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Thanksgiving side dishes

Show-Stopping Side Dishes

Every family has their time-honored holiday traditions. Typically, they revolve around food. Certain dishes are there year after year, and while the recipes might change and adapt, the essence of the season stays the same. On Thanksgiving, turkey is more often than not served as the grand center of the meal. But have you ever noticed that turkey is rarely anyone’s favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving?

Side dishes may be just compliments to the slaved over turkey but we think they are just as important–if not more–to the meal. This Thanksgiving, make sure your dish is the one everyone returns to for a second helping.

Cranberry Macadamia Nut Rice StuffingCranberry & Macadamia Rice Stuffing

Just the list of ingredients in this stuffing gives us goosebumps. Cranberries, macadamia nuts and rice build the body of this extravagant side dish. Whether you are actually stuffing this into the turkey or cooking it separately in the oven, Massel Ultracubes ensure a flavorful outcome either way.

Cheese GritsCheese Grits

A new spin on the cheesy side dish that is always present, this side is sure to be one that people remember. This recipe can also be adjusted to be vegan, just substitute the cheese with yeast extract, butter with vegan butter and cream with soy milk.

Mashed CauliflowerMashed Cauliflower

You can’t believe it’s not potatoes. Mashed Cauliflower is gluten-free, low-calorie and vegan, without tasting like it’s lacking on flavor. Fresh dill gives this dish a refreshing profile while Dijon mustard gives it some bite.

Sausage and Apple StuffingSausage and Apple Stuffing

Not just another stuffing recipe, this side will knock your socks off. Sausage, diced apples, mushrooms and gluten-free bread pair perfectly together. Make extra, because you are going to want leftovers.

Vegan Scalloped Potato BakeVegan Scalloped Potato Bake

A classic that cannot be forgotten, scalloped potatoes are loved by all. Kick your recipe up a notch by trying it with other vegetables in place of potatoes. Tess Masters reveals that the sauce in this recipe works wonderfully with sweet potatoes, green beans, eggplant and zucchini.

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