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9 Thanksgiving Sides for Planners & Project-Lovers

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This week we brought you Thanksgiving sides that take 20 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, and two hours. And, today, we have our final sides segment: Thanksgiving sides for those who like to plan ahead—those who don't mind pickling things for a few days, allowing confit to confit, and methodically letting challah rest and rise.

It's not that these 9 recipes are hard. They just require a little Thanksgiving love and care (T.L.C., if you will) and bit more time than your standard soup or roasted vegetable. We promise, though, they're more than worth it.

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Jessica Fechtor's Five-Fold Challah
Jessica Fechtor's Five-Fold Challah
Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Sweet Potato Casserole
Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Sweet Potato Casserole
What We Call Stuffing: Challah, Mushroom, and Celery
What We Call Stuffing: Challah, Mushroom, and Celery
Tuscan Onion Confit
Tuscan Onion Confit
Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish
Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish
Thomas Keller's Leek Bread Pudding
Thomas Keller's Leek Bread Pudding
Five-Spice Pickled Carrots
Five-Spice Pickled Carrots
Thomas Keller's Butternut Soup with Brown Butter, Sage, and Nutmeg Crème Fraîche
Thomas Keller's Butternut Soup with Brown Butter, Sage, and Nutmeg Crème Fraîche
Magnus Nilsson's Gravlax
Magnus Nilsson's Gravlax

Tell us: Do you have sides that might take a bit longer, but are, in the end, very much worth it?


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