Thanksgiving is almost here! These are our favorite tried and true, make-ahead side dishes perfect for your holiday table.
Have you planned your Thanksgiving menu yet? If you need a little inspiration, these are our favorite holiday sides!
From potatoes to cranberries, we've got you covered. Each recipe includes lots of tips and tricks to ensure success. Plus you can make them ahead of time so that you can enjoy the holiday with your guests. If you need a great homemade bread recipe check out this post. Let us know what you're making this year in the comments!
Easy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce
This Easy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce, with ginger, lemongrass and pomegranates has super fresh, vibrant flavor. And it takes less than 15 minutes to make!
The BEST Stuffing Recipe - Crispy, Buttery Herb Stuffing
This truly is the BEST stuffing recipe for so many reasons. It's crisp on top, light and moist inside, studded with fresh pears and sweet dried cranberries and BURSTING with delicious buttery, herb flavor. A big bonus is you can make it in advance and bake just before serving.
Delicious Make-Ahead Gravy (the real deal!)
Stressed over upcoming holiday meals? This Make-Ahead Gravy is the real deal! Made with roasted chicken wings, carrots, onions, fresh herbs and broth, it's not only super delicious, it makes entertaining so much easier!
Healthy Butternut Sweet Potato Casserole
Combining sweet potatoes, butternut squash and maple syrup, this healthy, make-ahead sweet potato casserole wows everyone!
Make-Ahead Bacon Wrapped Green Beans (Haricots Verts Enrobés de Bacon)
These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are extraordinarily delicious and, even better, they can be prepped a day in advance for easy entertaining!
Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
Transform the everyday humble carrot into a spectacular side with this easy, make-ahead Honey Maple Roasted Carrots recipe!
Nanny's Wonderful Cranberry Salad
This delicious cranberry salad is filled with fresh cranberries, red grapes, shredded coconut, toasted walnuts and freshly whipped cream and makes a beautiful presentation on the holiday table!
Rosemary Roasted Whole Cauliflower
This easy, prep-ahead Rosemary Roasted Whole Cauliflower is buttery crisp and golden brown on the outside and has a tender-moist interior.
Caramelized Pear Arugula Salad
This Caramelized Pear Arugula Salad is a show-stopper with fresh greens, pan-roasted pears, ruby red pomegranates, thin slivers of sweet white onion and butter-roasted pecans. The delicious honey cider dressing ties it all together.
Slow Cooker Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
The easiest mashed potatoes ever, with no last minute fussing! These Slow Cooker Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are super delicious and can be made a few days in advance.
20-Minute Caramelized Sweet Potatoes
Super quick and easy, these delicious Caramelized Sweet Potatoes are a healthy alternative to traditional, sticky, marshmallow recipes. Besides being a fabulous side, they can also be used on salads and in soups.
French Parmentier Potatoes
Don't be surprised if these crisp, golden Parmentier potatoes with pillowy soft interiors steal the dinner show! They can be prepped in advance for easy entertaining!
Honey-Glazed (Stovetop) Carrots
These Honey-Glazed (Stovetop) Carrots with fresh herbs can be prepped ahead and then quickly finished before serving. They're so delicious, they disappear like candy! That's a warning to make plenty!
Thought for the day:
By faith, we understand that the universe was formed
at God’s command, so that what is seen
was not made out of what was visible.
What we're listening to for inspiration: