You're in for a treat.

By Mary Claire Lagroue

Ever-indulgent prime rib tends to make an appearance on special occasions, so the sides it pairs with should be special, too. Here are our 10 of the best.

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1. Fried Mashed Potatoes

Mashing potatoes in a hot, buttered skillet allows a crisp crust to form.

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2. Truffled Cauliflower Gratin

If you can't find truffled Pecorino cheese, home cooks recommend using regular ol' Pecorino (or even Gouda or Gruyere) and drizzling the finished dish in truffle oil instead of olive oil.

3. Fast and Easy Creamed Spinach

Lemon zest brings a bright flavor to decadent creamed spinach.

4. Fried Brussels Sprouts

Fried in bacon grease, these Brussels sprouts can convert even the firmest skeptics.

5. Rice Stuffing with Apples, Herbs, and Bacon

Bacon and dried herbs balance the sweetness of dried fruit and diced apples.

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6. Stuffed Acorn Squash

Some reviewers add veggies and sausage to the squash's bread stuffing, while others replace it with cornbread dressing, brown rice, and even couscous. Lots of options here.

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7. Green Bean Casserole

French onion soup inspired Chef John to add caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese to traditional green bean casserole.

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8. Gourmet Sweet Potato Casserole

This pecan-crusted casserole could pass for dessert.

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9. Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

"Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente -- or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the center," recipe creator Myleen Sagrado Sjödin says.


10. Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Trade cornbread dressing for this egg bread-based stuffing filled with wild mushrooms, toasted hazelnuts, and herbs.

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