It’s officially the holiday season and we couldn’t be more excited about the hustle, the bustle, the lights, and, of course, the food. Now, we love your traditional Thanksgiving feast of mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, stuffing, and so on, but what if we knew of some other Thanksgiving sides that were just a little more unique, contained a little more pizazz, if you will. Do we have your attention? Let’s get started!
Everything Bagel Stuffing
Admittedly, we’re a little everything bagel seasoning obsessed, so when we found a recipe for a savory everything bagel stuffing, we were all the way in. This fun twist on a classic combines everything bagels, a little onion, celery, some scallions, and some pantry staples to create a flavorful, and interesting take on a crowd favorite, and sure to be a hit among guests. In fact, we’re sure you’ll be asked to make this again for Christmas. Get the full recipe here!
Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacon and Pecans
If you really want to make a lasting impression and make sure everyone’s tastebuds explode this holiday season, then skip the traditional sweet potato casserole, and instead opt for this one. You’re still going to get to enjoy sweet potatoes, just in a way you’ve probably haven’t before; These sweet potatoes are buttery, hinted with cinnamon, and lightly sweetened, and as though that isn’t enough, marshmallows will take a backseat to this pecan topping that’s just a touch spicy, perfectly sweet, herby, and a little salty too. Since you’re probably too busy drooling, get the full recipe here!
Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes with Fried Shallots
Quick question, do you love sour cream and onion chips? You do? Good. Mashed potatoes are one of the elite sides on the Thanksgiving dinner table and the best par? These are a no-fuss side dish. All you have to do is smash your potatoes with the skins on, add your butter and sour cream to create a rich creaminess, and top with crispy fried shallots. Oh, and thank us later. Get the full recipe here!
Cinnamon Butter Baked Carrots
Admittedly, cooked carrots aren’t our most favorite side dish, but that’s not a dig on carrots so much as it is a testament to how delightful this gorgeous dish is. Seriously, it will look straight out of a restaurant, but will probably be the easiest dish you prepare. Carrots are smothered in cinnamon butter and then baked until they’re covered in a sweet cinnamon glaze. Get the full recipe here!