The showstopper of the season might be turkey, but the real MVPs are side dishes. There are certain recipes that taste like nostalgia; it’s not the holidays without them. From mashed potatoes and gravy to stuffing, we have all your classic comfort foods covered.
Classic Sage and Onion Stuffing
This is everything you want out of a good stuffing. Super savory with traditional flavors, and the ready-to-use stuffing mix makes it a breeze to make. Make it your own with sausage, nuts, or dried fruits.
Cranberry Sauce with Roasted Shallots
Hey, there is nothing wrong with good ol’ canned cranberry sauce, but for those who want an upgrade, try this easy, well-balanced recipe. The roasted shallots, fresh thyme, and splash of orange juice add great flavor to the tart, zingy cranberries.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Pomegranate
If you aren’t the biggest fan of Brussels sprouts, I guarantee this recipe will have you singing a new tune. Pancetta and pomegranate bring a balanced salty tartness that perfectly complements the earthy, buttery-ness of sprouts.
Gravy on turkey. Gravy on mashed potatoes. Gravy on everything. Save the drippings from your roasted turkey, and you’re most of the way there.
Ultimate Mashed Potatoes
Everyone’s got their own way to customize mashed potatoes, usually in the form of butter, cream, and/or spices. This one uses thoughtfully seasoned milk, which can be made a day in advance.
Green Beans with Almonds and Cranberries
My mom makes this every year during the holidays, and every year the kids are in charge of trimming the green beans. Better yet, this classic comes together with four ingredients.
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