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November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes to Try This Year

The wait is almost over! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we’re excited to enjoy time with our family. As a family-owned builder, Ernest Homes believes in the importance of family traditions. Enjoying quality time with your family while gathered around the dinner table is one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. Of course, a delicious meal is great too, and we’re sure your taste buds can’t wait to indulge. Here are a few side dish ideas you might want to add to your Thanksgiving dinner menu this year.

Broccoli Cheese and Cracker Casserole

Are you the type who needs to add a bit of cheese to get your veggies in? Well, this side dish is for you. The combination of broccoli, cheese, and the buttery crispiness of Ritz crackers is the perfect addition to your holiday sides.

Apply Cranberry Sauce

A classic Thanksgiving side is cranberry sauce. There’s usually debate about whether to buy canned or make it from scratch but with this recipe, you’ll be happy you chose the latter. It shines with fall flavors your canned options probably won’t, like Granny Smith apples and orange zest.

Thanksgiving Salad

It doesn’t hurt to add a refreshing side salad to include along with the heavier comfort foods you’ll indulge in. This Thanksgiving salad offers a nice light treat to complement your hearty feast. Fresh flavors like blue cheese, pickled apples, and smoked almonds offer the perfect mix-ins.

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is an all-time favorite side dish that can be enjoyed year-round. This version is amplified with pumpkin puree to satisfy all your autumnal cravings.

Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

While it’s easy to purchase dinner rolls at the store, there’s nothing like putting work into baking fresh bread from scratch. As a bonus to the buttery version, this recipe includes delicious garlic that is sure to be a favorite among the family.

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Whether you use leftover mashed potatoes or want to try a new take on Thanksgiving mashed potatoes, this is a great side dish for any time of year. And it’s a great way to turn a favorite side dish into a hand-held, on-the-go option. Don’t forget about the binder ingredients to ensure your pancakes don’t fall apart when frying.

Crock-Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Another great way to transform potatoes for your holiday sides is with this crock-pot scalloped potato recipe. It’s creamy, cheesy, and hearty for a delicious comfort food option the family will love.

Corn Soufflé

This recipe includes the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors with corn and jalapenos as part of the ingredients. It’s a light side dish that’s simple to make. It all starts with a box of corn muffin mix.

Slow Cooker Green Beans

Turn your green bean side dish into a star dish packed with flavor. Cooking low and slow is the way to go here. While they cook with a mix of flavors, including tomato and bacon, you can work on main dishes with ease.

Roasted Delicata Squash

The holiday season is the perfect time to try a recipe you may have never considered making before. Delicata squash is a great fall vegetable, and this recipe offers a sweet and savory flavor that’s really easy to make.

Ernest Homes hopes you and your family have a joyous and delicious Thanksgiving celebration. From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

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