6 Thanksgiving Classics That Go Beyond the Basics
You'll be the guest of honor when you show up to Thanksgiving with one of these side dishes. Each recipe takes a classic dish to chef-level status with flavor twists and upgrades.
By Caitlyn Dimig, RD
For a fun and flavorful upgrade to the usual dinner rolls, this recipe ties rosemary-flavored bread dough into knots and finishes with a sprinkle of flaky salt and more rosemary before baking. You could use 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, if you like. If you don't have a bread machine, here are tips for working with yeast dough by hand or with a stand mixer.
Instead of using sugar, this bright and colorful recipe simmers cranberries in orange juice along with pineapple, honey, orange zest, grated fresh ginger, and cinnamon.
Bacon and maple are a match made in heaven. Now add in roasted Brussels sprouts and you have a trifecta of tasty goodness.
Sourdough bread, sautéed leeks, and a generous helping of mushrooms are bathed in a creamy, cheesy custard and baked until ooey, gooey, hot, and crusty. "This savory bread pudding was inspired by a lunch I had at a food cart in Portland long ago. It works well as a vegetarian main dish or as a substantial side dish."—muttoneer
A so-simple homemade vinaigrette with crunchy almonds and pomegranate seeds (also called arils) will have even the veggie-haters reaching for seconds. Try this easy, no-mess way to quickly remove the seeds from a pomegranate.
This elegant and creamy take on sweet potatoes is elevated with a sauce made with four fresh herbs.
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This article originally appeared in the October/November 2019 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.