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9 Thanksgiving Sides Get a Makeover

By • November 20, 2011 • 2 Comments

We know, we know, the turkey is the crown jewel of the Thanksgiving table, the centerpiece, the show-stopper. Not anymore.

Here are 9 side dishes to share the spotlight with the bird this holiday -- all simple, modern twists on the sides we all know and love, from a light, frisky butternut cider soup to smoky grilled Brussels sprouts.

We can't wait to hear grandma say, "Pass the cranberry fig chutney, please."

Butternut Squash and Cider Soup by amanda

Butternut Squash and Cider Soup


Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese by Sonali

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

 

Gingered Cranberry Fig Chutney by Oui, Chef

Gingered Cranberry Fig Chutney

 

Grilled Brussels Sprouts by kitchenwitchcookie

Grilled Brussels Sprouts


Ciabatta Stuffing with Chorizo, Sweet Potato, and Mushrooms by melissav

Ciabatta Stuffing

 

Sweet Potato Gratin with Creme Fraiche, Onions, and Bacon by apartmentcooker

Individual Sweet Potato Gratins

 

Green Beans with Apricots and Serrano Ham by amanda

Green Beans with Apricots

 

Vegetarian Mushroom Thyme Gravy by sticksnstones

Vegetarian Mushroom Thyme Gravy

 

Crispy Delicata Squash Rings with Currant, Fennel & Apple Relish by ChezSuzanne

Crispy Delicata Rings

 

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over 2 years ago Chef Ashley Simone

I love all of these fun unique ideas for Thanksgiving. My favorites are the grilled brussel sprouts and the sweet potato gratin. They are totally making my mouth water :) Check out my take on a zesty and fun makeover of the boring old green bean casserole. Much love and Happy FOODGASMIC Thanksgiving! http://www.youtube.com...

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over 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

And grandma will say so with pure joy. I'd take her place anyday at any/all of the tables where these will be served. Invite me over please...someone! Anyone!!