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Traditional Holiday Sides

The classics perfected

November 17, 2022  |   by Brooklynn Johnson

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.

Traditional Holiday Sides Recipes: Classic Sage and Onion Stuffing from Metropolitan Market

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.

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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.

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Traditional Holiday Sides Recipes: Cranberry Sauce with Roasted Shallots from Metropolitan Market

Traditional Holiday Sides Recipes: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Pomegranate from Metropolitan Market

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.

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perfect mashed potatoes

Perfect 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.

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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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green beans with almond and cranberries

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