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19 Thanksgiving Sides to Make If You Have 2 Hours (Mostly Hands-Off!)

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Yesterday, we featured Thanksgiving sides you can make in 60 minutes, the day before that those you can make in just 30 minutes, and the day before that those you can make in just 20 minutes.

Today, we have 19 two-hour-from-start-to-finish Thanksgiving sides. Don't worry, though, if spending a couple hours on a single side seems daunting, a lot of the time spent is hands-off. Plus, you're rewarded with biscuit-like cornbread, creamy gratins, and buttery baked sweet potatoes. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the grand finale: time limit-free sides for those who are very skilled at planning ahead.

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Bready things

Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding
Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding
Oyster and Spinach Dressing
Oyster and Spinach Dressing
Vera Obias' Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread
Vera Obias' Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread
Ciabatta Stuffing with Chorizo, Sweet Potato, and Mushrooms
Ciabatta Stuffing with Chorizo, Sweet Potato, and Mushrooms
Layered Grapes and Bread with Chèvre and Balsamic
Layered Grapes and Bread with Chèvre and Balsamic

you say potato, we say...

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese
Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese
Francis Mallmann's Potato Dominoes

Francis Mallmann's Potato Dominoes by Genius Recipes

Sweet Potatoes Anna with Prunes

Sweet Potatoes Anna with Prunes by mrsp

Sweet Potato Bake
Sweet Potato Bake

glorious baked vegetables

Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese
Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese
Lacinato Kale Gratin
Lacinato Kale Gratin
Alon Shaya's Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Whipped Goat Cheese
Alon Shaya's Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Whipped Goat Cheese
Cheese Fondue Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin
Cheese Fondue Stuffed Roasted Pumpkin
Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto and Burrata
Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto and Burrata
Spaghetti Squash with Chiles, Lime, and Cilantro
Spaghetti Squash with Chiles, Lime, and Cilantro
Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad
Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad

Super simple, clean flavors—but way better

Julia Child's Brussels Sprouts with Braised Chestnuts
Julia Child's Brussels Sprouts with Braised Chestnuts
Paul Bertolli's Cauliflower Soup
Paul Bertolli's Cauliflower Soup
Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette
Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette

Tell us: What sides do you make that take 2 hours?


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