Have you already noted that despite turkey being the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving feast, people rarely rave over the turkey but rather have a special attention over the appetizers, sides and dessert? Thanksgiving feast is not all about the turkey and while there are hundred different ways to prepare a bird, here’s a round-up of updated versions of old classic side dishes and new unconventional options to add a new flavor to your Thanksgiving feast.
Oven Baked Mashed Potato Cakes
These elegant ham and chive potato cakes are baked in oven for a result that is crisp in the outside and melting in the inside. Freezable in Ziplok bags and easily portable, you can reheat them at the last minute! Get the recipe here.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Orange Juice
This sweet potato mash with orange juice is just another wonderful vegetable side dish that will amaze you guests. The spices really accent the sweet potato flavor, but doesn’t overwhelm it or make it too complex, perfect to compliment the turkey. Discover the recipe.
Rosemary Ricotta & Polenta Fries
A delicious alternative to traditional potato chips, these golden and crisp polenta fries are packed with herb and ricotta flavors. See recipe here.
Parsnip & Sweet Potato Mash
The gentle sweetness of this sweet potato and parsnip mash makes a simple and scrumptious combination. Plus, this recipe only dirty one dish from start to finish, so you can focus on more important tasks! Get the recipe here.
Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
Not only it’s a delicious alternative to regular mashed potato recipes, but it’s a very much-appreciated way to serve your potato side dish. The delicate flavor and texture of mascarpone bring a brand new creaminess to your usual mashed potatoes. Not too sweet, but just rich enough, this side dish is perfect on any Holiday menu. Get the Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes recipe here.
Roasted Butternut Squash Slices
Both crisp and melting, these roasted butternut slices will perfectly accompany a roast turkey or stuffed turkey breast rolls. Their fun shape will naturally appeal to the kids! Click here to see the recipe.