Some people love the turkey, others go straight for the side dishes. From stuffing to potatoes and amazing side salads, the recipes below will fill your holiday table with side dishes that just might upstage the bird.
The earthy flavor of mushrooms and sharp, nutty flavor of Gruyere cheese are wonderful together in this rich stuffing. This stuffing is amazing with turkey and also great warmed up the next day for breakfast.
If you have vegetarians at the table, this goat cheese stuffing is a filling and satisfying dish that can almost be a main course.
An earthy, autumnal salad with eye-catching color. If you don't like goat cheese, sub in feta cheese. Either way, this blend of quinoa, wild rice and walnuts is sure to draw applause.
A savory and sweet blend of dried cranberries and full-flavored blue cheese give this salad bold flavor. Fresh thyme and pecans round out the flavors. A beautiful dish with a crunchy and creamy texture.
What's better than mashed potatoes? Mashed potatoes with cheese! Gruyere gives mashed potatoes amazing flavor, although you can adapt this recipe to your own tastes by using almost any type of cheese that you like.
Serving slaw at Thanksgiving instead of a green salad is untraditional, but the crisp, fresh flavor of this salad made with raw Brussels sprouts will convince you not to be a slave to tradition. The light, lively flavors in this salad will be a welcome relief from the heavier dishes on the table.
Frozen corn makes preparing this dish a snap, but the rich comforting flavor that comes from butter and cheese will win raves. Browning the butter gives it a nutty flavor and aroma and when combined with grated cheese, the result is heavenly.
Although grated sheeps' milk cheese gives this salad amazing flavor, toasted cumin seeds are the real star. The seeds have an intense flavor and aroma that turns a simple blend of corn and green beans into something memorable.
The pleasantly bitter flavor of escarole wakes up the palate and provides a appetizing contrast to the typically mild flavors of Thanksgiving dishes. Usually served raw, escarole is a salad green that can also be served as a warm vegetable dish.
If you're tired of potatoes being the main starch on the table, serve barley instead. A slightly sweet,nutty and mild flavor makes barley a popular grain. Similar to rice pilaf but with a heavier texture, this side dish will please picky eaters as well as foodies.