipe!green-beans-shallots-l

Broccoli-and-Cauliflower Gratin
A quick and creamy Dijon-mustard sauce, laced with Parmesan and Cheddar cheese, turns a simple dish of broccoli and cauliflower into company fare. Get Recipe!broccoli-and-cauliflower-l

Check out all 29 Simply Spectacular Thanksgiving Sides…

Now check out other holiday ideas and traditions over at Melissa’s Inspired Room.

Oops! I just realized this post was from last week. I hope that’s okay.

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